Bushwick Book Club Oakland
The original Bushwick Book Club, was started by singer songer-writer Susan Hwang over ten years ago in Bushwick Brooklyn. Now, BBC Oakland has joined many other global BBC baby chapters where musical artists perform original songs inspired by books. Myself, Yoko OK, Dibson Hoffweiler, and Ruthie Sea organize seasonal BBC Oakland shows. We specifically select 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 the book and perform their pieces for an audience of enthusiastic book people. BBC Oakland received a generous grant from the Akonadi Foundation and is sponsored by the Social Good Foundation. Click here to learn more about BBC Oakland.