Noir at the Bar is a *free* event where writers drink beer and read short bursts of original crime fiction to an audience who is also drinking beer. Part literary reading, part social gathering, the point of Noir at the Bar is to bring the crime fiction community together -- those who read, those who write, those who are curious -- to read, listen, drink, and be merry.
Over the last ten years, dozens of Noir at the Bar events have been organized around the US. There are events in LA, Seattle, NYC, Miami, Denver, & now Albuquerque.
We are excited to once again hold this event at Tractor Brewing (Wells Park). Thanks Tractor!
Our terrific line-up of readers includes:
Robert Kidera, author of the Gabe McKenna Mystery Series
Amanda Kooser, recent UNM creative writing MFA grad, songwriter, & journalist
Ana June, Writer, Professor, and Photographer
Justin Bendell, professor, writer, & co-host of Point Blank Podcast
Chris Riedel, children's book author, artist, and poet
Karl Hutchins, writer, human
Mitch Marty, recent UNM creative writing MFA grad, writer, & photographer
Tori Cárdenas, author of Portaits as Animal (2023)
Andrew Bourelle, author of 48 Hours to Kill and Heavy Metal
Stephen Hull, director of UNM Press & crime fiction writer