UPCOMING EVENTS2017

Thursday, January 5th, 2017- 12:30pm- Ardmore Rotary Club - Speaking at the Merion Cricket Club about Story Slams and personal storytelling.

Friday, September 8th, 2017 - Facilitating a Storytelling Workshop at HippoCamp 2017, a Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference held in Lancaster, PA.

West Chester Story Slam - Second Tuesday of every month through November. For more info, click here.

Lancaster Story Slam, Tellus360 - Fourth Tuesday of every month through November. For more info, click here.

StartUp StorySlam - Various cities dates and times. Check out StartUpStorySlam.org to learn more.

PAST EVENTS 2016

Sunday, December 18th, 2-5pm - Schuylkill Valley Journal Reading Series - Manayunk Roxborough Art Center - 419 Green Lane - Presenting “Fiction Writers and the Schuylkill Valley Journal: Roger Lopata, Elise A. Miller, Jim Breslin, Courtney Sunday, Mike Cohen and Elizabeth Quigley” on Sunday, December 18, 20163 – 5 pm.  Refreshments will be provided. $5 Donation requested.  Phone: 215-482-3363.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, August 12th, 2016 - Noon -3pm - HippoCamp Creative Non-Fiction Writer's Conference - Storytelling Workshop

Taught a Storytelling Workshop on the opening day of HippoCamp. HippoCamp is a three day writers conference in Lancaster, PA. This year's keynote speaker was memoir writer Mary Karr.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 2pm - Storytelling at Moravian Manor - 300 West Lemon St., Lititz PA, 17543.

State Street Reading Series, Media, PA - May 19, 7p.m.

 

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 - 7pm "Booklove" - A Storytelling event for Independent Bookstore Day at Chester County Book Company

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 - Late Night Story Slam - Side Bar and Restaurant - At Late Night Story Slam, stories are not recorded. This Story Slam is for 21 and over and contains crude sexual references, instances of drugs and alcohol consumption and more. Not for the faint of heart. The theme this year is Fast Lane. For more information and tickets, click here.

April 25th, 2016 - Patton Middle School, Unionville, PA - Ran a Writing Workshop for students.

StoryTime at Studio B, Boyertown, PA- Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Studio B hosted StoryTime, facilitated by Jim Breslin. Breslin is the founder of the West Chester Slam and co-founder of both the Lancaster and Lehigh Valley Story Slams. Breslin entertained the audience, telling a few 5-minute stories. After a short intermission, four or five audience members were invited to tell their five-minute stories.

PAST EVENTS 2015

Sunday, October 18th, 2pm - Studio B's  "Writers and Reader" Series

Spoke on a writers panel at Studio B, 390A E. Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA. 

Monday, October 12th 7pm  - Reading at Chester County Book Company

Read with members of Brandywine Valley Writers Group. Free and open to the public.  

Rose Valley Storytelling House Concert Hosted by Megan Hicks Saturday, October 10, 7pm


HippoCamp Conference Sunday, August 9th at 9 am Panel Discussion: Writing & Community: A Look at Literary Citizenship

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Bowers Writers House, Elizabethtown College July 21, 22, 23 Four Day Residency - Taught a three-part workshop for high school students and had a Friday night reading. Learn more here.

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Late Night Story Slam Thursday, April 30th, 10pm Theme: Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll Side Bar and Restaurant West Chester, PA Order tickets HERE.

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National Bookstore Day Saturday, May 2, 7pm Jim will be joining other local storytellers/writers in sharing five-minute stories about bookstores, books, and their love of reading. The event is free and light refreshments are being served. Support the local independent bookstore and also learn about West Chester Story Slam.

Book Club Talk Friday, April 9 Book Club Discussion of Shoplandia (Private)

Interviewing Author Philip Kerr Wednesday, April 8, 7pm Chester County Book Company Philip Kerr is the author of the Bernie Gunther novels, and is visiting CCBMC to promote his latest novel The Lady From Zagreb.

West Chester Library Book Club reads SHOPLANDIA Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 1 pm Open to the public West Chester Public Library, N. Church St., West Chester, PA

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Tell Me A Story Hillary Rea hosts a night of stories! Wednesday, January 21 Show at 7:30 Theme: Clean Slate Shot Tower Coffee 6th and Christian Sts, Philadelphia PA

PAST EVENTS 2014

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Books in Bars Thursday, December 18th, 5-7pm New happy hour concept. Drink Beer. Talk books. A happy hour for literary nerds. Iron Hill Brewery Gay St. West Chester, PA Open to anyone. Come out and tell us your favorite book of 2014.

