2021-2022 Small Press Author Reading Series

In 2020, Hidden Timber Books began hosting authors from other small presses across the country, fostering a strong literary community by connecting authors and readers, near and far, and by sharing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that may get overlooked in the mainstream.

Readings are recorded and always free to view. All you need to do is click on the videos. Watch one, watch them all, and help spread the word!

Past Small Press Author Readings are available on our YouTube Playlists: 2020 Small Press Author Reading Series and 2021 Small Press Author Reading Series. If you need accommodations for the reading, please contact us. We will do our best to make it accessible.

Inquiries about participating in our reading series can be sent to Vanessa Daunais, Publishing Assistant at Hidden Timber Books.

Athena Dixon and Leslie Taylor Grover in Conversation

In this hour with Athena Dixon (The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Split/Lip Press) and Leslie Taylor Grover (The Benefits of Eating White Folks, Jaded Ibis Press), we discuss the power of being vulnerable on the page, writing with authenticity, and honoring the story by truly listening to characters within. Read more about Athena Dixon on her website and follow Leslie Taylor Grover on Twitter.

Muhyar A. Amouzegar and Allison Pitinii Davis in Conversation

In this hour, we hear Mahyar A. Amouzegar (Hubris of the Empty Hand) and Allison Pitinii Davis (Line Study of a Motel Clerk) read from their books and discuss such themes as control and agency, creating singular moments in daily realities, and the struggle in becoming who we are in what lies ahead. Read more about Mahyar A. Amouzegar on his website and discover more of Allison Pitinii Davis’s poetry at her website.

Savannah Johnston, Donna Miscolta, and Toni Jensen
read and discuss their short stories and memoir

During this reading, we celebrate Savannah Johnston’s debut collection, RITES: Stories by Savannah Johnston, published by Jaded Ibis Press. Alongside authors Toni Jensen (CARRY) and Donna Miscolta (LIVING COLOR). This event offer readers an engaging discussion on the power of story, the impact of Place, and the importance of crafting a narrative that reflects the Indigenous and Mexican-American experience. Learn more about the authors and their books: Savannah Johnston, RITES; Donna Miscolta, LIVING COLOR; Toni Jensen, CARRY.

Coming up next … Rochelle Melander (Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing) and Ann Dallman (Cady and the Bear Necklace)

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