The Making of a Poster

Publications and Media Manager Shannon Loys takes us behind the design of the Slaughterhouse-Five poster. In casting three actors to play Billy Pilgrim, [Adapter and Director] Josh Aaseng wanted to emphasize the fractured nature of a mind post-war, post-trauma. And Josh and I decided early on that we wanted to honor that idea in the poster, …

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From Book-It Managing Director Daniel Y. Mayer. Last month the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture sponsored a Twitter conversation entitled Feminism + Arts in Seattle. It was a lively conversation and sparked much interest in the topic both during that forum and since then. It spawned a Facebook page and further conversation on Twitter (#SeaArtsFeminism), …

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My Heart’s Pounding

When I first read this page-turner, my heart was pounding. I attributed that to compelling storytelling, the need to know what happens next. But I became aware of the same sensation while I worked on the adaptation and again while working with the actors in rehearsal. Even though I knew what happened, my heart would …

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Writing What You Don’t Know

by Little Bee Dramaturg Anthea Carns There’s this quote¹ about writing fiction that I love, attributed to author Joe Haldeman: [Calvin knows what’s up.] The maxim of “write what you know” has its roots in solid practice—an author writing about things she has done, places he’s been, feelings they’ve had or topics they’ve studied, will naturally …

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A Book-It Anniversary to Remember

A Letter from Book-It’s Board President, Stuart Frank Book-It’s s 25th anniversary has been full of celebration, most recently with our Silver Jubilee Gala on March 7. As board president, it’s been amazing to be a part of the ride. We chose to switch it up this year and forego Guilty Pleasures, our annual party and …

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