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On Sunday, we'll gather once again at the grave of Philly Noir great David Goodis.  Lou Boxer has organized this event (as well as NoirCon) for the past few years.  Last year, we went on a very detailed tour of sites from Goodis' life.  This year, we're also doing a tour (although I think a bit shorter), then heading out to the Port Richmond Bookstore for beer and books.  If you are at all interested in Philadelphia Noir, this is a great event.  Then more drinking and food at Atlantis The Lost Bar in Frankford.  Graves, drinking, books, run-down Philly neighborhoods.  What more could you ask for? 

Duane Swierczynski has a post about it on his blog and here are his photos from last year.  I posted about our 2009 visit

For more on David Goodis, Brian McManus has written an excellent piece in this week's Philadelphia Weekly on Goodis' Philly Noir legacy (and even I get a shout-out as one of the local Goodis-heads).

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