Brooklyn Voices Welcomes Kathy Valentine

April 16, 2020

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – April 16, 2020 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to announce that Kathy Valentine, Go-Go's bassist, will discuss her memoir, All I Ever Wanted: A Rock and Roll Memoir, in conversation with Lizz Winstead, co-creator of “The Daily Show,” via webinar on Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.

“Our commitment to interesting discourse remains steadfast even during these trying times,” said Raymond D'Angelo, Ph.D., interim executive dean and professor of sociology at SJC Brooklyn. “Our lecture series continues virtually and we hope you are able to enjoy this upcoming event with reckless enthusiasm.”

The Go-Go’s became the first multi-platinum-selling, all-female band to play instruments themselves, write their own songs and have a number one album. For bassist Kathy Valentine, the band’s success was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream—but it’s only part of her story. Her new memoir, All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir, traces the path that took her from her childhood in Texas to the height of stardom and the quest to regain her sense of self after its end. Valentine takes the virtual stage for a music-infused talk about her book and the challenges of women in entertainment.

This webinar is free and open to the public. To register or for more information, click here.

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. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.