Fort Greene Store:
Thursday, October 10, 7:30 PM
#10YearsOfGreenlight: Celebrating Creative Community in Brooklyn
Featuring guest hosts Angel Nafis and Johnny Temple
Readings & performances by Marlon James, Jeff Kass, April Ranger, and other special guests
Reception to follow
Greenlight Bookstore opened its doors at 686 Fulton Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn in October 2009, and we're celebrating our 10th anniversary throughout the month of October 2019. Tonight's special event, hosted by two great friends of the bookstore, is a multi-part artistic feast in celebration of the many communities of which Greenlight is a part. Angel Nafis – poet, teacher and host of the Greenlight Poetry Salon – introduces performances by locally and nationally beloved poets Jeff Kass and April Ranger, and discusses what Greenlight has meant to writing communities in New York and beyond. Johnny Temple – publisher of Akashic Books and cofounder of the Brooklyn Book Festival – introduces readings from some special Akashic authors, including Marlon James and Gregory Pardlo, and discusses the community of independent and local publishers, nonprofits, and bookstores that make up Brooklyn's literary scene. Join us for an incomparable evening of art and celebration with some of our favorite neighbors!