An evening of music from Bay Area composers and singer-songwriters, performing original songs inspired by Octavia Butler’s Dawn (a.k.a. Lilith’s Brood, a.k.a. Book One of the Xenogenesis Trilogy). Come hear what each musician has drawn from the book and spun into musical form! Feel free to read the book ahead of time for added fun. The event is free. Donations appreciated! Bushwick Book Club Oakland is sponsored by the Social Good Fund, has a media sponsorship from the East Bay Express and is recently funded by the Akonadi Foundation.
B.B.C. Oakland selects books written by authors of color and members of LGBTQ communities. Each season, we select a book and group of singer-songwriters and composers each read the book, write a song inspired by it, and perform their pieces for an audience of enthusiastic book people. Bushwick Book Club Oakland chooses 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 others of similar representation and allyship.
6:30 - 8:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION (donations appreciated!)