Noir at the Bar Everywhere on 10/28 for the Swierczynski Family

Duane Swierczynski is a mensch.

I first met him at a Comics Day walk for charity in Flemington, where he showed up to help a fan raise money for victims of domestic violence. And he’s a hell of a writer, too. From the heist classic The Wheelman to the over the top action thrillers that make up the Charlie Hardy trilogy, to countless comics and the should-be-a-movie-already fun as hell Severance Package to his latest mystery Revolver, Duane has been at the cutting edge of crime for years. If you haven’t read his books, you’ve certainly read books by writers influenced and encouraged by him, like yours truly. He’s given us a lot. And now, we give back.

His daughter Evie has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. She is in the hospital out in L.A. and the crime fiction community has been helping by donating plasma and cash to their GoFundMe campaign, and you can give to that here:

Donate to Help Team Evie!

And on October 28th, dozens of writers across the world get together to help fund her treatment and recovery. In Los Angeles, St. Louis, Washington D.C., London, Queens New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Asbury Park New Jersey, you can hear grandmasters like Lawrence Block, stars like Megan Abbott, Jason Starr, Alison Gaylin, Christa Faust, Gary Phillips, and Attica Locke, rising rockets like Kellye Garrett, Jordan Harper.  Jay Stringer, and Rob Hart, and newer authors like myself and many many more. I wish I could generate clones to see all of these at once. I hope everyone records them! And we’ll be raffling off signed books and goodies at all the events. Please join us for an unforgettable night of entertainment and good will towards a crime family who’s given us so much.

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Noir at the Bar Queens 9/28

I will be reading at Noir at the Bar Queens, September 28th! Held at Kew & Willow Books, hosted by Alex Segura and Scott Adlerberg. They have really raised the bar (no pun intended) and run a great reading series. I’ll be reading from Riff Raff, the second Jay Desmarteaux novel, which will be released by Down & Out Books in autumn 2019. A great line-up: Kelly Braffett, Radha Vatsal, SJ Rozan, Carrie Smith, Hilary Davidson, Dave White, Wallace Stroby, Lee Matthew Goldberg, Nick Kolakowski, Hector Acosta, David Gordon, Jen Doll, and our hosts. It’s always been a good time, and a very short walk from the train. 

It also looks like I’ll be reading at the New York Public Library on Halloween about writing supernatural stories–like “Truth Comes Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind” and “The Summer of Blind Joe Death” among others–and I’ll share more details once I know. Damn right, I will be in costume…

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Noir at the Bar DC: There Can Be Only One

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This Saturday I’ll be in D.C. joining this great line-up of writers reading our most hilarious shocking tales, battling for a prized sword… a blade of “dishonor” if you will.

Join us, it is sure to be a memorable evening.

 

Like Warren Zevon say: Join me in L.A.

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Sunday May 21st I have the great honor of reading at Noir at the Bar L.A. hosted by Eric Beetner, with Duane Swierczynski, Maria Alexander, Joe Ide, Jordan Harper, and S.W. Lauden!

Join us at the Mandrake, 2692 S. La Cienega, at 7pm for a night of noir.

 

Noir at the Bar Queens 6/26

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Join me this Sunday with a murder of crime writers, including Lawrence Block and Jill, his daughter–very much a chip off the old one–plus Sarah Weinman, Jason Starr, Jen Conley, Scott Adlerberg, Rob Hart, Alex Segura, Lyndsay Faye, Angel Colón, William Boyle and Erik Arneson. Guaranteed to be a ripping good time…

Noir at the Bar New Jersey!

I won’t be reading at this one, but a lot of great writers will be. Many have asked me to host a NJ Noir at the Bar event; last year, Jen Conley and Mark Krajnak stepped up and held one at The Saint in Asbury Park, and invited me to read. It was a great time. Now Jen is hosting a second one, at Tumulty’s in New Brunswick (a classic bar that features in Dave White’s latest Jackson Donne novel, NOT EVEN PAST) and Dave will be reading, among others. Mark will be there photographing the event, he does great work, they’re both great people. I’ll be at an undisclosed location, or I would be reading there myself!

So if you want a regular Noir event in New Jersey, hoof it to Tumulty’s and give them your support. They do a great job, there are 14 great authors reading at this one, you don’t want to miss it.

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Noir at the Bar tonight: Dark City Lights

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