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.

Portland Tribune newspaper featured an article highlighting producer, Lacy Knightly and the triumphant return of Booklover's Burlesque in-person after months of virtual only productions during quarantine.

You can read the whole article online HERE.

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 DAPPERLESQUE, VINYL BURLESQUE, THE NIGHT CAP REVUE, 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.

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