Trish Murphy, Harry Hunsicker, Will Clarke and Melanie Wells
At Bar Belmont
A STRICTLY-FOR-FUN GATHERING OF SMART-MOUTHED FICTION WRITERS AND ONE LUCKY GUITAR, TRADING STORIES AND SONGS
For press information:
Lisa Taylor (214) 943-1099
Catch four creative souls on Thursday, July 17 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bar Belmont, 901 Fort Worth Avenue at Sylvan in Oak Cliff. Singer/songwriter Trish Murphy will join Dallas-based authors Will Clarke, Harry Hunsicker and Melanie Wells for a night of songs and stories. Admission is free. Call (877) 476-3378 for more information.
Recording artist Trish Murphy officially launched her music career after receiving a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Dallas, in Irving, and quitting her college job at The Wall Street Journal. Critically esteemed as a gender-defying songwriter who "stands toe to toe with the boys and rocks just as hard as they do," her discography includes four solo albums, three of which she released on her own label. She tours the U.S. and Europe, and the annual all-female Lilith Fair tour was a career highlight in the late 1990s. Her songs have also been recorded by fellow Texan Pat Green and CMT favorites Cross Canadian Ragweed. http://www.trishmurphy.com
Melanie Wells began her writing career by telling lies on the playground. A licensed psychotherapist and licensed marriage and family therapist and accomplished fiddle player (no, really - she went to SMU on a music scholarship), she is the author of the critically acclaimed Day of Evil series: When the Day of Evil Comes, The Soul Hunter, and My Soul to Keep. Melanie holds two masters degrees and is the founder and director of LifeWorks counseling associates, a collaborative, creative community of psychotherapists (www.wefixbrains.com). She lives in Dallas with her dog, Gunner, who wishes she would not spend so much time at her computer. http://www.melaniewells.com
Will Clarke is the author of Lord Vishnu's Love Handles: A Spy Novel (sort of) and The Worthy: A Ghost's Story. Both books have been selected as The New York Times Editors' Choice. He is also the author of the controversial essay "How to Kill A Boy That Nobody Likes" which was published in the Free Press Anthology, When I Was a Loser: True Stories of (Barely) Surviving High School. Clarke is known for using the supernatural (a psychic dot-com millionaire and the ghost of a dead frat boy) to trick the cynical eye into seeing the madness of the mundane.
Harry Hunsicker lives in Dallas where he writes crime thrillers about a private investigator named Lee Henry Oswald. Warner Bros. Television recently optioned the books for development into a TV series. His debut, Still River was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First Novel. His latest novel is entitled Crosshairs and was released in August 2007. Hunsicker, a fourth-generation native of Dallas, is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of American, the International Association of Crime Writers, and the International Thriller Writers. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the Mystery Writers of America. http://www.harryhunsicker.com
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Added by sarahjanesemrad on June 25, 2008