(WASHINGTON DC) DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

NGRDC SYWB poster (1)Wanna try your hand at being a Naked Girl?

Well, here’s your chance! The Naked Girls of Washington, DC are having their very first “So You Wanna Be a Naked Girl” Competition and Cherokee Rose is looking for a few great readers. Think you’ve got what it takes to read alongside  greats like Gigi Holliday and Cherie Sweetbottom? Well, bring it on! Just wanna have a good time while reading your favorite works in front of an adoring audience? We’d love to hear from you, too!
To Enter: Send an email with your name, the author, title and a few sentence synopsis of your piece by 8/1/13 to nakedgirlsreadingDC@yahoo.com . If you are chosen to compete, be prepared to join us to read Naked on 8/16/13, 7pm at the DCAC.
The prize: One lucky erudite lady will be chosen to join us again in September as our Special Guest.
Who knows, winner or not, if you impress us enough you may become the new official Naked Girl of DC.
Good Luck!

In Like a Lion…(DALLAS, AUSTIN, D.C., CHICAGO, NEW YORK, NEW ORLEANS)

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In case you missed the magic in Dallas last night at “Naked G33k Girls Reading” at All-Con, here are some upcoming Naked Girls Reading salons you won’t want to miss! 

TONIGHT!! AUSTIN: “Dirty Deeds” 3/9  –  Dirty Deeds, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dirty Little Secrets. Naked Girls reading is digging up the dirt on whole lot of different subjects to share with you. RSVP HERE

D.C. : “Urban Legends” 3/15  –  Come join us as we bid a spooky farewell to our official Naked Horror expert, Roma Mafia, with a performance of scary tales and legends. DC’s Naked Girls return from a brief hiatus to bring our brand of sexiness to some legends old and new. Urban Legends will showcase tales of icy bath tubs, skin walkers and thin men! RSVP HERE, TICKETS HERE

CHICAGO: “Come Into My Parlour” (Fourth Anniversary Show!)  3/15  –  Revisiting the theme from the first-ever Naked Girls Reading(“Courtesans”), the ladies of our flagship chapter will be joined by chapter producers from around the globe for an evening of sumptuous stories and – of course – birthday cake! TICKETS HERE

NEW YORK: “New York Stories”  3/20  –  There are a million stories in the naked city – and Naked Girls Reading wants to share them with you! New York’s “Best Story Hour” (The Village Voice Best of NY) presents tales of the Big Apple at Naked Girls Reading NEW YORK STORIES: the hit nude literary salon celebrates The Capital Of The World with stories of the streets, legends of the Empire City, and the poetry, prose and history of downtown, uptown, and everything in between. RSVP HERE

NEW ORLEANS “Desire: A Tribute to Tennessee Williams”  3/20  –  The steamy words of Tennessee Williams have never looked so good.  Join the Naked Girls of New Orleans for a one-of-a-kind event that will leave you sweating like a cool mint julep left on the porch on a hot summer’s day. TICKETS HERE

Save the dates, make it a road trip, and spice up your weekends in March!  You can thank us later.

A Naked Ghouls Reading Review by Roma Mafia

One dark and stormy night, four burlesque beauties converged upon The DC Arts Center and stripped down to reward a bevy of dedicated literary aficionados for braving the horrific weather. Equally terrifying were the stories the women told, of ghosts, monsters and murderers, and while the tales sent chills up the audience’s collective spine, their fears were strangely soothed by the bodacious bodies of the storytellers. A mystery indeed…

So began the eerie and tantalizing “Naked Ghouls Reading,” the inaugural run of Naked Girls Reading DC, and what a night it was! Each performer, despite the lack of actual clothing, managed to embody the spirit of Halloween perfectly, with founder Cherokee Rose as a witch, Cherie Sweetbottom as a Poe-era gothic steampunk, Gigi Holliday as an angel, and I, Roma Mafia, as a gory burn victim. Naked Girls Reading was an entirely new experience for me; while I’m no stranger to being naked, I’m very connected to my physicality, so it was unusual to be engaging in a kind of performance where I sat motionless on stage. However, I’ve always been a book buff, even working in a library for a number of years, and so the idea of combining two of my favorite things – nudity and tomes – made me want to dive right in. And you know what they don’t tell you? How difficult it is to actually be motionless for extended periods of time! I had an entirely new respect for art models after the show, when my body had convinced itself that it’d run a marathon.

Regardless, NGR was a wild success. Our extremely appreciative audience members air-dried as the ladies sat regally onstage, sipping wine and enjoying each others’ company. The scary stories ranged from ironic to ghastly, with the performers frequently playing off one another, and the lovely Cherokee Rose even donated her naked tarot card reading services during the intermissions! Never had predicting one’s future seemed so appealing. All in all, a memorable evening was had by everyone, and the Naked Girls can’t wait to titillate more of our capitol’s citizens with their fairytale-themed show on November 16th!