Brooklyn Voices Presents Zadie Smith

November 08, 2016

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – November 8, 2016 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to continue its Brooklyn Voices series with Zadie Smith who will discuss her latest work, Swing Time, in conversation with writer Ashley Ford on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium.

“With her latest novel, Zadie Smith examines the themes of friendship, race, wealth and inequality,” said Barbara Garii, Ph.D, vice president for academic affairs at SJC Brooklyn. “As our students begin their adult lives, I find the friendship of the two protagonists a compelling reminder of how the influences of one’s formative years remain with a person long after lives changes and people grow apart.”

Zadie Smith (White Teeth, On Beauty, NW) will present her new novel Swing Time, an ambitious, exuberant story about friendship, music and stubborn roots that moves from Northwest London to West Africa. Two girls dream of being dancers – but only one has talent. The other has ideas about rhythm and time, black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe or makes a person truly free.  

Tickets are $30 and include a copy of the book and an opportunity to have it signed by Smith. For tickets, visit 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 49 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.