Brooklyn Voices Presents Charles Bock
March 11, 2016
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – March 11, 2016 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to announce that Charles Bock will discuss his latest work, Alice and Oliver, in conversation with Hannah Tinti. This talk, the fourth of SJC Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Voices series, will take place on Monday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in SJC’s Tuohy Hall Auditorium.
"As our students begin adulthood, Bock's tale of hardship and love in the face of a life-altering challenge presents a picture of perseverance through adversity,” said Jill Rehmann, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs at SJC Brooklyn. ”I find the vein of hope that runs throughout this work as the protagonists confront these challenges inspiring.”
Award-winning and New York Times best-selling author, Charles Bock, earned vast critical acclaim for his debut novel, Beautiful Children. In his new novel, Alice and Oliver, inspired by his own life, he has created an unflinching yet deeply humane portrait of a young family’s journey through a medical crisis. Highly praised by fellow authors including Joshua Ferris, Rivka Galchen, Richard Price and Andrew Solomon, Alice and Oliver is a deeply affecting novel written with stunning reserves of compassion, humor and wisdom. Bock will talk about his work with Hannah Tinti, editor of One Story Magazine and author of numerous books including Animal Crackers and The Good Thief.
Tickets for this event are $28 and include a copy of the book. There will be an opportunity to have the book signed by Bock following the discussion. 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 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.