If not even the bourbon in your flask can wash away the aftertaste of area poetry slams, then you'll want to cleanse your palate with some Noir at the Bar
, where the words are served straight, no chaser. Tonight at 7 p.m. hard-boiled purveyors of pulp fiction gather at Meshuggah Cafe (6269 Delmar Boulevard, University City). Clayton Lindemuth reads from his novel Cold Quiet Country
, a chilling revenge tale set in small-town Wyoming; Frank Wheeler Jr. spills the the beans on a sheriff moonlighting as muscle for the local drug trade in his country-noir The Wowzer
; and Josh Woods picks something from The Book of Villains
. Admission is free, and Subterranean Books will sell copies of the books suitable for autographing during the event. Visit www.subbooks.com
for more information.
Sat., March 23, 2013