The Bushwick Book Club Seattle, The Royal Room, and JazzED partner to present an evening of empowered original music inspired by renowned New York Times columnist Lindy West’s memoir, Shrill, on November 17. West will be on-hand to offer remarks, and the evening will begin with a performance from Seattle Girls Jazz Band. Advance tickets are available through Stranger Tickets.
Lindy West is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. A Seattle resident, West’s work has also appeared in This American Life, The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Vulture, Jezebel, and The Stranger. The memoir Shrill was released in 2016 by Hachette Books, with Publishers Weekly calling it “required reading.”
In seven-plus seasons, The Bushwick Book Club Seattle has hosted over 300 individual performers writing new, original music inspired by the written word. Featured performers for this event include Debbie Miller, Olivia Claire, Amanda Winterhalter, Wayne Horvitz, J.R. Rhodes, Moe Provencher, Beth Fleenor, Sean Morse, Michelle Searle, and Emily Ann Peterson; comedians Emmett Montgomery and Dewa Dorje host.
The evening begins at 7:00pm with a performance from JazzED’s Seattle Girls Jazz Band. The Bushwick program will follow at 8:00pm, and Wayne Horvitz Trio with special guests Ahamefule Oluo and Beth Fleenor will close the night with a late set afterward.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $10 for Bushwick Book Club members, $20 at-the-door: www.strangertickets.com/events/48887218/the-bushwick-book-club-seattle-presents-original-music-inspired-by-lindy-wests-shrill. Doors will open at 6:00pm.
The Royal Room is all-ages until 10:00pm:
5000 Rainier Ave. S; Seattle, WA 98118 (Columbia City) – (206) 906-9920