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Events

January 1, 2007

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Doing an author event for Bride of the Tornado at Good Neighbor Bookstore (124 Chautauqua Ave) in Lakewood, NY. 6 pm. RSVP here.

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Rochester, NY’s Writers & Books Literary Center presents “An Evening With James Kennedy” in which I speak about Bride of the Tornado and my other books. At the downtown art space Made on State (510 State Street, Rochester, NY). Limited parking in their lots; you can also use parking at 515 State St and 460 State St. They recommend parking at 460 State St, as that only requires crossing a minor street that doesn’t have much traffic. Details here. 6-8 pm.

Saturday, April 20, 2024
The ROCHESTER, NY screening of the 13th annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. In the Dryden Theater at the George Eastman Museum (900 East Avenue). With co-host Bruce Coville (author of The Unicorn Chronicles, My Teacher is an Alien, and much more). 2 pm. Get your FREE tickets here.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Doing an author event for Bride of the Tornado at Morgenstern Books (849 S. Auto Mall Rd., Bloomington, IN). 6 pm.

Friday, April 26th, 2024
I’m appearing at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago! I’ll speaking on TWO panels: at 12:15 pm, a panel called “The Hero Doesn’t Always Journey” (Room 402-AB) and at 5:15 pm a panel called “Frightening an Audience: How Horror Writers Generate Fear” with David Rider and Aleco Julius, moderated by Damian Serbu. More info to come!

Saturday, May 11, 2024
The SAN ANTONIO screening of the 13th annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. In the H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. With co-host Nikki Loftin (If You Get Lost, Wish Girl and more). 11 am. Get your FREE tickets here.

Saturday, May 18, 2024
The GIG HARBOR, WA screening of the 13th annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the Galaxy Theater in Gig Harbor (4649 Point Fosdick Dr). 3 pm. Get your FREE tickets here.

Sunday, May 19, 2024
The TACOMA, WA screening of the 13th annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. At the Grant Center for the Expressive Arts (2510 N 11th St.) With co-host Tacoma’s own Doug Mackey. 3 pm. Get your FREE tickets here.

Friday, June 14, 2024
I’m co-hosting the return of the Adult Spelling Bee at Chicago’s Book Cellar bookstore (4736-38 N Lincoln Ave). With Robbie Q. Telfer and Kelsie Huff! 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
I am appearing at the Horror Writers Association’s “Summer Scares” event at the Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center (400 S State St) with Gus Moreno, Cynthia Pelayo, Dan Kraus, Lauren Bolger, Michael Rose, and Michael Phillips. Moderated by Becky Spratford. 6 pm.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024
I am appearing at ANOTHER Horror Writers Association “Summer Scares” event, this time a Young Adult panel at the Bellwood Public Library. Details, times, and other panelists TBA.

Wednesday, September 4, 2024
I’m doing a live recording of the Secrets of Story podcast with co-hosts Matt Bird and Betsy Bird, as a special event for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)! At the Book Stall bookstore (811 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL.)

Saturday, October 26, 2024
I’m a featured author at the Tomes Of Terror Horror Convention and Book Fair through Bobzbay Books in Bloomington, IL. “This annual free event offers authors, readers, local businesses, and horror fans from across the Midwest an opportunity to celebrate the darker side of literature together.” 10 am – 4 pm. More details to come.