This Saturday, 3/19: N@B in Philadelphia

Noir at the Bar Philadelphia - March 2016NOIR AT THE BAR is returning to Philadelphia this Saturday, March 19, at Society Hill Playhouse.

The playhouse, founded in 1959 by Jay and Deen Kogan, will soon close for good — so help us give it a proper sendoff! Noir at the Bar starts at 6:45 p.m. SHP is located at 507 S. 8th St. in Philly. (Click the poster for all the details.)

I can’t wait to read some of my fiction alongside this amazing lineup of writers:

  • Scott Adlerberg
  • Jen Conley
  • T. Fox Dunham
  • Dana King
  • William Lashner
  • Jon McGoran
  • Adrian McKinty
  • Richie Narvaez
  • Rick Ollerman
  • Edward Pettit
  • Joe Samuel Starnes
  • Wallace Stroby
  • Duane Swierczynski
  • David Swinson
  • Dennis Tafoya

I hope to see you there!

Society Hill Playhouse

Bottom photo via Google Street View.

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N@B Returns to Philly on March 19

Noir at the Bar Philadelphia - March 2016Philadelphia’s Society Hill Playhouse, founded in 1959 by Jay and Deen Kogan, has been the site of countless memorable performances (including several editions of the great NoirCon conference).

Society Hill Playhouse is closing its doors for good soon, but not before a group of 16 crime writers take to the stage for what promises to be an epic NOIR AT THE BAR event.

NOIR AT THE BAR at Society Hill Playhouse will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The show starts at 6:45 p.m. SHP is located at 507 S. 8th St. in Philly. (Click on the poster for all the details.)

Philadelphia is the original home of N@B, so it’s always a special time when it returns to the City of Brotherly Love.

I’m excited and honored to be reading my fiction at this N@B, which will also feature readings by a killer group of writers:

  • Scott Adlerberg
  • Jen Conley
  • T. Fox Dunham
  • Dana King
  • William Lashner
  • Jon McGoran
  • Adrian McKinty
  • Richie Narvaez
  • Rick Ollerman
  • Edward Pettit
  • Joe Samuel Starnes
  • Wallace Stroby
  • Duane Swierczynski
  • David Swinson
  • Dennis Tafoya

That’s an amazing lineup, and I hope to see you there!

Society Hill Playhouse

Bottom photo via Google Street View.

N@B Coming Back to Philadelphia

N@B Philadelphia 2015 PosterNoir at the Bar returns to Philadelphia later this month!

We’ll be at the Misconduct Tavern, 1511 Locust St., on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. Eleven authors will read their work, with the granddaddy of N@B — Peter Rozovsky — introducing the whole thing. I’m stoked to be a part of it.

The reader list includes some of my very favorite authors (and people). It’s a tremendous lineup:

Robb Cadigan, Merry Jones, Tom Joyce, Don Lafferty, William Lashner, Jon McGoran, Alex Segura, Duane Swierczynski, Dennis Tafoya, and Wendy Tyson.

I hope to see you there!

N@B Philadelphia 2015 Poster (PDF)

N@B Philadelphia 2015 Poster

The Black Hood #4

The Black Hood #4Today’s publication day for THE BLACK HOOD #4, the fourth (you probably guessed that) issue of Duane Swierczynski’s kick-ass comic book about Greg Hettinger, a Philadelphia police officer who gets addicted to painkillers and lives a secret life as the vigilante known as The Black Hood.

(Published by Dark Circle Comics, THE BLACK HOOD also features incredible art by Michael Gaydos.)

I love this comic, but I’m especially excited about this issue because it includes an essay I wrote about political corruption in Philadelphia.

Each issue of THE BLACK HOOD features a non-fiction article based on some aspect of crime in Philadelphia. Previous issues have featured articles by Jon McGoran, Edward Pettit, and Dennis Tafoya. It’s a real honor to join their number. Huge thanks to Duane and editor Alex Segura for letting me in!

Here’s a sneak peek at my article in THE BLACK HOOD #4:

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THE BLACK HOOD Back Page Writers, L to R: Jon McGoran, editor Alex Segura, Dennis Tafoya, Erik Arneson. Not pictured (because McGoran and Tafoya forgot to take him out of the car trunk): Edward Pettit.

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Noir at the Bar: New Jersey on May 24

Noir at the Bar New Jersey May 2015Noir at the Bar is coming to New Jersey this month, and I’m thrilled to be one of the readers.

The event is taking place on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Tumulty’s Pub in New Brunswick (361 George St.). The lineup is superb:

Jay Butkowski
Kevin Catalano
Angel Colón
Rob Hart
Jon McGoran
Todd Robinson
Alex Segura
Kieran Shea
S.A. Solomon
Joe Samuel Starnes
Dennis Tafoya
Dave White
And me, Erik Arneson

The whole event is being hosted by the incomparable Jen Conley, one of my co-editors over at Shotgun Honey.

Please join us for what will be a memorable night, guaranteed!

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Word Crimes Podcast: Episode 19

Title 18: Word Crimes PodcastEpisode 19 of the Title 18: Word Crimes Podcast is out!

This episode of Word Crimes was recorded live at Misconduct Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at a terrific Noir at the Bar event. It features readings by Merry Jones, Don Lafferty, Sarah Weinman, and Dennis Tafoya.

Hosted by Peter Rozovsky, Noir at the Bar kicked off the great NoirCon, which takes place every two years in Philadelphia. All told, a dozen authors read their work in front of an enthusiastic, standing-room-only audience. This episode is part two of three. Part one can be found here, and part three will be available on Dec. 18.

Enjoy!

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Noir at the Bar Philly 2014