"A raucous novel... He writes with wit and a terrific eye for snappy revealing dialogue. Breslin is not mean-spirited; rather he is insightful in his remembrances of things past." - Carole Mallory,Huffington Post Books
"Give me 10,000 copies. I'd gladly give it a go selling them on QVC myself." - Holly Love,Philadelphia Inquirer
The novel Shoplandia is inspired by Jim's 17 years as a producer at QVC, where he worked with celebrities such as Willy Nelson, Joan Rivers, and Joy Mangano.
Since launching in 2010, over five hundred stories have been told live on stage in front of rowdy audiences at local bars. Stories are told with no notes and no props, just a storyteller and a mic, revealing themselves through their personal tales. Learn more at wcstoryslam.com.
Launched in 2015 with co-founder Andy Meehan, StartUp StorySlam provides the opportunity for entrepreneurs to share stories about their business successes and failures. StartUp StorySlams have been held in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and we're actively searching for people who would like to organize a StorySlam in their city. Learn more at StartUpStorySlam.org.
Chester County Fiction
These sixteen stories from authors who live and work in Chester County, Pennsylvania, explore our common history and shared bonds. The collection includes stories about people in transition, struggling to find their place and peace in the community they live in. They are tales about love and loss, violence and heartbreak.
The collection features stories by: Virginia Beards, Jim Breslin, Robb Cadigan, Wayne Anthony Conaway, Peter Cunniffe, Michael Dolan, Ronald D. Giles, Terry Heyman, Joan Hill, Nicole Valentine, Jacob Asher Michael, Eli Silberman and Christine Yurick.
In this debut collection of stories, Jim Breslin explores the soul of suburbia; the disenfranchised and the desperate. The characters in these twenty-one stories struggle to mend relationships and find redemption. Sometimes funny, often sad, the unsettling stories in Elephant portray the suburban landscape of loneliness and hope. Available at Amazon.
Lancaster Story Slam
Co-founded with Carla Wilson in January 2015, Lancaster Story Slam features stories told live on stage at Tellus 360. Stories are recorded and uploaded to YouTube. Listen to the podcast or pick up tickets for the next event at LancasterStorySlam.com.
Center Stage is an occasional series of curated storytelling events focused on important themes. Our 2014 Center Stage was themed Faith. Our 2015 theme is Race. Read about our storyteller lineup and the venue by clicking here.
Started in May 2015, the Lehigh Valley Story Slam is a collaboration with Easton storyteller Dennis Boyne.
"Stories too raucous to be recorded." Once a year, we hold a Story Slam with an outrageous theme and no video or audio recording is allowed. What is told at Late Night Story Slam stays at Late Night Story Slam. Our 2015 West Chester debut sold out quickly. Lancaster Late Night comes in March 2016. The next West Chester Late Night Story Slam will be held in April 2016.
In the Spring of 2011, small colorful knit bombs began appearing around the small town of West Chester, PA. Residents started posting photos of the graffiti-like yarn bombings. When the West Chester Dish published a story on the anonymous yarn bomber, speculation grew. The street artist came to be known as Insomiknitac - and inspired late night comedians and musical tributes. But who is Insomiknitac?
Start Loving is one of the most recognized peace activists in Washington DC. He has held several hunger strikes and in 2009 joined the peace vigil which has been held continuously for the past twenty-eight years in Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House. This 30-minute documentary is an interview with Start, who discusses his path to Washington DC and his philosophy of universal love. Click here to watch the documentary.