Noir at the Bar
returns after a brief hiatus, and it comes out swinging. The hard-edged reading series abandons the friendly environs of the Delmar Lounge for Meshuggah Coffee House (6269 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-862-6100 or www.subbooks.com
), and before you can even complain we'll note that Meshuggah sells beer and wine. And you're gonna want a drink or two, because Scott and Jed have lined up four authors who will rock you to your very core. John Horner Jacobs (author of Southern Gods
), St. Louis-based writer Fred Venturini (The Samaritan
), Frank Bill (Crimes in Southern Indiana
) and Aaron Michael Morales (author of Drowning Tucson
) read from their respective bodies of work, most of which happen to feature quite a few battered and dead bodies. Admission is free, and all authors will have copies of their books for sale through next-door neighbor, Subterranean Books. Obviously you don't have to buy a book, but once you get a taste you'll most likely want to see how all these tales end, so bring money.
Sat., June 11, 2011