Reading List

Look at what the girls have read in past events:

NYC – “SCI-FI V: NAKED GIRLS READING INTO DARKNESS”
Stranger In A Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
Foundation -Isaac Asimov
• “Justice” from Memories Of The Future – Wil Wheaton
• “The Rocket Man” from The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury
• Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
• “My God, It’s Full Of Stars” from Life On Mars - Tracy K. Smith
• “I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream” – Harlan Ellison
“Alternate Girl’s Expatriate Life” – Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
WASHINGTON, DC – “2nd ANNUAL NAKED GIRLS READING PRESENTS: NEIL GAIMAN” – June 2014
  • ‘The Graveyard Book’
  • ‘Good Omens’
  • ‘Sandman: Seasons of the Mists’
  • ‘Fragile Things: Sunbird’
  • ‘American Gods: Coming to America 1778′
  • ‘Rogues Anthology: How the Marquis Got His Coat Back’
  • ‘Nevermore’
  • ‘Smoke and Mirrors: Bay Wolf’
  • ‘Make Good Art’ Commencement Speech
  • ‘Dr. Who: The Doctor’s Wife’
  • ‘Sandman: Prelude No. 1′
  • Newberry Acceptance Speech
NYC – “SUMMER READING” – June 2014
  • The Total Tragedy of A Girl Named Hamlet Erin Dionne
  • This Is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz
  • Make Way For Ducklings - Robert McCloskey
  • The Black-Eyed Blonde - Benjamin Black 
  • The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie 
  • The Lovers’ Dictionary David Levithan
  • Catcher In The Rye - J.D. Salinger
  • Lovers at The Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 - Francine Prose
WASHINGTON, DC – “THE CLASSICS” – May 2014
  • “Picture of Dorian Gray” – Oscar Wilde
  • “Rappaccini’s Daughter” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • “Emily’s Quest” – Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • “Pride and Prejudice” – Jane Austin
  • “Jane Eyre” – Brontes
  • “Great Expectations” – Charles Dickens
  • “Macbeth” – William Shakespeare
  • “Sherlock” – Arthur Conan Doyle
  • “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” – L. Frank Baum
  • “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” – Lewis Carroll
  • “Mary Poppins” – P.L. Travers
NYC – “CAKE VS DEATH” – May 2014
• “Cake or Death?” from Dress To Kill - Eddie Izzard
“Wedding Cake: A Slice Of History” -Carol Wilson
Clever Jack Takes The Cake – Candace Fleming, illus. by G. Brian Karas
• “SexyCakes” from Saturday Night Live 
• Nights At The Circus – Angela Carter
• “The Facts In The Case of M. Valdemar” - Edgar Allen Poe
City Dog, Country Frog – Mo Willems, illus. by Jon J. Muth
• “Dog Years” from Dog Is My Co-Pilot: Great Writers On The World’s Oldest Friendship – Tom Junod
Mort – Terry Pratchett

 

WASHINGTON, DC – “NERDETTES” – April 2014

  • “Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World” – Anne Jamison
  • “A Unified Theory of Superman’s Powers” – Ben Tippet
  • “Redshirts” –  John Scalzi
  • “Game of Thrones” – George R. R. Martin
  • “Clanbook Brujah: A Sourcebook for White Wolf’s Life Action Role Playing Game ‘Vampire: The Masquerade’ ” – Steve Crow
  • “Women Behaving Badly: Kara “Starbuck” Thrace, the Cocky, Troublemaking Pilot from ‘Battlestar Galactica’ ” – Erik McClanahan
  • “Watchman” – Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  • “Why Harry picked Ginny, rather than Hermione, as a romantic partner. An Analysis of Sexual Attraction and Humor” – Gowdie
  • “Dr Who: Touched by an Angel” – Jonathan Morris
  • “Superman Birthright the Origin of Man of Steel” – Mark Waid, Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan
  • Alias Vol 3: The Underneath” – Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos
  • “Divergent” – Veronica Roth

NYC - SMÖRGÅSBORD! (Readers’ Choice) – April, 2014

• “The Lost Generation” Woody Allen
 “How To Become A Writer” -Lorrie Moore
• A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
• Ava Gardner: Love Is Nothing - Lee Server 
• “Dear Warner Brothers” from The Groucho Letters - Groucho Marx
• “How To Behave At A Birthday Party” from How To Eat Like A Child - Delia Ephron
• Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
 Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
• Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

WASHINGTON, DC – “A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES” – March, 2014

  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows” – JK Rowling
  • “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” – Tracy Chevalier
  • “Bridget Jones Diary” – Helen Fielding
  • “The Fellowship of the Ring” – J.R.R Tolkien
  • “World War Z” – Max Brooks
  • “Hunger Games” – Suzanne Collins
  • “City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments” – Cassandra Clare
  • “Queen of the Damn” – Anne Rice
  • “New Moon” – Stephanie Meyer
  • “The Color Purple” – Alice Walker
  • “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” – Douglass Adams
  • “He’s Just Not That Into You” – Greg Behrendt

NYC – “FANTASY” – March, 2014

• “Fairest Of Them All”Serena Valentino
• “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows” – J.K. Rowling
• “The Paper Bag Princess” – Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko
• “Making Imagination Safe In The 1950′s: Disneyland’s Fantasy Art And Architecture” – Erika Doss, from Designing Disney’s Theme Parks: The Architecture Of Reassurance – ed. by Karal Ann Marling
• “La Loba” and “Skeleton Woman” from Women Who Run With The Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola Estes
• “Oh The Thinks You Can Think!” – Dr. Seuss
• “A Storm Of Swords”George RR Martin
• “Wicked” – Gregory Maguire

CAPE TOWN – “LOVE BITES” – February, 2014

  • Crave – Sarah Kane
  • Lionel Shriver’s letter (from the book: Four Letter Word: Invented Correspondence from the Edge of Modern Romance)
  • Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
  • A Mouthful of Forevers by Clementine von Radics
  • The Agency – Sarah Hall
  • Henry and June (from ‘A Journal of Love’ – The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin)
  • ‘Blessed be your longing. Your endless ache. Your sharp crystal shatter. Your sea glass heart.’ – Jeanette LeBlanc
  • Audrey Niffenegger’s letter (from the book: Four Letter Word: Invented Correspondence from the Edge of Modern Romance)
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • So a Squirrel and a Chipmunk Walk into a Bar by David Sedaris David Sedaris

TORONTO – “BAD ROMANCE” – February, 2014

  • Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
  • “The Veiled Woman” – Delta of Venus/Erotica – Anais Nin
  • “The Perfect High” – Shel Silverstein
  • Candy Licker – Noire
  • The Story of “O” – Pauline Réage
  • “Pregnant” and “You Remind Me of Something,” lyrics – Various Artists, made famous by R. Kelly.
  • The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: DATING & SEX – Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht and Jennifer Worick
  • Harlequin, Mystery Lover – Lisa Childs
  • Fifty Shades of Chicken – FL Fowler
  • “Les Onze Milles Verges: Or the Amorous Adventures of Prince Mony Vibescu” – Guillaume Apollinaire, translation by Nina Rootes.
  • Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) – Stephanie Meyer

WASHINGTON, DC – “LOVE BITES” – February, 2014

  • “Everafter” – Nell Stark & Trinity Tam
  • “Carpe Jugulum” – Terry Pratchett
  • “Did Edward Use a Strap-On” – JR Latham
  • “Cerulean Sins” – Laurell K. Hamilton
  • “A Rose For Emily” – William Faulkner
  • “Carmilla” – J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • “Bad Blood: House of Comarre” – Kristen Painter
  • “Lenobia’s Vow a House of Night” Novella – P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • “Vamped: A Novel” – David Sosnowski
  • “Vampire Academy” – Richelle Mead
  • “Dead Above Ground” – Jervey Tervalon
  • “Turned” – Morgan Rice

NEW YORK CITY – “WORLD LEADERS” – February, 2014

  • On Monsieur’s DepartureElizabeth Tudor
  • Boudica – University of North Carolina Catalog of Texts
  • My Early Life – Winston Churchill
  • Another Piece From My MemoirPenny Arcade
  • Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter – Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Sado of Korea – Joan Bos
  • Forty Ways To Look At Winston Churchill: A Brief Account of A Long Life – Gretchen Rubin
  • Speech at the 2009 Gridiron Club Dinner – Sarah Palin
  • Selections from the Punk Globe interview with Kembra Pfahler

DALLAS – “THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID” – January, 2014

