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May 2020

White Teeth | May 16

May 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Original Music inspired by Zadie Smith's White Teeth Saturday, May 16, 2020 | Facebook live-stream Religious zealots, oddball scientists, awkward teenagers, experimental mice and (maybe) the end of the world? Zadie Smith arrived on the literary scene by combining these ingredients into a phenomenal story of history, family and change. "Frisky and irreverent...Smith's real talent emerges not just in her voice but in her ear, which enables her to inhabit characters of different generations, races and mind-sets." - The New…

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June 2020

Frog and Toad | June 13

June 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Original Music inspired by Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad Saturday, June 13, 2020 | Facebook live-stream Hear your childhood come to musical life with original tunes inspired by Earth's most famous, and most beloved, amphibious duo. "Humorous, emotion-packed, and full of exuberant dialogue...Frog and Toad emerge throughout the four books as unique, lovable, and remarkably human-like individuals. Wondrous." - The Center for Children's Books Featuring new original music by: Ethan Anderson Peter Donovan LaVon Hardison Megan Krantz Julia Massey Lana…

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September 2020

Bushwick x Jack Straw

September 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Bushwick x Jack Straw Ongoing   Throughout the year, a Jack Straw writer will be paired with a Bushwick musician, who will write an original song inspired by the written work. Pairings will be announced on the Bushwick website and videos released on social media: Bushwick FaceBook | Jack Straw FaceBook First pairings! You can also take the time to check out the Jack Straw 2020/Bushwick page where all of the videos will live. Date Jack Straw writer Bushwick artist…

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How to Do Nothing | Sep 19

September 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Original music inspired by Jenny Odell's How to Do Nothing Sep 19, 2020 Everyone wants to unplug—but how do you actually do it? "Nothing" is more than it seems. Jenny Odell's How to Do Nothing is a thrilling critique of the forces vying for our attention that shows us a new way to connect with our environment. “A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto.”—Jonah Engel Bromwich,…

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October 2020

10th Anniversary Show! | Oct 10

October 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Bushwick Book Club Seattle's 10th Anniversary Show! Oct 10, 2020 On October 10, 2010, Bushwick Book Club Seattle played its very first show: original music inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's masterpiece, Slaughterhouse-5. Join us as we revisit Vonnegut's classic anti-war novel and reflect on 10 years of music inspired by literature. Ready to rock down memory lane? 🤘 We want to celebrate 10 awesome years with you! Featuring new, original music by Reggie Garrett, Debbie Miller, Chris Poage, Tai Shan, Mike…

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November 2020

Become America | Nov 14

November 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Original music inspired by Eric Liu's Become America Nov 14, 2020 Streaming live on YouTube at 7:30 PM With Become America, Seattle author Eric Liu wrote the gospel for engaged citizenry—and now it’s time for the choir to sing! Liu's "sermons", pulled from his admired Civic Saturday series and shared in Become America, invite everyday Americans to "connect around the values and practices of being an active citizen, reckon with and reflect on our nation’s creed, and build relationships that…

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December 2020

Bushwick x Hugo House | Dec 12

December 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Bushwick Book Club Seattle x Hugo House Dec 12, 2020 Seattle, this one's for you 💙 In a collaboration long overdue, three Hugo House authors will provide literary inspiration for three Bushwick Book Club Seattle musicians each—9 one-of-a-kind songs, one amazing night to remind you of the Emerald City's endless magic. Presenting original music inspired by: Anastacia-Reneé’s (v.) — Adra Boo, Okanomodé, and Shaudi Bianca Vahdat Amber Flame’s Ordinary Cruelty — Joe Seamons & Briar, and Shaina Shephard Kristen Millares Young’s…

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Bushwick on Ice | Dec 18

December 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Fill your holiday cup—and fill Bushwick's coffers for next year!  Cozy up with us for an enchanting evening of song & celebration as we raise funds for our next exciting year of music, literature and community. 🧡   Bushwick on Ice A fundraiser for Bushwick Northwest December 18, 7:30 PM PST RSVP on Facebook! Visit the auction website! Donate to Bushwick! Become a member: Basic | $5 / month $5 / month Zoom backdrop 1 Bushwick Book Club album download…

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January 2021

The Beautiful Ones | Jan 16

January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Original music inspired by Prince's The Beautiful Ones Jan 16, 2021 Finally, the one and only Prince—one of America's most celebrated, influential and mysterious artists—shares his own story as he meant to tell it. "The Beautiful Ones is not a read, but an experience, an immersion inside the mind of a musical genius." —USA Today Performers include ATHR, Leslie Braly & Aimee Zoe & Johnny Sangster, Amber Flame, RL Heyer, Evan J. Peterson, Rani Weatherby, and Amanda Winterhalter & Rebecca…

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February 2021

Exhalation | Feb 13

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Original music inspired by Ted Chiang's Exhalation Feb 13, 2021 Travel through time and peer into parallel universes as we dive into Seattle author Ted Chiang's breathtaking story collection. “Exhalation by Ted Chiang is a collection of short stories that will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction.” —Barack Obama Performers include Jamie Brew, Nova Karina Devonie, Peter Donovan, Reggie Garrett, Cate Graves, The Half Brothers, Kate Olson, Emily Persha, Evan…

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