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.


Tune in to our Inaugural 2021-2022 Season Reading!

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, and 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.

In biting, sparse prose that speaks to the ingrained sorrow of everyday life, Johnston showcases the sustained act of human resilience in this collection of short stories that focuses on Indigenous people in Oklahoma. Set in California in the 1960s and ’70s, the linked stories in Living Color take Angie Rubio year by thorny year from kindergarten through high school, offering a humorous, biting, but always compassionate portrait of the artist as a shy, awkward Mexican-American girl.In Carry, Jensen maps her personal experience onto the historical, exploring how history is lived in the body and redefining the language we use to speak about violence in America.


Purchase RITES, CARRY, and LIVING COLOR from the Hidden Timber Books Bookshop site to help support our tiny press and these authors.

Stay tuned for our next installment of our 2021-2022 Small Press Author Reading!


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