Original music inspired by Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist
Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Bushwick Book Club Seattle and Town Hall Seattle present an evening of original music inspired by Roxane Gay’s essays in Bad Feminist on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Hugo House.
The Bushwick Book Club Seattle opens its ninth mainstage season partnering with Town Hall Seattle in Hugo House’s brand-new theater, offering a musical response to Gay’s enduringly-relevant work. Published in 2014, Bad Feminist is a collection of essays relating to politics, criticism, and feminism from a vital and influential voice across scenes and disciplines. Time Magazine hailed the work as “a manual on how to be human” while praising Gay as a “gift that keeps on giving.”
In eight previous seasons, The Bushwick Book Club Seattle has hosted over 300 individual performers writing and debuting original music inspired by literature. “New and innovative work that surprises and delights,” is how one local author describes the Bushwick experience, while another librarian calls it “a brilliant way to expand anyone’s appreciation of words.” The Bushwick Book Club Seattle and STYLE: Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education are the twin arms of Bushwick Northwest, a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.
Enjoy smart, stimulating songwriting from smart, stimulating source material as Bushwick and Town Hall help christen Hugo House’s new building. Full lineup of performers will be revealed in early September.