Night School with Lee Child

Join the creator of Jack Reacher for a blockbuster fall event

November 11, 2016 in Durham, NC

Night School Lee Child Grab your friends and join Random House and North Carolina Comicon for Night School with Lee Child – a blockbuster fall event in Durham, NC! Celebrate the release of Lee’s highly anticipated new Jack Reacher novel, NIGHT SCHOOL, with an evening of entertainment, including coffee and craft beer tastings, late night food, and Reacher-themed trivia.

The night will open with a conversation at The Carolina Theatre with Lee Child and Entertainment Weekly’s Tina Jordan. Lee will discuss his creative process, his immensely popular novels (over 100 million in print worldwide!), and the big screen adaptations starring Tom Cruise as Reacher. NIGHT SCHOOL sees Jack Reacher returning to the 90s, which is exactly where guests will be transported for an after-party at nearby Bull McCabe’s, inspired by Lee Child’s favorite things and Reacher’s singular lifestyle. Guests will have the chance to meet Lee, take part in interactive activities, and win plenty of fall book giveaways.

In honor of Veterans Day, Random House has partnered with USO of NC. For every ticket sold to Night School with Lee Child, Random House will donate a Lee Child book to a service member overseas.

This special event is in partnership with North Carolina Comicon (November 11-13, 2016), where comic books, cinema, cosplay, and gaming collide. With mega-events, creator panels, massive contests, hands-on workshops, and the greatest Saturday night party in the comic book industry, there’s something for everyone.



Event Details

What was Included


General Admission - $30

  • Autographed copy of NIGHT SCHOOL by Lee Child (a $28.99 value)
  • Reserved seating at The Carolina Theatre


VIP Ticket Holder - $60

  • Personalized, autographed copy of NIGHT SCHOOL by Lee Child (a $28.99 value)
  • Priority seating at The Carolina Theatre
  • Meet & Greet and photo opportunity with Lee Child
  • Entry into the after-party at Bull McCabe's
  • Open Bar and complimentary late night food at Bull McCabe's
  • Limited Edition Jack Reacher gift


Date & Time

November 11, 2016
Doors open at 7:00 PM; Discussion begins at 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM


Durham, NC

The Carolina Theatre of Durham
309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

Bull McCabe's
427 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

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About Lee Child

Lee Child is the author of twenty New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, eleven of which have reached the #1 position. All have been optioned for major motion pictures—including Jack Reacher (based on One Shot) and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, in theaters October 21, 2016. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in one hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.