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National Writers Series Presents

An Evening with Kevin Kwan

June 04, 2024

Tickets are available to Friends of the National Writers Series 4/18 at 10am and to the public 4/24 at 10am.

Special note regarding a two-ticket/one book purchase: ONLY ONE BUNDLE (2 tickets/1 book) can be purchased per order. For more than one bundle, please place additional order(s) or call the City Opera House at 231-941-8082 ext. 201. Thank you!

Join us for an evening with Kevin Kwan, the king of escapist fiction! Best known for Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin will take the stage to talk about his newest book, LIES AND WEDDINGS, a big, juicy, addictive novel just in time for summer.

In this newest novel, you’ll meet Rufus, the future Earl of Greshambury. His family schemes to marry him off, pronto, to save the family “fortune” from a gargantuan mountain of debt. His sister’s upcoming wedding is a perfect opportunity for Rufus to meet his match. Little do they know that he’s already fallen for the literal girl next door. When a hot mic at the nuptials exposes a secret tryst, the Gresham family’s scheme and reputation go up in flames.

Kevin Kwan is the author of the international bestselling trilogy: Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems. Crazy Rich Asians was made into a major motion picture and was the highest grossing romantic comedy in over a decade. In 2018, Kevin was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Guest host Chad Lindsey is the executive director of the City Opera House. He has spent his career in theater as a professional actor, artistic director and as former head of theater.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with live music and a cash bar.

The event begins at 7 p.m. and includes a Q and A and author signing. Each ticket comes with a signed HARDCOVER copy of Lies and Weddings (or opt for a two-ticket package with one book. One two-ticket/one book package can be placed per order. For more than one package, please place additional orders or call the City Opera House Box Office at 231-941-8082).


Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 7:00pm

Sustaining Sponsor: The Green Brick Foundation
Season Sponsor: NorthGuard Technology Group
Event underwriter: Ron Chao and Paula Kelly
Arts Benefactor: Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network
Grantors: Michigan Arts and Culture Council and the National Endowment for the Arts
Media Sponsors: Traverse City Record-Eagle, Interlochen Public Radio, Up North Media, Midwest Broadcasting, Northern Express
Supporting Sponsors: Image 360, Horizon Books, Amical, Cambria Suites
Official Airport: Cherry Capital Airport

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