While Greenlight's in-store events are always free and open to the public, some events at our partner venues require tickets to attend! All tickets include access to the featured event, and bundled tickets also include a copy of the featured book to be picked up onsite. Here are our upcoming ticketed events, with details on how to reserve your spot.
Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 PM at St. Joseph's University
Tommy Orange presents Wandering Stars
In conversation with Ethan Hawke
Tickets $29.00 (book included)
Greenlight and St. Joseph's are honored to welcome Tommy Orange, Pulitzer Prize-finalist and author of the breakout bestseller There There, to present his new novel Wandering Stars. Extending his constellation of narratives into the past and future, Orange traces the legacies of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School through three generations of a family in a story that is by turns shattering and wondrous. Nana Kwame Adjei Brenyah (Chain Gang All Stars) writes of Wandering Stars “If there was any doubt after his incredible debut, there should be none now: Tommy Orange is one of our most important writers.” Actor and author Ethan Hawke joins Orange onstage for a discussion of his new work, followed by a book signing for Wandering Stars.
Each ticket includes a hardcover copy of Wandering Stars, to be picked up at the event. St. Joseph's University is located at 245 Clinton Avenue; more information at sjny.edu/brooklyn.
Tuesday, March 26 at The Bell House
7:30 PM (doors open 7:00 PM) AND
10:00 PM (doors open 9:30 PM)
Hanif Abdurraqib presents There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension
Tickets $35 (book included)
Greenlight is thrilled to partner with The Bell House to host the incomparable Hanif Abdurraquib to present his new book. There’s Always This Year is a classic Abdurraqib triumph, brimming with joy, pain, solidarity, comfort, outrage, and hope. It’s about basketball in the way They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us is about music and A Little Devil in America is about history—no matter the subject, Abdurraqib’s exquisite writing is always poetry, always profound, and always a clarion call to radically reimagine how we think about our culture, our country, and ourselves.
Each ticket includes a hardcover copy of There's Always This Year, to be picked up at the event. The Bell House is located a149 7th St; more information at thebellhouseny.com.
Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 PM at St. Joseph's University
Michael Ondaatje presents A Year of Last Things: Poems
In conversation with Sonali Deraniyagala
Tickets $28.00 (book included)
Greenlight kicks off Poetry Month with a special event with Booker Prize winning author Michael Ondaatje: his long awaited return to poetry with the collection A Year of Last Things. In pieces that are sometimes witty, sometimes moving, and always wise, we journey back through time by way of alchemical leaps, unearthing writings by revered masters, moments of shared tenderness, and the abandoned landscapes we hold on to to rediscover the influence of every border crossed. Terrance Hayes writes "Each new book of Michael Ondaatje’s is a literary event, but that is particularly true for his books of poetry... A Year of Last Things is a remarkable, incomparable new collection.” Ondaatje discusses his work with fellow Sri Lanka native Sonali Deraniyagala (author of the memoir The Wave), followed by a book signing for A Year of Last Things.
Each ticket includes a hardcover copy of A Year of Last Things, to be picked up at the event. St. Joseph's University is located at 245 Clinton Avenue; more information at sjny.edu/brooklyn.
Tuesday, May 14, 8:00 PM (Doors open 6:30 PM) at Kings Theatre
Kathleen Hanna presents Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk
Tickets starting at $41.00 (book included)
Join trailblazing feminist icon, musician, and outspoken women’s rights activist, Kathleen Hanna for an evening of conversation exploring her highly anticipated memoir, Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk. The raw and insightful new memoir traces Hanna’s life from her tumultuous childhood home to her formative college years in Olympia, Washington, and on to her first years on tour, fighting hard for gigs and for her band. Hanna makes clear that surviving as a singer who was a lightning rod for controversy took limitless amounts of determination as she and her bandmates faced male violence and antagonism at every turn. In an uncut voice all her own, Hanna reveals the hardest times along with the most joyful—and how it continues to fuel her revolutionary art and music.
All tickets come with a copy of Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk by Kathleen Hanna. Books will be available for pick up at Kings Theatre on the night of the event. Kings Theatre is located at 1027 Flatbush Avenue; more information at kingstheatre.com.
Thursday, May 16, 7:30 PM (doors open 6:30 PM) at Kings Theatre
An Evening with David Sedaris
Tickets starting at $68 (book not included)
David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Calypso, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be live on stage for one night only, following the release of his newest book Happy Go Lucky. This is a unique opportunity to see the best-selling humorist in an intimate setting. As always, Sedaris will be offering a selection of all-new readings and recollections, as well as a Q&A session and book signing.
Books by David Sedaris will be available for sale at Kings Theatre on the night of the event; Sedaris will be signing. Kings Theatre is located at 1027 Flatbush Avenue; more information at kingstheatre.com.