With the promise of a new season right around the corner, join us as we welcome new faces, new voices (and a couple of alums!) to Ravenous Nights. Yes, authors visiting Ravenous Nights for the first time! From the tapestry of India to the weird paranormal to sex storytelling and performing, it’s looking to be a diverse evening of eclectic erotic works.
Friday, March 2, 2012 · 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Happy Ending Lounge
302 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002
Free. Street casual.
Nicholas Kaufmann is the critically acclaimed author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated General Slocum’s Gold (Burning Effigy Press), Hunt at World’s End (as Gabriel Hunt, Leisure Books), Chasing the Dragon (ChiZine Publications) and the collection Walk in Shadows (Prime Books, out of print). His fiction has appeared in Cemetery Dance, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 3, City Slab, The Best American Erotica 2007, Playboyand others. In addition to writing the monthly “Dead Air” column for The Internet Review of Science Fiction, his non-fiction has appeared in On Writing Horror (Writers Digest Books), Dark Scribe Magazine, Annabelle Magazine, Fantastic Metropolis, Hellnotes and others. He has also served on the Board of Trustees for the Horror Writers Association and is a member of the International Thriller Writers.
Born and raised in the United States by traditional Indian parents, Suleikha Snyder has always marched to the beat of her own dhol. As a child, she began writing fan fiction, mixing canonical TV characters with invented Indian-American characters, the genesis of the multicultural and interracial themes she explores in her current work. Today, her short stories and novellas are spicy, often LGBT-themed and frequently peppered with bits of Hindi or Spanish. (Expect both masala and masti!) Her short fiction appears in Cleis Press and Ravenous Romance anthologies. Her eagerly anticipated LGBT novella, Spice and Smoke, will be released on April 10 from Samhain Publishing. (Warning: This book contains gay and straight sexy times, smoking, drinking, references to drug use, and a gratuitous musical number involving The Beatles.)
Our good friend, Jefferson, curates and hosts of Bare. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around the city and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner.
Mo Beasley is an award-winning performance poet and storyteller. He is also a sexuality educator, author, and public speaker. He has successfully integrated his love of performing with his love of education and community building. In the fields of sexuality, race, manhood, and arts advocacy, he has over 20 years experience as a stage performer, teaching artist, workshop facilitator, consultant, activist, and mentor to youth. Mo Beasley’s presentations range from cutting-edge perspectives on sex, sexuality, to art as action, fatherhood and family building, hip hop as a tool for education, to re-defining masculinity for the 21st century.