August 21, 2017

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – August 21, 2017 – St. Joseph’s College, in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to announce that it will welcome some of the most highly regarded writers in literature to SJC Brooklyn for the fall 2017 Brooklyn Voices lecture series.

“This fall's Brooklyn Voices series continues the community's rich legacy of contributions to the literary scene,” said SJC President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D. “Our relationship with Greenlight Bookstore is a valuable opportunity to open our doors to our neighbors, and I am delighted to welcome such a diverse and accomplished slate of writers and interlocutors to SJC Brooklyn.”  

The fall Brooklyn Voices lecture series schedule is:
• Wednesday, September 6: Nathan Englander presents Dinner at the Center of the Earth, in conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer.
• Thursday, September 14: Karl Ove Knausgaard presents Autumn, in conversation with Katie Kitamura.
• Monday, October 2: Jeffrey Eugenides presents Fresh Complaint: Stories, in conversation with Ruth Franklin.
• Wednesday, November 1: Matt Taibbi presents I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street.

All events are open to the public. Tickets are $30 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]

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.