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Nights of Noir

July 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT


Join us this June & July for the Summer Southern Noir Edition!

Noir hangs heavy in the hot summer night, where corruption, crime, racial violence, and righteousness all collide among the bayous, piney woods, oil refineries, and urban sprawl of East Texas. Join us for a rich discussion of two recent hardboiled classics, Attica Locke’s Bluebird, Bluebird (2018 Edgar Award) and Lisa Sandlin’s The Do-Right (2015 Hammett Award), powerful mysteries in which hope sweats it out and innocence oozes away like blood from a gunshot wound.

The Do-Right Music Playlist

Though music doesn’t play as obvious a role in Sandlin’s book, she actually drops in quite a few references. Taken as a whole, it’s an interesting mix that seems to fit Beaumont in the early/mid 70’s.

Facilitated by William Glenn and Eusebio Diaz.

William Glenn co-founded the bilingual literary/cultural journal Terra Incognita and is author of A Brief Guide to American Poetry (Premier Poets Chapbook Series). Recent publications include two poems in AMP: Journal of Digital Literature. He co-leads Gemini Ink’s Nights of Noir series and works at the University of Texas at the San Antonio Libraries.

Eusebio Diaz has developed a deep affinity for classic, noir and hardboiled fiction and has presented on the genre frequently. Diaz is presently working on a book set in his birthplace and hometown, Carrizo Springs. He received a BA in Anthropology and a MA in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, both from the University of Texas at San Antonio and resides in Houston, Texas.


July 15, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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Alexandra van de Kamp