“Secret Guest Speaker” at BHA’s Thomas Wolfe Event

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that there will be a “secret guest speaker” at the Evening with Thomas Wolfe next Monday, December 6. This surprise guest will read from Wolfe’s classic short story, “Only the Dead Know Brooklyn”. The BHA adds:

The event will feature biography, his love letters to the older woman who encouraged him, Aline Bernstein, his mistress, and brief selections from some of his well-known works, written in the late ’20s in Brooklyn Heights. These are works rarely heard and not much associated with Thomas Wolfe; they are short, some are funny, some are heart-breaking.

Champagne and dessert will be served after the readings. The BHA also advises, “Reserve your seat now while there’s still time!” The event is sponsored by Brennan Real Estate LLC.

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  • AEB

    Lady Gaga?

  • David on Middagh

    Bristol Palin?

  • Homer Fink

    Jimmy “JJ” Walker. He was always the “surprise” guest whenever I visited the LA Comedy Store… #backintheday

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    I’d love to hear Bristol Palin try to do a Brooklyn accent. My money’s on Paul Giamatti.

  • Kneel Armstrong

    Judge Crater.

  • AL

    Some guy who did go home again.

  • william

    Marty Markowitz and his pet parrot BP.

  • Harry

    Thomas Wolfe’s ghost, seen in a vision in the Chelsea Hotel by Ed Hamilton (author of Legends of the Chelsea Hotel) during the 2003 blackout.

  • David on Middagh