Bushwick Book Club Announces A Musical Celebration of Author Jonathan Ames' New Book: You Were Never Really Here

Bushwick Book Club Announces A Musical Celebration of Author Jonathan Ames' New Book: You Were Never Really Here

Jonathan Ames's new book, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, a thriller, will be published March 20th by Vintage Books, and the movie based on the book, starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Lynne Ramsay, will be released April 6th, distributed by Amazon Pictures. The film won Best Actor and Best Screenplay at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

The Bushwick Book Club will present a musical response to the book March 29th at Mirror in the Woods- 575 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (7:30-9:30pm). Tickets can be purchased here: https://bpt.me/3345488

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). All 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, with new chapters developing in Ireland and Wales. The Bushwick Book Club Podcast was launched last year.

The Mirror in the Woods show in response to YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE will feature a brief reading by the author and performances by BBC Founder, Susan Hwang, Jessie Kilguss, Charlie Nieland, Richard Alywn Fisher, Gates Callanan (visual art), Ellia Bisker, Jim Andralis, Katie Fricas (visual art), Krystal Hawes, John Brodeur, Henry Tenney, Ray Brown, Dawn Kang, Space Meow, Nicola Yvette (dance), Lisa Barnstone (film), and Sung Uni Lee (snacks).

Author Bio:

Jonathan Ames is the author of the novels I Pass Like Night, The Extra Man, and Wake Up, Sir!, the graphic novel The Alcoholic (illustrated by Dean Haspiel), and the essay collections What's Not to Love?, My Less Than Secret Life, I Love You More Than You Know, and The Double Life Is Twice as Good. He is the editor of Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is also the creator of two television shows: the HBO series Bored to Death and the STARZ series Blunt Talk.

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