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Second Wind Reading Series kicks off with Pia Baur & David Gates

  • Ole Beck VFW Post 209 245 West Main Street Missoula, MT, 59802 United States (map)

Second Wind is a public reading series pairing students in University of Montana's Creative Writing MFA program with UM faculty, alumni, and community writers. Come join us to hear the illustrious David Gates and the diesel-fueled stylings of Pia Baur. 

Pia Baur says...
"I’m a writer, but I hate writing about myself. If I had to describe myself in a sentence: European-born, Bay-Area-raised, and a current Missoula resident. I’m most at home on the road, especially on a highway that grazes a beautiful coastline."

David Gates is the author of the novels Jernigan and Preston Falls and two collections of stories, The Wonders of the Invisible World and A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me. His fiction has appeared in such magazines as The New YorkerEsquireGQTin House and Ploughshares. His nonfiction has appeared in Newsweek, where he was a longtime writer and editor, The New YorkerThe New York Times Book ReviewBookforumGQRolling StoneH.O.W.The Oxford American and the Journal of Country Music. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and his books have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Read Gates' latest over at The New Yorker. Here's "Texas." And here's a clip of the author reading from the story.

Not this David Gates!  :-)

Join us in welcoming this week's readers at Ole Beck VFW Post 209, 245 W. Main Street, in Missoula, Montana.

Have a start of the semester drink, paper boat of free popcorn, or just sit and listen. Come early for a good seat!