St. Valentine's Day Noir
Saturday, February 14, 2009, 8:00 p.m., @ The Ha Ra Club, 875 Geary St., S. F.

celebrating the release of
San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics

published by Akashic Books

Some like to spend this romantic holiday amidst candles and soft music. Not us. We'll be spending it in a dark, lusty, and dangerous place. Join us for an evening of unbridled transgression as Peter Maravelis, the editor of San Francisco Noir, hosts a release party for a second volume of hardboiled fiction celebrating the seedy underbelly of our city-by-the-bay.

Authors from San Francisco Noir, Volumes One and Two read selections from their works and the works of noir masters of the past.

appearing will be:

Craig Clevenger
author of The Contortionist's Handbook and Dermaphoria

David Corbett
author Blood of Paradise and Done for a Dime

Don Herron
Original Suicide Club member, creator of The Dashiell Hammett Tour

John Shirley
cyber-punk trailblazer, author of Black Glass

Sin Sorrocco
original Black Lizard author, author of Low Bite and Edge City

Domenic Stansberry

author of The Last Days of Il Duce and The Ancient Rain

The Ha Ra Club, 875 Geary Street, San Francisco, 94109

Event is Free. 21 and over

about San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics:

The romantic "city by the bay" is blasted by yet another crime spree as San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics picks up where its predecessor left off. Join some of the great storytellers of the past as they conspire with contemporary noir virtuosos to showcase the city's criminal legacy. From Wild West outpost to dystopian cosmopolis, San Francisco is exposed in all its treacherous glory. Visit a sinister landscape populated by the possessed, the dispossessed, and the wandering ghosts of days gone by.

Past meets present as Ambrose Bierce, Frank Norris, Mark Twain, Jack London, Dashiell Hammett, and Fletcher Flora team up with Bill Pronzini, Joe Gores, Janet Dawson, Oscar Penaranda, Seth Morgan, Craig Clevenger, and others, to present short stories that will shake the city to its dark core.

Peter Maravelis is a native San Franciscan with a life-long involvement in the art and literary scenes. He programs the events calendar at City Lights Bookstore and is editor of the first volume of San Francisco Noir