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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.

Mark your calendars!

May 12th, 2018

Tunes and Tales

Bushwick Northwest’s annual fundraiser

Your support is what keeps our performers reading and creating original works inspired by books!

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!

Become a member of Bushwick Northwest!

Bushwick Northwest Presents:

Tunes and Tales: A Bushwick Northwest Benefit Event


Sailor St Claire

Roger Fernandes

Reggie Garrett

Sean Morse

JR Rhodes

May 12th, 2018


In Kind Contributions

What’s Next?

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 21st @ Velocity Dance Cener – Original music inspired by Evan J 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 Showtime
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 22nd @ The Tractor Tavern – Original music inspired by Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love

May 12th @ Om Culture – Tunes and Tales: A Bushwick Northwest Benefit

May 24th @ The Fremont Abbey – Original music inspired by Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

June 15th – Original music inspired by Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth

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