Sunday, September 10, 2017

Noir Fans Unite at the 15th Annual Collingswood Book Festival

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WWDGD?

What Would David Goodis Do?  
Given his proclivities for the dark side and his undeniable love of Philadelphia and New Jersey, he would be front and center at the 15th Annual Collingswood Book Festival.  Make no mistake about it.  

The 15th Annual Collingswood Book Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2017
10am—4pm

Be sure to see the following panel entitled:

On the Dark Side: Noir and Crime Fiction 
from Jersey and Philadelphia 

ON OCTOBER 7th at 3:00 PM

Moderated by Joe Samuel 

The panel will include some of Noir's Best Raconteurs, Wallace Stroby, Dennis Tafoya, Jen Conley, Kevin Catalano, and Tony Knighton. 


The 15th Annual Collingswood Book Festival is for Book lovers of all ages. Stroll more than six blocks of Haddon Avenue filled with authors/speakers for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, workshops, exhibitors, kid-friendly activities, and entertainment for all ages. 

This award-winning festival is the longest-running, largest literary event in the Delaware Valley. Remember, all events are free!


Saturday, August 19, 2017

NoirCon is Alive and Well.


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Have no fear, NoirCon 2018 is NEAR!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 1st through November 4th

Details to follow.

Spread the word!

The pot is noir, and the ante is cheap! Jim Nisbet




A quick note for noirists and ebook readers:
Nick Mamatas, author, reconteur (who occasionally stops by the Arcade to chat and sign his books), and all around groovy guy, turned me on to StoryBundle, and well, check it out:

https://storybundle.com/noir 


The Green Arcade co-published Jim Nisbet's
Snitch World and Sin Soracco's
Edge City (with PM Press), as well as Sin's
Come to Me (with Ithuriel's Spear Press).   






 Writer and editor Nick Matmas and his colleagues curated a zine called Big Click over some three years and an amazing eighteen issues.  The undersigned has been a contributor.  And while it seems that Big Click has now met its STOP instruction, those concerned have come up with an interesting wrinkle on the always-thorny issues of dissemination and propagation.   

For a limited period -- about three weeks, starting yesterday, 5/9/17, complete with countdown clock -- Big Click and an affiliation of small publishers have made available a Big Click anthology as well as some fourteen bonus entities, including  Snitch World, a novel authored by yr hmbl srvnt.
To access, clickquez ici: 
The pot is noir, and the ante is cheap -- peanuts, really, considering how much work is available here.  It's all in the format of little ones and zeros of course; but If you're into exploring adventurous literature via one or another or your devices, this could be the deal for you.  

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A New Voice in Noir Has Spoken - Melissa Ginsburg



A taut, erotically charged literary noir set in Houston about a woman caught up in her friend’s shocking murder, and the dark truths she uncovers.
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Melissa Ginsburg is the author of the poetry collection “Dear Weather Ghost” and the chapbook “Arbor.” Her training as a poet infuses the often workmanlike construction of crime fiction (“He poured a drink,” “She lit a cigarette,” “The phone rang”) with lyricism and pathos. It also informs the book’s pacing, driven more by atmosphere than plot.  Charles McCory, The DM Online