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We love to read, it’s true! The Bushwick Book Club Seattle is the best book club in town.


Bushwick artists write and perform original songs inspired by books because that is what they do!


Proud to be a non-profit operating within a diverse community of musicians, artists, and book lovers.

Help support Bushwick Northwest and The Bushwick Book Club Seattle as we deliver literature, music and songwriting to the Seattle community while building the next generation of musicians and readers. Your support will help keep our 501(c)3 non-profit working for years to come!

Cyber Monday special for Bushwick Northwest!

A purchase of 2 memberships is only $70 for this week only!

Happy Holidays to you all!

Your support makes it possible for Bushwick to bring music and opportunity to readers of all ages!

Bushwick Northwest Presents:

Original Music inspired by Lindy West’s Shrill

Reading and Q/A with Lindy West at the event

Performers include

Debbie Miller

Olivia Claire

Amanda Winterhalter

Wayne Horvitz

J.R. Rhodes

Moe Provencher

Beth Fleenor

Sean Morse

Michelle Searle

Emily Ann Peterson

Hosted by

Emmett Montgomery and Dewa Dorje

November 17th


Bushwick Northwest and The Royal Room present a unique event inspired by Lindy West’s Shrill. Music, Food, Drinks and more…

Upcoming Events for the 2016/17 Season

September 30th @ The Ballard Homestead (2:30pm): Original music inspired by The Jack Straw Anthology for 2017 by Various Authors

October 26th @ The Fremont Abbey: Original music inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales

November 17th @ The Royal Room (7:00pm) Original music inspired by
Lindy West’s Shrill
Partnership event with Wayne Horvitz, The Royal Room and Jazz Ed
Lindy West will be on hand for the event

January 28th @ Barboza – Original music inspired by Evan Peterson’s The PrEP Diaries
Co-Curation with Evan J Peterson

February 16th @ Langston Hughes – Original music inspired by Octavia Butler (Book choice to come)
Co-Curation with Riz Rollins

March 3rd @ The Elliott Bay Book Company 7:30pm Sshowtime
Partnership event with The Seattle 7 Writers
Original music inspired by 3 Seattle7writers

  • Love and Trouble, Claire Dederer
  • Weed, David Schmader
  • Welcome Thieves, Sean Beaudoin

April – Original music inspired by Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love

May – Original music inspired by Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth

June – Original music inspired by Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

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The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader invites us into their home and shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves. Today, we peek in on singer/songwriter Olivia Claire, who makes her Bushwick Book Club Seattle debut at our Ready Player One event at Bumbershoot on September 2. […]

Bushwick Asks: What do you miss about the 1980s?

Ready Player One is filled with 1980s pop culture references. The book is almost a love letter to 1980s video game culture and it’s hard to read without hitting up YouTube to listen to the songs author Ernest Cline mentions in the text and maybe to watch clips of people playing the video games he […]

Bushwick Asks: What are your Summer Plans?

Now that our season is behind us, we’ve turned our thoughts toward summer and other projects. I’ll be reading a bunch and trying to figure out how to play the banjo. Let’s see what the Bushwick artists will be up to during our off months.

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