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Grren and Bare It 3/16/13

Posted in Salons with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2013 by ngrboston

This was the last Naked Girls Reading in Boston as the new management has decided not to renew our chapter’s license. No, we don’t really understand why.

Because of the proximity to St. Patrick’s Day, we had an Irish theme to the readings. The Naked Girls were long time reader Vikki Likkerish, Jena Kitten, the newest Naked Girl, Lady Grey, and myself, Miss Mina.

We had so much fine that last time we read a Choose You Own Adventure with audience participation, we tried it again with The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles #8: The Irish Rebellion, April 1916. Sadly, it was not as successful — to much history lesson and tedious detail, not enough choice.

Cutting that short, Lady Grey entertained us with “The Furze Witch”, a traditional story from More Irish Fairy Tales by Sinéad de Valera.

I read 3 poems from W. B. Yeats, “Sailing to Byzantium”, “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven”, and his magnificent “The Second Coming”.

Jena read of Oscar Wilde and his bad behavior from Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors, the second book by Andrew Shaffer that we have featured. (It’s very entertaining and educational; you should read it.)

Vikki closed out the first half with the first part of Oscar Wilde’s depressing fairy tale, “The Fisherman and his Soul”.

After a short break, Vikki resumed reading “The Fisherman and his Soul”.

Jena then read 2 of C. S. Lewis’ letters from The Screwtape Letters.

Lest we ignore one of the most famous Irish writers, Lady Grey read a short section from the end of Ulysses, a piece of stream of consciousness writing that is practically poetry.

I finished the evening with a passage from Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes on how his family lost a room in their home and were evicted for it. His writing is so good and so funny, you might forget the misery of his subject matter.

On behalf of all the Naked Girls in the 3+ years we’ve been active, thank you so much for all your support. We really enjoyed presenting these salons for you. If you think Boston deserves to keep its Naked girls Reading chapter, please write to the new managers, Elly & A.J., at nakedgirlsreading@gmail.com. Maybe with a large enough show of support we can get our license back.

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A Christmas Carol 12-17-11

Posted in Salons with tags , , , , on December 22, 2011 by ngrboston

For this seasonal salon we chose to read the entire text of A Christmas Carol, from “Marley was dead” to “God bless us, every one”. It was epic.

We’d been lead to believe it would take about 2 hours. It took three and a half. Our audience’s endurance was amazing. You can see some of the survivors in the Weekly Dig.

The readers this time were myself (Miss Mina), Vikki Likkerish, Jena Kitten, and first-time Naked Girl Devora Darling. We knew the story was sad, and scary, and heartwarming, so we were pleasantly surprised at how funny it is too.

There are lots of versions of A Christmas Carol out there, but we read from this one, illustrated by P.J. Lynch. It was to bad we really couldn’t share the lovely images with the audience.

Our next salon will be help in late February. In 1212 we’ll be hosting more regular salons in a brand new location. Check back here for details!

Fang Fiction 5-21-11

Posted in Salons with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2011 by ngrboston

Thank you to everyone who braved the rain to hear a few vampire tales at midnight. And a special thank you to our sponsor, The Weekly Dig. This Salon was such a challenge. There are so many good vampire stories that it was hard to choose!

The choice for our opening shared reading was obvious, Dracula by Bram Stoker. Not the first vampire story, but certainly the most influential.

Vikki Likkerish then read the short story “Blood Kin” from the collection Vampire Stories from the American South. Very creepy and very Southern.

Continuing with the theme that vampires like to live below the Mason-Dixon Line, new Naked Girl Lizzie Havoc read a selection from Anne Rice’s modern classic Interview with the Vampire.

After a brief intermission Jena Kitten read from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. In this passage, the future president learned of the existence of vampires and chose a path that would change history!

Miss Mina closed out the individual reading with a selection from Carmilla. This short novel predates Dracula and the vampire and victim are both female. It gets rather steamy, in a mid-Victorian sort of way.

The Naked Girls finished the night with a shared reading of Robert Bloch’s short story “The Cloak”. (It’s been collected in many anthologies, but we found it in Weird Vampire Tales: 30 Blood-Chilling Stories from the Weird Fiction Pulps.)

We almost closed with a selection from Twilight, but decided to spare you that.

We’ll be scheduling our next salon soon. Check back here and we’ll let you know what we’ll be reading… naked!

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!

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!

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!