"Why Bushwick Bill Matters" With Charles Hughes
The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is very happy to welcome back Wausau native Charles Hughes to discuss his new book about the pioneering rapper Bushwick Bill at the Whitewater Music Hall!
Dr. Hughes, director of the Lynne and Henry Turley Memphis Center at Rhodes College, will share a multimedia presentation based on his 2021 book "Why Bushwick Bill Matters." As noted by the publisher, the book is an astute chronicle of the life and cultural significance of Bushwick Bill, who remixed spectacle as he exposed and exploited ableist and racist assumptions to become a singular voice in rap, both as a solo rapper and member of the Geto Boys trio, and in the relentless battle over free speech in the United States.
This event is free and open to the public, though please note that some content will be for mature audiences. Please note that masks are required for all patrons inside Whitewater Music Hall. Call the Marathon County Public Library at 715-261-7230 for more information.
Support for the 2021 Central Wisconsin Book Festival was provided through the Community Arts Grant Program of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, with funds provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board, a state agency; the Community Foundation; and the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation.
Support also provided in part by the Ruder Ware Law Firm; the Marathon County Public Library Foundation; Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities; CoVantage Cares Foundation; the Portage County Public Library Foundation; McMillan Memorial Library; Wisconsin Public Radio; the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library; Marathon County Historical Society; Whitewater Music Hall; and Janke Book Store.
- Central Wisconsin Book Festival: "Why Bushwick Bill Matters" With Charles Hughes
📅 Fri., 9/24/21, 7:30–8:30 p.m. CDT @ Whitewater Music Hall
Friday, September 24, 2021