Lecture, Screening, & Discussion with Colm Tóibín


Location: Browning Theater, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Colm Toibin 1760537© Brigitte Lacombe

Author Colm Tóibín will speak about the story behind Brooklyn, his 2009 novel that was adapted into a film in 2015. The focus of his talk will be 20th-century Irish immigration to the United States, and the experience of exile and return to Ireland. After a screening of the film, Tóibín will answer questions from the audience. 

6:30 p.m.   Lecture
7:00 p.m.   Film Screening of BROOKLYN
9:30 p.m.   Discussion

Colm Tóibín is the author of eight novels, including The Blackwater Lightship, The Master, and The Testament of Mary, all three shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and most recently of Nora Webster. His nonfiction includes The Sign of the Cross and On Elizabeth Bishop. His novel Brooklyn won the 2009 Costa Novel Award. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages. 

This is a free but ticketed event.

Ticket reservations will be available beginning Tuesday, November 1, through the Debartolo Performing Arts Center Ticket Office (574-631-2800; dpactickets.nd.edu). Two ticket limit per person.  

Tickets will be available for pick-up at the ticket office beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2. In the expected case of a sold-out event, unclaimed Will Call tickets will be released fifteen minutes prior to the beginning of the event.

For further ticketing information, please contact the Debartolo Performing Arts Center Ticket Office at 574-631-2800.

For further event information, please contact the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at 574-631-5441.

Sponsored by the

Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism 

Cosponsors include:

  • Nanovic Institute for European Studies
  • Creative Writing Program
  • Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
  • Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies