The lost art of storytelling makes a comeback all over town tonight, as you dont just have the opportunity to hear punk war stories (i.e. Henry Rollins at the Moore) but also two hours of seasonally-appropriate horror stories, courtesy of local writer Michael Montoure. Hes read at the now-defunct Aurafice café, and has recently published his first anthology, Counting From Ten and Other Horror Stories. Montoures spare, striking prose outlines characters in deliciously twisted predicaments, like a tattoo artist whos lost control of his hands, and whose new automatic work style turns lethal. The only thing missing tonight will be the campfire and the flashlightthough maybe you can still be comforted by a warm cup of cider.
Wed., Oct. 31, 7 p.m., 2007