Reading the Black Liberation Reading List

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents readings by Rio Cortez, poet, children’s book author, and manager/creative coordinator of The Schomburg Shop, Parneisha Jones, and writer, Director, Northwestern University Press. OlaRonke Akinmowo, Founder, Free Black Women’s Library. Moderated by Novella Ford, Associate Director Public Programs and Exhibitions, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Annual Brooklyn Indie Party!

Featuring A Public Space, Akashic Books, Archipelago Books, BOMB Magazine, Enchanted Lion, Ig Publishing, One Story, Radix Media, Restless Books, Turtle Point Press, and Ugly Duckling Presse Co-hosted by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). The Brooklyn Book Festival goes virtual this year, and Greenlight’s traditional Brooklyn Indie Party (ten years and counting) […]

Toni Morrison: The Pieces presented by the Brooklyn Public Library

An artful and uplifting documentary on the life of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in Lorain, OH to ’70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison reflects on race, America, and the human condition as seen through the prism […]

Reading and Writing the Environment

As the places and people most affected by the climate change crisis face existential threat, freeing environmental writing from the gaze of the “Lone Enraptured Male” (London Review of Books) is crucial. Kerri Arsenault, Meehan Crist, Bathsheba Demuth, John Freeman, Emily Raboteau, and Meera Subramanian will consider the formal, structural elements environmental writers can bring to storytelling, how to handle or […]

No, YOU Tell It!

“Coming & Going” Fellows from Lambda Literary have teamed up with nonfiction series No, YOU Tell It! for a special evening of queer storytelling with a twist. Four curated storytellers have worked together to develop their true tales inspired by the theme “Coming & Going” on the page. Watch as they swap and present each […]

Four Way Books & Nightboat Poetry Reading

Greenlight highlights independent presses Four Way Books and Nightboat Books in an evening of readings featuring three authors from each press! Four Way authors Yona Harvey, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, and Jeffrey Harrison, and Nightboat authors Aaron Shurin, Aditi Machado, and Carlos Lara come together to share and celebrate their latest collections of poetry.

Marilynne Robinson presents “Jack”

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson joins us for the launch of her new novel, Jack, in conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang. All ticket holders will receive a hardcover copy of the book with a signed bookplate that will ship separately.

A Reading Series of New York Taster

Discover your next favorite New York reading series! The Reading Series of New York collective is excited to feature readers from five of New York’s finest reading series. Each curator will introduce a writer who epitomizes the spirit of their series – featuring Rosamond S. King (Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon), Stacie Evans (Big […]