This week’s Liars Club Oddcast is a very special Noir at the Bar, with bite-sized readings from Jon McGoran, Merry Jones, Bill Lashner, Robb Cadigan, Gregory Frost, Don Lafferty, Edward G Pettit, Bernard Schaffer, Erik Arneson, Dennis Tafoya, and William L. Myers Jr.
The show is a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, in memory of Evie Swierczynski, and the Liars and readers encourage all listeners to consider a donation in Evie’s honor at bit.ly/team-evie-chla-fundraiser. Your tax-deductible gift will help create hope and build healthier futures for many young patients and their families.
This week on the #Oddcast, my friend and two-time Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of quiet horror and damaged people, Nathan Ballingrud, talks about his remarkable and unsettling stories, including his first collection, North American Lake Monsters, as well as the forthcoming film adapted from his novella, The Visible Filth, as well as his time as a bartender in New Orleans, and a cook on oil rigs. Cohosting with me are Merry Deedee Jones, Kelly Simmons, Jon McGoran, and Keith Strunk.
This week on the Oddcast we talk with short-story author Richard Butner, who describes himself as a writer, occasional performer, and shipwrecked jester. He runs the annual Sycamore Hill Writers’ Conference, an extraordinarily successful and long-running peer-to-peer workshop hidden deep in the mountains of western North Carolina. Some of his unusual fiction is available in a collection from Small Beer Press.