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Crime, suspense and a touch of murder.

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


Noir at a Bar - Live in Person

A benefit for the Oxford Public Library


Wednesday, October 27, 2021


6:30 pm until the last body drops


Octoraro Hotel (OTE)

2 South Third Street, Oxford PA

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

Tickets: $20 include meal and entertainment

Presented in conjunction with 

The Main Line Writers Group

The Wilmington-Chadds Ford Writers Group

The Brandywine Valley Writers Group

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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.  

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Chris Bauer

Chris is a member of two writers groups (Bucks County Writers Workshop and Rebel Writers of Bucks County), International Thriller Writers, and his work has been recognized by the National Writers Association, the Writers Room of Bucks County (PA), and the Maryland Writers Association. He likes the pie more than turkey., and

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Lanny Larcenese

Lanny Larcinese has been writing crime fiction as well as non-fiction for eight years. His early short work was awarded first prize at three successive Philadelphia Writers Conferences and published in online magazines. Excerpts from his memoir, Women: One Man's Journey, were also first prize contest winners. His debut novel, I Detest All My Sins was well-reviewed by Kirkus and others. His novel, Death in the Family is due out in fall, 2019.

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Todd Harra

Todd is a fourth-generation undertaker who enjoys writing in his spare time. His family has been in the undertaking business since the Civil War, his great-great-great grandfather was a cabinet maker, or tradesman undertaker.In 2008, after appearing in the Men of Mortuaries calendar as "Mr. January," Todd found himself writing a book with Ken, the critically acclaimed Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt. After their success with MC:USTD, they collaborated on a follow up, Over Our Dead Bodies: Undertakers Lift the Lid.

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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.”


Jay "Knuckles" Kennedy

Jay is a reader, not a writer, but Gary has naked pictures of his cats so occasionally he can be coerced into embarrassing himself at Noir events.  Like now.

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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.

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Anita Defrancesco

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Mike Clarke

Mike has lived in Oxford, PA since 2000. After 40 years in the paint business, he retired and now occupies his time with writing pursuits and other activities. He blogs on pop culture.


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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?


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