When: Tue., Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m. 2012
When The Kansas City Star's Steve Paul asked former Pitch staffer Nadia Pflaum to contribute a story for an anthology he was working on — titled Kansas City Noir — he plugged it to her this way: "I'm thinking your Pitch career sloshing through the underbelly should have you primed to write a suitable piece of fiction." Then he told her, "It ought to be fun." Pflaum's first attempt at fiction writing produced "Charlie Parker's Last Supper," a short story about keeping barbecue honest. It's naturally one of our favorites in the fine, entertaining book, which launches at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library (14 West 10th Street, 816-701-3400). Admission is free. RSVP at kclibrary.org.