Brooklyn Voices Presents Novelist Jonathan Ames

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – March 4, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore and the Brooklyn Rail, is pleased to present Jonathan Ames, novelist and the creator of the HBO series Bored to Death, as part of its Brooklyn Voices lecture series. This talk will take place on Monday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium on the College’s Brooklyn Campus.

“We are thrilled to have one of the community’s most versatile and creative minds speak at St. Joseph’s,” said Dr. Richard Greenwald, SJC’s Brooklyn Campus academic dean of the School of Arts and Sciences “Jonathan Ames is that rare, talented writer that knows how to be both funny and meaningful.”

Author of the novels Wake Up, Sir!, The Extra Man and I Pass Like Night, Jonathan Ames has also published the graphic novel, The Alcoholic (with artwork by Dean Haspiel) and the collection of essays, I Love You More Than You Know, My Less Than Secret Life and What's Not to Love? Creator of the HBO series Bored to Death, he was the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1999. Ames frequently performs as a storyteller and has been a recurring guest on the Late Show with David Letterman. He also fought in two amateur boxing matches as “The Herring Wonder,” and has performed in a number of shows. He currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.

This event is free and open to the public. The Brooklyn Campus of SJC is located at 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. For more information about this event or SJC in general, please call Michael Banach, director of public affairs, at 718.940.5584 or email

Created in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore and the Brooklyn Rail, the aim of the Brooklyn Voices series is to promote and enhance the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing local writers, artists, and intellectuals with a forum in which to discuss and present their works to our neighbors, patrons, and students. Through lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion, Brooklyn Voices seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the thriving intellectual culture of the neighborhood and ensure that our community remains a stimulating place in which to live, learn, and do business.

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