Monday, May 23, 7:30 PM
An Evening with Ig Publishing
Ron Tanner, author of Missile Paradise
Sean Carswell, author of Metaphysical Ukulele
Drinks reception to follow
Greenlight welcomes local Fort Greene favorites Ig Publishing for a night of exotic locales, literary ukuleles, and free booze! Set in the Marshall Islands, an island-nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that was once a testing ground for nuclear bombs, Ron Tanner’s novel Missile Paradise deals with the major social and political issues of our time, including racism, the effects of social inequality, and climate change. Sean Carswell’s Metaphysical Ukelele mixes the flair of literary invention with real events in the lives of some of our most well-known writers—Herman Melville living with a tribe of cannibals; Flannery O’Connor falling in love; Chester Himes threatening to decapitate his landlord, among others — with a ukulele thrown into each story for good measure. Readings followed by a drinks reception.