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!
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.
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.
Add these dates to your calendar:
Student Reader: Barry Maxwell, Nonfiction
Guest Reader: Stephanie Land, Nonfiction
Student Reader: Peggy Jo Pabustan, Nonfiction
Guest Reader: Stacy Szymaszek, Poetry
Student Reader: Riley Woods, Poetry
Guest Reader: Robert Lee, Poetry
Student Reader: Catalina Baker, Fiction
Guest Reader: Sarah Aswell, Nonfiction
Student Reader: Miles Jochem, Poetry
Guest Reader: David Cates, Fiction
Student Reader: Emma Neslund, Poetry
Guest Reader: Melissa Stephenson, Nonfiction
Student Reader: David Queen, Fiction
Guest Reader: Emily Freeman, Nonfiction
Student Reader: Joe Kirk, Nonfiction
Guest Reader: Philip Schaefer, Poetry
Student Reader: Jenny Montgomery, Poetry
Guest Reader: Chris La Tray, Nonfiction/Poetry
Student Reader: Kylie Westerlind, Fiction
Guest Reader: Sarah Aronson, Poetry
Student Reader: Maren Schiffer, Poetry
Guest Reader: Emily Withnall, Nonfiction
Student Reader: Amanda Wilgus, Fiction
Guest Reader: Kevin Canty, Fiction