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2nd Wind! This round featuring CutBank's own Joe Kirk, and wow! Emily H. Freeman!

  • 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. (In the building behind Jimmy John’s) Admission is free!

Join us this Sunday, October 28th, for an evening with CutBank’s Editor-In-Chief, Joe Kirk, and author Emily H. Freeman.

Joe Kirk

Reared in Billings, Joe recently returned to Montana after eight years in Seattle, where he barista’d his way through a BA in Creative Writing from Seattle University, co-founded the Château SeaScum Arts Collective, and spent four years working in live music production. Now, Joe is an MFA student in nonfiction at the University of Montana, a campus not-so-coincidentally near his favorite fishing spots on Rock Creek or in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.

Emily Freeman (Photo from the  Missoula Writing Collaborative)

Emily Freeman (Photo from the Missoula Writing Collaborative)

Emily H. Freeman earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, and has taught writing at various schools, universities and nonprofits in NY, MN and MT. Emily's work has appeared in the Best New American Voices anthology, The Morning News, Lake Effect, The Spectacle, Minneapolis-St. Paul Star TribuneBrevity, and elsewhere. She lives in Dillon, MT, with her husband and two sons.

Enjoy a look at Emily’s work right here:

Our Autumn Schedule:

Find us on Facebook: @SecondWind, Twitter: @2ndWindReadings,
Instagram for updates!

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: Philip Schaefer, Poetry

October 28th
Student Reader: Joe Kirk, Nonfiction
Guest Reader: Emily Freeman, Nonfiction

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