Offsite: R.O. Kwon with Ingrid Rojas Contreras Exhibit Launch Party

Monday, May 20, 2024 - 6:00pm

This event will be held at the Verdi Club at 2424 Mariposa St. This is a ticketed event. Tickets available below.

Cover of R.O. Kwon's novel Exhibit. The cover is a sepia toned photograph of a leg--thigh and bent at the knee--with some paint texture behind it.
Presented in proud partnership with Litquake
Join us on Monday, May 20 for a pre-publication celebration of R.O. Kwon's Exhibit with Ingrid Rojas Contreras at Verdi Club!

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are available at the link below.

About this Event
Join us for the launch party celebrating R.O. Kwon's highly-anticipated second novel, EXHIBIT! Kwon will be joined in-conversation by Ingrid Rojas Contreras. Meet us at the historic Verdi Club for a night of literary splendor.
Presented in proud partnership with Litquake.

This is a special, pre-publication launch of Exhibit featuring a reading by R.O. Kwon, a conversation between Kwon and Ingrid Rojas Contreras, and a signing line to follow. This event will be held at the Verdi Club, a beautiful space with a full bar for your imbibement.

Please see our tiered tickets. We would encourage you to purchase a VIP ticket if you so desire, which gives you early entry to the event for a pre-party with Kwon. Attendees at this level will receive a copy of Exhibit, reserved seating, a drink ticket for the Verdi Club bar, and--in the spirit of Exhibit's exploration of photography--a polaroid photo with Kwon to take home.

VIP Doors at 6:00pm
All other admission at 6:45pm
Show start at 7:00pm

Please see our FAQ below for more details.

About Exhibit
From bestselling author R. O. Kwon, an exhilarating, blazing-hot novel about a woman caught between her desires and her life.

At a lavish party in the hills outside of San Francisco, Jin Han meets Lidija Jung and nothing will ever be the same for either woman. A brilliant young photographer, Jin is at a crossroads in her work, in her marriage to her college love Philip, and in who she is and who she wants to be. Lidija is an alluring, injured world-class ballerina on hiatus from her ballet company under mysterious circumstances. Drawn to each other by their intense artistic drives, the two women talk all night.

Cracked open, Jin finds herself telling Lidija about a old familial curse, breaking a lifelong promise. She's been told that if she doesn’t keep the curse a secret, she risks losing everything; death and ruin could lie ahead. As Jin and Lidija become more entangled, they realize they share more than the ferocity of their ambition, and begin to explore hidden desires. Something is ignited in Jin: her art, her body, and her sense of self irrevocably changed. But can she avoid the specter of the curse? Vital, bold, powerful, and deeply moving, Exhibit asks: how brightly can you burn before you light your life on fire?

About R.O. Kwon
R. O. Kwon is the author of the nationally bestselling novel The Incendiaries, which was named a best book of the year by more than forty publications and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award. With Garth Greenwell, Kwon coedited the bestselling Kink, a New York Times Notable Book. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, and MacDowell. Born in Seoul, Kwon has lived most of her life in the United States.

About Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her first novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree was the silver medal winner in First Fiction from the California Book Awards, and a New York Times editor’s choice. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Believer, and Zyzzyva, among others. She lives in California. Her memoir, THE MAN WHO COULD MOVE CLOUDS, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.


  • Copies will be available upon entry to the event. Additional copies will be available for purchase.
  • Seating will be first come, first serve. Priority seating will be given to wheelchair users and those with mobility devices and other attendees with disabilities. VIP tickets get reserved seats. Standing room will be available after seats fill.
  • This is an in-person, ticketed event and will not be livestreamed. No refunds will be given after the event date for those unable to attend. No refunds will be given to those who pick up their book but are unable to attend the event.
  • If for whatever reason you are unable to attend but would still like your copy of the book, books will be available for pick up at 1231 9th Ave after the event at no extra charge. If you would like your book shipped, additional charges will apply.
  • To attend the event, you must purchase a ticket through this Eventbrite page. Purchase of Exhibit made through the bookstore website does not grant entry to the event. If you have already pre-ordered a copy of Exhibit through the Green Apple Books website prior to March 27, 2024 and would like to attend this event, please contact


  • The venue is located on ground level, and there are no stairs between the entrance and event space.
  • If you require space for a wheelchair or mobility device, you can choose a specification at checkout.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are available at the link below.

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