April 27, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – MAY 1, 2018 – St. Joseph’s College, in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to welcome Michael Chabon as part of its spring Brooklyn Voices lecture series. Chabon will discuss his new book, Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces, in conversation with author Julie Orringer on Wednesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. in SJC Brooklyn’s Tuohy Hall Auditorium. 

“With noted programs in both child study and creative writing, Chabon's new book and upcoming talk strike a unique chord in the intellectual life of SJC,” said Michael Hanophy, Ph.D., SJC Brooklyn interim executive dean and professor of biology. “As both a father and an academic, I look forward to hearing of Chabon's appreciation of his son's passions and growth in his distinctive literary voice.”

In 2016, Chabon wrote a piece for GQ Magazine about accompanying his son, Abraham, to Paris Men’s Fashion Week. Despite his own indifference, what gradually emerged as Chabon ferried his son to and from fashion shows was a deep respect for his son’s passion. 

Tickets are $22 and include a copy of the book. Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity to have the book signed by Chabon. 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.