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!
It’s our Vonnegut tradition. This year, we create inspired by GALAPAGOS. The days are getting longer, and we’re reading Vonnegut, listening for song and dance and poetry and snacks… Please join us in acoustically magnificent and Vonnegut-friendly venue, CounterEvolution for the show!
JANUARY 21st, 8pm
37 W. 17th St., 2nd Floor
New York, NY www.counterev.com
Friday, November 6th, Bushwick Book Club presents new, original music inspired by the first ever Book Riot Live convention in Manhattan! It’s the coming together of two, book-loving communities celebrating literature from every conceivable angle and then making up new ones. The first Book Riot Live is a reader convention unlike any other, bringing readers and authors together with all manner of book-related activity including games, live podcasts, discussions and trivia. Bushwick Book Club is the first musical/literary cross-over event of its kind with chapters in Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans and Malmo, Sweden. On November 6th, the two come together at The Living Room in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a performance of new original music inspired by the work of Book Riot Live panelists and featured authors.
September, 14th, 8pm - Join us at the venerable, delicious, creative hotbed known as SUPERFINE for our presentation of new music and performance inspired by Betty Smith’s classic, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN. It’s an Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event!
Local songwriters, musicians, poets, dancers and creative daredevils of all mediums come together to present their creative responses to A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith.