It's an indulgence. But I have to remind myself that Bushwick Book Club has always been so. It was born out of an indulgence of my curiosity by Steve Trimboli, so it always feels right when BBC moves from this impulse. Undulating to a little indulgence.
This time, the pleasure to give-in to is Edgar Oliver. He's an East Village art/theater/literature treasure that if you haven't heard of yet, you have the pleasure of coming to know now. His written work is not the easiest to get a hold of (I didn't find any listed in the NYPL stacks) but you can start with enjoying this playlist:
AND we've got a tremendous line up of NYC and Brooklyn talent responding to Edgar in song and art, including fellow East Village art/theater/literary treasure, PENNY ARCADE hosting. In addition to Edgar being there to watch the show and of course give a reading in his singular (I would say inimitable, but we all try to imitate it) voice, we have performances from these most creative of NY's creatives (the cream of the creatives?):
Penny Arcade (hosting)
Doors are 6:30pm, show at 7pm.