Thursday, July 1, 2010
The 4th Noir@Bar held at the Delmar Lounge in the heart of U. City, may have been the best yet. This will create a good problem for hosts Jed Ayres and Scott Phillips. How can they continue to raise the bar over & over again. On the night of June 28th, Noir hosted authors, Derek Nikitas and Dennis Tafoya, Matthew McBride and Jed Ayres and all read from either a short story or a bit from one of their novels. On this evening Scott Phillips did not read but instead played MC and auctioneer. Phillips helped arrange a private auction for Heidi (a friend of Noir@BAR),who was facing some legal issues & the money raised that night helped to pay her bond. Scott did an amazing job of keeping things moving and entertaining at the same time. Derek Nikitas read from his novel "The Long Division" and Dennis Tafoya read from his newly released novel "The Wolves of Fairmount Park". Jed Ayres & Matthew McBride both read recently penned short stories. Noir@Bar 5, should be on any mystery fans radar that lives within a couple hours drive of St.Louis. In less than a years time, Noir@Bar has established itself as the preimere mystery event in St. Louis. Making appearances so far, is a who's who of some of todays top young mystery writers (Anthony Neil Smith, Frank Bill, Robert Randisi, Scott Phillips, Dennis Tafoya, Derek Nikitas, Theresa Schwegel, Sean Doolittle, Malachai Stone, Matthew McBride, Laura & Pickney Benedict and Jed Ayres.) Noir@Bar 5 is just around the corner so stay tuned to see what's next.
Posted by Rod Norman at 6:44 AM