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Unbound at BAM
Greenlight Bookstore partners with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) to bring today’s most renowned authors to Brooklyn for the national launch of their latest works in BAM's gorgeous theatrical spaces. Past guests include Sara Bareilles, John Cleese, Elvis Costello, Lena Dunham, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Lethem, Orhan Pamuk, Gloria Steinem, and many others.
2017 Unbound Events:
Wednesday, February 15, 7:30 pm
Book Launch: Morgan Parker presents There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé
In conversation with Jenna Wortham
Moderated by Rujeko Hockley
Pushcart Prize-winning writer Morgan Parker comes to BAM for the launch of her new poetry collection There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé. In this ranging discussion Parker talks to The New York Times Magazine’s Jenna Wortham about 21st-century black American womanhood, politics, art, and pop culture. Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, moderates the discussion. As NYLON writes, “Parker’s poetry collection is a powerful exploration centering around issues of black womanhood and all its inherent complexities and wonders.” Book signing to follow.
Tickets $25 (event only) and $35 (with book) through BAM.org. This event is in the BAM Fisher building, located at 321 Ashland Place in Brooklyn.
Sunday, March 26, 6:00 pm
Book Launch: Rebecca Solnit presents The Mother of All Questions
In conversation with Teju Cole
Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit comes to BAM for the launch of her new book, The Mother of All Questions (Haymarket Books), a timely and incisive follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me. Joined by writer, art historian, and photographer Teju Cole, Solnit discusses the women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the gender binary, the recent history of rape jokes, and much more.
Tickets $15 (event only) and $25 (with book) through BAM.org. This event is in the BAM Fisher building, located at 321 Ashland Place in Brooklyn.
Sunday, April 9, 6:00 pm
Book Launch: Alec Baldwin presents Nevertheless: A Memoir
In conversation with Anna Sale
Actor Alec Baldwin comes to BAM for the launch of his candid and beautifully written new memoir, Nevertheless. Baldwin is a multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor, producer, comedian, and philanthropist. He has also been nominated for an Oscar and a Tony Award and is the author of the New York Times bestselling book A Promise to Ourselves. Baldwin talks with Anna Sale, creator and host of the WNYC interview podcast Death, Sex & Money.
Tickets start at $35 (event only) and $55 (with book) through BAM.org. This event is in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, located at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn.
Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 pm
Book Launch: Roxane Gay presents Hunger: A Memoir of (My Body)
Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist, celebrates the release of her latest book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr, Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. In Hunger, she explores her past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.
Tickets $25 (event only) and $45 (with book) through BAM.org. This event is in the BAM Rose Cinemas, located at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn.