Bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk has written 14 novels, sold more than 5 million books in the United States, written a New York Times bestselling graphic novel and an acclaimed coloring book and had multiple books adapted for film—and now Palahniuk‘s prose will be inspiring musical performances across the country. This fall, the Bushwick Book Club will present three shows in celebration of and inspired by Palahniuk’s latest book Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color. The novella, featuring colorable illustrations by Steve Morris and Mike Norton, is on sale from Dark Horse Books on November 7 and performances for Legacy will be held in Brooklyn, Portland and Los Angeles in November.
“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,” said Palahniuk. “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). 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. The Bushwick Book Club Podcast was launched 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. Facebook Event
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. Facebook Event
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. Facebook Event
Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color is a hardcover book, accompanied by a cover illustrated and colored by Duncan Fegredo and designed by Nate Piekos. Two acclaimed artists provide colorable illustrations throughout the novella: Mike Norton, the creator of the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning webcomic Battlepug, and Steve Morris, who’s best known for his art for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic books. Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color goes on sale from Dark Horse Books in both comic book stores and bookstores on November 7, 2017.
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
Los Angeles, CA November 16th The Last Bookstore – 453 S. Spring St.., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Chuck Palahniuk is the author of fourteen novels—Beautiful You, Doomed, Damned, Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Diary, Lullaby, Choke, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Fight Club—which together has sold more than five million copies in the United States. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, published as part of the Crown Journeys Series; the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction; the short story collection Make Something Up; the short story collection and coloring book, Bait: Stories for You to Color, and the New York Times best-selling graphic novel Fight Club 2. He lives in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him on the web at ChuckPalahniuk.net.