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Second Wind's winning streak continues, this Sunday featuring Catalina Baker and Sarah Aswell!

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

Join us this Sunday, September 30th, for a night of prose featuring UM’s Catalina Baker and Missoula author, teacher, and comedian, Sarah Aswell.

Follow us on Facebook: @SecondWind, Twitter: @2ndWindReadings, & Instagram!

Catalina Baker

Catalina Baker is a second-year MFA candidate in fiction. She received a BA in Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts, and she has worked as a technical writer and editor for more than five years. Though she’s still new to the fiction game, she has ghostwritten dozens of articles on public health, justice, and inclusion, which have appeared in Civil Eats, Planetizen, and the Center for Health Journalism.  She proudly hails from the East Coast, did the obligatory stint on the West Coast, and currently calls Missoula home.


Sarah Aswell

Sarah Aswell is a freelance writer and stand-up comedian who lives in Missoula and writes for places like The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Scary Mommy, MAD Magazine, and Reductress. She has a husband, Ben, who she met in the UM MFA creative writing program, and two young daughters. 

Sarah Aswell performing Stand up Comedy!! At The 2017 Missoula's HomeGrown Comedy Competition- Qualifying round!! Filmed live in Missoula, Montana. 03-31-17

Our Autumn Schedule:

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