Brooklyn Voices Presents Barbara Kingsolver
October 03, 2018
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – October 3, 2018 – St. Joseph’s College, in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to welcome Barbara Kingsolver as part of its fall Brooklyn Voices lecture series. At this event, Kingsolver will discuss her new book, Unsheltered, in conversation with author Julie Orringer on Monday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in SJC Brooklyn’s Tuohy Hall Auditorium.
“One of the challenges of higher education is to provide students with both a passion for learning and the necessary resilience to thrive in spite of life's constant professional and personal challenges,” said Michael Hanophy, Ph.D., interim executive dean and professor of biology at SJC Brooklyn. “In her latest book, Kingsolver illustrates that tumultuous change and hardship are present throughout the course of history and the manner in which we deal with them defines who we are as individuals.”
Unsheltered, Kingsolver’s eighth novel, is a timely and eloquent exploration of societies in crisis—both in our own tumultuous age and during a similarly turbulent turning point in the 19th century. With narrative inventiveness and wit, this New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist layers two stories, each unfolding in the same New Jersey town almost a century and a half apart.
Tickets are $33 and include a copy of the book. Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity to have the book signed by Kingsolver. To RSVP, click here.
For more information, contact Michael Banach at 718.940.5584 or [email protected].
About Brooklyn Voices
Created in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore, 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. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.