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Memory Lane 7/1/12

Posted in Salons with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2012 by ngrboston

Our theme for this salon was books we Naked Girls enjoyed as children. Our readers were Miss Mina (myself), Fonda Feeling (the once and future Naked Girl), and Lady Grey (first time Naked Girl). Sadly Jena Kitten fell victim to the heat and was unable to join us.

We began with By Balloon to the Sahara, a Choose Your Own Adventure book. When we got to a choice, the audience voted, and the book passed to the next Naked Girl. It was an awful lot of fun and I suspect we’ll be doing it again.

Lady Grey started off with the beloved Boston classic Make Way for Ducklings.

Fonda Feeling read a few poems about childhood from Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh.

One of my favorite books was The House With a Clock In Its Walls by John Bellairs. I fiendishly did not read a passage that explained why there was a clock in the walls of the house.

Fonda Feeling is a mere stripling compared to the rest of us and the Harry Potter books came out when she was just a kid. She read the passage from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban where Harry receives the Marauders’ Map.

Lady Grey read a chapter from Roald Dahl’s Matilda about how the tiny girl devours every children’s book in the library and moves on to Dickens and Hemmingway, at the age of four.

We really could not have a reading of childhood books without including Where the Wild Things Are. I’m thrilled that I got to be the one to share how Max made mischief of one kind and another.

We finished out the evening by sharing Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book to wish everyone a good night.

Our next salon, Tall Tails, will be on Saturday, September 22nd at midnight at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

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Loves Stinks! 2-12-11

Posted in Salons with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2011 by ngrboston

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Thank you to everyone who came out for “Love Stinks!”, our anti-Valentine’s Day salon. This on was particularly exciting as it was part of a NGR-wide event. Chapters across North America are sharing the same theme throughout February. The whole thing was sponsored by Harper Perennial, publisher of Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love by Andrew Shaffer.

We were quite thrilled to have the author himself as our guest of honor! No, he wasn’t naked and he didn’t read, but he did give away some books to a lucky few attendees.

We began the evening with die-hard Naked Girl, Fonda Feeling (she’s read at every salon!), reading “The Law of Talion” by the Maquis de Sade which can be found in The Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Tales.

Miss Mina followed that with the tragic tale of Peter Abelard from Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love.

First time Naked Girl Jena Kitten read from The Sexual Life of Catherine M. by Catherine Millet.

Betty Blaize, returning to NGR after a year off, read of lusty Jean-Jacques Rosseau from Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love.

Audience favorite Vikki Likkerish shared a selection on the pain on adultery from Portrait in Sepia: A Novel by Isabel Allende.

Then Andrew Shaffer returned to the stage to give away some copies of his book, each accompanied by a *giant* Valentine from all the Naked Girls. Scratch had had the idea of having auditions right then and there and giving the best readers the books. This was squashed in favor of a simple drawing.

Miss Mina read the classic tale of Dido’s love and Aeneas’ betrayal from Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid.

Fonda Feeling returned to read about Seneca the Younger from Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love.

Betty Blaize shared with us a few lessons on love, marriage, and divorce from The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love by Jill Conner Browne.

Jena Kitten finished off the evening with the sad story of Nicolas Chamfort from (you guessed it!) Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love.

Our next salon will be held at The Great Burlesque Exposition on April 23rd at midnight. We’re calling it Midnight Snack and yes, there will be snacks. Naked Girls from all over North America will be particpating. You can get your tickets now!

Science Friction 9-18-10

Posted in Salons with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2010 by ngrboston

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Thank you to everyone who came out a midnight to hear a little classic SF. I know all the Naked Girls had a really good time and I hope you did too.

It was a large audience, especially for a midnight show. We’re trying to have the largest NGR audience of any of the chapters, but I don’t think we’ve beaten the record yet. Bring a friend to our next salon!

Scratch is at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, so I was hostess for the salon. Thank you all for your kindness at my poor attempts to be entertaining in the introductions.

