Join TeenTix, Bushwick Book Club, Hugo House, and Town Hall Seattle for an evening of poetry, music, and more!
The night kicks off with a teens-only pre-show reception with complimentary finger foods, beverages, a photo booth with props, and FREE books for attendees. Then, see Bushwick Book Club in action: performers of diverse backgrounds will respond to the book, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, with poetry, music, and speech. Stay after the show for a Q&A with the performers, and get inside the artistic process!
TeenTix Members may RSVP for themselves and another guest in advance. Just fill out this form to sign up - then, pay $5 per person at the door when you arrive!
ABOUT THE SHOW
Electrifying readers across the country since its publication last year, Angie Thomas’s smash hit Young Adult novel The Hate U Give tackles race, police violence, and media with verve and wit. At this show, performers of many ages and backgrounds will offer a variety of artistic responses to this timely work.
Honored with a slot on the 2017 National Book Award Longlist in the category of Young People’s Literature, The Hate U Give tells the story of 16-year-old Starr Carter, the sole witness to a police shooting involving an unarmed friend. Carter finds herself torn between two vastly different worlds: the poverty-stricken neighborhood she has grown up in and the upper-crust suburban prep school she attends.
6:30 PM - A special teens-only reception that features free snacks and drinks, free books for those in attendance, and a fun photo booth with props
7:30 PM - The show begins! The program includes speakers, musicians, and poets and one 15-minute intermission
9:15 PM - Stay for a Q&A with the artists to see what goes into creating art based on literature