Booked brings you a live Noir at the Bar reading from our recent visit to Corydon Indiana! Back on November 3rd, Livius and Robb drove from Chicago all the way to the Louisville KY area for a night of high-octane, high-volume (and in some cases, probably just high) stories from the Jed Ayres and Frank Bill camps in celebration of the recent release of the Noir at the Bar 2 anthology.
The night hosted eight total readers, over two hours total of reading. Because we’re not so sadistic, we decided to break up the reading into three episodes. the old 3/3/2.
In addition to a great reading, we picked up a ton of great books. Some signed print copies of Matthew McBride’s Frank Sinatra in a Blender, Noir at the Bar vol. 2, Jed Ayres’ F*ckload of Shorts, and the novella collection Uncle B’s Drive-In Fiction (with novellas by David James Keaton, CJ Edwards, Matt Funk, and more).
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The gracious host of the evening Frank Bill steps up to the mic to start off this episode, reading What Once Was, an excerpt from the follow-up to his upcoming book Donnybrook. Yeah, he’s already bringing us stuff that’s following up stuff that hasn’t been released yet. He’s like Marty McFly or something. Be sure to check out what we thought of his book Crimes in Southern Indiana
After Frank, Lou Perry took the mic, confessed to having never read before, and proceeded to tell us what’s awesome and what sucks. It’s all about trucks, mud, milk jugs full of beer, and drunken fornication. What more could you really hope for in a story at a reading called Noir at the Bar?
In a warping of time, we move the final reader of the night, Kirby Gann, to the third in this episode. Kirby is the author of Ghosting, the book that he read an excerpt from at this reading. He also authored Our Napoleon in Rags and The Barbarian Parade.
Come back tomorrow for the next Noir At The Bar live reading episode… You can look forward to hearing David James Keaton talk about getting tasered by cops and burning radio djs AND you’ll get the police perspective when CJ Edwards reads his story Letting Go, which is due out soon from Plots With Guns.
Be sure to check out all of these authors and support them by buying their books either through their own websites or on Amazon.And please be sure to get your copy of Noir at the Bar vol. 2 over at Subterranean Books in St. Louis. It’s a great collection of stories for a great cause: supporting independent bookstores! Click the book cover below to go to Subterranean Books’ website.
Sam Phillips – All Night