In the Flesh: L.A. (the West coast version of In The Flesh founded by Rachel Kramer Bussel) is a monthly reading series held the second Wednesday of every month at Hustler Hollywood, and features the city's best journalists, authors, scriptwriters and more offering their torrid tales for your entertainment and titillation.

From secret dirty confessions to unique sexual insights (and even the odd embarrassment or two), these writers get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words. Readers have included Willam Belli, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Maxim Jakubowski, Stan Kent, Shana Ting Lipton, Jenny Block, Regina Lynn, Rob Roberge, Eugene S. Robinson, Marty Barrett, Seth Greenland, Nina Hartley, Jeff Miller, Colleen Wainwright, Adam Grayson, Joanna Angel, Ernest Greene, Maggie Marr and BatSheva Vaknin. We've also been written up in Metroblogging L.A., LAist, Thrillist, Fishbowl L.A., Blue Blood and others.

Themed include Survival, Confessions, Madonna, Fears, Embarrassments and many more. Complimentary snacks and desserts from the Hustler Hollywood cafe will be offered. The event is free.

In The Flesh: L.A. debuted in May 2008. E-mail for booking, more information or interview requests.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Slight Change in Plans...

Unfortunately Lisa Palac will be unable to join us this Thursday, but fortunately we've got an awesome replacement. Meredith Hoffa will be on hand to share her adolescent tale, and from what she's shared with me, it promises to be a good one!

A former journalist (most recently with The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS), Meredith is now a writer and performer in Los Angeles. She can be heard on XM radio's sketch comedy show "A Complete Waste of Time" and has performed at The Groundlings, UCB and the Elephant Theatre, the home of "Martinis for Dinner," the sketch show she co-created. A finalist last year for ABC/Disney Writing Fellowship, Meredith's essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine,, and "Rejected" (Random House, 2009) among other places. She is a Boston native and a graduate of Wesleyan University.

See you all Thursday!