Crime fiction -- especially noir fiction that casts a critical eye on our justice system -- is increasingly relevant in an America divided by wealth inequality and unequal access to justice. High-profile cases like the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Eric Garner in Staten Island, and Antwon Rose II in Pittsburgh, as well as the wholesale use of "stop and frisk" tactics in Black and Latinx neighborhoods, have thrust the issue of biased policing into the public eye. Civilians aren't the only ones affected by these injustices: those working in the system, like detectives and beat cops (many of whom are Black and Latinx themselves), have been pressured by superiors to increase their "collars," using discriminatory tactics like arrest quotas that target minorities. "Writing Dissent in Crime Fiction" will bring together NYPD12 member Police Officer Pedro Serrano [and a colleague, TBA?] with noir and crime fiction writers Kenneth Wishnia and S.A. Solomon, to talk about writing stories that address economic, social, and racial justice issues in an increasingly unequal age.