  • Vagina monologue “My Vagina is Angry” – Eve Ensler
  • Cunt  – Inga Muscio
  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened- Jenny Lawson
  • The Big Book of Sexy Sex – Kristen Schall
  • Phenomenal Woman – Maya Angelou
  • My Life and Other Unfinished Business -  Dolly Parton
  • Underneath it All - Traci Lords
  • The Lady is a VampTempest Storm
  • Kardashian Konfidential “Bikini Waxing
  • The Wild and Wayward Tales of Tammi True – Nancy Myers and David Hopkins
  • The Moon is always Female – Marge Piercy
  • The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
  • Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
  • Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquirel
  • Bad Behavior – “The Secretary” – Mary Gaitskill
  • “I’m an emotional Idiot”- Maggie Estep (poem)
  • Missed Connections : w4m Game of thrones, You farted in the bread aisle, Internet sexting, Lesbian furniture, Geek sexy wfw
  • “Juba”- Leta Neely
  • Good Porn – Erika Lust
  • Book Lovers – Shawna Kenney *local author*
  • Bossypants - Tina Fey

NEW YORK CITY – “SPIES LIKE US” – January, 2014

The Vesuvius ClubMark Gatiss
“A Statement Upon Sentencing Julius & Ethel Rosenberg” – Judge Kaufman
Who Could That Be At This Hour? – Lemony Snicket
The Hunt For Red October – Tom Clancy
• “Figure In Rosenberg Case Admits To Soviet Spying” from The New York Times – Sam Roberts
Chameleon Was A Spy – written & illustrated by Diane Redfield Massie
The Collector – John Fowles
Casino Royale – Ian Flemming
• **plus a selection from the 2013 Naked Girls Reading Literary Honors winner Killing Williamsburg by Bradley Spinelli

NEW YORK CITY – “SMUT” – September, 2013

  • Forever – Judy Blume
  • The Story of O – Pauline Réage
  • The Joy of Sex – Dr. Alex Comfort
  • Something’s Always Wrong – Mary Cyn
  • A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  • Kushiel’s Avatar – Jacqueline Carey
  • The Day the Men Found Love – ComicsNix

CHICAGO – “Shark Week” – August 23, 2013

  • The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym – Edgar A Poe
  • Old Man and the Sea – Hemingway
  • The Trench – Steve Alten
  • Jaws – Peter Benchley
  • Shark in the Dark – Peter Benchley
  • Meg – Steve Alten

CHICAGO – “Naked Girls Reading Goes Gonzo” – July 19, 2013

  • Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Hell’s Angels
  • Hey Rube
  • Rum Diary
  • Shark Hunt
  • The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved

WASHINGTON, DC – “Love Bites” – July 6, 2013

Dracula by Bram Stoker

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer : The Harvest – Richie Tankersley Cusick
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Never Better slashfic – Cherie Sweetbottom
  • Minion – L.A. Banks
  • Lover Unbound – J.R. Ward
  • Definitely Dead – Charlaine Harris
  • I am Legend – Richard Matheson
  • Circus of the Damned – Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Blood Legacy: The Story of Ryan – Kerri Hawkins
  • The Vampyre – Owen Meredith
  • Interview with a Vampire – Anne Rice
  • Snow Glass Apples – Neil Gaiman

NYC – “Ladies of Letters” – June 2013

  • Professions For Women - Virginia Woolf
  • Bossypants -  Tina Fey
  • Exaltation of Inanna - Enheduanna
  • Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior - Judith Martin
  • The Willing Mistress (from The Dutch Lover) - Aphra Behn
  • Water for Elephants - Sarah Gruen
  • Ain’t I A Woman? - Sojourner Truth
  • Dear Teen-Ager - Abigail Van Buren
  • Resumé - Dorothy Parker
  • Hypocrite In A Poufy White Dress - Susan Jane Gilman
  • ‘The Queen’ from Little Birds -  Anais Nin

LONDON – “Banned Books” – May 2013

  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • Final Exit – Derek Humphry
  • Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the prison of self belief –  Lawrence Wright
  • Animal Farm  – George Orwell
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • Lady Chatterly’s Lover – D.H Lawrence
  • James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
  • And Tango Makes Three – Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
  • Smut -Tom Lehrer

VICTORIA, B.C. – “Rock & Roll” – May 5th 2013

  • Hammer of the Gods – Stephen Davis
  • Neon Angel – Cherie Currie
  • The Long Hard Road Out of Hell – Marilyn Manson
  • Tattoos and Tequila – Vince Neil
  • Scar Tissue – Anthony Kiedis
  • Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones – Robert Greenfield
  • Lyrics from Stripper Girl by Steel Panther

AUSTIN – “SciFi” – April, 2013

  • Welcome to the Monkey House - Kurt Vonnegut
  • Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
  • Dune - Frank Herbert
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells
  • Robots of Dawn - Issac Asimov
  • Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Her Smoke Rose up Forever - James Tiptree, Jr.
  • Bable 17 - Samuel R. Delany
  • The Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • The Deadly Experiments of Dr. Eeek - R.L. Stine
  • The Earth Men - Ray Bradbury
  • Map of the Sky - Felix J. Palma
  • Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
  • They are Made Out of  Meat - Terry Bisson
  • In Advance of the Landing - Douglas Curran
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
  • The Invasion from Outer Space - Steven Millhauser

CHICAGO – “Mythology” – April, 2013

  • The Odyssey – Homer
  • Mayan Creation - Unknown
  • 5 Ways Superman is Shockingly Realistic According to Sciencecracked.com
  • Cupid and Psyche – Edith Hamilton
  • Sir Gaiwan – Unknown
  • Villa Incognito – Tom Robbins
  • Pygmalian – Edith Hamilton

SEATTLE – “Naked Girls Reading Goes West – April 14, 2013

  • The Octopus – Frank Norris
  • Otis is Resurrected – Brady Udall
  • On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  • Coyote vs. Acme – Ian Frazer
  • Fork Your Own Broncs – Louis L’Amour
  • Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen – Queen Liliokalani
  • Original Sin and Loose Women – Sandra Cisneros
  • How The West was Worn – Chris Enss
NYC – “Beauties & Beasts” – April, 2013
  • “Sonnet 130″ - William Shakespeare
  • Miss Piggy’s Guide To Life - Miss Piggy (as told to Henry Beard)
  • Save Me - Isabelle Fallon
  • Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
  • “Beauty And The Beast” from Enchanted: Erotic Bedtime Stories for Women - Nancy Madore
  • Slapstick - Kurt Vonnegut
  • Grendel - John Gardner
  • “Broken Sky” – Ifcfan
  • plus a collection of beauty tips and secrets from ancient times
NYC – “New York Stories” – March 20th
  • The Golden Spur - Dawn Powell
  • Margaret to Margaret: A 19th Century Memoir of Knickerbocker New York - Margaret Evertson Givan
  • “Boredom” from The Independent - Maxim Gorky
  • And Tango Makes Three - Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, illus. by Henry Cole
  • Bruculinu, America - Vincent Schiavelli
  • DeKooning: An American Master - Mark Stevens & Annalyn Swan
  • Delirious New York - Rem Koolhaas
  • Peeps - Scott Westerfeld
  • Lowlife - Luc Sante

WASHINGTON, DC – “Urban Legends” – March, 2013

  • Lincoln Death Train - S. E. Schlosser
  • La Llorona - Joe Hayes
  • Thinman - Jen McEntire
  • The Hook - S. E. Schlosser
  • The Babysitter - Unknown
  • NJ Devil - S. E. Schlosser
  • The ghostly hitchhiker - Unknown
  • Bloody Mary b S. E. Schlosser
  • Chupacabra - Unknown
  • Ghost Handprints - S. E. Schlosser
  • Black Aggie - S. E. Schlosser
  • Sasquatch - S. E. Schlosser

CHICAGO – “Come Into My Parlor”(4th Anniversary!) – March, 2013

  • Sin in the Second City – Karen Abbott
  • Courtesan’s Daughter – Claudia Dain
  • Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys - Edited by David Henry Sterry and R. J. Martin Jr
  • Vanilla Slim – Bob Armstrong
  • The Seven Virtues – Poems by Franky Vivid
  • The Book of Courtesans – Susan Griffin
  • Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

