Seattle Reads Podcasts
Listen to recordings of past Seattle Reads author talks, book discussions and other community events from our annual “one city, one book” program.
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2015 Seattle Reads - Peter Heller with Book-It Repertory Theatre present: The Painter
Book-It Repertory Theatre presents staged readings from 'The Painter' and author Peter Heller joins adapter Bryan Birch, director David Quicksall and cast for post-performance discussion. -- 'The Painter' recounts the story of famous artist Jim Stegner, as he struggles to manage the dark impulses within himself. He lives peacefully in rural Colorado, spending his days painting and fly fishing, until he encounters a brutal act of violence that rips his quiet life wide open. Recorded on May 16, 2015.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 39.14MB] [Play time: 1 hr 25 min]
2013 Seattle Reads, Book-It Repertory Theatre, and author Gregory Martin present staged readings from 'Stories for Boys'
Book-It Repertory Theatre presents staged readings from "Stories for Boys," adapted and directed by Laura Ferri. Author Gregory Martin joins Ferri and cast for a post-performance discussion. -- Martin's quirky, heart-wrenching memoir looks at family secrets, truth and reconciliation, acceptance and forgiveness. As Martin struggles to come to terms with revelations of his father's homosexuality following an attempted suicide, he relates humorous stories about parenting two young sons mixed with memories of his own happy childhood with the father he thought he knew. Record on May 4, 2013.
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2012 Seattle Reads - Book-It Repertory Theatre staged readings from 'The Submission'Book-It Repertory Theatre presents staged readings from Amy Waldman's "The Submission," adapted by Rachel Atkins and directed by Book-It director of touring, Annie Lareau.
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2011 Seattle Reads: Book-It Repertory Theater, May 17
The Seattle Public Library hosted staged readings from Chris Cleave's "Little Bee" adapted and directed by Annie Lareau and performed by Book-It Repertory Theatre at four Library locations.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 40 MB] [Play time: 0 hr 00 min]
Thrilling Tales: April 2, 2007
Listen to a "Thrilling Tales" adult story time recorded at the Central Library. One morning a supercilious bureaucrat wakes up to find his nose has vanished, but that's almost normal compared to what happens next! Step into this great 19th century Russian author's version of The Twilight Zone. Gogol's strange tale was recorded in honor of the 2007 Seattle Reads selection, "The Namesake." Recorded on April 2, 2007.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 63 MB] [Play time: 0 hr 46 min]