We began with a shared reading from what some consider the first science fiction novel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

New Naked Girl, Dalya du Sunshine read from The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov’s novel of robots and murder.

Then we went slightly more modern with the Nebula-nominated short story “They’re Made Out of Meat” by Terry Bisson, read by Fonda Feeling.

Next up we had a hoopy frood who knew where her towel was (really, she brought one!), Mrs. X Penumbra, who read a selection from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

This was followed by Dr. Vicka reading “How the World was Saved” from Stanislaw Lem’s The Cyberiad.

Dalya du Sunshine came back with a short funny story sort of about time travel called “How to Get With Any Girl — Foolproof!“, which we believe was created by a blogger called brainfullofspiders, but it’s run amok all over the Internet.

For my selection I chose a passage from Ray Bradbury’s nightmarish (at least to a book-lover like me!) Fahrenheit 451.

For our final story of the night, all the Naked Girls read from the classic tale of invasion from Mars, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.

Live long and prosper!

–Miss Mina

Down the Rabbit Hole

Posted in Salons with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2010 by ngrboston

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Alice-themed salon. That was a pretty good crowd for midnight! And thank you to Carolyn, our lovely Dormouse, for keeping our cups full of tea.

We began with a group reading of “Jabberwocky” from Through the Looking – Glass and What Alice Found There.

We continued from Through the Looking-Glass with Vikki Likkerish reading from Chapter IX where Alice discovers what it is like to be a Queen.

Cameryn Moore, the Phone Whore, read an original piece of erotica (really more like smut) called “Hole”.

Jackie Raboin read “The Walrus and the Carpenter” from Through the Looking – Glass and What Alice Found There.

Miss Mina followed with the short story inspired by the previous poem: “The Sea Was Wet as Wet Could Be” by Gahan Wilson from the collection Blood Is Not Enough: 17 Stories of Vampirism.

Ivy Bowers read a selection from Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics about Alice at the particle masquerade.

We finished the evening with the poem “A boat beneath a sunny sky” from Through the Looking – Glass and What Alice Found There, read by Jackie.

As it turns out, none of our works came from Alice In Wonderland! Sort of ironic, isn’t it?

If you’re looking for a good collection of the Alice books, The Naked Girls recommend Martin Gardner’s The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition.

We’ll see you at our next salon and until then, read naked!

In the Seraglio

Posted in Salons with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2010 by ngrboston

Thank you to everyone who joined us in the Cave of Wonders for a Valentine’s Day reading. Our marvelous Jinni transformed an otherwise ordinary room into a luxurious harem with Persian carpets, embroidered hangings, and other decadent decorations. While the lovely odalisque Lily circulated with tempting morsels, the Naked Girls read selections from works fo Eastern erotica.

We began with a group reading of “The Song of Songs” from The Bible (King James Version).

Jocelyn Cherry began the solo reading with the very steamy tale of “Balul and the Robe” from The Perfumed Garden, wherein a court fool outwits a beautiful and greedy woman.

Next Jackie Raboin shared “The Persian Lady’s Tale” from A Night in a Moorish Harem, a 19th century work of pornography imitating the Arabian Nights tales.

Betty Blaize just returned from India and she shared three Telugu courtesan songs from When God is a Customer.

Turning from the passion of lust to that of romantic love, I (Miss Mina) read “Ar-Rumaikiya’s Wish”, an original story inspired by a legend of al-Andalus, written by burlesque storyteller Miss Scarlet.

Back to lust again, Ivy Bowers read an instructive lesson from The Decameron about “Putting the Devil Back into Hell”.

To finish off the evening, Betty Blaize read a story from A Thousand Nights and a Night (The Arabian Nights) about a clever woman who outsmarts *four* determined suitors.

It was a lovely evening and we hope to have more of these intimate salons in the future.

Debut of Naked Girls Reading, Boston

Posted in Salons with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2010 by ngrboston

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!