DALLAS – “Naked G33k Girls Reading” – March 8th

  • “Crinternet sources on Cthulu”
  • I, Cthulu- Neil Gaimen
  • “Cthulu Reviews Pornos” - Brazzers.com
  • How Cthulu Ate Christmas
  • Cthulupillar – Ben Mund
  • Fuck Me Ray Bradbury – Rachael Bloom
  • MC Hawking- A brief history of Rhyme – Ken Lawrence
  • Fett’s Vette – MC Chris
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  • Batman on the Couch – Robin S Rosenberg
  • V for Vendetta – Alan Moore and David Lloyd
  • What Would Wonder Woman Do – Susan Colon and Jennifer Traig “Office Romance”
  • Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Philip K Dick
  • I sing the Body electric – Ray Bradbury  (German & English)
  • Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  • Looking For Love/COSPLAY: Craigslist Personal Ads: (Wanna Break My Star Wars Cherry/Star Trek; Nothing Weird Will Happen: http://edmonton.en.craigslist.ca/stp/3542260564.html/ Sidekick Needed/ Nemesis Wanted/ Bo Luke and the Prince of Nigeria)”
PORTLAND – “Satire and Parody Edition” – February 9, 2013
  • The Princess Bride - William Goldman
  • The Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis
  • Valley of the Dolls - Jacqueline Susann
  • poems from Uselysses - Noel Black
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal - Christopher Moore
  • Politically Correct Bedtime Stories - James Finn Garner
NYC – “Naked Girls Drinking – February 2013

  • “Get Drunk” - Charles Baudelaire
  • The Dharma Bums - Jack Kerouac
  • I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell - Tucker Max
  • “Beer” from Love Is A Dog In Hell - Charles Bukowski
  • Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  • Elf Girl - The Reverend Jen
  • To Have And Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion - Philip Greene
  • “An Error In Chemistry” from Knight’s Gambit - William Faulkner
  • “Some Cocktails Are Supposed To Taste Funny” from The Wall Street Journal - Eric Felten
  • Lowlife - Luc Sante
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • plus a collection of pithy quotations by various luminaries concerning the effects of strong drink, and highlights fromTexts From Last Night (@TFLN)

LONDON, UK – “Love and Heartbreak” – Feb 14th, 2013

  • Oh The Places You’ll Go - Dr. Seuss
  • Bridesmaid Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
  • ‘Twisted’ – Abigail Collins
  • ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love’ – Raymond Carver
  • ‘Fuck First’ – Dan Savage
  • ‘Births’ – Pablo Neruda
  • ‘Contents May Differ From Advertised Product’ – Abigail Collins
  • The Art of Love - Ovid

CHICAGO – Bedtime Stories” – February, 2013

  • Derriere – Julius Culdrose
  • The Little PriceAntoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • The Fifty Shames of Earl Gray – Andrew  Schaffer
  • Go The Fuck to Sleep - Adam Mansbach
  • Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
  • And Tango Makes Three - Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
  • The Rabbit’s Bride – Brothers’ Grimm

WASHINGTON, DC – “Erotica” – January 2013

  • Beauty’s Release - A.N. Roquelaure
  • Le Faute de l’Abbe Mouret - Emile Zola
  • Housewife - Gigi Frost
  • Strong - Xan West
  • Chapters of a past life: Swingers - Marilyn Jaye-Lewis
  • The Spoiler - Pat Califia
  • Ms Smiths School for Wayward Catholic Girls - Guy New York
  • Victoria’s Hand - Lisette Ashton
  • Eavesdropping - Unsigned

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – “Naked at the Movies” – January 25

  • “Twin Cities Picture Show: A Century of Moviegoing” by Dave Kenney
  • “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “Iron Jawed Angels” (teleplay) by Sally Robinson
  • “Pulp Fiction” by Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avery
  • “Burton on Burton” (Intro by Johnny Depp)
  • “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (screenplay) by Terry Gilliam & Tony Grisoni
  • “Stillness in the Water” aka “JAWS” (screenplay) by Carl Gottlieb & Peter Benchley
  • Review Report of ‘Secretary’ by Ross Anthony of ‘Hollywood Report Card’
  • “Secretary: The Annotated Screenplay” foreword by Molly Haskell
  • Movie Trivia Monologues:  Jack Nicholson’s ‘You can’t handle the truth!’ speech from “A Few Good Men,”  Daniel Day Lewis’s ‘Drainage’ speech from “There Will Be Blood,”  Mel Gibson’s ‘Freedom!’ speech from “Braveheart,”  Michael Douglas’s ‘Greed’ speech from “Wall Street,”  the courtroom scene between Marisa Tomei and Joe Pesci from “My Cousin Vinny,”  John Cusack’s opening monologue from “High Fidelity,”  Jake Gyllenhall’s’ ‘Smurf’ speech from “Donnie Darko,”  Gwenyth Paltrow’s opening voiceover from “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”
  • “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” by Stephen Rebello
  • Roger Ebert’s Journal: “Smash His Camera, But Not Immediately.”
  • Transcript of Jodie Foster’s speech when accepting the Cecile B. DeMille award at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards

CHICAGO – “Girls Gone Oscar Wilde” – January 2013

  • Canterville Ghost
  • Model Millionaire
  • Arthur Seville’s Crime
  • The Happy Prince
  • De Profundis
  • Dorian Gray
  • Salome
  • The Importance of Being Earnest

NYC – “Naked Girls Reading Joins the Circus” - January, 2013

  • Water For Elephants - Sarah Gruen
  • Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
  • The Final Confession of Mabel Stark - Robert Hough
  • “The Amazing Arnolfini And His Wife” from Dot Dash - Jonathan Pinnock
  • The Circus Procession - The McLoughlin Brothers
  • The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
  • Sawdust & Spangles - C.W. Coup
  • plus “Seeing A Living Unicorn” by Matt Tullis (ClevelandMagazine.com) and “Telling The Living Truth About The Unicorn” by Phil Vettel (Chicago Tribune)

CHICAGO – “Girls Gone Oscar Wilde” – January 2013

  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Model Millionaire
  • Lord Arthur Arthur Savile’s Crime
  • The Happy Prince
  • De Profundis
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Salome
  • The Importance of Being Earnest

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – “A Very Naked Holiday” – December 28

  • “The Fir Tree” by Hans Christian Andersen
  • “Jewish as a Second Language (Second Shmear)” by Molly Katz
  • “Holidays on Ice” by David Sedaris
  • “A Christmas Carol(Live Read Version)” by Charles Dickens
  • “The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming” by Lemony Snicket
  • “To Build a Fire” (abbreviated excerpt) by Jack London
  • Two Winter Poems by Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost
  • “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg

WASHINGTON, DC – December, 2012

  • The Christmas Story from the Bible, by Luke and Matthew
  • Letters from Father Christmas - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
  • Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Clause - Francis Pharcellus Church
  • The Polar Express - Chris Von Allsburg
  • Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer - Robert L. May
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas - Theodore Geisal aka Dr. Seuss
  • Dominick the Italian Donkey - Lou Monte
  • Scrooge - Charles Dickens
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas - Tim Burton
  • The Night Before Christmas - Clement C Moore
  • How Mistress Grinch Stole Christmas - DJ King

New Orleans – December 19

  • Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” (live reading version)
  • “Cajun Night Before Christmas” by Trosclair

CHICAGO – December 14

  • Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” (live reading version)
  • “Cajun Night Before Christmas” by Trosclair

WASHINGTON, DC – “Fairy Tails” – November, 2012

  • The Frog Princess: a Russian Fairytale - Author Unknown
  • Rumpelstiltskin - The Brothers Grimm
  • Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - Anne Rice
  • Chicken Little - Author Unknown
  • The Butterfly - Hans Christian Anderson
  • The Princess and the Penis - R.J. Silver
  • Stardust - Neil Gaiman
  • The Princess Bride - William Goldman
  • Cinderella - the Enchanted version by Nancy Madore
  • Wicked - Gregory Maguire
  • The White Snake - The Brothers Grimm
  • The Goose Girl - the Enchanted version by Nancy Madore

PORTLAND – “Halloween Edition” – October 30, 2012

  • Dracula - Bram Stoker
  • The Oval Portrait/To My Mother - Edgar Allan Poe
  • He Kilt It with a Stick 
  • The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Shining - Stephen King
  • The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
  • Give Yourself Goosebumps: Welcome to the Wicked Wax Museum - R.L. Stine

NYC – “Zombies! – October, 2012

  • “Herbert West – Reanimator” - HP Lovecraft
  • “Sensible City” - Harlan Ellison
  • Pet Semetary -Stephen King
  • “The State Of Zombie Literature: An Autopsy” – Terrence Rafferty
  • World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War - Max Brooks
  • “Bitter Grounds” – Neil Gaiman
  • The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale Of Christmas Terror - Christopher Moore
  • Zombie In Love - Kelly Di Pucchio, illus. by Scott Campbell
  • Shaun Of The Dead - Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg
  • plus a series of slash fiction prompts from “The Walking Dead Kinkmeme” (livejournal)

WASHINGTON, DC- “Naked Ghouls Reading”- October 19

  • The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
  • World War Z by Max Brooks
  • The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The tale of three brothers by. J.k. Rowling
  • The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
  • A friend by Cecil Ferrell
  • The Man Who Loved Flowers by Stephan King
  • The Open Window by Saki
  • The Outsider  by H.P. Lovecraft
  • The Charge of the Goddess author Unknown
  • The Vampire Seduction Handbook by Luc Richard Ballion
  • With Red Hands by Stephen Woodworth

