Debut of Naked Girls Reading, Boston

Thank you to everyone who came out to our inaugural event at OBERON. We had a wonderful time and the audience did too (autographs, really? just for reading out loud?). You will definitely be seeing more naked girls in your future.

We opened the show with a group reading, each of us reading one section in turn, of Harlan Ellison’s “The Cheese Stands Alone” from Stalking the Nightmare.

Ivy Bowers read Dorothy Parker’s ode to insomnia, “The Little Hours” from The Best Of Dorothy Parker.

Vicka Corey, Ph.D. read from Samuel R. Delany’s reminiscence of taking a female friend to a porn theatre on 14th St. in Times Square Red, Times Square Blue.

The last solo reading in the first half was a hysterically funny excerpt from Lightsurfing: Living Life in the Front of My Mouth by Marrus, read by Bride Alton. Important lesson, don’t try to tan a deer hide in a NYC apartment while toilet training cats.

We concluded the first act with another group reading, the first half of “Burlesque and Answered Prayers” from Ultimate Undies: Erotic Stories about Underwear and Lingerie by Teresa Noelle Roberts. Just as the story started getting hot, we stopped for intermission. What a tease!

During the interval, we gave away the copy of Lightsurfing, which was signed by all the Naked Girls.

After the break, we finished “Burlesque and Answered Prayers”.

Then Jackie Raboin started off the second half of solo readings with selections both provocative and tender from Lynnee Breedlove’s One Freak Show.

Then I (Miss Mina) read some of my favorite Roman love poems, in Latin and then my translations. I read from Catullus’s Carmina, Sulpicia, and Ovid’s Amores. (The Ovid translation was by 16th century poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe, not me).

We finished out the evening with a funny and thought provoking essay read by Vikki Likkerish from Barbara Kingsolver’s High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never.

Keep checking this blog for announcements of future Naked Girls Reading events. Our next appearance will be on Valentine’s Day with “In the Seraglio” at a secret location. Buy tickets to find out where!


2 Responses to “Debut of Naked Girls Reading, Boston”

  1. Hi,

    I enjoyed the readings! My favorite was about the “theater” in New York.



    • much belatedly — i’m glad you enjoyed that! it was from “times square red, times square blue” by samuel r delany 🙂

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