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Dames and Smooth Operators – Step into the Shadows of Noir
A Zoom Panel discussion brought to you by Mystery Writers of America NorCal Chapter

Noir: crime fiction featuring hard-boiled cynical characters and bleak sleazy settings.

How do we craft Noir? What makes the atmosphere and setting leap from the pages and grab a reader? How do writers manifest the stark landscapes, raw emotion, concise dialogue, and characters pushed to the edge of their personal abyss? Join us, on Zoom, for what will certainly be a fascinating discussion!

This event will take place on October the 27th, starting at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Moderator:
• David Corbett is the author of six critically acclaimed novels, nominated for the Lefty Award for Best Historical Mystery, the Anthony and Barry Awards for Best First Novel, and an Edgar. His book on the craft of characterization was published by Penguin and his follow-up, The Compass of Character, was published by Writer's Digest Books.

Panelists:
• Alex Segura is an acclaimed, award-winning writer of novels, comic books, short stories, and podcasts. His short story “Red Zone” won the 2020 Anthony Award for Best Short Story.
• Cara Black is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, a San Francisco Library Laureate, Macavity and three-time Anthony award-nominee for her series, Aimée Leduc Investigations, set in Paris.
• Rachel Howzell Hall is a New York Times bestselling author and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist for And Now She’s Gone.

Oct 27, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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