When: Tue., Aug. 16, 7 p.m. 2016
After years of promoting the modern resurgence of noir fiction in bars, coffee shops and book stores, Noir at the Bar St. Louis founders Jed Ayers and Scott Phillips have moved up to the big time: St. Louis Noir, the first anthology of hard-boiled writing by local authors, is on shelves now. Phillips served as editor and anthologizer for the book, which has stories set in the gritty environs of Dogtown, the Ville, Sauget and Frontenac. The St. Louis County Library Foundation and long-time noir supporter Subterranean Books celebrate the release of St. Louis Noir tonight at 7 p.m. at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard; www.slcl.org). Contributors S.L. Coney, John Lutz and Ayres read from the book and sign autographs, and books will be sold on-site by Subterranean. Phillips serves as emcee. Admission is free, but bring money to buy a book and support local authors.
Price: free admission