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Second Wind's Autumn opener, featuring Barry Maxwell & Stephanie Land.

  • Kulture Kava 420 North Higgins Avenue Missoula, MT, 59802 United States (map)

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. Admission is free, and we'll also be featuring an open mic intermission!

Join us this Sunday, September 9th, for our first Second Wind of the season, featuring our very own Barry Maxwell and the stunning work of Stephanie Land!
 

  Stephanie Land, author of MAID, coming January 2019 from Hachette

Stephanie Land, author of MAID, coming January 2019 from Hachette

From Stephanie Land's Stepville.com:

My passion is giving a voice to the working poor in America. My writing is fueled by my own experiences, of struggling to put myself through college and start a career as a single mother. I aspire to use my stories to expose the reality of what it’s like to pursue the American Dream while being held back at the poverty line.

Connect with Land on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.


Barry Maxwell is a native of Austin, TX, a 58-year-old former bar band drummer and bum under the bridge, and a late-from-the-gate writer and student. He is the founder of the Street Lit Authors Club, which provides books and creative writing workshops to Austin and Missoula’s homeless communities, and is an intern with the Pen-City Writers, a creative writing course at the John B. Connally Unit, a maximum-security prison in Texas. You can find Barry's work online in Split Lip Magazine, Crack the Spine, the Open Bar @ Tin House, the Mud Season Review, and at PitheadChapel.com. Visit www.barrymaxwell.net or www.streetlit.org, feel free to say hi, and join him as a fist-waving supporter of the arts in unexpected places, from unexpected sources.

On the web at barrymaxwell.net and streetlit.org.
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 Barry Maxwell, flashing back to childhood afternoons spent waiting outside the principal's office for punishment. Photo by Amy Donovan.

Barry Maxwell, flashing back to childhood afternoons spent waiting outside the principal's office for punishment. Photo by Amy Donovan.

Add these dates to your calendar:

September 9th
Student Reader: Barry Maxwell, Nonfiction
Guest Reader: Stephanie Land, Nonfiction

September 16th
Student Reader: Peggy Jo Pabustan, Nonfiction
Guest Reader: Stacy Szymaszek, Poetry

September 23rd
Student Reader: Riley Woods, Poetry
Guest Reader: Robert Lee, Poetry

September 30th
Student Reader: Catalina Baker, Fiction
Guest Reader: Sarah Aswell, Nonfiction

October 7th
Student Reader: Miles Jochem, Poetry
Guest Reader: David Cates, Fiction

October 14th
Student Reader: Emma Neslund, Poetry
Guest Reader: Melissa Stephenson, Nonfiction

October 21st
Student Reader: David Queen, Fiction
Guest Reader: Emily Freeman, Nonfiction

October 28th
Student Reader: Joe Kirk, Nonfiction
Guest Reader: Philip Schaefer, Poetry

November 4th
Student Reader: Jenny Montgomery, Poetry
Guest Reader: Chris La Tray, Nonfiction/Poetry

November 11th
Student Reader: Kylie Westerlind, Fiction
Guest Reader: Sarah Aronson, Poetry

November 18th
Student Reader: Maren Schiffer, Poetry
Guest Reader: Emily Withnall, Nonfiction

December 2nd
Student Reader: Amanda Wilgus, Fiction
Guest Reader: Kevin Canty, Fiction