William Kennedy

Eugene, OR
Lane Community College
Music, Movies, Literature, History
  • William Kennedy is a freelance copywriter and journalist with more than a decade's experience covering arts and culture, news, and a variety of other topics.
  • He is the senior music contributor at the Eugene Weekly, where he has twice been a finalist in the Eugene Weekly, Best of Eugene, Best Journalist category.
  • He also writes a free monthly Substack newsletter with music news updates and music reviews.


William Kennedy is a freelance copywriter and journalist who lives in Eugene, OR with his wife and two cats. He's long had a mind for arcane facts and trivia, and he watches PBS and the History Channel to relax. He also loves music and popular culture, and he reads the New Yorker cover to cover on a weekly basis, which for a professional writer, is better -- and cheaper -- than grad school.


William blends his upbringing in a household valuing literature and language with some college education in media, marketing, writing, and literature, and practical experience as a freelance writer.
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