And the Winner Is…

The winner of our 2013 Literary Honors is:

Bradley Spinelli, Killing Williamsburg

Congratulations to Bradley Spinelli of New York for winning the 4th annual Naked Girls Reading Literary Honors. Spinelli submitted a few chapters from his novel and you can order the whole thing at KillingWilliamsburg.com.

review by Michelle L’amour

Killing_WIlliamsburg_COVER-740x1024‘…The look in her eyes was distant and somehow familiar. 

She touched my shoulder and kissed it gently, and then stepped passed me and broke into a run, dashing through the railroad apartment, through the spare room she used as a closet, past the bedroom, running at full tilt through the living room and throwing her body into a dive, crashing through the window and disappearing from view.’

These days, it seems the world is obsessed with post-apocalyptic stories.  Viruses that knock out but a select few, vampire and zombie take overs, or financial collapse.  In Killing Williamsburg, Bradley Spinelli, puts a spin on this common theme.  What if the thing that was killing us was ourselves?

The story is set in hipster-mecca Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Everyone is looking for the next big thing that no one knows about.  Unfortunately, it turns out the next big thing is a sweeping suicide epidemic.  It’s starts with one, and then a few more, and then it spreads.  Benson, the main character keeps up his hipster apathy much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Olive.  If the city of New York doesn’t care about it, why should Benson?  He’s more concerned about where his next cocktail is coming from or what his next sexual conquest might be.  But, eventually, even he can’t help but take notice and take action.

Spinelli really takes you through the emotional gamut.  You feel apathy, then despair, urgency and hope.  Even if you put the book down, the stories stay with you.  This is the mark of a good author.   This naked girl highly recommends Killing Williamsburg.  It’s a killer read!

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

The finalists have been announced for the 5th annual Naked Girls Reading LITERARY HONORS.  The award will be given away on November 15th in Chicago at the Everleigh Social Club.  Congratulations all.  We look forward to the outcome. The five finalists, in no particular order are:

Zeke Jarvis – A Total Handjob
Bradley Spinelli – Killing Williamsburg
Steven Kuhn – Joy
Katrina Kemble – Travels Through Varanasi
Maya Docha – Adelaide Comes to Stay

See excerpts below:

A Total Handjob – Zeke Jarvis

“Am I supposed to masturbate?” I asked.
“You don’t have to.” Nels kept his eyes on the road. “But if you never do in any of your visits, then they might starts to think it’s weird.”  I waited for him to say more.  When he didn’t, I opened his glove box.  I was surprised by how orderly it was.  There was a screw driver, a stack of receipts and a half-empty pack of gum. Some type of mint, but I didn’t recognize the brand.  “Leave the gum, ” he said.

Killing Williamsburg – Bradley Spinelli

I shut my eyes, watching the blood flow through my lids and trying to make the headache go away.  I opened them when I heard someone screaming.
The Cute Girl from Group D had her knife in her hand and was plunging it into her breast.
The Cute Girl managed a swipe at Luz and cut her a good one across the forearm.  Jack grabbed Luz and pulled her away, yelling obscenities, as the Cute Girl from Group D shoved the knife in and out of her chest until her torso was a bloody confetti of shredded sternum and tissue.

Joy – Steven Kuhn

And still the drips
drop
in the lamp-light.
Causes a haze,
a mist,
a beautiful, unbroken bliss-
benevolent, bursting,
as they break on the
bricks…

Travels Through Varanasi – Katrina Kemble

But it is also
heroin filth and slinky sex and bodies that disappear.
The 20 year-old pseudo saddhus with dread locks like serpents wear nothing
but thin loin cloths,
their bronze skin glistening and slithering with lust.
They stand outside the ashram and call out to me as I walk by.
They want me to come smoke their brown crystal and hashish with them.
They want to show me their levitation tricks in the meditation cave.
And a part of me want to go.
A part of me want to go dance in their dark serpentine caves
with their crystal magic flowing through my veins

Adelaide Comes to Stay – Maya Docha

Realizing that he was staring, Abe squared his shoulder and repositioned his feet. “Hello, Adelaide,” Abe said. “I hope you had a good trip and that you will be happy here.  I will do my best to take care of you, to give you everything you need and want, until my last day…or yours.” Had Abe just made a joke? Abe couldn’t recall the last time he made a joke, if ever.  Until my last day or yours, how silly, Abe thought.

(MINNEAPOLIS) NAKED SUMMER LOVIN’

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After months of wintry seclusion, bared bodies huddled against fireplace and candlelight(if you’ve been to a show, you know we’re not exaggerating!) the Naked Girls of Minneapolis are joyfully embracing summer in the Land of 10,000 Lakes with their salon at the end of this week! With cast additions and a new space to boast as well, it’s bound to be hotter than a fried pickle on a stick (And that’s saying something, considering one of the new foods slated to be released at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair is  “Chocolate-covered bits of English toffee baked in the middle of a Belgian waffle on a stick then dipped in chocolate and layerd with whipped cream, a toffee sauce and more bits of chocolate-covered English toffee.”)! WHAT.

Featuring local tease Miss Queenie Von Curves, Dominique D’mure, and their Newest Naked Girl(must be seen to be believed)!

This FRIDAY, JULY 26th

The Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Door/Bar opens at 7pm, Show at 8

Advance tickets HERE or call 612-426-1129. Tickets at the door will be CASH ONLY.

RSVP via Facebook HERE

(RICHMOND) WE’RE SWEET ON VIRGINIA

992979_539828892720627_303298414_nIs there anything better than incredible cuisine? How about the sight of gorgeous, nude women lounging about, reading books to you?

The Naked Girls of Richmond are cooking up a recipe for delicious entertainment!  Join them for a palate-enticing evening  featuring works by some of the world’s most celebrated chefs and food connoisseurs. It promises to be an evening of physical, culinary and literary exposition you’ll not soon forget!

Starring: Deanna Danger, Jendetta, Siren Sivette and Moxie LaBouche

Online Tickets $20 www.tinyurl.com/nakedgirlsreadingRVA
At the door: $25

Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

This event is 18+. Full bar with ID.
NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO.

Also, make sure to check out the newest creation from the Original Naked Girls in Chicago, IL: “Naked Girls Cooking!” It’s a video. NSFW. You’re welcome.

(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!

THANK YOU!

The Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society joined in on the fun!
The Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society joined in on the fun!

The first annual Read Naked Day was a HUGE success and we are so thankful.  Readers from all over the world participated in getting back to the ritual of reading.  We couldn’t be happier.  Thanks to all who participated and we’re looking very forward to next year!

Be a F-READ-OM FIGHTER! Read Naked Day, July 5th 2014