Booklover's Burlesque is the world's sexiest literary salon which matches titillating, inspiring, and empowering book readings with burlesque performances all in one show! Professional readers, actors, performers and/or local authors & writers read aloud a short three to five minute piece of poetry, fiction (from any genre), memoir, non-fiction, etc, which is then followed by a burlesque performance inspired by the piece. Founded in 2016 in Portland, Oregon USA by award-winning producer, burlesque/drag artist and writer, Lacy Knightly/ Nick Lacy .

News Coverage

Booklover's Burlesque was mentioned in Portland, Oregon's Willamette Week newspaper as a sex positive, ongoing public event to check-out.

In addition, our production company, Lacy Productions, regularly presents themed shows that offer the same power and excitement of a Booklover's Burlesque show throughout the year. Productions include MASTERTEASE THEATRE BURLESQUE, CABARET DES ARTS: A Fusion of Visual Arts & Burlesque, STORYLESQUE: A Fusion of Storytelling & Burlesque, BURLY NIGHT LIVE: A Tribute to SNL, TEASE AS OLD AS TIME: A Burlesque Tale Inspired by "Beauty & the Beast", PHANTOM BURLESQUE: A Burlesque Tale Inspired by "Phantom of the Opera", A BURLY CAROL: A Burlesque Tale Inspired by "A Christmas Carol", GLITTER FEVER: A Burlesque Tribute to Disco, THE BITCH IS BACK: A Burlesque Tribute to Elton John, and many more.