Brooklyn Voices Welcomes Acclaimed Author Elizabeth Gilbert

June 10, 2014

BROOKLYN, N.Y. June 11, 2014 St. Josephs College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to announce that it will welcome New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert, as part of its inaugural summer Brooklyn Voices lecture series, on Tuesday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium located on SJCs Brooklyn Campus. Gilbert will discuss her newest book, The Signature of All Things, in conversation with New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead, and sign copies of the book following the talk.

"Elizabeth Gilbert proves her skills as a novelist are no less than her talents as a memoirist with her latest novel, encompassing nature, science, sex and the beginning of the modern era, said Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, co-owner of the Greenlight Bookstore. "Were honored to have the opportunity to introduce Gilbert to her many Brooklyn fans, and help to launch the paperback edition of The Signature of All Things.

Elizabeth Gilbert is the acclaimed author of the memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which was a New York Times bestseller published in more than thirty languages and the basis for a major motion picture. Gilbert returns to fiction with her novel The Signature of All Things, a beguiling novel of desire and discovery spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries. The story of an irrepressible woman, determined to satisfy her most powerful urges toward both love and knowledge, this is a novel immersed in all the great questions of the 19th century but also very much a novel for our times.

Tickets for this event are $15 and include a copy of The Signature of All Things. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Greenlight Bookstore at 718.246.0200 or visit their website at The Brooklyn Campus of SJC is located at 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Created in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore and the Brooklyn Rail, 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.