The Brooklyn Voices reading series is back for a summer session, starting May 6, and the five events scheduled between now and September are definitely something you’ll want to pencil into your schedule. So far the partnership between St. Joseph’s College and Greenlight Bookstore has been a fruitful one, bringing award-winning authors like Junot Diaz and Jhumpa Lahiri to St. Joseph’s since 2011. On Tuesday evening, Colson Whitehead will kick things off by presenting The Noble Hustle in conversation with author Nathan Englander. The nonfiction book is all about his experience learning to play high-stakes Texas Hold ‘Em and what happened when he covered the World Series of Poker for an assignment three years ago. Whitehead was actually the first author to participate in Brooklyn Voices back when it began, and he’ll find himself in good company this time around: Khaled Hosseini (June 6), Elizabeth Gilbert (June 24), Lev Grossman (Aug. 5) and David Mitchell ( Sept. 16). All events are either free or the ticket price includes a copy of the book, which is a deal you just can’t beat.