NYC – “How-To” – September, 2012

  • 1985 Nissan Maxima Owner’s Manual - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  • The Beginner’s Guide To Stage Hypnosis - John Cressman
  • How To Be A Lady - Candace Simpson-Giles
  • The Badass Girl’s Guide To Poker - Toby Leah Bochan
  • Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers - Grant Naylor
  • Rules Of The Black Panther Party - Huey Newton & Bobby Seale
  • How To Spot A Bastard By His Star Sign - Adele Lang & Susi Rajah
  • The Batman Handbook: The Ultimate Training Manual - Scott Beatty
  • plus dating advice from Fathers Rumble & Carty’s 1940′s pamphlet, “Clean Love In Courtship”

NYC – “Myths & Legends” – August, 2012

  • Witches Abroad - Terry Pratchett
  • “Psyche & Cupid” from The Golden Ass - Lucius Apuleius
  • “The Elephant’s Child” from Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling 
  • “Pygmaleon & Galatea” – Ovid, trans. Rolfe Humphries
  • The Return Of Tarzan - Edgar Rice BurroughsBarney Fife And Other Characters I Have Known - Don Knotts
  • Batman Begins - David Goyer
  • plus several tales of selkies from the Orkney Islands

PORTLAND – “Back to School Book Fair Edition” – August 17, 2012

  • Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
  • Goosebumps: Welcome to Camp Nightmare - R.L. Stine
  • A Girl From Yamhill – Beverly Cleary
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney
  • The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
  • Give Yourself Goosebumps: The Deadly Experiments of Dr. Eeek - R.L. Stine

CHICAGO – “Summer Blockbusters” – July 13

  • Jurassic Park – script
  • Titanic – script
  • Kill Bill – Quentin Tarantino
  • Daniel Craig interview – Vanity Fair
  • Harvey Weinstein article – Vanity Fair

NYC – “The Return of Naked Girls Reading Sci-Fi Strikes Back 3: The Search for Naked Girls Reading” – July, 2012

  • Plan 9 From Outer Space - Ed Wood Jr.
  • Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
  • Redshirts - John Scalzi
  • Orxy and Crake - Margaret Atwood
  • “Poses” - Leslie Fish
  • “The Assassination Of John Fitzgerald” – J. G. Ballard
  • “Choose Your Own Drug-Fueled Misadventure: High In Outer Space” Robert Brockway
  • Soon I Will Be Invincible - Austin Grossman
  • “The Lazarus” – Andrew Heidel
  • Aliens Ate My Homework - Bruce Coville
  • “All Summer In A Day” – Ray Bradbury
  • plus feline-based android poetry from Star Trek: The Next Generation

CHICAGO – “Hot Dishes” – June 15

  • Bourdain or Feast – Anthony Bourdain
  • The Nasty Bits – Anthony Bourdain
  • Restaurant Man – Joe Bastianich
  • My Life in France – Julia Childs
  • Liberace Autobiography

NYC – “Bros VS Hos” – June, 2012

  • On The Road - Jack Kerouac
  • “The Only Bros For Me Are The Awesome Ones” from On The Bro’d - Mike Lacher
  • SNUFF - Chuck Palahnuik
  • The Game: Penetrating The Secret Society Of Pickup Artists - Neil Strauss
  • Roughing It - Mark Twain
  • “The Remains Of The Dazed” – Joe Queenan
  • Bossypants - Tina Fey
  • Malady of Death - Marguerite Duras
  • “Whores And Bitches Who Sleep With Women” from Brazen Femme: Queering Femininity - Kathryn Payne 
  • Woman: An Intimate Geography - Natalie Angier
  • SCUM Manifesto - Valerie Solanis
  • 50 Shades Of Grey - EL James
  • plus scenes from a very important contemporary American play by a very important contemporary American playwright, concerning the struggles of small-time real-estate agents 

CHICAGO – “Naked Girls Rock” – May 11

  • 1976 Playboy Interview with David Bowie
  • Rolling Stone – Jobriath exposed
  • Woodstock Nation – Abbie Hoffman
  • Rock and Roll War Stories – Dee Synder

NYC – “Hollywood Stories” – May, 2012

  • Casablanca - Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein & Howard Koch 
  • “Diary In Blue” & “Fat Man Out” from Hollywood Babylon - Kenneth Anger
  • Auntie Mame - Patrick Dennis 
  • Ginger: My Story - Ginger Rogers 
  • Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier 
  • King Kong: The History Of A Movie Icon - Ray Morton
  • Tallulah: My Autobiography - Tallulah Bankhead 
  • All About Eve - Joseph L. Mankiewicz 
  • plus selections and highlights from The Hollywood Production Code

CHICAGO – “Comedy” – April 6

  • Born Standing Up – Steve Martin
  • Bossy Pants – Tina Fey
  • My Horizontal Life – Chelsea Handler
  • All My Best Friends – George Burns
  • The Joke Was on Me – Rodney Carrington
  • No Love From a Llama – John Bowman
  • The Onion Issue 35.10 - European Men Are so Much More Romantic than American Men vs. American Women Studying in Europe Are Unbelievably Easy
  • The Onion Issue 44.30 - You’re Never Too Old for Laser Tag vs. Sir, If You’re Not Accompanying a Minor I’m Going to Have to Ask You to Leave
  • Strategic Grill Locations and Mitch All Together – Mitch Hedberg

NYC – “Shakespeare” – April, 2012

  • Cassius, Julius Caesar
  • Luciana, The Comedy of Errors
  • Portia, The Merchant of Venice
  • Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Hermione, The Winter’s Tale
  • The Jailer’s Daughter, The Two Noble Kinsmen 
  • Juliet, Romeo & Juliet
  • The Closet Scene & “To Be Or Not To Be” - Hamlet
  • Sonnets 43,128,130,136 & 147
  • Macbeth
  • plus scenes and selections from Shakespeare’s Bawdy by Eric Partridge; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard; Shakespeare In Love by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard; West Side Story by Arthur Laurents & Stephen Sondheim; and “10 Things I Hate About You” by Karen McCullah Lutz & Kirsten Smith

CHICAGO – “Fairy Tails” – March 9

  • Snow White – Brothers Grimm
  • Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • Red Riding Hood – Charles Perrault
  • The Happy Prince – Oscar Wilde
  • Little Mermaid – Hans Christen Anderson
  • Three Little Pigs – Roald Dahl
  • Blue Beard – Brothers Grimm
  • The Witch Must Die: How Fairy Tales Shape Our Lives – Sheldon Cashdon
  • Witches Abroad – Terry Pratchett
  • Goose Girl – Brothers Grimm
  • The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids – Brothers Grimm

NYC – “Steampunk” – March, 2012

  • The Steam Man Of The Prairies - Edward S. Ellis
  • Leviathan - Scott Westerfeld
  • “Miss Lucy Had Some Leeches” – Emilie Autumn
  • The Difference Engine - William Gibson & Bruce Sterling
  • “The Abduction Of Alexandra Seine” – Fred C. Smale
  • The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
  • Infernal Devices - K.W. Jeter
  • Phileas’s Fortune - Agnes De Lestrade, illus. by Valeria Docampo
  • Daedalus & Icarus - Ovid
  • “Moxon’s Master” - Ambrose Bierce
  • plus selections from Steampunk Prime (ed. by Mike Ashley) and the world-premiere reading of The Steam-Powered Adventures Of Dr. Cornelius T. Congo by Nelson Lugo

PORTLAND – “Pacific Northwest Authors Edition” – February 25, 2012

  • A Girl from Yamhill - Beverly Cleary
  • The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Ressurectionist
  • Sometimes a Great Notion - Ken Kesey and Charles Bowden
  • Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way - Bruce Campbell

CHICAGO – “Ooh La La” – Feb. 18

  • Satan’s Saint: The Life of the Marquis de Sade – Guy Endore
  • Story of the Eye – George Bataille
  • Saffron – Anais Nin
  • Plaisir D’amour: The Diversions of Monique Chabrol – Anne-Marie Villefranche
  • Grand Horizontal: The Erotic Memoirs of a Passionate Lady – Cora Pearl

NYC – “Valentine’s Day Hangover” – February, 2012

  • “Sonnet 130″ – William Shakespeare
  • How To Expand Love - The Dalai Lama
  • The Botany Of Desire - Michael Pollan
  • Let’s Read! - Murphy, Miller & Murphy
  • A Medieval Home Companion - trans. by Tania Bayard
  • Playing The Field - Mamie Van Doren
  • “This Lovely Passing Life” - Ray Adoretto & Danny Dwyer
  • ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore - John Ford
  • Hard Eight - Janet Evanovich
  • Green Porno - Isabella Rossellini
  • “Space” – The Reverend Jen Miller
  • Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

