Open House/Visiting Authors

open house
March 5, 2014, 6 p.m., BURNS HALL
245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  
to rsvp, call 718.940.5800 or email


Distinguished authors visit The Writer’s Foundry to deliver a master lecture on a notable work of writing from the classical or contemporary canon. Each visiting lecturer is asked to speak, one-writer-to-another, about literary topics concerning the featured book and also answer questions that their presentations raise.

All lectures take place on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m..

Spring 2014

February 5: Sheri Holman — Fydor Dosteyevski, The Brothers Karamazov
February 26: Marie Howe — The Kingdom of Ordinary Time
March 12: Brighde Mullins — Samuel Beckett, Endgame and Waiting for Godot
March 26: Taylor Plimpton — Ryszard Kapuscinski, The Shah of Shahs
April 16: Donald Ray Pollock — Knockemstiff 
April 23: Peter Trachtenberg — Primo Levi, Survival in Auschwitz and The Periodic Table


Brooklyn Voices is a literary series hosted by St. Joseph’s College in collaboration with Greenlight Books and the Brooklyn Rail. It brings together writers and artists from Brooklyn and beyond for a variety of lectures, forums and performances. The series is an opportunity for students of the creative writing program to interact with fellow writers in their community.

Spring 2014

Dates and guests to be announced soon.

Master Literature Lectures and Brooklyn Voices Archive

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