Talking Writing brings new audiences to literary work,
republishing selections that originally appeared in print.
The TW Reading Series showcases print work that deserves a wider audience. Because our nonprofit mission is to expand readership for literature and journalism online, Talking Writing occasionally reprints excerpts from books and other journals published by small or university presses.
Our selection process is based on what TW editors like and upcoming themes in the magazine. We take suggestions from readers, contributing writers, and publishers. If you'd like us to consider work for the Series, please contact TW with a query.
In the lists below, new titles appear as they're published throughout the year.
- "Liliane's Balcony: Part Two" by Kelcey Parker, from Liliane's Balcony: A Novella of Fallingwater, Rose Metal Press.
- "Escape from Frog Island" by Fred Setterberg, from Lunch Bucket Paradise: A True-Life Novel, Heyday Press.
- "Grandma's Tales" by Andrew Lam from Birds of Paradise Lost: Stories, Red Hen Press.
- "A Guy in a Metal Suicide-Box" by William Least Heat-Moon from Writing Blue Highways: The Story of How a Book Happened, University of Missouri Press.
- "Hadestown" by Kim Triedman from Hadestown: A Prose Poem, CW Books.
- "The Tea Party of Lewis Carroll" by William Todd Seabrook from The Imagination of Lewis Carroll, Rose Metal Press.
- "The Craft of Flash Novella Writing" by Meg Pokrass from My Very End of the Universe: Five Novellas-in-Flash and a Study of the Form, Rose Metal Press.
- "Sparkly Plans, Grease, and Luck" by Meg Pokrass from Here, Where We Live in My Very End of the Universe, Rose Metal Press.
- "Notebook for a Novel" by Stacy Carlson from In Pieces: An Anthology of Fragmentary Writing, Impassio Press.
- "Viola's Speech" by James Tadd Alcox from Does Not Love, Curbside Splendor Publishing.
- "Rewiring Our Interior Lives" by Douglas Coupland from Kitten Clone: Inside Alcatel-Lucent, Visual Editions (Writers in Residence Number 3).
- "Rachel Carson Was Not Alone" by Shealeen A. Meaney from Women's Review of Books (January/February 2015).
- "The Land I'll Never Own" by Peter H. Kahn, Jr., from Ecospychology (March 2009).
- "We've Got to Move" by Sanderia Faye, from Mourner's Bench, University of Arkansas Press.