Brooklyn Voices

Brooklyn Voices

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.

All Brooklyn Voices presentations will take place in Tuohy Hall at 245 Clinton Avenue. Click here for a campus map.

Spring 2020 Brooklyn Voices Lineup

Ezra KleinEzra Klein

Sunday, February 2, 4:30 p.m.

Ezra Klein presents Why We're Polarized

In conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Tickets $32 (includes seat and book)


Erik LarsonErik Larson

Monday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.

Book Launch: Erik Larson presents The Splendid and the Vile

In conversation with Maria Konnikova

Tickets $35 (includes seat and book)


Mikel JollettMikel Jollett

Monday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.

Mikel Jollett presents Hollywood Park

Tickets $32 (includes seat and book)

 

View previous seasons of BK Voices

Fall 2019

Dan Rather

Tuesday, September 3, 7:30 p.m.

Paperback launch: Dan Rather presents What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism

In conversation with Sally Kohn


Ann Patchett

Thursday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.

Ann Patchett presents The Dutch House


Eric Foner

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


Mark Bittman

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


Lindy West

Thursday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.

Lindy West presents The Witches are Coming

Fall 2018

Gary Shteyngart

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Gary Shteyngart presents Lake Success
In conversation with Angela Ledgerwood


Anand Giridharada

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


Barbara Kingsolver

Monday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Barbara Kingsolver presents Unsheltered
In conversation with Julie Orringer


Anne Lamott

Monday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Anne Lamott presents Almost Everything: Notes on Hope

Spring 2018

Michael Chabon

Thursday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.
Michael Chabon presents Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
In conversation with Julie Orringer

Fall 2017

Nathan Englander

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


Jeffrey Eugenides<

Monday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.
Book Launch: Jeffrey Eugenides presents Fresh Complaint: Stories
In conversation with Ruth Franklin


Matt Taibbi

Wednesday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Matt Taibbi presents I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street

 


Spring 2017

John Darnielle

Monday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.
John Darnielle presents Universal Harvester
In conversation with Donna Tartt


Chris Hayes

Saturday, April 8, 6 p.m.
Chris Hayes presents A Colony in A Nation
In conversation with journalist Wesley Lowery

Fall 2016

Teju Cole

Tuesday, August 9, 7:30 p.m.
Teju Cole presents Known and Strange Things

 


Ann Patchett

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


Zadie Smith

Wednesday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Zadie Smith presents Swing Time

Spring 2016

Colin Beavan

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
Event Recap


Hanya Yanagihara

Thursday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.
Hanya Yanagihara presents A Little Life (paperback launch)
In conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald of BuzzFeed
Event Recap


Ken Corbett

Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.
Ken Corbett presents A Murder Over a Girl: Justice, Gender, Junior High
In conversation with Tony Kushner
Event Recap


Charles Bock

Monday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Book launch: Charles Bock presents Alice & Oliver
In conversation with A.M. Homes
Event Recap


Nathaniel Philbrick

Thursday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.
Nathaniel Philbrick presents Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

Fall 2015

Jonathan Franzen

Saturday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.
Jonathan Franzen presents Purity
In conversation with Wyatt Mason


Patti Smith

Thursday, October 8, 7:30 p.m.
Patti Smith presents M Train


Ta-Nehisi Coates

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


Kristin Hersh

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

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