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Barry Graham and Jonathan Woods
for a night of music & noir at Opal Divine's.
The only thing most crime fiction fans love as much as books is drinking, so it only makes sense that someone would combine both. Started in Philadelphia a few years, Noir At The Bar has made its way across the country from St, Louis to LA. MysteryPeople is giving it an Austin spin on June 7th at Opal Divine's.
We'll have three of the hippest, hard boiled authors on the scene reading from and discussing their work: Peter Farris, Jonathan Woods, and Barry Graham. And since we are the live music capitol of the world, we'll also have local legend Jesse Sublett joining us for a reading and performance, as well as singer/songwriter Chris Hoyt.
So come out to Opal's (700 West 6th St.) at 7PM and help us launch a new tradition - Austin's Noir at the Bar.
Peter Farris will read from Last Call for the Living.
Farris is a graduate of Yale University. He lives in Cobb County, Georgia. Last Call for the Living is his first published novel. Peter's flash fiction piece DISNEY NOIR has recently been nominated for Best Short Story on the Web by Spinetingler Magazine.
Barry Graham will read from When It All Comes Down to Dust.
Graham is an author, screenwriter, poet, journalist and blogger whose dark and gritty urban novels have received international acclaim. His nonfiction has been published in a diversity of magazines and newspapers, including Harper’s, Flaunt, Parabola, Las Vegas Life, The Arizona Republic and Scotland on Sunday. His blog, Illusory Flowers in an Empty Sky, contains reporting and commentary on politics, critical theory, the death penalty, urbanism, sustainability, books, films and Zen practice. He is also a Zen monk, and serves as the Abbot of The Sitting Frog Zen Center.
Jonathan Woods will read from A Death in Mexico.
Woods' stories have appeared in 3:AM Magazine, Dogmatika, Plots with Guns, Pulp Pusher, Thuglit and other web-based literary magazines. He studied writing at Southern Methodist University and attended Bread Loaf, Sewanee, Zoetrope: All-Story and Sirenland writers’ conferences.
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