Bushwick Book Club

I started Bushwick Book Club in 2009 as a monthly series that employs the talents of local songwriters and artists who plumb the depths of a chosen literary gem to create that rare and beautiful thing – a new song (or visual art, dance, film or snack).  All songs are then performed at a live show.  The Bushwick Book Club now has several branches all over the world, including LA, Seattle, Greenville (SC), New Orleans, Malmo (Sweden) and London (UK).   Listen to The Bushwick Book Club Podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud.

Here’s an article from Publisher’s Weekly that explains us well.

Website: www.bushwickbookclub.com
MP3s – bushwickbookclub.bandcamp.com
FB – facebook.com/bushwickbookclub
Video: youtube.com/bushwickbookclub
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bushwickbkclub?lang=en
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebushwickbookclub/
PODCAST: iTunes and SoundCloud

“The Bushwick Book Club takes humdrum book reading to a new level.” – – The New York Times

Bushwick Book Club shows have garnered praise from publications such as The New York Times,The New YorkerTime Out NY, and the Village Voice (which awarded us a Best of NYC award for “Best Literary-Musical Crossover” in 2009), from blogs like GothamistGeekChicNYC, and NPR’s Science Friday, and from an array of local podcasts and publications

Author Quotes about the Bushwick Book Club:

“I was so honored that the Bushwick Book Club made music in response to my writing. All the arts are about communication — if one is to make grand summarizing statements — and to have two of the arts communicating with each other, prose and music, like birds in a tree in Bushwick, is a brilliant concept that the Bushwick Book Club has invented and continues to practice with great joy and exuberance and beauty. And to repeat myself — I’m so pleased that my writing caused this lovely group to burst into song. Because what’s better than bursting into song? Very little!” – Jonathan Ames

Thank you all so much for reading the book for engaging with it in this remarkable way.  I don’t think that there’s anything that could possibly be more meaningful to an artist of any kind than to have other artists engage with the work in their own medium. … You guys are all amazing..” — Tèa Obreht

“The greatest honor I received from writing my book has been the BBC writing songs about it, very grateful!” – Amy Schumer

“My friends say the pig was devoured, and I was thrilled to be buried in beach balls and giving away prizes.  That’s not to mention how impressive the music was!  Each musician highlighted the perfect themes with complete respect for the book.  I’m so grateful and happy about the project.  Thank you again and again. Please stay in touch.  Your type of event looks to be the future of literary events.” 

– Chuck Palahniuk

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