Greenlight Bookstore partners with St. Joseph's College to present the Brooklyn Voices series of literary presentations and discussions. Since 2012, the series has hosted luminary authors including Michael Chabon, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Teju Cole, John Darnielle, Junot Diaz, Nathan Englander, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Elizabeth Gilbert, Chris Hayes, Khaled Hosseini, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jhumpa Lahiri, Greil Marcus, David Mitchell, Ann Patchett, Marie Ponsot, Gabourey Sidibe, Patti Smith, Zadie Smith, Colson Whitehead, Hanya Yanagihara, and others at Tuohy Hall, part of the college’s historic Pratt-designed campus in Clinton Hill.
Tickets or RSVPs are required for admission to all Brooklyn Voices events; some tickets include a copy of the book, distributed at the event. Click the "Buy Tickets" button below each event to reserve your seat through EventBrite. You can also use the "Add to Cart" buttons at the bottom of this page to purchase a book without attending an event; include any signing requests in the Order Comments field at checkout.
Spring 2018 Season:
Thursday, January 17, 7:30 PM
Kristen Roupenian presents You Know You Want This
In conversation with Rebecca Traister
Tickets $30 (book included)
Part of the Brooklyn Voices series
From the author of “Cat Person”—“the short story that launched a thousand theories” (The Guardian)—comes Kristen Roupenian's highly anticipated debut, a compulsively readable collection of short stories that explore the complex—and often darkly funny—connections between gender, sex, and power across genres. You Know You Want This brilliantly explores the ways in which women are horrifying as much as it captures the horrors that are done to them. Spanning a range of genres and topics—from the mundane to the murderous to the supernatural—these are stories about sex and punishment, guilt and anger, the pleasure and terror of inflicting and experiencing pain. These stories fascinate and repel, revolt and arouse, scare and delight in equal measure. Roupenian presents her book as part of the Brooklyn Voices series in conversation with Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad, All the Single Ladies and the award-winning Big Girls Don’t Cry.