Cushwa Center Lecture, Screening, & Discussion


Location: Browning Theater, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Colm Toibin 1760537© Brigitte Lacombe

  • 6:30 p.m. — Lecture 
  • 7:00 p.m. — Film Screening
  • 9:00 p.m. — Question & Answer

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 audience questions. All tickets are now reserved. Unclaimed tickets will be released 15 minutes prior to the event's start to any patrons waiting on standby.

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 were available through the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Ticket Office beginning Tuesday, November 1 (574-631-2800; All tickets have now been reserved and must be claimed 15 minutes prior to the start of the event.. Unclaimed tickets will be released at that time to any patrons waiting on standby.  

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Tickets may be picked up at the ticket office starting at 5:30 p.m. on​ the day of the event. 

For more event information, please contact the Cushwa Center at 574-631-5441.