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Come Meet Musician and Poet Calvin Arsenia at the Bureau

October 31, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come Meet Musician and Poet Calvin Arsenia at the Bureau on Halloween! Arsenia will be hanging out at the Bureau from 3 to 5 PM on Sunday, October 31st, to chat and to sign copies of Every Good Boy Does Fine.

To reserve a copy of Every Good Boy Does Fine (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2021, paperback, $14.99), please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com.

About Every Good Boy Does Fine :

“Glowing with warmth, vulnerability, and a heavy heart, Arsenia’s intimate reflections depict the past and present wrestling within the individual as he endeavors to chart his own course in the world.”–Atwood Magazine

Both a journey of individual healing and a call for action, these poems show that, with a little love and acceptance, anyone can flourish.

From one of Kansas City’s most exciting singers Calvin Arsenia, comes a debut book of poetry and prose Every Good Boy Does Fine. Named for the classic mnemonic used to teach the lines of the treble clef (EGBDF), his collection speaks to his passion as a musician and also his deep and tumultuous history in the Evangelical community.

Arsenia includes elements of queer poetry, writings on racial awakening, Christian de-conversion, and sexual awakenings in a homophobic community with the hopes that, when finished reading, readers will feel ready to start their own journey of self-expression through music and performance.

A profoundly thoughtful and enlightening work, Arsenia uses his lyrical talent to show that there is always somewhere to go no matter where you are coming from.

 

About Calvin Arsenia:

Voted Kansas City’s Best Musician 2018 and 2019 (PitchKC), and featured on Billboard, NPR.org, NEWNOWNEXT, Pride.com, and GRAMMY.com, singer and harpist Calvin Arsenia has built a reputation for turning the arts world on its head.

Arsenia’s angelic, classically-trained voice soars over audiences, enchanting even the fussiest of fans, beckoning them to join him as he flirts between genres.

But the music is just one part of his prodigious performances, for Calvin believes the art is in crafting the perfect moment. His music is best
served live, with sensational performances and high fashion from the visually striking performer who stands at 6’6”.

Arsenia’s height, energy, and curated environments fill the often intimate spaces he performs in. Brought into 9 countries through public and private grants in less than a decade, Arsenia builds a scene for his audience and for himself, packed with beauty and lasting delight.

More at calvinarsenia.com

 

 

Details

Date:
October 31, 2021
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Organizer

Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Email:
contact@bgsqd.com
Website:
www.bgsqd.com

Venue

Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
208 West 13th Street, Room 210
New York, NY 10011 United States
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