Talking Leaves Launches the 2020 Edition at Virtual Launch Party

February 15, 2021
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The IUPUC Division of Liberal Arts (DLA) held a virtual launch party for the 2020 Edition of Talking Leaves (Volume 23) on February 4, 2021. Talking Leaves is a student-run literary magazine that began publication in 1994 as Literalines, undergoing a name change in 2005. The magazine’s purpose is to empower student voices and encourage self-expression; as such, works receive only minimal copyediting to preserve the uniqueness of each contributor’s voice.

This year’s launch not only included the reading of works by the student authors, but also the reading of poems about trees in celebration of IUPUC’s 2020 Tree Campus USA designation. A recording of the online event can be viewed on the DLA Facebook page.

“The Division of Liberal Arts is thrilled to present the 2020 edition of Talking Leaves and was pleased to offer a wonderful synergistic vibe with the Tree Campus Poetry Reading for participants and audience at the magazine's digital launch party,” said faculty sponsor, Lisa Siefker-Bailey. “The arts have always been important to our wellbeing, and they seem even more significant this year.”

Copies of Talking Leaves can be picked up in the DLA office on campus (CC 162) or downloaded from the Talking Leaves webpage

Now Accepting Submissions for 2021 Issue

Talking Leaves is now accepting submissions through March 7, 2021 for the next volume to be published later this year. Submissions can be made online at All IUPUC students and alumni graduating within the last year are welcome to submit previously unpublished original works of art, prose, and poetry for publication. Submissions can be made online at

“I hope many students will submit work for the new edition – creative expression is such a big part of what makes us who we are and is vital to our recovery from the COVID crisis,” said Siefker-Bailey.

For more information, including submission guidelines, and how to become a part of the Talking Leaves staff, go to leaves.