Stephen Graham Jones joins us to talk scary stories, horror and more with librarian 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. Illinois librarian and Readers' Advisor Becky Spratford will join Stephen in conversation. 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.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events.

Who: Open to the general public.  You do not need a library card to register for this event. 

When: Wednesday, October 4, at 7pm

Where: Online

Registration is required: Click Here

Event FAQ

Will this program be recorded? 

  • Yes, with permission from Stephen Graham Jones to post for a limited time 14 days.

Where will the recording be posted?

  • On Youtube. The link will be emailed to all Zoom registrants (those who attended the live event and those who did not). This email will include the final date to view the recording.

When will the recording be posted?

  • Within 5 days of the program (pending actual post-production time). It will be viewable for up 14 days from post date.

Can I share the video with my patrons after the event?

Yes, the Jones event recording will be posted to our public YouTube channel.  When ILP videos are posted to YouTube, you may share these with your library community through the final view date. 


Please direct any questions about this event to Stephanie at [email protected] or 618-206-4345

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