Sunday Live Readings with Brad Wetzler

Beginning October 18th, our Live Reading Series moved to Sundays at 8pm Eastern Time with Host Brad Wetzler. Author, journalist, and teacher Brad Wetzler has served as Guest Editor of the Resistance edition of DoveTales and as co-host of our Friday Live Readings. You’ll find the Zoom links and passwords on our calendar of events and linked here. We hope you’ll join us and be as inspired as we are!

Sunday Live Readings, 8pm ET

October 25th, David Gilbreath Barton

David Gilbreath Barton will join us to read from his new book Havel: Unfinished Revolution, a biography of Vaclav Havel, Czech statesman, writer, and former political dissident, who served as the last President of Czechoslovakia from 1989 until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1992 and then as the first President of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003. David Gilbreath Barton is a psychotherapist and Associate Professor of Humanities at Northern New Mexico College. He is the founder of The Salt Journal and the Salt Institute. A Jungian psychotherapist, Barton has 25 years of experience in working with dreams, myths, and the collective unconscious. More information can be found at

Meeting ID: 828 9897 7722


Watch Past Readings

Pulitzer Prize winner Peter Balakian reads from his work, discusses poetry of witness, and talks about his writing process.

Watch Peter Balakian’s Reading.

Martín Espada reads from his new book, Floaters, discusses his process and activism, and answer questions. Photo by David González.

Watch Martín Espada’s Reading.

Veronica Golos reads from Girl, published by 3: A Taos Press, as well as poems from her earlier books. Discussion touches on her writing process, research, and the benefits of experimenting with form.

Watch Veronica Golos’ Reading.

Lyla June Johnston (known publicly as Lyla June) reads from her essay, The Story of How Humanity Fell In Love With Itself Once Again, and discusses her writing process and activism.

Watch Lyla June’s Reading.

Stephen Kuusisto reads from his latest book, Have Dog, Will Travel, published by Simon & Schuster. Stephen discusses his work, process, and activism, as well as the meaning, importance and development of love. Photo Credit Connie Kuusisto.  Watch Stephen Kuusisto’s Reading.

BK Loren will read both new and familiar work and discuss her views on a writer’s social responsibility and the path of the writer during difficult times. BK Loren is the author of Theft: A Novel and Animal, Mineral, Radical: Essays on Wildlife, Family, and Food.  More information can be found at   Watch BK Loren’s Reading.

R. L. Maizes reads from her new novel, Other People’s Pets, discusses developing empathy through creative writing, her process, and how to encourage kindness, responsible stewardship of our planet and other positive change without lecturing the reader.  Photo by Adrianne Mathiowetz.Watch R.L. Maizes’ Reading.

E. Ethelbert Miller reads from unpublished work as well as from his latest book, If God Invented Baseball, published by Simon and Schuster. The discussion touches on process, politics, and spirituality.

Watch E. Ethelbert Miller’s Reading.

Award Winning Author Dinty W. Moore reads from his book The Mindful Writer and discusses parallels between mindfulness training and the path of an artist.

Watch Dinty W. Moore’s Reading.

Writing for Peace Adviser Wang PingWang Ping reads from My Name Is Immigrant, published by Hanging Loose Press.  Ping talks about how she came to poetry, her friendship with Allen Ginsberg, her research on fungi and Chinese medicine.

Watch Wang Ping’s Reading.

James Scott Smith reads from his award-winning collection, The Expanse of All Things, published by Homebound Publications, discusses his process and spiritual growth.  

Watch James Scott Smith’s Reading.

Erin Soros reads from her work and discusses her Lyric Essay process, as well as her thoughts on appropriation. Read her essay, “Who Could Have Lived” in The Puritan here.  Join us live tonight at 8pm EDT.

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