Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas to Nashville for a Salon@615 Special Edition event at War Memorial Auditorium on February 12 at 6:15pm. This is a ticketed event. Click here to purchase tickets now.
Event Information and Guidelines
We are pleased to offer three ticket options for this event:
A Standard with Book ticket costs $27.50 and includes one copy of On the Come Up, which can be signed by the author after the event.
Enter the code RISE and add two Standard with Book tickets to your cart to receive the second ticket for $10. While supplies last! Please note that discounted tickets do NOT include a copy of On the Come Up. Only one discounted ticket per full-price ticket may be purchased. Discount cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets.
Enter the code READ to purchase a Student ticket for $6.50. Student tickets are available to anyone with a valid student photo ID. You can only purchase one (1) Student ticket per student photo ID. Please note that Student tickets do NOT include a copy of On the Come Up.
A book signing will follow the event. If you have purchased a ticket that does not include a copy of On the Come Up and you wish to join the signing line after the event to have books signed, you must purchase a copy of On the Come Up from Parnassus Books at the event in order to be admitted to the signing line.” Books will be available for purchase in the lobby. Angie Thomas will personalize one copy of On the Come Up per person, and will autograph two additional books per person.
No flash photography during the on-stage portion of the event. Video recording, audio recording, and/or live-streaming during the entire event is not possible without prior written permission from HarperCollins and Parnassus Books.
More about On the Come Up
On the Come Up is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give.
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill.
But it's hard to get your come up when you're labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral ... for all the wrong reasons.
Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn't just want to make it--she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.
Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn't always free.
More about Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she holds a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University. Her award-winning, acclaimed debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Fox 2000, starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by George Tillman, Jr. Her second novel, On the Come Up, will be published February 5, 2019.
More about Salon@615
Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public Library, The Nashville Public Library Foundation, Humanities Tennesse, BookPage magazine, and Parnassus Books. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author events and book signings to our community. Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville's cultural calendar.