Second Wind: a public reading series pairing students in University of Montana's Creative Writing MFA program with UM faculty, alumni, and community writers.
Readings are at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evenings at Kulture Kava, 420 N Higgins Ave in Missoula. (In the building behind Jimmy John’s) Admission is free!
Join us this Sunday, March 17, for an evening of reading with Jenny Sheets and Rachel Mindell.
Jenny Sheets grew up Fargo, ND where she earned a BA in English and Philosophy, and worked with new refugees from Iraq and Somalia. She then thought she was going to law school but got lost in South America for six months and then found herself in Bozeman, Montana where she earned a Masters in Public Administration with a focus on local food networks. She worked for a children's nonprofit for three years, then quit to do some writing, then worked in restaurants, then was a nanny, (what happened?) until she finally moved to Missoula for an MFA. She is co-founder and CEO of Storysquares, and has been published in Trail Runner, Park + Life, Outside Bozeman, and some really boring government documents. She loves her minivan.
Rachel Mindell is writer, teacher, and the author of two chapbooks. She holds an MFA in Poetry and an MA in Literature from the University of Montana. Currently living in Tucson, she is part of the Marketing Team at Submittable and teaches youths on the side for The University of Arizona Poetry Center.
Our Spring Schedule:
January 20th (Martin Luther King Day, a three-day weekend)
Student Reader: Carlos Medina
Guest Reader: Molly Priddy
Student Reader: Miranda Morgan
Guest Reader: Callan Wink
Student Reader: Emma Spencer
Guest Reader: Susan Elizabeth Shepherd
February 17th (Part of Presidents’ Day weekend)
Student Reader: Amelia Morand
Guest Reader: Prageeta Sharma
Student Reader: Melissa Phelan
Guest Reader: David James Duncan
Student Reader: Dwight Curtis
Guest Reader: Dee McNamer
March 10th (It’s daylight savings time!)
Student Reader: Callie Atkinson
Guest Reader: Amy Ratto-Parks
March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day)
Student Reader: Jenny Sheets
Guest Reader: Rachel Mindell
NO SECOND WIND MARCH 24TH: SPRING BREAK
NO SECOND WIND MARCH 31ST: SPRING BREAK
Student Reader: Tommy D’Addario
Guest Reader: Chris D’Ombrowski
April 14th (Palm Sunday)
Student Reader: Jonathan Pierce
Guest Reader: Karin Schalm
April 21-- Final Reading!
Student Reader: Jesse Durovey
Guest Reader: Henrietta Goodman