Brooklyn Voices: A Literary Series at St. Joseph's College

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 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 Brooklyn campus.

St. Joseph's College, Tuohy Hall is located at 245 Clinton Avenue (between Dekalb and Willoughby).   Click here for directions


This event has unfortunately been canceled due to inclement weather. Ticketholder receive a refund and a coupon code for a discount on the featured book.

Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Mitch Landrieu presents In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History
In conversation with Jelani Cobb
Tickets $28 (includes seat and book)

New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu – who sparked a national debate after first proposing removing Confederate statues in 2015 – presents In the Shadow of Statues, a passionate, powerful memoir that urges America to reckon with its past. In his first book, Mayor Landrieu discusses his personal journey on race as well as the path he took to making the decision to remove the monuments, tackles the broader history of slavery, race and institutional inequities that still bedevil America, and traces his personal relationship to this history. Landrieu grew up with a progressive education in one of the nation's most racially divided cities, but even he had to relearn Southern history as it really happened. Equal parts unblinking memoir, history, and prescription for finally confronting America's most painful legacy, In the Shadow of Statues will contribute strongly to the national conversation about race in the age of Donald Trump.  Landrieu presents his book in conversation with Jelani Cobb, author and staff writer for The New Yorker.

Each $28 ticket includes admission to the event, as well as a hardcover copy of In the Shadow of Statues; books are distributed at the event. Mitch Landrieu will sign books following the discussion.

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Wednesday, May 23, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Michael Chabon presents Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
In conversation with Julie Orringer
At St. Joseph’s College (part of the Brooklyn Voices series)
Tickets $22 (includes seat and book)

“Magical prose stylist” Michael Chabon (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) -- author of contemporary classic novels including The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and Moonglow, as well as literary nonfiction and children's books -- delivers a new collection of heartfelt, humorous, insightful, and wise essays on the meaning of fatherhood. For the September 2016 issue of GQ, Chabon wrote about accompanying his son Abraham Chabon, then thirteen, to Paris Men’s Fashion Week. Possessed with a precocious sense of style, Abe was in his element, and despite his own indifference to fashion, Chabon emerged with a deep respect for his son’s passion. With the GQ story as its centerpiece, and featuring six additional essays plus an introduction, Pops illuminates the meaning, magic, and mysteries of fatherhood as only Michael Chabon can. Chabon speaks with fellow author and parent Julie Orringer about his book and experiences, followed by a book signing

Each $22 ticket includes admission to the event, as well as a hardcover copy of Pops; books are distributed at the event. Michael Chabon will sign books following the discussion.


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* Can't make it to a Brooklyn Voices event? You can still order the book in the store or on our website and request signing or personalization; your book will be available for pickup or shipping following the event.  Note your signing or personalization request in the Order Comments field at checkout.

In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525559443
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - March 20th, 2018

Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062834621
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - May 22nd, 2018

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