PORTLAND – “Naked Girls Reading” – January 21, 2012

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Pale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan
  • The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • American Rose - Karen Abbott
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

CHICAGO – “Slumber Party” – Jan. 13

  • Fear Street: Wrong Number – RL Stine
  • Baby Sitter’s Club – Ann M. Martin
  • Girl Talk – L.E. Blair
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Seventeen Magazine

NYC – “Westerns” – January, 2012

  • The Big Sky - A. B. Guthrie
  • There Will Be Blood - Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Hondo - Louis L’Amour
  • “Deadwood” – David Milch
  • True Grit - Charles Portis
  • “Town Topics: Doings In Nevada” from The New York Sunday Mercury - Mark Twain
  • The Brave Cowboy - Joan Walsh Anglund
  • “Blaze of Glory” – Pharrell Williams
  • Make Mine A Bad Boy - Katie Lane
  • Unforgiven - David Webb Peoples
  • plus a selection of traditional cowboy songs

NYC – 3rd Annual Reading of ‘A Christmas Carol’ – December, 2011

  • PLUS “Nicolas Was…” from Smoke and Mirrors – Neil Gaiman

CHICAGO – “Literary Honors Award” – Nov. 18

  • Everywhere Silks – Valya Dudycz Lupescu
  • The Two Annies of Windale Road – Patty Templeton
  • Razor Hair Girls – Elizabeth McClellan
  • The Heaven of Water – Lance Weller
  • Etymology – Courtney Meaker
  • Black Lemon – Viola Maxim

NYC – “Pirates VS Ninjas” – November, 2011

  • “Absurd Pirate Myths Everyone Believes (Thanks To Movies)” from Cracked.com - Eric Yosomono
  • The Princess Bride - William Goldman
  • “Granuaile” from Irish Pedigrees - Hart
  • “The Good Ship Venus” – Anon.
  • The Pirate And The Pagan - Virginia Henley
  • Real Ultimate Power: The Official Ninja BookNinja, PleaseNinja Babe and The Ultimate Battle - Robert Hamburger
  • “What Are Ninjutsu and Ninja?” from iganinja.jp
  • Ninja Nanny: The Beginning - Natalie Newport
  • Ninja Poetry Corner: “Do You Believe In Ninjas?”, “Ninjas Are People Too” & “Do Ninjas Love?” – D.J. Kirkbride
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: The Secret Of The Ninja - Jay Liebold
  • plus Naked Girls Reading 2nd Annual Literary Honors finalist “Black Lemon” by Viola Maxim

CHICAGO – “Naked Ghouls Reading” – Oct. 28

  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Collected from America Folklore – Alvin Schwartz
  • Bloody Baths – The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales – Chris Baldick
  • This American Life Interview -Life After Death – Ira Glass and Dave Maxon
  • The Raven – Edgar Allen Poe
  • Count Dracula – Woody Allen
  • The Bells of 1788 – Kalila Katherina Smith
  • The Witches – Roald Dahl

NYC – “Painted Girls Reading: A 2nd Anniversary Celebration” – October, 2011

  • The Hitchhikers’ Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
  • “The Case Of The Girl Shortstop” from Encyclopedia Brown Shows The Way - Donald J. Sobol
  • “Matthew’s Party” – David Thorne
  • A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
  • Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed - Mo Willems
  • “Operation: Soccer Escort” from DontEvenReply.com
  • The Search For Signs Of Intelligent Life In The Universe - Jane Wagner

CHICAGO – “Banned Books” – September 30

  • Burn This Book – Toni Morrison
  • The Awakening – Kate Chopin
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
  • The Absolute True Diary of a Part -Time Indian – Sherman Alexie
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  • Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
  • And Tango Makes Three – Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

NYC – “The Naughty Bits” – September, 2011

  • More Tales Of The City - Armistead Maupin
  • Beauty And The Beast - Nancy Madore
  • The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl - Belle de Jour
  • Go Ask Alice - Anonymous
  • Forever - Judy Bloom
  • Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
  • Little Miss Naughty - Roger Hargreaves
  • “Naughty Sex Tips” - Cosmopolitan Magazine, October 2011
  • Little Red Cap - The Brothers Grimm
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Gene Roddenberry
  • plus a selection of dirty limericks and a smattering of Biblical verses

LONDON – ‘Fairy Tales’ – September 27

  • Snow White and Rose Red – From the Blue Fairy Book
  • Twelve Dancing Princesses – Anne Sexton
  • Extracts from Adam’s Diary – Mark Twain
  • Snow White in New York – Fiona French
  • The Company of Wolves – Angela Carter
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Roald Dahl
  • Fitchers Bird – Brothers Grimm
  • The Little Mermaid - Hans Christian Andersen
  •  Unpopular Girls – Margaret Atwood

NYC – “Naked Girls Reading GETS OVERLY DRAMATIC” – August, 2011

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - Tom Stoppard
  • Marisol - José Rivera
  • A Doll’s House - Heinrik Ibsen
  • The Food Chain - Nicky Silver
  • The Importance of Being Ernest - Oscar Wilde
  • “Pumping Iron,” “Make Up My Heart” & “Starlight Express” – Richard Stilgoe
  • As You Like It (Jaques) – William Shakespeare
  • “Just Around Pooh Corner” from The New Yorker - Dorothy Parker
  • The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams
  • plus the authentic chronicles of a drama geek, in diary form, c. 1998-2001

CHICAGO – “So You Wanna Be a Naked Girl” – August 12

  • Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
  • Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
  • Getting Stoned with Savages – J. Maarten Troost
  • Swanns – Marcel Proust
  • Don Juan – Lord Byron
  • Tristan Taorimo’s True List: Adventures in Sex, Porn, and Perversion
  • Wake Up, I’m Fat – Camryn Manheim
  • Silent Sacred Holy Deepening Heart – Em Claire
  • The Lonely Polygamist – Brady Udall
  • The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes – Hans Christen Anderson
  • Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela
  • Guts – Chuck Palahniuk

CHICAGO – “Straigh Outta Clothes” – July 15

  • Decoded – Jay-Z
  • Breakdancing – Mr. Fresh and the Supreme Rockers
  • The Anthology of Rap – Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois
  • My Dick – Mickey Avalon
  • How Many Licks – Li’l Kim
  • Confessions of a Video Vixen – Karrine Steffans
  • The Tao of Wu – The RZA
  • The Message – Grand Master Flash
  • How to Rap – Paul Edwards

LONDON – “Naked Goddesses Reading” – 5 July

  • Medusa, The World’s Wife – Carol Ann Duffy
  • Aphrodite’s Nature and Deeds, Robert Graves – The Greek Myths 1955, revised 1960
  • Pandora’s Box, Bullfinch’s Mythology – Thomas Bullfinch
  • The Masque of Pandora – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Mrs Icarus, The World’s Wife – Carol Ann Duffy
  • The Odyssey, Book 9 – Homer
  • The Muses, Myths of the Ancient Greeks – Richard P Martin
  • Eurydice, The World’s Wife – Carol Ann Duffy
  • The Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood
  • Hercules, Deinira, Nessus, After Ovid – C.K. Williams

NYC – “TRASH” – June, 2011

  • Valley of the Dolls - Jacqueline Susann
  • Beauty’s Punishment - A.N. Roquelaure
  • “The Wife of Bath’s Prologue” from The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The Satanic Witch - Anton Szandor LaVey
  • Here Comes The Garbage Barge - Jonah Winter, art by Red Nose Studio
  • “Bat Boy Found In West Virginia Cave” – Bill Creighton
  • The Color Of Her Panties (from the Xanth series) – Piers Anthony
  • Flashman At The Charge - George McDonald Fraser
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
  • The Dirt - Nikki Sixx
  • The Complete Story Of The Daring Exploits Of The One And Only Superman - Jerome Siegel & Joel Shuster
  • plus commentary on The Tiger, Charlie Sheen by Canada’s sweetheart, Justin Bieber
CHICAGO – “RIPE” – June 17

  • Derriere – Julius Culdrose
  • Basque and Bijou – Anais Nin
  • Plaisir D’Amour – Anne-Marie Villefranche
  • 100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed – Melissa P
  • Memoirs of a Beatnik – Diane di Prima

