Queens Council on the Arts Creative Conversations03/29/2017, SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432
Under the Hood: Project Narrative04/13/2017, Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave, Entrance on 37th St Astoria, NY 11101
Mystery Panel: Alex Segura, Julia Dahl, Thomas Pluck and Rob Hart
Join four phenomenal mystery writers for a panel discussion on all things thriller in celebration of local author Alex Segura's newest Pete Fernandez myster, Dangerous Ends. Have you ever wondered what goes on in the minds of your favorite mystery writers? Now is your chance to find out! Join four local mystery writers for an evening of horror, murder, intrigue and some top notch sleuthing. One of last year's hits, Mystery Panel is back and ready to talk trouble. Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Miami crime novels featuring Pete Fernandez, Silet City, Down the Darkest Street and Dangerous Ends. He has also written a number of comic books, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed Archie Meets Kiss storyline, the “Occupy Riverdale” story, and the just-released and sold out Archie Meets Ramones one-shot. He lives in New York with his wife and son. He is a Miami native. Julia Dahl's first novel, Invisible City was nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for Best First Novel and was named one of the Boston Globe’s Best Books of 2014. Invisible City won the Barry, the Shamus, and the Macavity, Awards for Best First Novel. She is also the author of Run You Down and Conviction, the third book in the Rebekah Roberts series. These days she writes about crime and criminal justice for CBSNews.com. Thomas Pluck is the author of Bad Boy Boogie, a Jay Desmarteaux crime thriller and Blade of Dishonor, an action adventure which MysteryPeople called “the Raiders of the Lost Ark of pulp paperbacks.” His work has appeared in The Utne Reader, Beat to a Pulp, [PANK] Magazine, Burnt Bridge, Spinetingler, McSweeney’s, Crimespree Magazine and anthologies such as Blood on the Bayou, Unloaded: Crime Writing Without Guns, and Dark City Lights, edited by Lawrence Block. He also edited the Protectors anthologies to benefit PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children. Rob Hart is the author of New Yorked, nominated for an Anthony Award for Best First Novel, as well as City of Rose and South Village. He is also the publisher at MysteriousPress.com and the class director at LitReactor. His short stories have appeared in publications like Thuglit, Needle, Joyland, and Helix Literary Magazine. Non-fiction has appeared in The Daily Beast, Salon, The Literary Hub, and Birth.Movies.Death. Scott Free, a novella he co-wrote will James Patterson, will be available in June 2017. You can find him online at @robwhart and http://www.robwhart.com.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
31-29 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11106