The Bushwick Book Club Seattle is not your run-of-the-mill book club.

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle delivers literature, music, and songwriting to the Seattle community while building the next generation of musicians and readers.

We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

The Bushwick Book Club started in 2009 in the heart of Bushwick, Brooklyn. Founder Susan Hwang gathered a group of musicians at Goodbye Blue Monday on Broadway to deliver music inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle. Geoff Larson was living in the city at the time, was blown away by the event. He asked if he could open a chapter in Seattle, and the rest is history! Now there are chapters in Brooklyn, Seattle, New Orleans, Malmo, Toronto and more…

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle is a group of musicians dedicated to sharing our combined passion for both music and reading with the Seattle community and beyond. With each performance, a book is chosen which is read by our talented Bushwick artists who then write original music inspired by the book they just read. The audience is encouraged to read the featured book and participate in the events as well. By producing these unique, one of a kind musical literary events we hope to increase awareness in literature and song writing, while at the same time remind people (young and old) that reading can and should be a regular part of their daily lives.

Additionally, the Bushwick Book Club Seattle offers youth programs working on critical thinking and songwriting skills.