NYC – “Naked Girls Eating” – May, 2011

  • “This Is Just To Say” – William Carlos Williams
  • Monsters Eat Whiny Children - Bruce Eric Kaplan
  • “Chopped Herring” from A View From A Broad - Bette Middler
  • Candy Freak - Steven Almond
  • “Haggis” from The Taste Of Britain - Laura Mason & Catherine Brown
  • “Persephone & Demeter” from D’aulaires’ Book Of Greek Myths - Ingri & Edgar Parin D’aulaires
  • The Queen Who Couldn’t Bake Gingerbread - Dorothy Van Woerkom & Paul Galdone
  • “Surplus Value Books: Catalogue Number 13″ from Demonology - Rick Moody
  • Will Cook For Sex - Rocky Fino
  • “To Serve Man” – Damon Knight
  • plus notes from the Sealtest Laboratory Kitchen, 1939 World’s Fair Edition

LONDON – “Bed Time Stories” – 25 May

  • Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
  • Kate Crackernuts – Scottish fairy tale
  • The Paperbag Princess – Robert Munsch
  • Charlotte’s Web – E.B White
  • Lina, from Little Birds – Anais Nin
  • Two Bad Mice – Beatrix Potter
  • The BFG – Roald Dahl
  • Rupert the Bear – Mary Tourtel
  • I Had Trouble Getting to Solla Sollew – Dr. Seuss

CHICAGO – “Naked Girls ROCK” – May 6

  • Kiss and Make Up – Gene Simmons
  • Sex Money Kiss – Gene Simmons
  • Just Kids – Patti Smith
  • Life – Keith Richards
  • Cash: The Autobiography – Johnny Cash
  • Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal – Daniel Bukszpan
  • Stranded – Lester Bangs
  • The Celine Dion 33 1/3 – Carl Wilson
NYC – “The Seven Deadly Sins” – April, 2011
  • “Inferno” – Dante Alighieri 
  • “Possession” from Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim - David Sedaris (Envy)
  • “In The Desert” & “A Man Said To The Universe” – Stephen Crane (Despair)
  • Medium Raw - Anthony Bourdain (Gluttony)
  • “Wall Street” – Stanley Weiser & Oliver Stone (Greed)
  • American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis (Greed)
  • “The Girls I’ve Dated” – Posting ID 105664235 (Pride)
  • The Godfather - Mario Puzo (Rage)
  • The Lover - Marguerite Duras, trans. by Barbara Bray (Lust)
  • “Elements” – Franky Vivid 
  • plus a short presentation on Eremotherium laurillardi (Sloth)

LONDON – April 20, 2011

  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll. Read by Glory Pearl, Tallulah Tempest, Emerald Fontaine and Sophia St Villier.
  • ‘Salome’, The World’s Wife, Carol Ann Duffy. Read by Glory Pearl.
  • Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie. Read by Tallulah Tempest.
  • ‘The Happy Prince’ Oscar Wilde. Read by Glory Pearl.
  • ‘Ozymandias’ Percy Bysshe Shelley. Read by Tallulah Tempest
  • The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Read by Emerald Fontaine.
  • ‘Cinderella’, Revolting Rhymes, Roald Dhal. Read by Sophia St. Villier
  • ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’ Traditional. Read by Emerald Fontaine
  • ‘On Monsieur’s Departure’ Elizabeth I. Read by Sophia St. Villier
  • ‘Lady of Shallot’ Lord Alfred Tennyson. Read by Glory Pearl, Tallulah Tempest, Emerald Fontaine and Sophia St Villier.
  • ‘Unfortunate Coincidence’ Dorothy Parker. Read by Glory Pearl.

CHICAGO: “SciFi” – April 1

  • The Man Born Blind – C.S. Lewis
  • Frost and Fire – Ray Bradbury
  • The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
  • The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
  • Snow Crash – Neil Stephenson
  • I Robot – Issac Asminov
  • Year 2018! – James Blish
  • The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Tom Swift and His Giant Robot – Victor Appleton II
  • Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
  • Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert A. Heinlein
NYC – “The Emerald Isle” – March, 2011
  • Dracula - Bram Stoker
  • “Ephemera” – William Butler Yeats
  • “An Encounter” from Dubliners - James Joyce
  • “The Frost Is Over” & “Legend” – Pearse Hutchinson
  • Your Guide To Ireland - Harold Rose
  • “The True Thing” & “Old Irish” – Brendan Keneally
  • A Link With The River - Desmond Hogan
  • “For The Honour Of The Fair Sex” – Jonathan Swift
  • “Donal Óg” – Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory
  • Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  • plus the premiere of a new original work of short fiction

LONDON:  “Ode to London” – March 23

  • Oliver Twist Charles Dickens
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
  • Wise Children Angela Carter
  • Withnail and I Bruce Robinson
  • Vile Bodies Evelyn Waugh
  • ‘London’ William Blake
  • A Child of the Jago Arthur Morrison
  • Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf
  • Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal Russel Brand
  • ‘London Pride’ Noel Coward
CHICAGO: “Naughty Gras” – 2 year anniversary – March 4
  • New Orleans, Mon Amour – Andrei Codrescu
  • Vapor All the Same – Franky Vivid
  • Chicago My Wife, New Orleans My Lover – Franky Vivid
  • Lords of Misrule – James Gill
  • A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  • The Witching Hour – Anne Rice
  • The Booklover’s Guide to New Orleans – Susan Larson
  • At the French Market – Lee Meitzen Grue
  • The Fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton – Alan Lomax
  • Gumbo Ya Ya: Marie Jolie – Robert Tallant and Lyle Saxon
NYC – “Love Stinks” – February, 2011
  • FEATURED BOOK: Great Philosophers Who Failed At Love - Andrew Shaffer
  • The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet - Bandell
  • The Paper Bag Princess - Robert Munsch & Michael Martchenko
  • “Sonnet XV” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • “The Nature Of The Universe As It Relates To Kevin Spacey” – Adrienne Frost
  • “Breaking and Entering” – David Levithan
  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
  • “The Hand” – Colette
  • “Gluttony: Eating Out With Theresa & Tim” – Dan Savage
  • The Joy Of Sex - Dr. Alex Comfort, M.D.

MADISON: “Love Stinks – Broken Hearts” – Feb. 13

  • A Ballad of Reading Gaol, by Oscar Wilde
  • Fuck Me Jesus, by Michelle Tea
  • Famous Philosophers who Failed at Love, by Michael Schaffer
  • Uglypuss, by Margaret Atwood
  • I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, by Tucker Max
  • “Daddy,” from Ariel by Sylvia Plath
  • Lyrics to Limp, Love Ridden, and Fast As You Can by Fiona Apple
  • The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles G Finney
  • “Litany with Certain Things Crossed Out,” from Crush by Richard Siken
  • “How to be an Other Woman,” from Self-Help by Lorrie Moore
  • East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
  • Nadja, by Andre Breton
  • Symposium, by Plato
  • Paperweight, by Stephen Fry
  • The Powerbook, by Jeanette Winterson

CHICAGO: “Love Stinks” – Feb. 4

  • Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love – Andrew Shaffer
  • My First 2000 Men – Liz Renay
  • The Way You Wear Your Hat – Frank Sinatra
  • Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare
  • Other People’s Love Letters (150 letters you were never meant to read) – Compiled by Bill Shapiro
  • The Ballad of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen – David Krajicek
  • Worst Break-Up Stories – Compiled by Gracie Murano
NYC – “Sci-Fi STRIKES BACK” – January, 2011
  • 2001 - Arthur C. Clarke
  • A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking 
  • All I Really Need To Know I Learned From Watching Star Trek - Dave Marinaccio 
  • “Big Game” – Isaac Asimov
  • Coraline - Neil Gaiman
  • Ender’s Shadow - Orson Scott Card
  • The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
  • The Road - Cormack McCarthy
  • The Witching Hour - Anne Rice
  • plus selections from Battlestar Galactica and The Pop-Up Book of TRON

CHICAGO: “Getting Gypsy With It” – Jan. 8

  • American Rose – Karen Abbott
  • Gypsy – A memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee
  • My G-string Mother – Erik Preminger
  • Life Magazine feature on Gypsy Rose Lee
  • Gilded Lili – Kelly DiNardo

CHICAGO: “A Naked Christmas Carol” – Dec. 3

  • A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

CHICAGO: “Literary Honors Awards” – Nov. 19

  • Some Thoughts on Being Unstoppable – Stephen Moorehead (Seattle, WA)
  • An Indefinitely Short Space of Time – Holly Bruns (Ontario, Canada)
  • The Two Annies of Windale Road – Patty Templeton (Chicago, IL)
  • Frank’s Mourning – Maxime Courban (Paris, France)
  • Mr. January – Kate Baggott (Ontario, Canada)
  • James T.H. Armstrong – George Hamilton (Las Vegas, NV)

