BROOKLYN, N.Y. – June 11, 2014 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to announce that it will welcome New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert, as part of its inaugural summer Brooklyn Voices lecture series, on Tuesday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium located on SJC’s Brooklyn Campus. Gilbert will discuss her newest book, The Signature of All Things, in conversation with New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead, and sign copies of the book following the talk.
“Elizabeth Gilbert proves her skills as a novelist are no less than her talents as a memoirist with her latest novel, encompassing nature, science, sex and the beginning of the modern era,” said Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, co-owner of the Greenlight Bookstore. “We’re honored to have the opportunity to introduce Gilbert to her many Brooklyn fans, and help to launch the paperback edition of The Signature of All Things.”
Elizabeth Gilbert is the acclaimed author of the memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which was a New York Times bestseller published in more than thirty languages and the basis for a major motion picture. Gilbert returns to fiction with her novel The Signature of All Things, a beguiling novel of desire and discovery spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries. The story of an irrepressible woman, determined to satisfy her most powerful urges toward both love and knowledge, this is a novel immersed in all the great questions of the 19th century but also very much a novel for our times.
Tickets for this event are $15 and include a copy of The Signature of All Things. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Greenlight Bookstore at 718.246.0200 or visit their website at greenlightbookstore.com. The Brooklyn Campus of SJC is located at 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.
ABOUT BROOKLYN VOICES
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.
About St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.