Upcoming Readings: Between the Covers – Erotica’s Next Generation and Urban Erotika’s Sweet Bliss Art Exhibition

Quick update: It’s been a crazy last couple of months.  I’m delighted to announce I have found an editor for my novel in progress Girl With The Unicorn Earrings.  Toni Amato, founder of Write Here Write Now who doubles as writing coach and editor has made the revision process enlightening and invigorating!  I’ll be blogging about the adventures of editing in another post but when I’m not knee-deep in my novel, I am working as an assistant to the publisher at Riverdale Avenue Books (RAB), learning the ins and outs of E-publishing and print on demand.

The first Friday in April, I will be hosting RAB’s monthly reading Between the Covers under the theme Erotica’s Next Generation: Writers Under 35, celebrating the phenomenal work of writers paving the way for the next sexual revolution!

This Saturday, I will reading erotic poems and excerpts from my novel with Urban Erotika’s Sweet Bliss Art Exhibition, celebrating woman’s history month and woman’s sexuality.

Details for both events are listed below.  Come out and support the younger generation and the legacy of woman writing and performing the erotic!


Saturday, March 30th 



Presented by the 

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival

in partnership with

The Love Storm Entertainment Group, motivateArt &

Helluva Dame Productions.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with the closing event of an exhibition of artwork by UrbanErotika Artists ~  with a panel discussion and live performance that delves into the truth, variety and expression of women’s sexuality.  

Host- UrbanErotika’s founder Mo Beasley.

UrbanErotika Live Performance & Panel Discussion


Admission: $25 

Buy Tickets Here: http://urbanerotikaherstory.eventbrite.com/?discount=sweetblisskiss

Also consider supporting Urban Erotika’s team in producing a documentary, The Odyssey of Eros, live streaming of shows, an anthology and other upcoming projects:



Friday, April 5th, 2013

Between the Covers – Erotica’s Next Generation: Writers Under 35
Doors open @ 7pm, Starts at 8pm

Location: Happy Endings Lounge, 302 Broome Street (http://happyendinglounge.com/)

Under 35 Line-up: Hosted by Ashley Young with readers Aimee Herman, Grace Jahng Lee, Anna Sanai and Abigail Ekue

Special additions to the evening: Riverdale Avenue Books will be selling its titles with proceeds going to the dinner we feed the authors who join us each month. Also joining us: the amazing Corset Magazine with 25% off subscriptions! Come see us during the intermission.

Performer Bios:

aimee-herman-2001Aimee Herman is a performance artist and poet looking to disembowel the architecture of gender, bodies and sexual grievances. She hosts a monthly erotica open mic, Titillating Tongues. Read her work in Best Mammouth Book of Erotica 11The Harder She Comes: Butch/Femme Erotica, andTroubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. Her full length book of poems, to go without blinking, was published last year by BlazeVOX books. Find her wrapped in caution tape in Brooklyn or at aimeeherman.wordpress.com.


Anna Saini has lived many lives as a political scientist, radical activist, and multi-media artist. She completed a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science at the University of Toronto and McMaster University respectively. She works as a community organizer on drug and education policy reform, civil and labor rights, prison abolition, police brutality, and post-colonial feminist liberation.

Her writing appears in Bitch Magazine, make/shift Magazine, various journals and in her self-published anthology Colored Girls. She is interviewed by Jessica Yee in the book Feminism FOR REAL: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism!


Abigail Ekue is a writer, photographer, storyteller and author of the erotic short story collection “The Darker Side of Lust” exploring religion, abuse, death, bisexuality, and sexless marriages and “Exhaust Pipes”, a mini erotic story collection. She has performed her work at UrbanErotika, ArteRotica, Abiola’s Kiss and Tell Live Revue, Rachel Kramer Bussel’s In The Flesh Erotic Reading series, Freak Nasty, Forbidden Kiss: The Erotica Series, Ravenous Nights, WHORE! Magazine Charity Benefit and the Arts and Wellness Sanctuary Erotic Arts Salon in Washington DC. She also runs an advice column, “Ask Abbie”, where she offers her own brand of advice and insight on health, fitness, body image, sex and relationships. Abigail Ekue has discussed sex, dating, body image, feminism and the creative process various media outlets including VICETK in the AMThe Venus Revolution with THE American HottentotConversations LIVE! with Cyrus Webb and Love, Sex and Hip Hop hosted by Sinnamon Love. She has been quoted in the NY PostClutch Magazine and New York Spirit Magazine on marriage, body image and naked yoga, respectively.


Grace Jahng Lee, a writer of prose and poetry, was born stateless in Seoul, Korea. She grew up on military bases, living out of boxes and thinking it was normal to have to stand for the Star Spangled Banner in movie theatres. She is an alum of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation workshop and was recently accepted as a writer-in-residence at the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and the Hungarian Multicultural Center in Budapest. She is working on an autobiographical novel.​



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