245 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205
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September 21, 2017
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – September 21, 2017 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to announce that it will welcome Jeffrey Eugenides to present his latest work, Fresh Complaint, in conversation with Ruth Franklin on Monday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in SJC Brooklyn’s Tuohy Hall Auditorium.
“With his critically acclaimed novels, Jeffrey Eugenides has established himself as one of the most insightful commentators on American life in the literary world,” said Michael Hanophy, Ph.D., interim executive dean at SJC Brooklyn. “I am looking forward to welcoming him on campus to discuss his recent foray into the medium of short stories and to see how this gift has manifested itself in this medium.”
Eugenides’s best-selling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery, family love and what it means to be American in our times. The stories in Fresh Complaint explore equally rich and intriguing territory. Narratively compelling and packed with a density of ideas despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American writer.
Tickets for this event are $30 and include a copy of the book. Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity to have the book signed by Eugenides. To RSVP, click here.
For more information, contact Michael Banach at 718.940.5584 or [email protected]
About 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.
About St. Joseph’s College
St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.