Upcoming Ticketed Events

While most of Greenlight's events are free with registration, a few very special events require tickets to attend!  All tickets include access to the featured event, and bundled tickets also include a copy of the featured book (shipping and pickup options vary). Here are our upcoming ticketed events, with details on how to reserve your spot.


Please note: this event was originally scheduled to take place at St. Joseph's College but will now take place virtually via Zoom.

Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, January 18, 7:30 PM
Bernardine Evaristo presents Manifesto: On Never Giving Up

In conversation with Rumaan Alam
Part of the Brooklyn Voices Series
Tickets $5-$35

Join Greenlight Bookstore and St. Joseph’s College as we welcome award-winning author Bernardine Evaristo for the virtual aunch of her new memoir, Manifesto: On Never Giving Up, as part of the Brooklyn Voices series. In Evaristo’s nonfiction debut, she offers readers an intimate and inspirational account of her life and career as she rebelled against the mainstream to fight to bring her creative work into the world. In her 40+ years of centering the stories and histories of Black Britons, Evaristo refused to let any barriers stand in her way. In conversation with bestselling author Rumaan Alam, Evaristo will discuss her theory of unstoppability, which helped her chart a path as a young actor and playwright in London, through political awakenings and activism, and ultimately led to her fierce determination to tell stories that were absent in the literary world around her. Don’t miss this evening of celebrating the power of resilience—and the importance of persisting in the work you believe in—with one of the most talented and inspirational writers working today.

All tickets include access to the live online event; book-bundled tickets include a hardcover copy of Manifesto. Note pickup and shipping options when purchasing tickets (shipping available within the US only).

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Photo of Hanya YanagiharaLIVE in person at BAM Harvey Theater:
Thursday, January 20, 7:30 PM ET
Hanya Yanagihara presents To Paradise

In conversation with Dean Baquet
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore

Tickets $30 (access only); $45 (includes book)

Greenlight Bookstore and the Brooklyn Academy of Music are thrilled to present the launch of To Paradise, the third novel by Hanya Yanagihara, author of the highly-acclaimed and modern-day classic A Little Life and editor-in-chief of T Magazine. Yanagihara graces the BAM Harvey stage in conversation with Dean Baquet, Executive Editor of The New York Times to read from and discuss what Michael Cunningham (The Hours) hailed as “a transcendent, visionary novel of stunning scope and depth.” In an alternate version of 1893 America, New York is part of the Free States, where people may live and love whomever they please (or so it seems). The fragile young scion of a distinguished family resists betrothal to a worthy suitor, drawn to a charming music teacher of no means. In a 1993 Manhattan besieged by the AIDS epidemic, a young Hawaiian man lives with his much older, wealthier partner, hiding his troubled childhood and the fate of his father. And in 2093, in a world riven by plagues and governed by totalitarian rule, a powerful scientist’s damaged granddaughter tries to navigate life without him—and solve the mystery of her husband’s disappearances. Spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, To Paradise is a fin de siècle novel of marvelous literary effect and emotional genius. 

Proof of vaccination upon entry and mask-wearing are required to attend this event. 

Event location: BAM Strong Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11217

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