The Library will be closed on Monday, October 9th for a Staff Development Day.
National Endowment for the Arts recipient and winner of both the Bram Stoker and the Ray Bradbury awards, Stephen Graham Jones, will talk about his unique writing style, experimental fiction, and the horror books that have won him world-wide acclaim.
Stephen Graham Jones joins us to talk scary stories, horror and more with horror expert Becky Spratford. Jones is the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Good Indians and Don’t Fear the Reaper, and a prolific author of more than 25 books spanning genres. He received an NEA Fellowship and won several awards including: the Ray Bradbury Award from the Los Angeles Times, the Bram Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, the Jesse Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, and the Alex Award from American Library Association. He is the Ivena Baldwin Professor of English at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Wednesday October 4th at 7 pm on Zoom or there will be an in-person viewing of the stream at the Jacksonville Public Library
For more information, call 217-243-5435.
This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).