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Deborah Feldman (offsite)
Friday, March 28, 7:30 PM
OFFSITE EVENT: St. Joseph’s College
Deborah Feldman presents Exodus
In conversation with Mark Jacobson
Greenlight partners with St. Joseph's College to present the Brooklyn Voices series of lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion. The Brooklyn Voices series promotes and enhances the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing writers, artists, and intellectuals with a local forum in which to discuss and present their works.
When Deborah Feldman made the remarkable decision to leave her family and loveless marriage, wholly rejecting her Hasidic roots and her life among Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox, she found herself alienated from the only community she had ever known. Out of her experience came the incendiary bestselling memoir Unorthodox. With her new memoir Exodus, Feldman has emerged on the cusp of a remarkable journey of self-discovery—a journey in which she begins her life anew, a single mother and a religious refugee, at the age of twenty-six. As a woman and as a writer, Feldman broke all the rules she was raised to live by, and in the process has discovered a world of like-minded outcasts and misfits, bound together in the universal struggle for self-acceptance and healing. A captivating writer and beguiling storyteller, Feldman’s singular life has been an inspiration to countless others. Feldman discusses her story tonight with writer and journalist Mark Jacobson, a contributing editor at New York Magazine. Book signing to follow.
Free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served. St. Joseph’s College Tuohy Auditorium is located at 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.