©2018, 2019 Gary Zenker

Noir at a Bar has no association with Noir at the Bar, but we are sure those are nice people, also. 


Crime, suspense and a touch of murder.

A perfect evening. IF you aren't the one being murdered.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Timothy's West Chester - 929 S. High Street

7:00 pm until the last body drops

13 local authors present their short fiction designed to scare, shock and delight you.

Admission is FREE, just cover your drink and food tab. A great evening of entertainment.

No need to RSVP, just show up. But be early and you'll get a table with a table cloth. 

Presented in conjunction with 

The Main Line Writers Group

The Wilmington-Chadds Ford Writers Group

The Brandywine Valley Writers Group


Our authors are all local. Some are established writers having published multiple books. Others are presenting their first public work. Some work at it full time and for others, it's their passionate hobby.  

Chris Bauer

Chris Bauer is suddenly a busy thriller novelist. JANE'S BABY released 2018. 2019 releases were HIDING AMONG THE DEAD and SCARS ON THE FACE OF GOD, both in May, and BINGE KILLER in October. HER TWELVE LETTER ALPHABET (tentative title) will release late 2020.

Tony Conaway

Tony Conaway has co-written books published by McGraw-Hill, Macmillan and Prentice-Hall, which have collectively sold over 350,000 copies. His latest published fiction is the heartwarming story “Baby’s First Kill.”

He interviews other authors at wayneaconaway.blogspot.com

Julie Duffy

Julie Duffy is a writers and the host of the StoryADay.org writing challenges. A Scot who lives in Pennsylvania, a lot of her stories seem to be about outsiders and misfits.

Tom Joyce

Tom Joyce’s first novel, “The Freak Foundation Operative’s Report,” came out in 2014, and his short story collection, “The Devil’s Kazoo Band Don’t Take Requests,” in 2016. His fiction has appeared in “Needle: A Magazine of Noir,” and “Space and Time Magazine.”

Tony Knighton

Tony is both an author and a lieutenant in the Philadelphia Fire Department. His writings appear in a variety of anthologies. He published his novel, Three Hours Past Midnight, in 2017.

Don Lafferty

Don Lafferty is a writer of short fiction and nonfiction. He is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia. Don writes short crime fiction and has had stories been published in numerous anthologies, journals, and websites.

Lanny Larcinese

Lanny has published, “I Detest All My Sins,” “Women: One Man’s Journey,” and shorter work. “Death in the Family” is due out later this year. His website is: http://lannylarcinese.com.

Matthew McGeehin

Matthew is an office manager and a long-time writer. His work has been found in numerous anthologies. He focuses on putting the “fun” in funeral and the mirth in murder. Nothing brings him more joy than his readers enjoying themselves with his work

Joanette McGeoch

Joanette McGeoch’s is an astrologer who charts the stars by day and writes under the stars by night. It is her 4th reading at Noir at the Bar.  She finds she is enjoying murder more and more each time.

Dorian Redburn

Dorian Redburn lives in the Philadelphia suburbs. Her writing focuses on paranormal, supernatural, and crime. She likes to learn with background of three college degrees, martial arts, teaching, and project managing.

Kendall Redburn

Kendall is a software developer, writer and tinkerer.  Self taught at just about everything, he sells Pokemon cards at www.professor-oak.com, has his own digital card game at FuzzyMonsters.net and writes the Captain Santa series set during World War II. www.CaptainSanta.com Ask him to show you videos of his desktop geysers.

Jim Sassaman

Villanova graduate. Drexel professor. OSHA defense litigator. Novelist: Dempsey's Diner (work-in-progress). Set during Watergate, chronicles end of hippie era in small town nocturnal underworld scene.

Gary Zenker

Marketer by day, Gary writes flash fiction in various genre to challenge himself and his readers. His stories feature humor with a surprise bite. Gary is co-founder of the Main Line and Wilmington Writers Groups. He is also the leader of Noir at a Bar.


Thanks to the generosity of the readers, a few past readers, and a sponsorship from Captain Santa, Noir At A Bar is free to attend. Of course, you could thank the readers by buying their books on site.

That wouldn't kill you, would it?