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The Bushwick Book Club
The Bushwick Book Club began in January 2009 on a dare. Songwriter, Susan Hwang, dared Goodbye Blue Monday owner Steve Trimboli to let her have a night of new songs inspired by literature. He said, “Sure.”
They started with Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions and now meet monthly employing the talents of local songwriters, artists and chefs 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). These literature-themed live shows have been inspired by everything from Raymond Carver to Charles Darwin to George R.R. Martin to the thesaurus.
The Bushwick Book Club now has several branches all over the world, including Portland, LA, Seattle, Malmo, Sweden, Santa Barbara, New Orleans, Greenville, SC and Toronto, Canada, with new chapters developing in Ireland and Wales