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Chester County Book Company Author Holiday Event Saturday, December 13th, 2 p.m to 4 p.m. Signing copies of Shoplandia and West Chester Story Slam - Selected Stories

Book Club Talk Friday, November 21 Book Club Discussion of Shoplandia (Private)

Book Club Talk Thursday, November 13 Book Club Discussion of Shoplandia (Private)

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West Chester Story Slam GRAND SLAM Tuesday, November 11, 8 pm Chester County Historical Society

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Delco Story SlamGRAND SLAM Wednesday, November 19, 7pm Burlap and Bean Coffehouse

Books in Bars Sunday, November 9th, 3-6pm New happy hour concept. Drink Beer. Talk books. Learn more by clicking here. Ortino's Northside 1355 Gravel Pike, Perkiomenville, PA (610)287-7272.

Interviewing Authors Podcast Wednesday, October 8th Interviewed by Tim Knox for this popular podcast that features indy writers and publishers. Release date: TBD

Phoenixville Library - Reading Monday, September 15, 7 p.m. Jim read from Shoplandia at the library along with other authors.

West Chester Center Stage: FAITH Saturday, September 13, 7pm Purchase $15 tickets Thomas Patrick Hall, St. Agnes, W. Gay St West Chester, PA

Building a community of StorytellersWalnut St. Labs Tuesday, September 2, 9am Walnut St, West Chester, PA My talk was recorded and can be viewed HERE.

Pop Culture Tonight Tuesday, August 26 Interviewed for this radio show out of Austin, TX Listen to the interview HERE.

Spoke at Main Line Writers Group Topic: Building Community Wednesday, August 20, 7 pm Michael's Deli King of Prussia, PA

Discussion of short story "Portraits" w/ World Literature Conversation Group Volunteer English Program, West Chester, PA Wednesday, July 23, 6:30 pm Location: West Chester Public Library

Dinner Specials with May Pang and Cynthia Neilson Monday, June 30, 12 Noon Appeared on their laid back radio show to chat about life behind the scenes at QVC and the writing of Shoplandia. Click here to listen.

West Chester Growers Market Saturday, June 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friends know I love the WC Growers Market! I'm excited to be greeting and signing copies of Shoplandia all morning.

Reading at Rosemont Writers Retreat Wednesday, June 25, 7:30 pm Reading with others on the campus of Rosemont College 1400 Montgomery Avenue Rosemont, PA 19010

West Chester Growers Market Saturday, June 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friends know I love the WC Growers Market! I'm excited to be greeting and signing copies of Shoplandia all morning.

Sunday, June 8th, 3 p.m. Schuylkill Valley Journal Spring Launch I read a portion of my short story "Turbulence," which was published in the Spring 2014 edition of the journal. Manayunk Roxborough Arts Center 419 Green Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19128

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West Chester Story SlamTuesday, June 10, 8pm Purchase $8 Tickets Side Bar 10 E. Gay St. West Chester, PA Purchase tickets HERE

Sunday, June 1, 7 p.m. First Ever Behind the Mic Inter-Genre SLAM! Short reading right before the winners were announced for this benefit story slam. More info HERE. St. Declan's Well 3131 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tuesday, May 20th 6:30 p.m.SHOPLANDIA Book Signing/Discussion Henrietta Hankin Library 215 Windgate Dr, Chester Springs, PA 19425 (610) 321-1700

Saturday, May 24th 10 a.m. Appearance on WXDE Radio Show I'll be a guest on Fran the Man's radio show. Listen here.Sunday, May 18th 3-6 p.m.SHOPLANDIA Book Launch Weekend BOOKPLACE, 2373 Baltimore Pike The eclectic used book shop and art gallery hosted a signing. Oxford, PA. (717 951-6418) For more information, click http://www.bookplaceoxford.com/specials.html

Thursday, May 15th, 6-8 p.m., short presentation at 7 p.m. SHOPLANDIA Book Launch Chester County Book and Music Company 957 Paoli Pike West Chester, PA 19380 (610) 696-1661 Open to the public. The book launch of Shoplandia, Jim's new novel inspired by his seventeen years as a producer at home shopping network QVC. For more information about the event, click HERE.

