In conjunction with The Creatures, Crimes & Creativity (C3) Con, 10 authors will read from their thrilling work at the latest Noir at the Bar event, which is free and open to the public. The C3 Con draws authors of mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal fiction. On Friday September 13 it will be open to all at the Sheraton, Columbia Town Center, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD. Starting at 7:30pm readers and fans can gather for free readings and a cash bar. Attendees will hear readings from Debbi Mack, Adam Meyer, Alan Orloff, Ellen Butler, Austin S. Camacho, David Mack, S.A. Cosby, Matty Dalrymple, and Weldon Burge. The authors will be competing for an engraved trophy, so you can bet they will be performing their best! Attendees will choose the winner. Attendees will also be able to participate in a charity raffle. The C3 Con is partnering with the Howard County Library System's Project Literacy - a highly successful adult basic education initiative. HCLS Instructors and volunteer tutors have taught 8,400 adults since 1987 through free, one-on-one tutoring and class sessions. To raise funds for this worthy cause we they will raffle off book-related gift baskets. Every dollar collected for the baskets will go to the HCLS Project Literacy.