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.