The most common question I get about Bushwick is “what books are you going to do next?” It’s a very good question. Probably the best question. The fact that we get asked this ALL THE TIME means that we need to do a much better job of letting you know what is going on (sorry about that, we are working on it).
Anticipation. The secret to those higher highs – and, of course, lower lows. Whether the outcome proves satisfying or not, that respected philosopher Tom Petty reminds us that: “The waaaiiting is the hardest part.”
We’ve got a steamy one for you today folks. I hope you’re ready for this. I do have to admit that a lot of the quotes from Anaïs Nin’s Delta of Venus make me giggle. Call me prude; Call me a child; I am just drawn to those passages that describe people in animal terms and speak of fleshy parts.
Here we are with the first month of the New Year almost complete. I love making New Year’s resolutions and also like hearing what other people aspire to each January 1. I checked in with Bushwick artists and volunteers to see what their 2016 resolutions are, and whether or not they’ve been sticking to them.
The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves.
Today’s bookshelf comes from Bushwick artist Julia Massey. Julia has graced the Bushwick stage a number of times. She’s a master songwriter, bursting with vibrant pop-hooks that will kick you where it counts. You will love her album A.L.I.T.E. (I know I do!).
Among major players in the local literary-arts scene, Seattle Arts & Lectures has long played a pivotal role. Since 1988, the popular and respected organization has hosted world-class authors in readings, Q&A sessions, and lectures, branching out over the years into multiple series, education programs, and more. These days SAL stages events for a Literary/Arts Series, Poetry Series, and special SAL Presents evenings, covering considerable ground while continuing to attract an impressive list of literary figures. And, beginning with the 2015-16 season, many of these events now commence with a Bushwick Book Club Seattle song.
One of the great things about The Bushwick Book Club Seattle artists is that they are always making awesome stuff. Here are a few projects that you should know about.