Velvet Tongue is dedicated to erotic performance, showcasing feature performers and offering open mic slots for writers and performers of erotica. Come down early for a spot, Velvet tongue gets…cosy.

To book one of the open mic slots (5 minutes) email Van. Once the places are full, there will be a waiting list.

Image: Isobel Lindsay

Image: Isobel Lindsay

Date: 21st of August (the last Velvet Tongue for the year)

Time: 7.30pm, doors at 7pm

Location: Open Studio, 204 High St, Northcote

Cost: $8/$6

Performers: The last Velvet Tongue of the year features Nicholas G Frank (the man inclined to be frank), writer/editor/performer Helen Symonds, artist and spoken word performer Amanda Marx, the actor who always turns up with a wiggle, Emma Kathryn and poet Brendan Dennis.

Feature performers have included Aimee NicholsUrszula DawkinsSteve Smart, Randall StephensMaree SheffordHissy Loco, Amy Bodossian and Helen Symonds.

What is Velvet Tongue?
Ernesto Sarezale, ‘The Naked Poet’ created Velvet Tongue, London’s Quarterly Erotic Literary Soiree, in February 2011 and the event quickly grew in popularity and variety. In June 2013, Van Roberts travelled to London, read at the event and was immediately inspired. After a few wines, a chat and a Thai meal in Islington with Ernesto, Velvet Tongue (Aus) was born. According to Ernesto, Velvet Tongue, ‘is an oral sex technique said to be immensely pleasurable. It was supposedly a favourite of Marilyn Monroe. She was quietly quite famous for her repertoire. The basic idea is to keep a warm viscous liquid in the partner’s mouth to enhance the pleasure of oral sex.’