Thursday, December 6, 6:30 PM (RESCHEDULED from November 1)
Sapphire, author of The Kid, at the Brooklyn Voices Series
St. Joseph’s College, Tuohy Hall
Greenlight is proud to partner with St. Joseph's College and The Brooklyn Rail to present the Brooklyn Voices series of lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion at St. Joseph's College. 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 writers, artists, and intellectuals with a local forum in which to discuss and present their works.
For the first lecture of this year’s Brooklyn Voices series, Sapphire, author of The Kid and a member of the St. Joseph's Writer’s Foundry faculty, will discuss her perspective on the art of writing and of the influences that inspire her work. Her first novel, Push sold hundreds of thousands of copies and was the basis of the Academy Award nominated film Precious. In her latest work The Kid, Sapphire tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious. Left alone to navigate a world in which love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood and toward an identity he can stand behind.
St. Joseph’s College is located at 245 Clinton Avenue. Staff will direct guests to the Tuohy Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Signing passes will not be issued. Seating and signing are first come, first served. Books may be ordered through Greenlight for pickup at the event; please indicate "Pick up at event" in the order comments.