Events

UPCOMING EVENTS – 2015

storyslam1West Chester Story Slam
Tuesday, September 8, 8pm
Side Bar and Restaurant
West Chester, PA
HERE.
Check out West Chester Story Slam’s website for the 2015 season schedule.

lvss-square-largeLehigh Valley Story Slam
Wednesday, September 16, 8pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar
Bethlehem, PA
Order tickets HERE.
Check out Lehigh Valley Story Slam’s website for the whole 2015 schedule.

cropped-lssLancaster Story Slam
Tuesday, September 22, 8pm
Tellus360, Lancaster, PA
Tickets available HERE.

wccenterstageWest Chester Center Stage: RACE With my friend Veronica Redd, co-producing a night of curated personal stories on the theme of RACE. Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA. 8pm Read more information by clicking here. Ticket can be purchased by clicking <a href=”http://West Chester Center Stage: Race – details to come”>here.

IMG_7286Delco Story Slam
Tuesday, October 6, 8pm
Maggie O’Neill’s Irish Pub
Drexel Hill, PA
Tickets available HERE.
Check out Delco Story Slam’s website for the whole 2015 season schedule and videos.

storyslam1West Chester Story Slam
Tuesday, October 13, 8pm
Side Bar and Restaurant
West Chester, PA
Order tickets HERE.
Check out West Chester Story Slam’s website for the 2015 season schedule.

lvss-square-largeLehigh Valley Story Slam
Wednesday, October 21, 8pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar
Bethlehem, PA
Order tickets HERE.
Check out Lehigh Valley Story Slam’s website for the whole 2015 schedule.

cropped-lssLancaster Story Slam
Tuesday, October 27, 8pm
Tellus360, Lancaster, PA
Tickets available HERE.


UPCOMING EVENTS 2016

statestreetreading


PAST EVENTS 2015

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

Bowers Writers House, Elizabethtown College
July 21, 22, 23
Screen shot 2015-07-20 at 8.48.48 AM
Four Day Residency – Taught a three-part workshop for high school students and had a Friday night reading.
Learn more here.

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

imagesNational 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

TMAScleanslateTell 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

booksbarsflyerBooks 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.

imagesChester 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)

storyslam1West Chester Story Slam GRAND SLAM
Tuesday, November 11, 8 pm
Chester County Historical Society

IMG_7286Delco Story SlamGRAND SLAM
Wednesday, November 19, 7pm
Burlap and Bean Coffehouse

BIBBooks 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 Storytellers
Walnut 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

storyslam1West Chester Story Slam
Tuesday, 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

ShoplandiaBookCover5_5x8_5_Cream_290 copyThursday, 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 12
West 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

313356_10151398829663110_1287840335_nReading 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.

imagesBook 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

storyslam1West Chester Story Slam GRAND SLAM
Tuesday, November 12, 8pm
Purchase $10 Tickets Here
Chester County Historical Society
225 N. High St
West Chester, PA

1011142_478081332277320_668645672_aLiberation Storytelling & Podcast
Thursday, September 12th, 7pm
Higher Grounds Cafe
Northern Liberties
631 N. 3rd St
Philadelphia, Pa
More info here.

424086_256072361141505_523128278_nScranton Story Slam
Saturday, 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

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


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


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)

4 responses to “Events

  1. Hi Mr Breslin-

    We have a mutual friend, Edda. I also I work at WBZH. I just wanted to say hello and make your acquaintance.

    -Brian

  2. Hi, Jim. Just finished “Shoplandia”. Totally enjoyed it! You nailed the pulse. It made me think of fun times at QVC! THX, Geri P.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s