5 Facts about our 3 for 3 Authors

Our next event is super exciting because we are bringing together four local literary institutions, Seattle7Writers, The Bushwick Book Club Seattle, Hugo House and Town Hall Seattle to partner the event. “3 for 3: Music Inspired by Books; Books Inspired by Water” will feature Bushwick Book Club’s songwriters and musicians performing songs inspired by the books of three Seattle7Writers. Authors Daniel James Brown (The Boys in the Boat), Jennie Shortridge (Love Water Memory), and Jim Lynch (Before the Wind) are all new to me so I took to the Internet to find out more about them. Here are five facts about our authors and their work:

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Bookshelf Report: Reggie Garrett, his dogs and Salman Rushdie

The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader or artist shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves.

Reggie Garrett often performs with the Bushwick Book Club and will take the stage at the upcoming 3-for-3; Music Inspired by Books; Books Inspired by Water event. He is currently working on a song inspired by Jim Lynch’s Before the Wind.

To get to know him a bit before the show, Reggie let us snoop around his bookshelves. Here we go.

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Bookshelf Report: Nancy K. Dillon, Poe and Yellowstone

The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader or artist shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves.

Nancy K. Dillon is a Seattle songwriter. She’s performing her song “A Dream of Brother” at Bushwick’s Jack Straw Writers Anthology 2016 event on December 10. Her song based on a short story by Cassandra Lopez, “Fractions.”

Here is Nancy to tell you about her cool collection of books.

How do you organize your books?

By category, by and large.

Be honest. What percentage of the books on this shelf have you actually read?

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This Giving Tuesday, Support Your Local Arts Programs

Giving Tuesday is here, and who better to support than your favorite musical and literature-based arts organization?

Every dollar you give today helps us further Bushwick Northwest programming through The Bushwick Book Club Seattle and STYLE: Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education.

Ticket sales and school and library programs are only a small part of our net support. Donations from people like you are what allow us to reach students and audiences with music inspired by literature, and keep the music and words flowing. You’ll be supporting projects like these:

  • STYLE grant & scholarship programs for low income schools
  • Identifying schools that are in need
  • Production of live Bushwick Book Club Seattle events
  • Commissioning new works
  • Free recording time for Bushwick Artists

Bushwick Northwest can really use your support!

Tax deductible donations can be safely accepted through our fiscal sponsor, Shunpike. Donate Here<<<<.

Or become a Bushwick Member!

If you would like to become a member of The Bushwick Book Club Seattle, where you can take advantage of benefits built specifically for our book-loving, music-loving audience, please visit our Membership Page.

Discounts to all our events will only be the start this year. We will soon be rolling out new benefits and treats for our members.

 

Thank you for supporting your local arts scene! 

 

Bookshelf Report: Nick Droz Does Not Have Many Books

The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader or artist shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves.

Nick Droz is a Seattle songwriter extraordinaire. He has performed on the Bushwick stage many times over the past two seasons. You can catch him playing all over town with his band Nick Droz and the Lost Cause. (You got to love a band with band name that rhymes!)

I know you want to know about Nick’s book collection. So here it is to tell you all about it.

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