I think the City Paper is onto us. Check out our "Best Scene" mention in their "Best of" edition.
I guess they're not the only ones. A crowd of 60+ got a little closer in the upstairs of Minas Gallery and Boutique on Saturday, September 20th, for Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex.
Summer of Naked Swim Parties author Jessica Blau started off the night with some musings on adultery.
Maud Casey, author of the novel Genealogy and the collection Drastic tackled pheromones.
Tita Chico, author of Designing Women: The Dressing Room in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture, gave a lecture on the history of the word pornography.
Stacey D'Erasmo, author of the novels Tea and A Seahorse Year, silver-balled us.
Merrill Feitell, author of the collection Here Beneath Low-Flying Planes, got us addicted to lust.
Finally, Michael Kimball, author of Dear Everybody, How Much of Us There Was, and The Way The Family Got Away, gave a handy talk on hand jobs.
A lot of cold showers ensued. But we'll be heating it up again Friday, September 26th, at the Baltimore Book Festival (CityLit Tent). Please join us for free beer, Maddison Smartt Bell, Rafael Alvarez, Christine Schutt, Michael Kimball, Jen Michalski, and William Henry Lewis. Aaron Henkin of WYPR's "The Signal" emcees. Oh, and did we mention free beer, courtesy of Clipper City Brewery?