Jasmine Guillory at the American Writers Museum on July 24

Jasmine Guillory: The Wedding Party

New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory presents The Wedding Party, her exhilarating new romance that has been selected as a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick. Guillory appears in conversation with Chicago poet and essayist Diamond J. Sharp. Books will be sold and signed at the event.


Maddie and Theo have two things in common:

1. Alexa is their best friend

2. They hate each other

After an “oops, we made a mistake” night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa’s wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal part responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than they’re comfortable with. Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won’t fade. It builds until they find themselves sneaking off together to release some tension when Alexa isn’t looking, agreeing they would end it once the wedding is over. When it’s suddenly pushed up and they only have a few months left of secret rendezvouses, they find themselves regretting that the end is near. Two people this different can’t possibly have a connection other than the purely physical, right?

But as with any engagement with a nemesis, there are unspoken rules that must be abided by. First and foremost, don’t fall in love.

JASMINE GUILLORY is the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date, The Proposal, and the forthcoming The Wedding Party. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Oprah Magazine.com, and Shondaland.com. She lives in Oakland, California.

DIAMOND JANESE SHARP is a poet and essayist from Chicago. She has performed at Chicago’s Stage 773 and her work has been featured on Chicago Public Radio. She has been published in the New York Times MagazineNew York MagazineVice, Pitchfork, Lenny, PANK, and others. A Callaloo fellow, she has also attended the Wright/Hurston workshop and is a member of the inaugural Poetry Foundation Incubator class. Diamond is an alumna of Wellesley College.

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Jul 24 2019


6:30 pm

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American Writers Museum Readers Hall
180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL
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