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The Perpetual Motion Roadshow’s "Hipster Hellspawn Tour" will roll into Williamsburg’s Lucky Cat on Sept. 5 at 8 pm with readings by Joe Meno, Todd Dills, Susan Bustos and Jim Munroe.

Munroe (pictured) is the self-described "Roadshow ringleader" and he categorizes the Perpetual Motion Roadshow as a vaudeville-meets-punk-rock tour. (After its Brooklyn stop, the roadshow will visit Pittsburgh, Chicago and Newport, Ky.)

Munroe published his latest book, "An Opening Act of Unspeakable Evil" on his own imprint, No Media Kings. The Toronto resident’s utterly contemporary new book is written in blog form by 31-year-old Kate. She decides to kick off the online journal after accidentally walking in on her roommate’s satanic ritual and later convinces the comely Lilith that they should go on tour with the ceremony. To read a sample, visit Munroe’s fake blog at

At The Lucky Cat, Munroe will read ominous postcards sent to him by the protagonist of his novel, and he’ll screen "My Trip to Liberty City," his video travelogue of being a Canadian tourist in the setting of the video game "Grand Theft Auto III."

Fellow scribe Meno will read from his "Hairstyles of the Damned" (Akashic/Punk Planet Books), a book about growing up punk and Catholic in Chicago’s south side; Bustos will present "her sinister laboratory results" from the feminist anthology "Girls Who Bite Back" (Sumach Press); and Dills will play prose covers of Metallica songs from the anthology "All Hands On: A THE2NDHAND Reader" (Elephant Rock Books).

Munroe’s pledge: "No boring readings or your money back!"

The Lucky Cat is located at 245 Grand St. between Driggs and Roebling streets in Williamsburg. Admission is "pay-what-you-can." For more information, call (718) 782-0437.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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