Crime, suspense and a touch of murder.

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


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Noir at a Bar - Zoom Edition

6:30 pm until the last body drops

Social distancing built in 


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

Admission is FREE. A great evening of entertainment.

No need to RSVP, just show up. 

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.  

Dorian Redburn

Dorian is a new writer who has lived in the Philly suburbs her entire life. She loves to learn and has three college degrees to prove it.


Her many jobs include high school teacher,martial arts instructor and IT project management.

Matt 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

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.

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 Kennedy

Jay is a reader, not a writer, although he did have an eighth grade essay published in two Wisconsin newspapers 48 years ago. This is his first story written since then. He lives in Oxford with his wife and 6 cats.

Gary Zenker

By day, Gary uncovers the mysteries of marketing for his clients and, according to one client, "kicks ass." 


By night, he writes flash fiction and publishes books on a variety of topics, including two co-written with his then pre-teen son Seth and a volume on using leadership skills to create successful Meetup groups.

Walter Lawn

Walter Lawn writes poetry and short fiction.  His work has been published in Every Day Fiction, River Poets Journal, and Unclaimed Baggage.  By day, he’s a disaster recovery planner.

Maggie Montoney

Maggie is a teacher and musician, and lives with her husband and needy husky. She has a passion for writing fiction and poetry, and has several pieces published online.


Though she teaches basic grammar to elementary students, she still questions her comma placements and has serious issues with sentence fragments

Joanette McGeoch

Joanette McGeoch has always been an avid reader and thought it was time to try writing something of her own.


She  has no desire to write a great american novel, only wants to give readers something to think about and a few smiles.

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All the readers have great stories. Plan to show up and bring some friends. 

That wouldn't kill you, would it?


©2018, 2019, 2020 Gary Zenker

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