Noir at the Bar in Philadelphia – This Sunday! (Oct. 28)

Noir at the Bar Chilled to the MarrowI’ll be joining a crew of great writers in Philadelphia this Sunday night (Oct. 28) for another Noir at the Bar!

The show begins at 6:30 p.m. at Misconduct Tavern, 1511 Locust St, Philadelphia. Admission is free, and the restaurant serves great food and drinks, so join us!

This is part of a series of Noir at the Bar events called CHILLED TO THE MARROW. Authors around the world are participating in Noir at the Bar events to help raise funds to cover medical expenses for Evie Swierczynski, who was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Evie is awesome, and she’s the daughter of Duane Swierczynski, author of a lot of amazing novels and comic books.

For more information about supporting #TeamEvie, visit this GoFundMe page.

Hosted by the inimitable Jon McGoran, the Philadelphia lineup includes these amazing authors:

There will be a raffle to help raise funds, and probably a few surprises…

Hope to see you there!

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

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.


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Noir at the Bar Philly 2014

Noir at the Bar Philly – Oct. 29

Noir at the Bar returns to Philadelphia on October 29, 2014 — just in time for NoirCon 2014 (and Halloween)!

Come hear Thom Nickels, Jen Conley, Jonathan Woods, Duane Swierczynski, Joe Samuel Starnes, Matt Cook, Merry Jones, Sarah Weinman, Dennis Tafoya, Don Lafferty, Jon McGoran — and me! — read some crime fiction at Misconduct Tavern.

The fun starts at 9 p.m. I hope to see you on October 29 at Misconduct Tavern in Philly!

(And how about this amazing art by Dillon Samuelson? Just click on it for a larger version, and check out more of Dillon’s work in the comic book FORTUNE.)

Noir at the Bar Philly 2014