Our next show: AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, May 12th for ONE BOOK, ONE NY

April 23rd, 2017

Our next show:
AMERICANAH
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
May 12th at City Winery
for ONE BOOK, ONE NY

More literature inspired times are ahead for the whole city as New York becomes one, big book club.  Is there a record for largest book club ever?

Song, dance and art are in the making right now, in response to the One Book, One NY choice - AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  This is an Official One Book, One NY Event!

Friday, May 12th, 8pm
City Winery

155 Varick St.
New York, NY 10013
Door: $10 / ticket link: HERE

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**

More info on the Mayor’s One Book, One NY initiative: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/31/books/one-book-one-new-york-program-announced.html?_r=0

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Getting ready – April 8th, Saturday – HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH

April 4th, 2017

We’re presenting new music, dance and improv inspired by the memoir/instruction manual by comedian, writer, filmmaker, Negin Farsad – HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH.  Hear sneak peaks of songwriters in process on Swan Drsti’s literary podcast Ink and Worm: All Things Reading and Writing (Wednesdays at 2pm on Radio Free Brooklyn).  Here’s the episode from last week!

This Wednesday’s episode will feature more BBC songwriters in conversation with Swan.  The show is this Saturday at Little Skips!

April 8th, 8pm
Little Skips
941 Willoughby Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11221
DOOR: by donation (proceeds from the night go to immigrant advocate group MAKE THE ROAD)

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Our next show: HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH by Negin Farsad

March 9th, 2017

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.

Scheduled perfomers:

Jessie Kilguss
Ray Brown
Susan Hwang (hosting as well!)
Charlie Nieland
Jim Andralis
Thomas Wolfe
Cody Blevin
Jackie Desouza
Aigul Nevin (native dance from Kyrgyzstan)

FULL Post-Book-Club sets will be performed by RAY BROWN and others to be announced soon!

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1252858074831687/

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Hello again, goodbye.. 2016

December 9th, 2016

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.

BBC.2016Performances 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

SATURDAY, December 17th, 7pm
ISSYRA GALLERY
300 Observer Hwy (Hoboken stop on PATH)
Hoboken, NJ
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/140956606385586

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Songs about books – Triple Release show Wednesday night at HiFi!

September 27th, 2016

Jessie KilgussCharlie Nieland and BBC founder, Susan Hwang are releasing their new recordings of songs inspired by works of Vonnegut, Tennessee Williams, Jonathan Ames, Stephen King and others (even Julia Child!).  The show is at HiFi in the East Village and will include performances from Jessie and her band, plus Charlie and Susan’s new all-lit-based duo, Lusterlit, plus special guests from Bushwick Book Club – Sweet SoubretteCasey Holford,Pearl Rhein and John S. Hall.  The good times are endless with a good book.  Or even a bad one.

Did you see the commercial for the show?

Wednesday, September 28th, 7:30pm-10:30pm
HiFi
169 Ave. A
NYC

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Mp3s and video of songs for GEEK LOVE

July 14th, 2016

We had a terrific GEEK LOVE-fest Tuesday night.  Mp3s and video are on the BANDCAMP.

We also have the videos on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/BushwickBookClub/videos

And what happens if we try embedding a few…

https://www.facebook.com/BushwickBookClub/videos/1250299704982018/



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GEEK LOVE by Katherine Dunn

June 26th, 2016

Our next show is July 12th, 8pm.  The book we are digesting and using as inspiration and fuel for new art, music, film, poetry and maybe snacks is GEEK LOVE by Katherine Dunn.

Join us for the performance at Basement Bar in Bushwick.  249 Varet Street, ph: (718) 366-1351

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David Lynch’s CATCHING THE BIG FISH

May 9th, 2016

We heard the audiobook is really good.

Our next show:

Thursday, JUNE 9th, 8pm
COUNTEREVOLUTION
37 W. 17th St., 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011
(212) 647-7505
DOOR: $5 suggested donation

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Our next show…

March 14th, 2016

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Bushwick Book Club on TV!

January 25th, 2016

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
Superfine
126 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY
Photo by Storm Garner of the beautiful set she created!
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