Noir at the Bar 5/17: Dark City Lights takeover

Join me and…
Jill Block
Tom Callahan
Peter Carlaftes
Jane Dentinger
Kat Georges
Peter Hochstein
Brian Koppelman
Annette Meyers

…as we read from Dark City Lights and other works of noir. We’ll be giving away copies, and selling them, but you can get yours from order it from Amazon, or from your local bookstore.


Noir at the Bar Manhattan 3/8

10983545_729484617165702_640155499552167458_oFEATURING: Hilary Davidson, Angel Colón, Dave White, Thomas Pluck, Todd Robinson, Matthew Lee Goldberg, Nick Kolakowski, Tracey Landau, Vincent Zandiri, Teel James Glenn, and… Anthony Schiavino!

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Shade is at 241 Sullivan Street in Manhattan, corner of West 3rd, a ten minute walk from the 9th Street PATH station. (That’s how I get there…) for NJ folks.

Join us. It’s always a good time, Shade is a great neighborhood bar with fine beer, whiskey, and crepes!  (Noir crepes. They’re full of brie and human failure. They also serve panini of existential pain).

Noir at the Bar NJ: at The Saint in Asbury Park, 12/2 8pm

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I’ll reading with Jen Conley and others, some of whom appear in Trouble in the Heartland, a Springsteen-themed anthology.

There’s a $5 cover but some of us will be giving away books.

Noir at the Bar: Bouchercon 2014

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Join us!

Noir at the Bar NYC – 7/13

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Join us at Shade Bar this Sunday, 7/13, at 6pm for readings from Jen Conley, Sarah Weinman, Reed Farrel Coleman, Barry Lancet, Alex Segura, Ben Lieberman, Vincent Zandri, and S.A. Solomon.


Noir at the Bar NYC: Sunday Aug. 18th

At Shade Bar NYC in Greenwich Village, not far from the Cozy Soup & Burger shack, if you get hungry.
Join us for the mellifluous and doomheavy tones of noir. Begins at 6pm promptly… if Mr. Stella is starting things off you’ll want to get there early. Charlie is one hell of a writer.

241 Sullivan Street. Off the West 4th Street subway stop.
They serve awesome crepes and have good beer on tap, and a nice selection of bourbon.


Fresh Kill: Noir at the Bar Burger!

After reading at Noir at the Bar NYC, Firecracker and I went out for burgers with friends Paula Pahnke (a writer whose work appears in the Lost Children anthology) and her man Dennis. Paula led us through the freezing cold to Cozy Soup ‘n Burger on Broadway, a diner institution offering much more than burgers and soup. We all had burgers. But first things first… here is the greatest shirt in creation. Photo by Glenn Gray. I reviewed Giovanni’s a while back. They make-a nice sangweech, paisans.


They make a good burger but they overcook it a bit. Not competition for Krug’s, but this is a top tier diner burger.  I had the Santorini Burger- spinach and feta on an English Muffin- with purloined avocado and onion ring added.

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Noir at the Bar was a blast again. Thanks to Glenn Gray and “Big Daddy Thug” Todd Robinson for having me again. This time the lineup had Hilary Davidson, Al Tucher, Matthew McBride, Kathleen Gernert Ryan, Reed Farrel Coleman, Justin Porter, Terence McCauley, SJ Rozan, and Seamus Scanlon. Glenn, Todd, and Laurie- bartender extraordinaire- plus all the crew at Shade NYC– thanks again for a great evening.noirbar

Also in attendance was Josh Bazell, author of BEAT THE REAPER, one of my favorites of the last decade. I reviewed it ages ago. It’s one of the books that showed me you could write a crazy story if you were good enough, and Josh sure is. Here’s my reading of “Tiger Mother,” a short story that appears in Noir Nation #2.