John Williams reads from three novels: Butcher's Crossing (1978), Stoner (1965), and Augustus (1972).
William Pitt Root reads from his first collection, The Storm and Other Poems (1969), and from the soon-to-be published Striking the Dark Air for Music (1973). Between selections from these two books, he reads lighter, more humorous poems that would remain uncollected or be published much later.
Richard Shelton reads from his memoir Nobody Rich or Famous (2016). He also reads a related poem from Selected Poems, 1969-1981 (1982).
Ada Limón reads poems from Bright Dead Things (2015) and The Carrying (2018).