Sunset Cruise & Book Swap
Sunday September 19, 2021 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join Greedy Reads and fellow book lovers on the Baltimore Water Taxi for a sunset cruise and book swap!
We'll head out from -- and return to -- the Fells Point water taxi stop at 901 S Broadway, and spend an hour enjoying the ride and a gorgeous view of the Baltimore sunset. This event is BYOB, and we're asking everyone to bring a book (used, but clean and in decent condition) for the onboard book swap.
Tickets available at Eventbrite. Photo from @beautyofbaltimore on Instagram.
An Evening of Readings and Conversation with Mason Jar Press Authors DeMisty Bellinger and Tyrese Coleman
Sunday September 26, 2021 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Greedy Reads welcomes DeMisty Bellinger for a Zoom reading, discussion and in-person signing of her debut full-length poetry collection, Peculiar Heritage.
Click here to register for this virtual event!
Peculiar Heritage is a collection of imagery and rhythm-heavy poems—a resistance narrative to the present political climate and a regime in the U.S. that rejects culture and inclusion. Combining love poems—of self, of nature and life—with heavier, weight of responsibility narratives and poems, Peculiar Heritage explores how we live in a country built on freedom, individualism, and exceptionalism, but only for the ruling class.
DeMisty will be joined by fellow Mason Jar Press author Tyrese Coleman (How to Sit, 2018).
I GOT A MONSTER Paperback Launch: Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg
Tuesday September 28, 2021 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join Baynard and Brandon in conversation with Greedy Reads bookseller Sefu Chikelu to celebrate the paperback release of I GOT A MONSTER.
"This book made me want to cry and scream at the same time. It’s the story of an elite group of police officers in Baltimore who spent years stealing, lying and physically attacking people in the city. The FBI prosecuted the officers with the same statutes that it uses to take down organized crime, and the book reads like a mob story. Except it’s not the mob – it’s the police." —NPR, Best Books of 2020
"Baltimore journalists Woods and Soderberg cut to the heart of corruption with precision and impartiality. This is an important book about community and the police intended to protect and serve it. True crime with humanity at its core." —Booklist
"I Got a Monster is a gem, a sobering look at the most corrupt police unit in the most corrupt police department in America—and the miracle it took to bring them down. Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg brilliantly guide us through this journey with a diligent on-the-ground reporting style that has become rare, holding up a mirror to our broken system and forcing us to see that the “few bad apples” theory is a myth—crooked cops are supported by crooked prosecutors and crooked politicians. The whole system needs reform. Their research is as remarkable as the way in which this book was crafted—this was the best investigative journalism book I’ve read in a long time and it’s truly a must read." —D. Watkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Cook Up and We Speak For Ourselves
"The Wire is a Mother Goose fairytale compared to stories revealed by Soderberg and Woods. Baltimore is a favorite punching bag of reactionaries who wouldn't know their way around Fells Point. If you really want to understand both the horror and hope in this remarkable city, you need to read I Got A Monster" —Dave Zirin, The Nation
Free registration with option of signed book here.
One Maryland One Book: Ross Gay, The Book of Delights
Monday October 04, 2021 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
In partnership with Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities, Anne Arundel County Public Library will co-host writer/poet Ross Gay for a stop on the virtual 2021 One Maryland One Book Author Tour on Monday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. Greedy Reads is the official bookseller for the event.
Described as “a collection of genre-defying essays,” Gay’s The Book of Delights is this year’s selection for the program. The Author Tour takes place this fall from October 3 – 6.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT!
All books sold through Greedy Reads as part of this event will have a signed bookplate inside!
Ross Gay is the author of The Book of Delights, a genre-defying book of essays, and four books of poetry, including his most recent, Be Holding, is a love song to legendary basketball player Julius Erving—known as Dr. J—who dominated courts in the 1970s and ‘80s as a small forward for the Philadelphia ‘76ers. Gay is a founding editor, with Karissa Chen and Patrick Rosal, of the online sports magazine “Some Call it Ballin’.” A founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project, Gay has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at Indiana University.
Jen Winston, GREEDY: NOTES FROM A BISEXUAL WHO WANTS TOO MUCH
Wednesday October 06, 2021 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Jen Winston, GREEDY: NOTES FROM A BISEXUAL WHO WANTS TOO MUCH, in conversation with Gabrielle Korn
If Jen Winston knows one thing for sure, it’s that she’s bisexual. Or wait—maybe she isn’t? Actually, she definitely is. Unless…she’s not?
Jen’s provocative, laugh-out-loud debut takes us inside her journey of self-discovery, leading us through stories of a childhood “girl crush,” an onerous quest to have a threesome, and an enduring fear of being bad at sex. Greedy follows Jen’s attempts to make sense of herself as she explores the role of the male gaze, what it means to be “queer enough,” and how to overcome bi stereotypes when you’re the posterchild for all of them: greedy, slutty, and constantly confused.
Jen Winston (she/they) is a writer, creative director, and bisexual. Their work bridges the intersection of sex, politics, and technology, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, on CNN, and more. Jen is passionate about unlearning and creating work that helps others do the same. She is the author of Greedy: Notes From a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much and lives in Brooklyn with her partner, dogs, and iPhone. Follow Jen on Twitter and Instagram: @Jenerous
Gabrielle Korn (she/her) is a journalist, digital media expert, and the former editor-in-chief of Nylon Media, an international lifestyle publication focused on emerging culture. Prior to that, she was an editor at Refinery29, overseeing beauty content during a period of explosive traffic growth and working to expand the brand’s concept of what beauty means to the millennial reader. She graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2011 with a concentration in feminist/queer theory and writing. She lives in Brooklyn and is the author of Everybody (Else) Is Perfect: How I Survived Hypocrisy, Beauty, Clicks, and Likes.
Ballet After Dark Book Fair
Thursday October 28, 2021 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Join Ballet After Dark for a survivor centered book browse! Chat, have snacks, and engage in empowering conversations about healing and self-care.