Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Small Press Story #17: Shakespeare, Poetry, and NW Authors
Established in 1996, 74th Street Productions in Seattle started out publishing picture books for children and adults based on the works of William Shakespeare. Since then, this small press located "just north of the Center of the Universe" has issued a book by acclaimed poet Marvin Bell, a popular guide to public speaking for writers, and an anthology of Northwest writers to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.
The company's mission remains to develop books of high literary and artistic quality which encourage interest in Shakespeare, the theatre, other performing arts, literature and art among children and adults.