Notes:Bushwick Book Club presents our official ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK Event! We’ll have new songs, dance and art inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s AMERICANAH. Come hear the songs and be a part of the city-wide Book Club!
Writing and performing:
Susan Hwang – co-host and songwriter
Jessie Kilguss – co-host and songwriter
Charlie Nieland – producer, lusterlit.bandcamp.com
Karyn Kuhl – singer/songwriter
Annie McCain Engman – songwriter, musician, actor
Terry Radigan – singer/songwriter
Jia Jung – podcast – Play It Back, writer, songwriter
Nicola Yvette Hughes – choreographer
Krystal Hawes – songwriter, musician, vocalist
Juliet Garrett – songwriter, actor, Psychobaby
Jennifer Devore – cellist, composer, Zentripetal
Ben Foley – singer/songwriter
Jim Flynn – harpist, songwriter
Swan Drsti – dance, multi-media – radio – INK AND WORM
**visual art by Kat Flannery**
2017 is Bushwick Book Club’s year of immigrant, comedian or immigrant-comedian authors. To kick off this series, we’ve chosen Negin Farsad’s HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH as fodder for new songs, art, dance and snacks. Join us April 8th at 8:30pm at LITTLE SKIPS in Bushwick for a literature-induced, multi-media high. It’s creativity inspired by creativity with no seat belts, life jackets or helmets. We’re Bushwick Book Club, and that’s how we do Saturday nights.
We’re letting go by playing it again and hearing something new. We’re taking the spark of creations from this year and seeing how we can further it now, how they want to take shape now and what else of ourselves comes through the songs now. We’re building now out of nothing and out of everything we got. Come celebrate with us at the marvelous Issyra Gallery. You’ll be immersed in an environment built from the hands, spirit and vision of artist, Issa Sow, plus the literature-inspired revelry of yours truly, Bushwick Book Club. Plus, someone is making beef bourguignon.
Performances by: SWAN DRSTI, JESSIE KILGUSS, TIMOTHY DARK, STORM GARNER, CHARLIE NIELAND, SUSAN HWANG, MARK LESSERAUX, SWEET SOUBRETTE
Specialty 2016 literature inspired COCKTAIL and SNACKS by DEB AND JASON!
Songs inspired by:
GALAPAGOS by Kurt Vonnegut
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Tennesse Williams
CATCHING THE BIG FISH by David Lynch
GEEK LOVE by Katherine Dunn
Biography of Nikola Tesla by Sean Patrick
THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE by Jonathan Lethem
Monsters of Literature
Bushwick Book Club is featured on the first episode of the new TV show created by BBC founder, Susan Hwang called The La La La Show. Watch at 9:30pm today on channels TWC56 RCN83 FIOS34 and livestream on www.mnn.org click on MNN2.
The other option is to come to the SCREENING PARTY at SUPERFINE in DUMBO, BROOKLYN.
Come to the screening party! Watch the show projected in this fine establishment as BBC establishes itself as a TV entity. Bring your own M&Ms or rosemary roasted pecans or celery, because it’s a BYOSnacks situation. Hobnob with people who write songs about books. We all smell different, and we like assignments.
You can also hold Susan’s hand. Because she’s excited.
January 25th, 9:30pm
126 Front Street
Photo by Storm Garner of the beautiful set she created!