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January 2020

Educated | Jan 11

January 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Original Music inspired by Tara Westover’s Educated Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Hugo House Tara Westover's riveting, bestselling memoir of discovery  and independence took the entire world by storm - now, it becomes a well of inspiration for artists in a night of original music. "This story, remarkable as it is, might be merely another entry in the subgenre of extreme American life, were it not for the uncommon perceptiveness of the person telling it. Westover examines her childhood with…

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February 2020

Shakespeare | Feb 15

February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Original Music inspired by the works of Shakespeare Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Hugo House The Bard at last! Inspiration, invention and imagination abound in the world's singlemost celebrated literary canon - and, at last, it will be drawn upon for a night of original music inspired by Shakespeare's legendary work. “He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them into life. Nor sequent centuries could hit Orbit and sum of Shakespeare’s wit.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Featuring new music by…

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April 2020

Saborami | Apr 25

April 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Original Music inspired by Cecilia Vicuña's Saborami Saturday, April 25, 2020 | Facebook live-stream Experience a night of original music inspired by the vision of the Chilean poet, artist and filmmaker Cecilia Vicuña, curated by Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna. Tune in to the live-stream on April 25, 7:30pm on our Facebook page! Featuring new songs by Ethan Anderson, Leslie Braly, Olivia Claire, Nick Droz, Reggie Garrett, Camelia Jade, Mikel McDermott, Midnight Daughter, Michelle Searle, and Shaudi Bianca Vahdat. Announcement: With Stay Home orders in place…

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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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