Chills & Thrills with Author Stephen G. Jones

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Chills & Thrills with Author Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones joins us to talk scary stories, horror, and more with horror expert Becky Spratford. Jones is the bestselling author of The Only Good Indians and Don’t Fear the Reaper in addition to more than 25 books spanning genres. He received an NEA Fellowship and has won multiple awards. He is the Ivena Baldwin Professor of English at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Illinois librarian and Readers' Advisor Becky Spratford will join Stephen in conversation. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library and runs the critically acclaimed blog RA for All. A devout horror fan, she writes a horror review column for Library Journal, is the author of The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror, and is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association.

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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).