CHICAGO: “Naked Ghouls Reading” – Oct. 29

  • Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving
  • The Cask of Amontillado – Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Woman in White – Wilke Collins
  • True Ghost Stories – iPhone App
  • The Hook – re-told by S.E. Schlosser in Campfire Tales
  • The Fifty Cent Piece – re-told by S.E. Schlosser in Campfire Tales
  • The Spiral Dance – Starhawk
  • With Red Hands – Stephen Woodworth
  • The Vampire Seduction Handbook – Luc Richard Ballion with Scott Bowen
  • The House on the Island – Rod Serling

CHICAGO: “Treasure Chests” – Sept. 10

  • Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies – Carolyn Crimi
  • Well Blow Me Down: A Guy’s Guide to Talking Like a Pirate – John ‘Ol’ Chumbucket’ Baur and Mark ‘Cap’n Slappy’ Summers
  • The Princess Bride – William Goldman
  • The Sea Wolf – Jack London
  • Peter Pan – James Matthew Barrie
  • Under the Black Flag – David Cordingly
  • The Confusion – Neil Stephenson
  • NPR Fresh Air interview with Richard Phillips
  • Pirates: True Tales of Notorious Buccaneers - Henry Gilbert

CHICAGO: “So You Wanna Be a Naked Girl” – August 13

  • Morning – Pablo Neruda
  • Ham on Rye – Charles Bukowski
  • 100 Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran
  • And Tango Makes Three – Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  • Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf – Roald Dahl
  • The Nasty Bits (A Drinking Problem) – Anthony Bourdain
  • Jewels – Charles Baudelaire
  • Book of Longing – Leonard Cohen
  • The Robber Bridegroom – Grimm
  • Full Exposure – Susie Bright

CHICAGO: “Independent Women” – July 16

  • “Independent Women” – Nadia Cherubin from articlesbase.com
  • “13 Ways of Looking at Liz Lemon” – Sady Doyle
  • “Georgia O’Keefe” – Joan Didion
  • “The Diary of Anne Frank” – Anne Frank
  • Mae West quotes
  • Various readings on Michelle L’amour
  • “Big Blonde” – Dorothy Parker
  • “Are you there Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea.” – Chelsea Handler
  • “How to Make Love Like a Porn Star” – Jenna Jameson
  • “The Gospel According to Coco Chanel” – Karen Karbo
  • “Joan Jett” – Todd Oldham
  • “My First Five Husbands…And the Ones Who Got Away” – Rue McClanahan
  • Golden Girls pilot

CHICAGO: “Fang Fiction” – June 18

  • Count Dracula – Woody Allen
  • Bunnicula – Deborah and James Howe
  • Metamorphosis of the Vampire – Baudelaire
  • Blood Promise – Richelle Mead
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • Little Vampire Women – Louise May Alcott and Lynn Messina
  • The Vampire – Baudelaire
  • Excerpt from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Twilight – Stephanie Meyers
  • Pandora – Anne Rice
  • Sesame Street Unpaved – David Borgenicht

MADISON: “Naked Girls Rock” – May 21

  • Fever: How Rock n’ Roll Transformed Gender in America – Tim Riley
  • Dreamgirl: My Life As a Supreme – Mary Wilson
  • Between Thought and Expression – Lou Reed
  • Women, Sex, and Rock n’ Roll – In Their Own Words – Liz Evans
  • All Known Metal Bands – Dan Nelson
  • Pictures of the Gone World – Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • Sex – Madonna
  • Dirty Blonde – Courtney Love
  • Just Kids – Patti Smith
  • The Night of the Gun – David Carr
  • Rockstar Deaths in the 1970s: A Sweepstakes – Greil Marcus
  • Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
  • Sex Drugs Rock & Roll – Eric Bogosian
  • Paint it Black – Janet Fitch
  • Black Coffee Blues – Henry Rollins
  • Walk on the Wild Side (lyrics) – Lou Reed
  • Telephone (lyrics) – Lady Gaga

CHICAGO: “Under the Influence” – April 9

  • The Smoke Off – Shel Silverstein
  • Bad Acid or Bad Announcements – Abbie Hoffman
  • On The Road – Jack Kerouac
  • The Way You Wear Your Hat (Bio of Frank Sinatra) – Bill Zehme
  • Chicago Confidential – Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer
  • The Seven Addictions and Five Professions of Anita Berber – Mel Gordon
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Chapter 10, The Lobster Quadrille – Lewis Carroll
  • Requiem for a Dream – Hubert Selby Jr.
  • Badtripguide.com
  • “The Hangover” from On Drink by Kingsley Amis
  • “The Theatre of Seraphin” from On Wine and Hashish by Charles Baudelaire
  • “The Drugs that Shape Men’s Minds” from Moksha by Aldous Huxley
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
  • The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
  • Johnny Boy and Bad Girl – Greta Layne

MADISON: “Cabin Fever” – March 21

  • Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
  • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  • Doomsday Bonnet – Daniel Higgs
  • The Bad Girl’s Guide to the Open Road – Cameron Tuttle, Susannah Bettag
  • Eye Scream – Henry Rollins
  • Solipsist – Henry Rollins
  • The Colossus of Maroussi – Henry Miller
  • Marabou Stork Nightmares – Irvine Welsh
  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again – David Foster Wallace
  • Judevine – David Budbill
  • February – Lisa Moore
  • Cabin Fever – Marilyn Pappano
  • The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty – A.N. Roquelaure, Anne Rice
  • Lost Continent -Bill Bryson
  • Erotic Travel Tales – Mitzi Szereto

CHICAGO: “Old Tyme Radio Show” – March 12

  • The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
  • Abbott and Costello – “Getting Married is Like Going to a Cafeteria”, “U-Drive”
  • The Most Dangerous Game – Richard Connell
  • The Dark Tower – George S. Kaufman and Alexander Woollcott

SEATTLE: “SCI FI” – Mar. 7th

  • The Aleph – Jorge Luis Borges
  • The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  • Tanglewreck – Jeanette Winterson
  • Flatland – Edwin A. Abbott
  • Perdido Street Station – China Miéville
  • Einstein’s Dream – Alan Lightman
  • Eumenides on the Fourth Floor Lavatory – Orson Scott Card
  • Spock Must Die – James Blish
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
  • A Wrinkle in Time – Madeline L’Engle
  • Dune – Frank Herbert

SEATTLE: “Naked Bedtime Stories” – Feb. 7th

  • Bedtime Stories – Madonna
  • Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
  • My Lesbian Husband – Barrie Jean Borich
  • The Nightingale and the Rose – Oscar Wilde
  • Goblin Market – Christina Rossetti
  • A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  • Sleeping Beauty – The Brothers Grimm
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Carmilla – Sheridan Le Fanu
  • The Passion – Jeanette Winterson

CHICAGO: “Movies”  - Feb. 5

  • American Psycho (2000) - “I guess I’m a pretty sick guy” - Based on the novel “American Psycho” by Bret Easton Ellis
  • Top ten list of movies using the word fuck (or one of its derivatives)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994) – “I’m trying real hard to be a shepherd” – Written by Quentin Tarantino
  • Script from Secretary (2002) – Based on the novel “Bad Behavior” by Mary Gaitskill
  • Analysis of Secretary – http://www.aboutfilm.com/movies/s/secretary.htm
  • Guinness Film Facts and Feats  – Patrick Robertson
  • Black Dahlia  –  James Ellroy
  • Fight Club “Badass” Monologue
  • Jaws: The Indianapolis Monologue
  • Movie Speak: How to Talk Like You Belong on a Movie Set by: Tony Bill
  • Vanity Fair’s Tales of Hollywood: Rebels, Reds, and Graduates and the Wild Stories Behind the Making of 13 IconicFilms (Paperback) By: Graydon Carter
  • Roger Ebert Journal Online – Article; Smash his Camera but not immediately, http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2010/01/smash_his_camera_but_not_immed.html
  • A Multi-Layered Analysis of David Lynch’s MULHOLLAND DRIVE, Section: “” By Alan Shaw, PhD
  • Network – written by Paddy Chayefsky, Scene: Howard Beale’s (played by Peter Finch) “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” monologue
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2 – The Bride opening monologue, written by Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman
  • Boiler Room: Ben Afleck sales pitch, “There’s no such thing as a ‘no sale’ call.”
  • Christian Bale rant
  • Showgirls: Portrait of a Film – Verhoeven, Kirkland, Rheims, Mark, Close

SEATTLE: “Naked Girls Read Banned Books” – Jan. 10

  • The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall
  • The Witches – Roald Dahl
  • 1984 – George Orwell
  • Candide – Voltaire
  • Johnny Got His Gun – Dalton Trumbo
  • Howl – Allan Ginsberg
  • Delta of Venus – Anais Nin
  • Lady Chatterly’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
  • The Corpse Wore Pasties – Johnny Porkpie

