Upcoming Ticketed Events

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.

Monday, June 17, 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
Akwaeke Emezi discusses Little Rot
In conversation with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Tickets $35.00 (book included)

One weekend.
The elite underbelly of a Nigerian city.
A party that goes awry.
A tangled web of sex and lies and corruption that leaves no one unscathed.

Aima and Kalu are a longtime couple who have just split. When Kalu, reeling from the breakup, visits an exclusive sex party hosted by his best friend, Ahmed, he makes a decision that will plunge them all into chaos, brutally and suddenly upending their lives. Ola and Souraya, two Nigerian sex workers visiting from Kuala Lumpur, collide into the scene just as everything goes to hell. Sucked into the city’s corrupt and glittering underworld, they’re all looking for a way out, fueled by a desperate need to escape the dangerous threat that looms over them.

"Emezi unspools a web of erotic danger in their entertaining latest…readers in search of a decadent good time will find it here.”–Publishers Weekly

 Book signing to follow!

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Tuesday, June 25, 7:30 PM
Julia Phillips presents Bear

Tickets: $28 (book included)

Bestselling author and Greenlight neighbor Julia Phillips (author of Disappearing Earth) presents her new novel Bear, a mesmerizing story of two sisters whose lives are upended by an unexpected visitor. A tale of family, obsession, and a mysterious creature in the woods, Bear is a propulsive, mythical, richly imagined novel from one of the most acclaimed young writers in America. Award winning author Ann Patchett calls it "thrilling and propulsive, glorious and terrifying." Julia discusses her work, along with a reading and book signing.

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Wednesday, July 10, 7:30pm
Cat Shook presents Humor Me
With Special Guests TBA!

For fans of Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld, a hilarious, heartfelt novel about the healing power of female friendship, unexpected love, and stand-up comedy

Presley Fry is not amused. She’s been an assistant at the Late Night Show for way too long, she’s adopted a “business casual” approach to dating to save herself from the embarrassment of seeking genuine connection, and she’s content to let her gregarious roommate, Isabelle, orchestrate her entire social life. Not completely disillusioned, Presley is enamored with the world of stand-up comedy. The joy she finds in discovering up-and-coming comedians is enough for now.

Presley is still reeling from her mother's death, which still knocks the wind out of her every time she reaches for the phone. Enter Susan Clark, her late mother's childhood best friend. Susan is married to the head of the network where Presley works, and is determined to take Presley under her wing. She’s equally determined to connect Presley with her son, the bright and affable Lawrence, who couldn’t be further from Presley’s type.

As Presley grapples with the loss of her mother and finds her people among those who seek out comedy to make the world a bit brighter, Humor Me reminds us that friendship can emerge from where you least expect it and that shared laughter can ease the deepest pain.

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Monday, July 15, 7:30 PM
Lev Grossman presents The Bright Sword

In conversation with Ed Park 
Tickets: $35 (book included)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Magicians trilogy (and former Greenlight neighbor) Lev Grossman returns to St. Joseph's to present his long-awaited new novel The Bright Sword, a triumphant reimagining of the King Arthur legend for the new millennium. The Bright Sword is steeped in tradition, full of duels and quests, battles and tournaments, magic swords and fairy circles. It also sheds a fresh light on Arthur’s Britain, a diverse, complex nation struggling to come to terms with its bloody history. The Bright Sword is a story about imperfect men and women, full of strength and pain, who are looking for a way to reforge a broken land in spite of being broken themselves. Lev discusses his work with fellow author Ed Park, along with a reading and book signing.

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