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The Bushwick Book Club Oakland – – There, There
December 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome The Bushwick Book Club Oakland on Sunday, November 3rd, from 6:30-8 pm (doors at 6).
**Please Note** This event will take place after the store’s regular Sunday hours (10 am-6 pm). Attendees of the event are welcome to shop before or after but we will not be open to regular browsing in order to minimize disruption to the performances.
The Bushwick Book Club was started in 2009 by Brooklyn based singer-songwriter, Susan Hwang. At every Bushwick Book Club performance, a book is selected, and a collection of local musicians read the book and write songs inspired by them. Over the past decade, branches of the book club have sprouted all over the world, in cities such as Portland, LA, Seattle, Malmo, Sweden, Santa Barbara, New Orleans, Greenville, SC and Toronto, Canada.
Now, Oakland, CA has its very own Bushwick Book Club! BBC Oakland specifically selects literature written by authors of color and members of LGBTQ communities. Each season a book is chosen and group of select singer-songwriters and composers read the book, write a song inspired by it, and perform their pieces for an audience of enthusiastic book people. Bushwick Book Club Oakland selects books that take up issues of race, gender, class, and mental health giving a place for artists of these communities to share their voices to an audience of similar representation and allies. Audience members are welcomed to read the book ahead of time for added fun.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
There There lives and breathes its setting — the streets and neighborhoods of Oakland — and is a full-throated voicing of the urban Native American experience(s). A brutal history has made for a painful present that is as complex as the people living it. The characters in There There are angry, funny, heartbroken, and their stories are woven together by having been silenced — their tongues and heads removed in past lives unseen in the present. What of their futures?