January 4th, 2016
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
October 13th, 2015
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.
(comic book writer – Batman/Superman, Action Comics)
Book-inspired songs by:
(The Debutante Hour, GOLD, Bushwick Book Club founder and curator)
DATE: November 6th, 7pm
134 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
PHONE: (718) 782-6600
DOOR: By donation
Join us for this book-lovers exchange of book-inspired creativity, kicking off the literature-minded, hearted and embodied weekend that is Book Riot Live!
August 17th, 2015
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.
SONGWRITERS: Mark Lessereaux
, Peg Simone
, Renee Goust
, Soce The Elemental Wizard
, David Lavin, Hilary Downes
, Susan Hwang
, Sweet Soubrette
, Mia Pixley, The Violin Femmes
, Pearl Rhein
and Robin Aigner
Book-themed culinary offering also by Ori Cosentino
Hosted by BBC founder Susan Hwang.
Superfine has been a cultural and culinary haven in DUMBO for 17 years and continues to cultivate and excite Brooklyn arts and palettes!
Bushwick Book Club engages readers through song, performance and art! Your mother’s book club is nice too…
August 3rd, 2015
Get ready for new music inspired by history as told by Sarah Vowell… this is the stuff Friday nights are made of.
New songs by:
Mark Lesseraux, Hilary Downes, Jessie Kilguss, Susan Hwang, Perry Maybrown ( The Bushwick Book Club (Seattle) Club!), Don Rauf, Charlie Nieland, Sweet Soubrette (Ellia Bisker)
CLAUDIA GODDARD, musician of Hawaiian slack key guitar and ‘ukulele.
JOHN-MARIO SEVILLA, Hawaiian hula dancer
Featured Visual artist: TOMMY CHENG, folk artist specializing in portraits of Hawaiian dancers, musicians and Hawaiian royalty.
DJ DUCTTAPE is spinning afterwards. Get your literature-inspired groove on!
Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/439010896270487/
Flyer by Julie Lamendola
July 10th, 2015
Join us Friday, August 7th, 7pm at historical lightship, The Frying Pan as we continue our summer in the flow:
The Frying Pan
530 West 26th Street (docked @Pier 66 Maritime Bar & Grill)
May 21st, 2015
Our next show is June 5th, 7pm at historical lightship, The Frying Pan (Pier 66/ 530 W. 26th St.). Herman Melville’s MOBY DICK is inspiring new song, dance and puppet theater.
Flyer by Julie Lamendola
March 2nd, 2015
Join us for a birthday celebration Bushwick Book Club style! Your favorite local and touring musicians, songwriters and artists present new music and performance inspired by the work of Bob Holman — poet, spoken word artist, endangered language activist, founder of The Bowery Poetry Club and creator of new PBS series, “Language Matters.” We are celebrating this celebrator of creativity with creativity inspired by his creativity!
March 15th, 1pm
Bowery Poetry Club
New York, NY
February 18th, 2015
New music and performance inspired by the work of Emily Dicksinson. Presenting are: