The Bushwick Book Club Seattle and Town Hall Seattle partner to present an evening of original music inspired by Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Fremont Abbey Arts Center. Advance tickets available through Eventbrite.
Now a popular and haunting TV series, The Handmaid’s Tale was first a 1985 novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Winner of several awards, the story revolves around themes of misogyny, patriarchy, and individual expression in a near-future society. In light of recent geopolitical events, Atwood’s work has come into renewed focus. On the subject of whether she viewed the book as a prediction, Atwood wrote in a 2017 New York Times essay: “If this future can be described in detail, maybe it won’t happen.”
In seven-plus seasons, The Bushwick Book Club Seattle has hosted over 300 individual performers writing and debuting original music inspired by literature. Featured performers for this event include Kristin Chambers, Olivia Claire, Annie Ford, Jaspar Lepak, Debbie Miller, Nottingham/Wicks, Moe Provencher, Megan Krantz and Tom Rorem. “New and innovative work that surprises and delights,” is how one local author describes the Bushwick experience, while another librarian calls it “a brilliant way to expand anyone’s appreciation of words.”
Expect an engaging evening of musical response and conversation at the Handmaid’s Tale performance!