Jim recently attended StoryStudio Chicago, taking an 8-session course in Creative Writing Essentials led by author Audie Shushan. Jim will return to StoryStudio in January for Creative Writing II: Finish the Story with Amanda Goldblatt.
Jim’s play Pleasant View is still a work in progress. Another scene has been selected for a staged reading in the December 2017 Scene Shop Showcase at Chicago Dramatists. Two other scenes were selected for readings there, one in May 2017 and another in December 2016.
Jim occasionally returns to Kenosha to perform at Story Night at Fusion. His most recent appearance was in July where he told a personal experience story titled No Ball Playing.