A rare Halloween visit with author, poet, and musician,
Thom Metzger is the author of three novels,
Big Gurl, Shock Totem, and
Drowning in Fire; three works of nonfiction:
Blood and Volts: Edison, Tesla and the Electric
Chair; The Birth of Heroin; and
Select Strange and Sacred Sites: the Ziggurat Guide to
Western New York; and one book of short fiction and
poetry: This is Your Final Warning.
His newest book is Hydrogen, Sleep, and Speed: A Verse
Tale of Rommel, Egypt, Angry Gods, Dr. Caligari, and
Under the pseudonym Leander Watts, Thom Metzger has written four
young adult novels: Stonecutter, Wild Ride
to Heaven, Ten Thousand Charms, and
Beautiful City of the Dead.
He is also a musician who has sung and played tenor sax, ontic
trombone, trumpet, guitar, and percussion in a number of bands,
including Health and Beauty, Nemo's Omen, and
The Badenovs. Metzger is also active in the Sacred Harp
and shaped note communities, and writes his own hymns.
Join us for a talk with this versatile, eclectric,
Refreshments will be served.