Event: Noir At The Bar in Asbury Park
Ho, Ho, Ho. There’s gonna be some Noir At The Shore!
Since TROUBLE IN THE HEARTLAND drops on December 1, a few of us locals involved with the project thought it would be fun to put together a Noir At The Bar event to help promote it.
Started by in 2008 by Peter Rozovsky, Noir At The Bar brings together a collection of crime fiction and mystery writers to read some of their work, be it stuff already published, or maybe a story they are working on. Since its humble Philly origins, Noir At The Bars (N@B for short) are now done across the U.S. and even internationally.
Back in September, I pitched this idea to Shotgun Honey editor Jen Conley. She has all the writer contacts, and, through some friends I’ve made at the Friends of Bruce Springsteen Society, I was able to get connected with some of the bars and clubs in Asbury Park. What better place to do the first NJ N@B than down in one of my favorite towns, Asbury Park.
Luckily, the venerable music venue, The Saint, was intrigued, and offered us space for a couple of hours. Word on the street is that they are bringing in a band to help close out the festivities.
The list of the writers who have committed to read is a good one:
* Erik Arneson
* Jamez Chang
* Jen Conley
* Thomas Pluck
* C.D. Regan (who also designed the great looking, Santa noir flier)
* Joe Samuel Starnes
* Kieran Shea
* Wallace Stroby
* Dennis Tafoya
* Anthony Venutolo
It’s getting cold down the beach now. The wind is whipping off the Atlantic, over the sandy boardwalk and snaking down through the fair city streets.
But it’ll be warm inside The Saint, a good time will be had I’m sure. We’re also asking that if you come by, please bring a toy, any size, which we’ll donate to a local Toys For Tots organization.
If you’re in the area, stop on by for some noir at the shore!
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