Bushwick Book Club Will Celebrate Chuck Palahniuk’s New Novella ‘Legacy’ With Live Music

by Hannah Means Shannon

Music group The Bushwick Book Club has announced that they will be performing three shows in “celebration of and inspired by” Chuck Palahniuk’s latest book, Legacy: An Off-Color Novella For You To Color, to be published by Dark Horse.

The hybrid prose novella and adult coloring book is illustrated by Steve Morris and Mike Norton, with cover art by Duncan Fegredo, is on sale from Dark Horse  on November 7th and performances for Legacy will be held in Brooklyn, Portland and Los Angeles in November, too.

Palahniuk reflects:

Over time, my books have inspired music by Panic! At the Disco and Scissor Sisters and even Brad Pitt’s version of “This is Your Life. I can’t wait to hear what the Bushwick Book Club brings to the mix!

Palahniuk will appear as a special guest at the Portland show on November 11th, where he’ll be organizing games and prizes.

Founded in Brooklyn in 2009, the Bushwick Book Club meets every month and employs the talents of local songwriters and artists 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)”. Songs are then performed at a live show.

The Bushwick Book Club now has several branches all over the world, including Portland, LA, Seattle, Malmo, Sweden, Santa Barbara, New Orleans and Toronto, Canada. They also launched a podcast this year.

The New York show will feature performances by BBC Founder, Susan Hwang, Jessie Kilguss, Charlie Nieland, Juliet Garrett, Terry Radigan, Casey Holford, Timothy Dark, Joanna Kelly, Storm Garner, Jennifer Devore and Earl Maneein. Find their Facebook Events page here.

The Portland show will be hosted by Amy Faust of Mike and Amy in the Morning on the Wolf 99.5 and will feature NYC performers, Susan Hwang, Jessie Kilguss, Charlie Nieland, Larry Krone and Portland participants, Mike Danner, Alan Kanning, Ian MacKintosh, Jetty Swart, Matt Schulte and Don Rauf. Find their Facebook Events page here.

The LA show will feature BBC Founder, Susan Hwang and Charlie Nieland as Lusterlit from NYC, BBC L.A. founder, Stacy Rock, Nicole Tourtelot, Justin Remer, writer Deenah Vollmer, Dr. Sherri Canon, Molly White and others TBA. Find their Facebook Events page here.

Event Dates:

Brooklyn, NY November 7th at Barbès – 356 9th St., Brooklyn, New York (7:30-9pm)

Portland, OR November 11th at the Billy Webb Elk’s Lodge – 6 N Tillamook St, Portland, OR (5-8pm), tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3121576

Los Angeles, CA November 16th The Last Bookstore – 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013