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, October 21st, for an evening with UM's own David Queen and his wildly imaginative fiction kicking off the show, with local celeb poet and beloved bartender Philip Schaefer to follow.
If you don't know David or Philip, here's who you'll be wowed by:
David Queen grew up in Ohio and spent most of the past decade in New York City, where he worked as everything from a dishwasher on a reality cooking show, to a movie theater usher, to an advertising copywriter. His work has appeared in VICE, Paste, Hobart, New South, The Rumpus, Atlas Obscura, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. He now lives in Missoula with his wife Julia and their dog Merlin. A few times a year he tweets some nonsense from his Twitter account at @byron_queen.
(Fun fact: DQ used to play in a Weezer cover band. Maybe he'll take requests?)
Philip Schaefer’s debut collection of poems Bad Summon (University of Utah Press, 2017) won the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, and he’s the author of three chapbooks, two co-written with friend and poet Jeff Whitney. He won the 2016 Meridian Editor’s Prize in poetry and has been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and in the Poetry Society of America. Individual work is out or due out in Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Thrush Poetry Journal, Guernica, The Cincinnati Review, Salt Hill, Bat City Review, The Adroit Journal, Baltimore Review, Redivider, and Passages North among others. He tends bar in Missoula, MT.
Our Autumn Schedule:
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: Philip Schaefer, Poetry
Student Reader: Joe Kirk, Nonfiction
Guest Reader: Emily Freeman, Nonfiction
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