Brooklyn Voices Series to Return this Fall

July 23, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – July 23, 2015 - St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to welcome some of the nation’s most fascinating authors in fiction and nonfiction to SJC Brooklyn for the fall Brooklyn Voices lecture series.  

"The fall Brooklyn Voices series will feature some of the most profound and compelling writers in both fiction and nonfiction," said Jill Rehmann, Ph.D., executive dean, SJC Brooklyn. "From Jonathan Franzen to Ta-Nehisi Coates to a live performance from the creators of Welcome to Night Vale, this series promises to be the best we've offered to date."

The confirmed events for the fall are:

•    Jonathan Franzen presents Purity, in conversation with Wyatt Mason on Saturday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m. Tickets: $30
•    Ta-Nehisi Coates presents Between the World and Me, in conversation with James Bennet of The Atlantic on Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $24
•    Kristin Hersh presents Don’t Suck, Don’t Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt, in conversation with Amanda Petruisch on Wednesday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets: $23
•    Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor present Welcome to Night Vale on Thursday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20

All Brooklyn Voices events this season will require a ticket for admission, and attendees will receive a copy of the featured book and an opportunity to have it signed following the talk. Details and updates can be found at

For more information, contact Michael Banach at 718.940.5584 or [email protected]

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.

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 35 majors, special course offerings and certifications, affiliated and pre-professional programs.