Wednesday, July 27, 2011

August 16 in Philadelphia: Jeremy & Helia!

Here's the official press release for our Philadelphia appearance—coming up in just a few weeks now!

Contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière 215-840-5830
email: – reserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max)
– blog of all things erotica, Salon notices, guidelines.

The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, Aug. 16. Part of the evening will feature two erotic-fiction authors who have been a married couple for over a quarter century, Jeremy Edwards and Helia Brookes. Widely published author Edwards, whose work has been described as “witty, charming, intelligent, raunchy, and wildly arousing” and whose erotocomedic novel Rock My Socks Off was released last year, returns to the Salon to read from his short stories.

Brookes, who has been writing erotica for several years and has been published both online and in print, makes her Salon debut this month. She will be reading her story from the recently published collection Gotta Have It. One copy each of two new anthologies containing stories by Helia and/or Jeremy—Gotta Have It and Nice Girls, Naughty Sex—will be given away in the course of the evening.

Helia will lead a discussion about the challenges of making time to write, revise, and submit when writing erotica is important to you but not always a top priority. This talk will be held at the end of the Salon for erotica writers and those interested in becoming writers.

PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 50 or more individuals. Approximately a dozen participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Frances, our resident nonagenarian (94 years young) often recites her original erotica.

Salons gather the 3rd Tuesday of every month at TIME (The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge), 1315 Sansom Street, Center City, Philadelphia. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. (limited seating), for cocktails, food and conversation. The event begins promptly at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $10, discounted for readers, students, and seniors (65+) to $8. Salon attendees must be 21.

Creator of this event, Dr. Susana, is Philadelphia’s best-known sexologist. She lends her voice to the Salon by offering relevant information to support the discussions that arise in the Salon/blog.

“…surprisingly comfortable….Salon devotees praise her for the space she has created….”
“I think Susana is doing a very brave thing.”
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 10, 2010

“There are laughter and tears along with the hot rush of blood – to the face.
Daily News, March 15, 2010
I know a couple of erotica veterans who are planning to be there as well, and I hope we'll also hear them read from their fantastic work.

Here's to you, Helia Brookes!!


Confidant said...

I *so* wish I could make it to Philly for this event!

Jeremy Edwards said...

Thanks, Confidant! We'll Phila glass in your honor. : )