A Halloween Event with Thom Metzger

Join us next Monday for a one-of-a-kind Halloween event with author, poet, and musician, Thom Metzger, proudly presented by the Institute for Writing Studies.

Mr. Metzger is the author of three novels:

  • Big Gurl
  • Shock Totem
  • Drowning in Fire

three works of nonfiction:

  • Blood and Volts: Edison, Tesla, and the Electric Chair
  • The Birth of Heroin
  • 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 Amphetamines.

Under the pseudonym, Leander Watts, Mr. Metzger has written four young adult novels:

  • Stonecutter
  • Wild Ride to Heaven
  • Ten Thousand Charms
  • 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 bands, including Health and Beauty, Nemo’s Omen, and The Badenovs. Mr. Metzger is also active in the Sacred Harp and shaped note communities, and writes his own hymns.


How cool does this guy sound? Do not miss this talk with such a versatile, eclectic, one-of-a-kind writer!


Monday October 31, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Institute for Writing Studies
free food to those who wear a costume!*
*and probably those who don’t as well
About Steve Mentz 650 Articles
I teach Shakespeare and early modern literature at St. John's in New York City.

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