Jason Segel

presents

Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic

in conversation with KAREN SAMA

Tickets on sale now at segelnightmares.eventbrite.com

This event includes a book signing

Date

Oct
7
Wednesday
October 7, 2015
7:00 PM
(Doors at 6:30)

Location

Old South Church
645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

Tickets

$20 Bundled Ticket (General Admission Ticket + Book) / $5 Kids Ticket (Ticket Only) - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store and 826 Boston are thrilled to welcome back multitalented actor, writer, and children's book author JASON SEGEL for a presentation of his book Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic, the sequel to his and Kirsten Miller's middle grade book Nightmares! Jason will be joined in conversation by 826 Boston program coordinator KAREN SAMA.

Tickets

Tickets go on sale online only at segelnightmares.eventbrite.com on September 10 at 9am. A general admission ticket is $20 and includes a copy of the new book Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic. A $5 kids ticket is also available for ages 12 and under and does not include a book.

If the event is not sold out any remaining tickets will be available for sale at the door of the event. Doors open at 6pm.

Signing Guidelines / Books for Sale

  • Jason will personalize one (1) book and will sign a total of three (3) books per person. This includes both Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic and Nightmares!
  • Jason will not sign memorabilia. This is a book signing only.
  • No flash photography; no posed photographs.
  • The featured event book for the evening is Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic, which will be available for sale at the event. The original Nightmares! (in paperback) will also be available.

Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic

You thought the nightmares were over? You better keep the lights on!
 
Charlie Laird has a dream life.
 
1) He has a weirdo stepmom who runs an herbarium.

 2) He lives in a purple mansion with a portal to the Netherworld.

3) Since they escaped from the Netherworld, he and his best friends have been sleeping like babies. 
 
But Charlie can’t shake the feeling that something strange is afoot. Charlotte’s herbarium used to be one of the busiest stores in Cypress Creek. Now her loyal following is heading to Orville Falls for their herbal potions.

Weirder, though, Orville Falls is suddenly filled with . . . zombies? At least, they sure look like the walking dead. Rumor has it that no one’s sleeping in Orville Falls. And Charlie knows what that means.
 
Things are getting freaky again.

Nightmares!

Sleeping has never been so scary. And now waking up is even worse!
 
Charlie Laird has several problems.
 
1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch.
2. He had to move into her purple mansion, which is NOT a place you want to find yourself after dark.
3. He can’t remember the last time sleeping wasn’t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap.
 
What Charlie doesn’t know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night’s sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world—that’s a line that should never be crossed.
 
And when your worst nightmares start to come true . . . well, that’s something only Charlie can face. And he’s going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird. For good.

Jason Segel
Jason Segel

Jason Segel

Well known for his work in television and film, actor, comedian, and screenwriter Jason Segel made his debut as a children's book author in 2014 with the first installment of his middle-grade trilogy Nightmares! (co-written by Kirsten Miller). The second in the series, Nightmares: The Sleepwalker Tonic, is due for publication in September 2015. Segel’s latest theatrical role in James Ponsoldt's dramatic biopic, The End of the Tour, as writer David Foster Wallace opposite Jesse Eisenberg, has received critical acclaim. Segel landed his first major leading role as Peter in Nicholas Stoller's Forgetting Sarah Marshall which he also wrote. He wrote a Dracula musical performed by puppets, a personal idea and passion he incorporated into the film, emboldening him to pitch his concept for a Muppets movie. He and Stoller wrote The Muppets, which won an Academy Award in 2012 for Best Original Song for "Man or Muppet," written by Bret McKenzie and performed by Segel. On television, Segel starred as Marshall on the CBS hit comedy series How I Met Your Mother.  

Photo credit: Michael Fuller

Karen Sama
Karen Sama

Karen Sama

Karen Sama is the Program Manager at 826 Boston in Egleston Square, where she runs the after-school tutoring and publishing program. She enjoys patting other people's dogs, talking to strangers, and reading while walking. Please tell her your favorite joke.

Tickets for this event will be available online only, or at the door of the event. (Doors open at 6pm.) For this event, books bundled with e-tickets may be picked up in-store before October 7. A printed out copy of your e-ticket is required. Any books not picked up before October 7 may be picked up at the event when doors open.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

Old South Church
645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

Old South Church is located at 645 Boylston Street, on the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston Streets, at the Copley T stop.

Public Transportation:
Old South is located at the Copley stop on the Green Line of the T. We are also a short walk from the Back Bay station on the Orange Line (from the station, walk two blocks north on Dartmouth Street). Bus routes 9, 10, 39, and 55 also stop in Copley Square. Use the MBTA’s Trip Planner for specific schedule routes and times.

Driving:
From the North via I-93: Take I-93 south to Exit #26 for Storrow Drive/North Station. At the bottom of the ramp, keep left for Storrow Drive. From Storrow, take the exit for Copley Square/Back Bay. Turn right onto Beacon Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Exeter Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Boylston Street. Old South is at the end of the block, on the left.

From the South via I-93: Take I-93 north to Exit #18 for Mass. Ave./Roxbury. Turn left onto the Mass. Ave. Connector, then turn right (north) onto Mass. Ave. Continue on Mass. Ave. for a little over a mile, then turn right onto Boylston Street. Old South is 5 blocks down, on the left, at Boylston and Dartmouth Streets.

From the West via the Mass. Turnpike (I-90): Take the Mass. Pike east to Exit #22 for Prudential/Copley. Bear right in the exit ramp, following signs for Copley Square. Take the first left onto Dartmouth Street, and continue two blocks to Boylston Street. Old South is on the left.

From the West via Storrow Drive: Take Storrow east to the Fenway exit, following signs for Boylston Street Inbound. Once you cross Mass. Ave., Old South is 5 blocks down, on the left, at Boylston and Dartmouth Streets.

From the East via Storrow Drive: Take Storrow west to the exit for Copley Square/Back Bay. Turn right onto Beacon Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Exeter Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Boylston Street. Old South is at the end of the block, on the left.

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