Talking Leaves Volume 19 Is Now Available

November 14, 2018
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“It is with great excitement that I present IUPUC’s 2018 issue of Talking Leaves,” writes Managing Editor, Michael Donohue in his opening letter of the literary magazine’s 19th volume. A letter that is bookended with a special dedication written by the sister of poetry contributor Alex Conrad who tragically died during the summer of 2017. What you find between those two pages is a collection of poetry, short stories, plays, essays, and art showcasing the creative talents of the IUPUC student community.

The magazine’s purpose is to empower student voices and encourage self-expression and thus all content is original student work, and each stage of the magazine’s production is managed by students from the call for submissions to final print production. IUPUC students submit works under a blind review process so that student editors can base acceptance of works solely on the quality of each submission.

The process of creating the magazine takes about a year and requires the dedication of a small number of students (and a faculty sponsor) to make it a reality. The staff for Talking Leaves Volume 19 includes:

Michael Donohue – Managing Editor
Isabel D’Allura – Assistant Editor
Taylor Greenlee – Editor
Alexander Schnur – Editor

Dr. Lisa Siefker-Bailey – Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Lisa Siefker-Bailey has this to say about the current volume: “The pages of this edition are full of authentic expression, and it’s a privilege to share these original pieces. I hope you enjoy a glimpse of our students’ creativity and that you hear the passionate resonance of each voice.”

This year’s contributors include:

Alex Conrad
Isabel D’Allura
Michael Donohue
Clifford Floyd
Brandy Gilliatt
Laura Hole
Kyra Jessie
Lindsay Jordon
Chloe Jorgeson
Daniel Kelly
Emily Krider
Lucie Lortz
Chantz Morris
Dakota Mullikin
Clara Villalon Partida
Jim Reinert
Kaitlyn Simon
Jennie Stuart
Lily Thompson
LaWanda Tidd
Paige Webb

Printed copies of Talking Leaves are available in the Division of Liberal Arts office, or you can download a pdf version HERE.

Get more information about Talking Leaves at, including links to all previous editions and how to submit your work for the next volume. The submission deadline for Talking Leaves Volume 20 is January 25, 2019.

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