Greenlight Bookstore partners with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) to bring today’s most renowned authors to Brooklyn for the national launch of their latest works in BAM's gorgeous theatrical spaces. Past guests include Alec Baldwin, Sara Bareilles, John Cleese, Elvis Costello, Lena Dunham, Neil Gaiman, Roxane Gay, Masha Gessen, Jonathan Lethem, Morgan Parker, Orhan Pamuk, Dab Rather, Arundhati Roy, Rebecca Solnit, Gloria Steinem, Alice Waters, and others.
Tickets or RSVPs are required for admission to all Unbound events; some tickets include a copy of the book, distributed at the event. Click the "Buy Tickets" button below each event to reserve your seat through BAM.org. Featured Unbound books are for sale at 15% off at the Greenlight at BAM kiosk on the night of the event only. You can also use the "Add to Cart" buttons at the bottom of this page to purchase a book without attending an event; include any signing requests in the Order Comments field at checkout.
Spring 2019 Unbound events:
Tuesday, January 8, 7:30 PM
Malala Yousafzai presents We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugees Around the World
In conversation with Rukmini Callimachi
Tickets starting at $20 (event only) and $35 (with book)
BAM welcomes Nobel Peace Prize laureate and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai (author of I Am Malala and Malala’s Magic Pencil) to discuss her powerful new book, We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World. New York Times journalist Rukmini Callimachi leads this powerful discussion about the displacement of millions worldwide through the lens of Yousafzai’s own stunning account of the girls she’s met in refugee camps and cities—girls who have lost their community, relatives, and often the only world they've ever known.
The author’s net sale proceeds from the book go to Malala Fund, a nonprofit organization which champions every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. Copies of We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World will come with a signed bookplate. Books may be purchased with tickets and picked up at the event or purchased onsite, and attendees have the option to purchase additional copies for donation.
Thursday, March 14, 7:00 PM
Book Launch: Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience
Featuring Safia Elhillo, Carlos Andrés Goméz, Chrysanthemum Tran, and Javier Zamora
Part of the Unbound Series
Tickets $20 (event only), $30 (book included)
Greenlight is proud to partner with BAM to launch Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience with renowned poets Safia Elhillo, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Chrysanthemum Tran, and Javier Zamora. The new collection, published by Seven Stories Press and edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond, addresses with authenticity, integrity, and insight, the many issues confronting first- and second- generation young adult immigrants and refugees, such as cultural and language differences, homesickness, social exclusion, human rights, racism, stereotyping, and questions of identity. The book features 65 poems that encourage readers to honor their roots as well as explore new paths, offering empathy and hope for those who are struggling to overcome discrimination. The evening includes an introduction by Patrice Vecchione, readings by the poets of their own work and others within the collection, a conversation moderated by Zamora, and an audience Q&A.