CHICAGO: “Pulp Fiction” – Jan. 3

  • The High Window – Raymond Chandler
  • Strange Sister – Jaye Zimet
  • Making Waves – Julie Kenner
  • The Naked Diver – Unknown
  • Towards Zero – Agatha Christie
  • CETI – Jack Stonely and AT Lawton
  • Astronauts and Androids – Compiled by Isaac Asimov
  • The Corpse Wore Pasties – Jonny Porkpie
  • The Devil Came Up Division Street – Nelson Algren
  • Mitsou – Colette
  • The Continental Op – Dashiell Hammett
  • Red Wind – Raymond Chandler

MADISON: “Naked Girls Read Fairy Tales” – Dec. 13

  • Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • Spinners – Donna Jo Napoli
  • The Little Mermaid – Hans Christian Anderson
  • Snow, Glass, Apples – Neil Gaiman
  • The Spider in the Bath – Joan Aiken
  • Fitcher’s Bird – Brothers Grimm
  • The Queen with Screaming Hair – Joan Aiken
  • Bluebeard’s Egg – Margaret Atwood
  • Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
  • Cinderella – Brothers Grimm
  • The Nixie of the Mill-Pond – Brothers Grimm
  • In the Company of Wolves – Angela Carter

CHICAGO: “A Christmas Carol” – Dec. 4

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • A Burlesque Night Before Christmas by Franky Vivid
  • Letters to Santa by fans of Naked Girls Reading

CHICAGO: “Love Letters” – Nov. 6

  • The Song of Solomon
  • Les Liaison Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
  • Anais Nin to CL (Lanny) Baldwin. August 25, 1945 and August 26, 1945
  • 2 Gether 4 Ever: Notes of a Junior High Heartthrob by Dene Larson
  • Love Letters Lost by Babbette Hines
  • Letters to My Body from BlogHer
  • 10,000 Dawns by Yvan and Claire Goll
  • De Profundis by Oscar Wilde
  • Stalker letters to celebrities, http://www.thesmokinggun.com
  • Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb and Lord Byron
  • Open letters on McSweeney’s, http://www.mcsweeneys.net
  • Sonnets pour Helene – Pierre Ronsard to Helene
  • From Kylie, a resident of Queensland, Australia to her ex-fiance, Jamie. January 1999
  • Series of unsent letters to ex-boyfriends by Leigh L, a writer and film maker in LA

MADISON: “Ghost Stories and Tales From the Great Beyond” – Nov. 1

  • Wisconsin Death Trip – Michael Lesy
  • Zodiac Killer Letter – July 24th 1970
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • Herbert West: Reanimator – H.P. Lovecraft
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  • Fleurs du Mal – Charles Baudelaire
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Bell Witch – Bobette Bryan
  • More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Alvin Schwartz
  • Ode to the Maggot  – Yusef Komunyakaa
  • The Death of Marilyn Monroe – Sharon Olds
  • Scary Movies – Kim Addonizio
  • Good Housekeeping – Cheeky Friday
  • The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark – William Shakespeare
  • The Last Unicorn – Peter S. Beagle
  • Carrie – Stephen King
  • Byzantium – William Butler Yeats
  • Anactoria – Algernon Charles Swineburn
  • The Raven – Edgar Allen Poe

CHICAGO: “Naked Ghouls Reading” – Oct. 2

  • Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Goblin Market – Christina Rossetti
  • Death of Bunny Munro – Nick Cave
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Anactoria – Algernon Charles Swineburn
  • Zodiac Killer Letter – July 24th 1970
  • Bell Witch – Bobette Bryan
  • The Raven – Edgar Allen Poe
  • Tell Tale Heart – Edgar Allen Poe
  • Chicago Haunts – Ursula Bielski
  • Graveyards of Chicago – Matt Hucke and Ursula Bielski
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  • The Day of the Dead and Other Mortal Reflections – F. Gonzalez-Crussi

CHICAGO: “So You Wanna Be a Naked Girl” – Sept. 4

  • Put Your Clothes On – Chicago Tribune Review on Naked Girls Reading
  • Unusual Sex Practices
  • Me and My Amazing Body
  • The Book of the Courtesans – Susan Griffin
  • Oh the Places You’ll Go – Dr. Seuss
  • Kinky – Denise Duhamel
  • Hopscotch – Julio Cortazar
  • The Quickie – John Sanford
  • Excerpts from Technique of the Love Affair

CHICAGO: “Ice Cream Sunday” – Aug. 9

  • Facts about Ice Cream
  • The Queen – Anais Nin
  • Lady Chatterly’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
  • Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
  • Henry and June – Anais Nin
  • A Literary Passion – Miller and Nin

CHICAGO: “Freedom of Choice” – July 10

  • Hedonism Handbook – Guide to Leisure
  • Nabakov – Lolita
  • Frank O’Hara – Poem
  • DH Lawrence – Give Her a Pattern
  • Jon Savage – England’s Dreaming
  • Venus in Furs
  • ee cummings – somewhere i have never traveled
  • Eleven Minutes – Paulo Coelho
  • An excerpt from “America’s Hidden History” by Kenneth C. Davis
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Ted Hughes – Crow
  • Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer – Chicago Confidential – G-strings and B-girls
  • Original work by Greta Layne – Johnny Boy and Bad Girl
  • Ed Hirsch – Charles Baudelaire

CHICAGO: “Poetry” – June 12

  • How to read poetry
  • Steps – Frank O’Hara
  • Yet this City is Never More Alive – Franky Vivid
  • Morning – Pablo Neruda
  • Saturn – Sharon Olds
  • Thought Fox – Ted Hughes
  • Burning Letters – Slyvia Plath
  • Reflections at Lake Lagunidas – Robert Haas
  • Rabbit Catcher – Ted Hughes and Slyvia Plath
  • Works of Love – Soren K
  • So, who is it that you think you are? – Franky Vivid
  • Sonnet 18 – Shakespeare
  • Red – Ted Hughes
  • The Tiger – Pablo Neruda
  • Meditations in Emergency – Frank O’Hara
  • A Painting of Pan – Edward Hirsch
  • Dirty Limericks
  • Naught Nursery Rhymes

CHICAGO: “Naked Girls ROCK!” – May 1

  • “20th Century Boy” – T Rex
  • Excerpts from “Please Kill Me” – Legs McNeal
  • “Cannibal’s Hymn” – Nick Cave
  • “I Had it for a Moment” – Leonard Cohen
  • Various “Anti-Rock” propaganda from the 1950′s
  • “Perfect Gentleman” – Wyclef Jean
  • Request Line – “Thriller” – Michael Jackson
  • Request Line – “Jesus is Way Cool” – King Missile
  • Request Line – “Baby Got Back” – Sir Mix-a-Lot
  • “Dear Abbey” – Dead Kennedy’s
  • “Beneath My Hands” – Leonard Cohen
  • Various one-liners from gangsta rap songs
  • “Femme Fatale” and various writings about Nico
  • “Mercy” – IAMX
  • “Next Episode” – Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
  • “Me Against the Music” – Britney Spears ft. Madonna
  • a feminist essay about emo
  • a portion of “Adonais” (as read by Mick Jagger at the funeral of Brian Jones)
  • “All My Friends are Hermits” – Lester Bangs
  • “Purple Rain” – Prince

CHICAGO: “Bedtime Stories” – April 3

  • “Blue Beard” – Grimm’s Fairie Tales
  • “Little Mouse, Little Sausage” – Grimm’s Fairie Tales
  • “Briar Rose” – Ann Sexton, Transformations
  • “Mask of the Red Death” – Edgar Allan Poe
  • “Skin” – Roald Dahl, Omnibus
  • “I Wish I Could Paint You” - Edward Hirsch
  • “Armand Goes Visiting” – Annemarie Villefranche, Plaisir D’amour
  • excerpt from “Derriere” – Julius Caldrose
  • “Little Pussycat” – Margaret Wise Brown
  • “Goodnight Moon” – Margaret Wise Brown
  • Dream Interpretations by Mimi First

CHICAGO: “Courtesans” – March 6

  • “The Seven Cyprian Virtues” – a series of 7 poems from the Cyprian Red Book
  • “The Pouty Fig” – a reimagining of the Birth of Venus from the Cyprian Red Book
  • excerpts from “Voluptuous Panic” by Mel Gordon
  • The Prologue from “Belle du Jour” by Anonymous
  • an excerpt from “Leah”, photo layout from 1972 “Oui” magazine
  • a collection of Craigslist “Adult Services” ads
  • excerpts from “Hookers, Whores and Harlots” by Hilary Evans
  • an excerpt from “Passion Flower Hotel” by Rosalind Erskine
  • “Suzy’s Surprise” from “Upstairs at the Everleigh Club” by Ray Hibbeler
  • a chapter from “Sin in the Second City” by Karen Abbott

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