A 501(c)(3) non-profit focusing on Integrated Arts education and Live performance

Our Mission:

To Deliver Literature, Music and Songwriting to the Seattle Community while delivering the next generation of musicians and readers.

Our Vision:

To keep the arts and the creative mind thriving for all  

Our Values:

-Stay inspired 

-Celebrate the voices in our communities, and grow with them 

-Make art and share ideas 

-Model creative community 

-Keep the conversation going 

-Bring equitable education to our youth 

-Bring 21st Century skills to our youth 

-Support the local Arts 

-Support local Artists 


songwriting through youth literature education

Igniting student’s passion for literature through collaborative songwriting education.

STYLE is one of the programs offered through Bushwick Northwest.

STYLE ignites a passion for reading in students that will last a lifetime. Impacting students’ ways of thinking and working while giving them new tools and skills in everyday life.


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The Bushwick Book Club Seattle

original music inspired by books

Sharing the gift of music and literature with the community we love.

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle is one of the programs offered through Bushwick Northwest.

It is an active community of musicians, songwriters, comedians, poets, artists, authors and readers, all coming together to create and enjoy original works inspired by books.

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Meet The Bushwick Northwest Team

The Board of Directors

Geoff Larson
Board President, Executive Director, Upright Bass player, Songwriter

Sarah Szabo
Board Member, Philanthropy Advisor at Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

Anthony Detrano
Board Member, Program Manager at Vroom Communications

Joseph Skocilich
Board Member, Chief Legal Officer at Foundry Law Group

Wes Weddell
Board Member, Associate Director, Songwriter

Mary Cutler
Board Member, General Manager at Town Hall Seattle

Michelle Martin
Beverly Clearly Endowed Professor for children and youth services, UW

The Board of Advisers

Claudia Castro Luna
Writer, Poet, Washington State Poet Laureate

Craig Seasholes
Elementary Librarian, WLA President

Jennie Shortridge
Writer, Musician, Seattle7Writers Guru

Roger Fernandes
Native American Storyteller, Artist

Catalina Cantu
Writer, Poet, Curator

Garth Stein
Writer, Seattle7Writers Guru

Gillian Williams
President of The Rensselaerville Institute

Kimberly Thomas
Anti-racism training, Kimberly Thomas Consulting

Every bit helps to keep our programs in action!

Your donations will go directly into The Bushwick Book Club Seattle and STYLE: Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education.

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The Bushwick Book Club Seattle Membership

Become a member of The Bushwick Book Club Seattle and receive cool book inspired benefits!

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