St. Joseph's College opens its doors to the area's foremost writers, musicians, actors and artists every semester through 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.
Spring 2021 Brooklyn Voices Lineup
Wednesday, February 24, 5 p.m.
Hermione Lee presents Tom Stoppard: A Life
In conversation with Tom Stoppard
Tickets $45-50 (Includes access to the event, a hardcover copy of Tom Stoppard: A Life and a bookplate signed by Hermione Lee. Note pickup and shipping options when purchasing tickets.)
Thursday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Naima Coster presents What’s Mine and Yours
In conversation with Elizabeth Acevedo
Monday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.
Carol Edgarian presents Vera
In conversation with Jennifer Egan
Tuesday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.
Amy Solomon presents Notes from the Bathroom Line: Humor, Art, and Low-grade Panic from 150 of the Funniest Women in Comedy
Featuring Catherine Cohen, Tien Tran, Sydnee Washington, Sunita Mani, Aya Cash, Atsuko Okatsuka, Punam Patel, Rachel Sennott, and more to be announced!
Tuesday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Book Launch: Craig Taylor presents New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time
Featuring special guests to be announced!
Monday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Edward Hirsch presents 100 Poems to Break Your Heart
With special guests Victoria Chang and Vijay Seshadri
Thursday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Rachel Kushner presents The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020
In conversation with Hari Kunzru
Monday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Joshua Jelly-Schapiro presents Names of New York: Discovering the City's Past, Present, and Future Through Its Place-Names
In conversation with Matt Weiland
Quiara Alegría Hudes
Wednesday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Quiara Alegría Hudes presents My Broken Language: A Memoir
In conversation with Daphne Rubin-Vega
Previous Seasons of Brooklyn Voices
Betsy Bonner — VIRTUAL EVENT
Monday, August 17, 7:30 p.m.
Betsy Bonner presents The Book of Atlantis Black: The Search for a Sister Gone Missing
In conversation with Christopher Castellani
Sunday, February 2, 4:30 p.m.
Ezra Klein presents Why We're Polarized
In conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates
Monday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.
Book Launch: Erik Larson presents The Splendid and the Vile
In conversation with Maria Konnikova
Robert Reich — VIRTUAL EVENT
Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.
Robert Reich presents The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It
In conversation with Anand Giridaradas
Kathy Valentine — VIRTUAL EVENT
Monday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Kathy Valentine presents All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir
In conversation with Lizz Winstead
Monday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.
Mikel Jollett presents Hollywood Park
Wednesday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.
Masha Gessen presents Surviving Autocracy
In conversation with Tim Snyder
Tuesday, September 3, 7:30 p.m.
Paperback launch: Dan Rather presents What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
In conversation with Sally Kohn
Thursday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.
Ann Patchett presents The Dutch House
Sunday, September 29, 4:30 p.m.
Eric Foner presents The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution
In conversation with Chris Hayes
Wednesday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.
Mark Bittman presents How to Cook Everything – Completely Revised Twentieth Anniversary Edition: Simple Recipes for Great Food
In conversation with Melissa Clark
Thursday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.
Lindy West presents The Witches are Coming
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Gary Shteyngart presents Lake Success
In conversation with Angela Ledgerwood
Monday, Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Anand Giridharadas presents Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
In conversation with Lydia Polgreen
Monday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Barbara Kingsolver presents Unsheltered
In conversation with Julie Orringer
Monday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Anne Lamott presents Almost Everything: Notes on Hope
Thursday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.
Michael Chabon presents Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
In conversation with Julie Orringer
Wednesday, September 6, 7:30 p.m.
Nathan Englander presents Dinner at the Center of the Earth
In conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer
Karl Ove Knausgaard
Thursday, September 14, 7:30 p.m.
Karl Ove Knausgaard presents Autumn
In conversation with Katie Kitamura
Monday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.
Book Launch: Jeffrey Eugenides presents Fresh Complaint: Stories
In conversation with Ruth Franklin
Wednesday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Matt Taibbi presents I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street
Monday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.
John Darnielle presents Universal Harvester
In conversation with Donna Tartt
Saturday, April 8, 6 p.m.
Chris Hayes presents A Colony in A Nation
In conversation with journalist Wesley Lowery
Tuesday, August 9, 7:30 p.m.
Teju Cole presents Known and Strange Things
Tuesday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.
Ann Patchett presents Commonwealth (book launch)
In conversation with J. Courtney Sullivan • A Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends event
A Celebration of Marie Ponsot
Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 p.m.
A Celebration of Marie Ponsot • Presenting her Collected Poems
Readings by Ed Hirsch, Sapphire, Cynthia Zarin and other poets • Hosted by PSA Executive Director Alice Quinn
Wednesday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Zadie Smith presents Swing Time
Thursday, January 7, 7:30 p.m.
Colin Beavan presents How to Be Alive: A Guide To The Kind of Happiness That Helps The World
In conversation with ABC’s Dan Harris, co-anchor of Good Morning America and Nightline
Thursday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.
Hanya Yanagihara presents A Little Life (paperback launch)
In conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald of BuzzFeed
Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.
Ken Corbett presents A Murder Over a Girl: Justice, Gender, Junior High
In conversation with Tony Kushner
Monday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Book launch: Charles Bock presents Alice & Oliver
In conversation with A.M. Homes
Thursday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.
Nathaniel Philbrick presents Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
Saturday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.
Jonathan Franzen presents Purity
In conversation with Wyatt Mason
Thursday, October 8, 7:30 p.m.
Patti Smith presents M Train
Macarthur "Genius Grant" winner
Thursday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.
Ta-Nehisi Coates presents Between the World and Me
In conversation with interviewer James Bennet of The Atlantic
Wednesday, October 21, 7:30 p.m.
Kristin Hersh presents Don’t Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up on Vic Chesnutt
In conversation with Amanda Petruisch
Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
Thursday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.
Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor present Welcome to Night Vale