Monday, May 12West Chester Story Slam: Building Community with Wordpress Speaking about digital publishing with the Wordpress Meetup Group Michael's Deli King of Prussia, PA Click here for details.

Poetry Reading Daisy Fried, Sebastian Agudelo, Virginia Beards and Eli Goldblatt I'm hosting this special Poetry Month Event, which starts at 7p.m. Tuesday, April 29 Chester County Book and Music Company 957 Paoli Pike West Chester, PA Open to the public.

Rosemont College Book Festival Saturday, April 26 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Connelly Green at Rosemont College 1400 Montgomery Avenue Rosemont, PA

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Reading at Phoenixville Library 183 2nd Ave, Phoenixville, PA 19460 (610) 933-3013 Will be reading from my new novel Shoplandia along with poet Virginia Beards and others Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m.

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Book Reading Sponsored by Brandywine Valley Writers Group I read some from my next book along with poet Virginia Beards and others. Monday, March 3rd, 7pm Chester County Book and Music Company 957 Paoli Pike West Chester, PA 19380

PAST EVENTS 2013

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West Chester Story Slam GRAND SLAMTuesday, November 12, 8pm Purchase $10 Tickets Here Chester County Historical Society 225 N. High St West Chester, PA

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Liberation Storytelling & PodcastThursday, September 12th, 7pm Higher Grounds Cafe Northern Liberties 631 N. 3rd St Philadelphia, Pa More info here.

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Scranton Story SlamSaturday, August 17, 7pm Honeychilds* 109 Drinker Street, Dunmore, PA Tickets $5.00 More Info can be found here..

West Chester Public Library's 125th Anniversary Celebration Book Signing with fellow authors Saturday, June 8th 10am-2pm West Chester Public Library 415 North Church Street West Chester, PA

Indy Book Publishing Panel Discussion Brandywine Valley Writers Group Tuesday, March 19th, 7pm Doc Magrogan's Oyster House 117 East Gay Street, West Chester, PA

Book Reading Sponsored by Brandywine Valley Writers Group Monday, January 7th, 7pm Chester County Book and Music Company 957 Paoli Pike West Chester, PA 19380

PAST EVENTS 2011/2012

West Chester Story Slam Visits Burlap & Bean Wednesday, December 5th, 8pm Burlap & Bean Coffeehouse - Reserve Tickets here 204 South Newtown Street Road Newtown Square, PA 19073 (484)427-4547

Authors Say Thank You To Chester County Book Company Friday, November 23rd, 6-9pm Local authors gathered to say thanks to this 30-year-old local independent bookstore that is closing. Authors who attended include: Lisa Scottoline, Kathye Fetsko Petrie and more.

West Chester Story Slam Tuesday, November 13th, 8pm - GRAND SLAM Victory Brewing Company 420 Acorn Lane Downingtown, PA 19335 (610)873-0881

Authors Say Thank You To Chester County Book Company Friday, October 26th, 6-9pm Local authors gathered to say thanks to this 30-year-old local independent bookstore that is closing. Authors attending included: Merry Jones, Marc Schuster, Kathye Fetsko Petrie and more.

West Chester Story Slam Tuesday, October 9th, 8pm Victory Brewing Company 420 Acorn Lane Downingtown, PA 19335 (610)873-0881

Book Reading Sponsored by Brandywine Valley Writers Group Monday, September 24th, 7pm Chester County Book and Music Company 957 Paoli Pike West Chester, PA 19380

West Chester Story Slam Tuesday, September 11th, 8pm Victory Brewing Company 420 Acorn Lane Downingtown, PA 19335 (610)873-0881

Read Flash Fiction w/Brandywine Valley Writers Group Tuesday, June 26th 7pm at Chester County Book Co. 975 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA (610)696-1661

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Henrietta Hankin Library Book Panel Discussion The authors of Chester County Fiction discussed the Art of Writing. Open to the public. Free. Wednesday, June 20th, 6:30pm Henrietta Hankin Public Library 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs, PA (610)321-1700

West Chester Story Slam Tuesday, June 12th, 8pm Victory Brewing Company 420 Acorn Lane Downingtown, PA 19335 (610)873-0881

