Noir at the Bar Redux

As Bruce Coffin noted yesterday, on Sunday a group of us gathered at Bull Feeney’s in Portland for Noir at the Bar, thanks to the great organization of Brenda Buchanan. Each of us read a small passage from one of our works.

I had invited some friends and one couple showed up with their daughter who wants to be a writer. Talking with her before Noir started reminded me what a benefit events like that are, and also what a benefit groups like Maine Crime Writers are. As we all know, writing is a very solitary endeavor. Certainly, there are parts that are not solitary. There are many opportunities for collaboration and critique groups and the like, but writing is primarily a digging deep into ourselves and our imaginations. Sometimes, after a lot of digging, we find water (or oil, depending on what we’re looking for), but sometimes that hole can get a little deep and dry.

Events like Noir remind me what a wonderful, supportive community we all write in. It is a joy to hear smart people put pieces of their imagination on display.

It inspired me. And I hope it inspired my friends’ daughter.

To check out books by Brendan as well as by his father and son, visit their website.

This entry was posted in Brendan's Posts, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s