JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 11.03.18
Last Sunday night in Asbury Park, A fantastic group of NJ and NY writers got together to do a Noir At The Bar (they read some of their past, present or future work). I was there to take some pics and emcee a little bit.
This was the fifth or sixth Noir At The Bar that I’ve been a part of. They are always a good time.
This one was special though. Noir At The Bar Asbury Park was to be one of a number of readings going on around the country, and even a few outside the US. These N@B were subtitled Chilled To The Marrow because, while these are normally free, we were all contributing something to be raffled off to help raise money for Evie Swierczynski who has been battling leukemia for the past few months. She was diagnosed just six months ago. We were all in for #TeamEvie.
Duane Swierczynski is her dad. Many know him as a top-flight novelist or for his work with Marvel where he penned a Punisher one-shot and also 24 issues of Cable. (I don’t know much about the comic work so I hope I have that right).
I’ve known Duane since 1991 when we were on the same floor in college together, have always followed his work. This was the crime fiction community, near and far, coming together to help one of their own.
We had some fun, raised a bit of money. Many of the local Asbury Park businesses did a great job donating things for the raffle. It was great to be part of it.
Early Tuesday morning Evie, 15, passed away.
We’re all just gutted.
I considered Evie alot this week. I never met her, but I know here Dad. And Olivia is just a few years younger.
Evie’s mom has asked all to honor Evie: Be kind, be loving, be sweet, be funny, be wise, be brave, be a warrior.
This world can be a god-awful place with god-awful things going on around us. The world lost a good person in young Evie. It needs more good people.
Let’s all do our part to be the best we can out there.
This Week’s Links:
What I Watched This Week: Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman
What I Started Reading This Week: November Road
Public Service: Back up your work from October!
“Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.” ~ Walker Evans, who would have turned 115 today.
© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2018