West Chester Public Library Book Panel Discussion The authors of Chester County Fiction will be discussing their work. Open to the public. Tuesday, March 27th, 6:30pm West Chester Public Library 415 North Church Street, West Chester, PA (610)696-1721

West Chester Public Library Book Club The Book Discussion Group will be discussing the short stories in Elephant. This discussion group is open to the public. Wednesday, March 21st, 1pm West Chester Public Library 415 North Church Street, West Chester, PA (610)696-1721

West Chester Story Slam Tuesday, March 13th, 8pm Victory Brewing Company *NEW LOCATION* 420 Acorn Lane Downingtown, PA 19335 (610)873-0881

West Chester Story Slam Tuesday, February 14th, 8pm Victory Brewing Company *NEW LOCATION* 420 Acorn Lane Downingtown, PA 19335 (610)873-0881

Private Book Club Discussion Thursday, January 19th

WCHE Radio 1520 AM Friday, January 13th, 3pm Was a guest on the Culture and Entertainment Show with Steve Brodsky

West Chester Story Slam Tuesday, January 10th, 8pm Victory Brewing Company 420 Acorn Lane Downingtown, PA 19335 (610)873-0881

Chester County Fiction Book Signing Chester County Book & Music Company Saturday, December 17th, 11AM-3PM Signing CC Fiction with other fellow authors.

Panel Discussion and Book Signing Monday, December 19th, 7PM Phoenixville Public Library 183 Second Avenue Phoenixville, PA 19460 Reservations required. Please RSVP to Mark Pinto at 610-933-3013 x 32 or mpinto@ccls.org

West Chester Story Slam Grand Slam! Tuesday, November 8th, 8pm Ryan's Pub 124 West Gay Street West Chester, PA 19380 (610)344-3934

WBZH 1370 AM Radio November 11th, 10:15AM Scheduled to appear on air to discuss Chester County Fiction and writing

Chester County Fiction Book Signing - Several Authors Sunday, November 6, 4-6pm at BOOKPLACE 2373 Baltimore Pike Oxford, PA. (717 951-6418)

Chester County Fiction Book Signing - Several Authors Saturday, October 22nd, 1pm-3pm at Chester County Book Co. 975 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA (610)696-1661

WCHE Radio Live! Friday, October 21st, 3:00pm Appeared on the Entertainment and Culture Show with host Steven Brodsky

Philadelphia Stories Push to Publish Seminar Sitting on the "New Self Publishing" Panel Saturday, October 15th, 1:15pm Rosemont College 1440 Montgomery Avenue Rosemont, PA 19010

West Chester Story Slam Tuesday, October 11th, 8pm Ryan's Pub 124 West Gay Street West Chester, PA 19380 (610)344-3934

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Book Launch for Chester County Fiction Sunday, October 2nd 2pm-5pm Baldwin's Book Barn 865 Lenape Road Route 52 West Chester, PA 19380 (610)696-0816

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Oxford Library Book Reading, Discussion and Signing Elephant was chosen for Oxford Library's Book Group in September Thursday, September 29th 7pm Oxford Public Library 48 South Second Street, Oxford, PA 19363 (610)932-9625

Panel on Indy Publishing at Main Line Writers Group Wednesday, September 21st 7pm Michael's Deli and Restaurant 130 Town Center Rd, King of Prussia, PA (610)265-3265

Reading Flash Fiction w/Brandywine Valley Writers Group Monday, September 19th 7pm at Chester County Book Co. 975 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA (610)696-1661

West Chester Story Slam Tuesday, September 13th, 8pm Ryan's Pub 124 West Gay Street West Chester, PA 19380 (610)344-3934

Poetry Reading at Earth Bread & Brewery I'm reading three flash fiction pieces Written art meets liquid art Sunday, July 17th, 8pm 7136 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia (Mt. Airy)

Sunday, June 26th, 2011 - Celebration and Book Launch for Elephant! You are invited to stop in between 4-7pm for refreshments to celebrate the release of Elephant, my first short story collection. The event is being hosted by my friends Virginia and Richard Beards at their awesome eclectic bookstore, BOOKPLACE in Oxford, PA. Event details:

Sunday, June 26, 4-7pm at BOOKPLACE 2373 Baltimore Pike Oxford, PA. (717 951-6418)