My 2018 Fall Tour Dates Are Set

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I know it’s still August, but the kids are already heading back to school, which means we’ll all be choking down all things Pumpkin Spice before you know it. So what better time to pull up your calendar and mark off when I’ll be coming to see you?

This year, in addition to a bunch of new locations, I’ll be making return visits to a few places where I’ve given presentations before. In those instances, while I will be showing some of my “best of the best” audio, video, and photos, I’ll also be adding in some new things that I’ve acquired since my last visit. In other words, even if you’ve seen me before, there’s going to be new stuff for 2018!

The vast majority of my appearances and presentations are free and open to the general public. The few exceptions will be noted with a dollar sign: $.

For all dates, space is usually limited. Some locations even require that you pre-register in order to ensure they have enough seats. So once you’ve decided you’re going to attend, please contact the venue to see if you need to pre-register.

Finally, yes, there will be books for sale before and after each appearance. And I will be more than happy to sign them or anything else you hold in front of me.

And without further ado, here’s the tour dates! Any last-minute changes/additions will be available here.

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Wednesday, October 3rd @ 6:00 pm
Meet James A. Willis & The Ghosts Of Ohio presentation
MLJ-Hardin Co. Library
325 E. Columbus Street
Kenton, OH 43326

Saturday, October 6th
Meet James A. Willis & The Ghosts Of Ohio presentation
Sycamore Park Branch / Pickerington Public Library
7861 Refugee Road
Pickerington, OH

Tuesday, October 9th @ 7:00 pm
Meet The Ghosts Of Ohio presentation
North Royalton Branch / Cuyahoga County Public Library
5071 Wallings Road
North Royalton, OH

Thursday, October 11th
The Strange & Spooky World of James A. Willis presentation
Greenville Public Library
520 Sycamore Street
Greenville, OH

Saturday, October 13th
The Strange & Spooky World of James A. Willis presentation
Chillicothe Halloween Festival
Yoctangee Park
Chillicothe, OH

Tuesday, October 16th
Meet The Ghosts Of Ohio presentation
Portsmouth Public Library
1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH

Friday, October 19th
My Strange & Spooky World:
An Evening with Author and Paranormal Researcher James A. Willis

Gaslight Theater
301 S. Main Street
Georgetown, OH

Monday, October 22nd
Meet The Ghosts Of Ohio presentation
Paulding County Carnegie Library
205 S. Main Street
Paulding, OH

Wednesday, October 24th $
The Strange & Spooky World of James A. Willis presentation
Thurber House
77 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus, OH

Thursday, October 25th
Meet The Ghosts Of Ohio presentation
Bossard Memorial Library
7 Spruce Street
Gallipolis, OH

Saturday, October 27th
Meet The Ghosts Of Ohio presentation
Lorain Public Library
351 W. Sixth Street
Lorain, OH 44052

Saturday, November 3rd
My Strange & Spooky World:An Afternoon with Author and Paranormal Researcher James A. Willis
Eaton Library
301 N. Barron Street
Eaton, OH

Saturday, November 17th
The Night The Ghost Got In
Thurber House
77 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus, OH
This is a unique opportunity for one lucky winner and a guest to ghost hunt at Thurber House with me on the anniversary of the events in James Thurber’s short story, The Night The Ghost Got In. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit Thurber House
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Information On My Thurber House Appearance

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On Wednesday, July 29th, I will be the featured speaker at one of Thurber House’s Literary Picnics. What’s a Literary Picnic? Simply put, it’s an opportunity for people to come out and hear an author speak while enjoying a picnic-style dinner on the front lawn of the historic Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. How cool is that?

If you’ve ever been to one of my presentations, you know that I tend to enjoy assaulting my guests’ eyes and ears with all sorts of weird visuals and audio clips. Not sure how much of that I do while standing in the middle of a yard with the bright summer sun shining, so for now, exactly what I’ll be doing is still up in the air. But rest assured, it will be memorable!

Thurber House -- via thurberhouse.org

Thurber House — via thurberhouse.org

In terms of tickets, there are several packages available: you can get the whole “dinner and a show” ticket or, if you prefer, you can bring your own dinner and just buy a ticket to my talk. Either way, the Thurber House will be open for tours during the entire evening and you can even BYOB!

There will be copies of my books available for purchase. However, I am not handling the book sales, so I have no idea which ones they will have on-hand (Weird Ohio and The Big Book Of Ohio Ghost Stories are safe bets, though). I’ll be hanging around after my talk to sign books, shake hands, and consume any of your leftover reubens, if you let me.

But perhaps the biggest question people have been asking me is “are you going to talk about your new book?” The answer to that is “yes”. While Ohio’s Historic Haunts isn’t due out for a few more months, I will indeed be spending a bit of time discussing the book and maybe even giving a sneak peek or two at what readers can expect to see when it finally comes out.

For more information about Thurber House’s 2105 Summer Literary Picnics, click here. Or, if you’re chomping at the bit to get your tickets, click here to review the different packages available and order your tickets online. 

No idea how many tickets are available, but I’ve been told they do sell out quickly. So if you’re thinking about coming, don’t wait to get your tickets.

Hope to see you there!