In his provocative new story collection 23, author Max G. Morton asks: “Ever put your hand inside of a stripper bag? I did once. . . . I felt things you should never feel inside of a bag.” Tonight, follow Morton, also a member of the Philly band Cold Cave and author of the killer Indestructible Wolves of the Apocalypse Junkyard, into his world of hard drugs, sleaze, and horror at this reading for 23. The book, published by Heartworm Press, includes more than 10 new pieces by Morton as well as new writing and artwork by contributors from Wesley Eisold and Chris Leo to Voice Sound of the City contributing writer William Pym, who will be reading from the collection. Book bonus: Download its mixtape, featuring noise dude Prurient, at 23wolves.blogspot.com.
Wed., Jan. 28, 7 p.m., 2009