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Second Wind, Sunday February 10 : Featuring Emma Spencer and Susan Elizabeth Shepard


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, February 10, for an evening of reading with Emma Spencer and Susan Elizabeth Shepard.


Emma Spencer is a second year MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Montana. She is a 2018-19 co-recipient of the Goedicke/Robinson scholarship. Originally from Ellensburg, Washington, Emma got her BA at Central Michigan University, where she studied music and English with a concentration in creative writing. She is also a member of the Missoula Symphony Chorale and choral ensembles at United Church of Christ in Missoula.


Susan Elizabeth Shepard says:
I’m a writer currently living in Missoula, MT, and I most recently worked as a staff reporter and managing editor for special sections at a beloved alt-weekly, the Missoula Independent, which was closed in September 2018. You also might know me from the stories I’ve written about college football and free speechstripping during the Bakken boom, my role in founding Tits and Sass, or from Twitter.

Our Spring Schedule:

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

January 20th (Martin Luther King Day, a three-day weekend)
Student Reader: Carlos Medina
Guest Reader: Molly Priddy

February 3rd
Student Reader: Miranda Morgan
Guest Reader: Callan Wink

February 10th
Student Reader: Emma Spencer
Guest Reader: Susan Elizabeth Shepherd

February 17th (Part of Presidents’ Day weekend)
Student Reader: Amelia Morand
Guest Reader: Prageeta Sharma

February 24th
Student Reader: Melissa Phelan
Guest Reader: David James Duncan

March 3rd
Student Reader: Dwight Curtis
Guest Reader: Dee McNamer

March 10th (It’s daylight savings time!)
Student Reader: Callie Atkinson
Guest Reader: Amy Ratto-Parks

March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day)
Student Reader: Jenny Sheets
Guest Reader: Rachel Mindell


April 7th
Student Reader: Tommy D’Addario
Guest Reader: Chris D’Ombrowski

April 14th (Palm Sunday)
Student Reader: Jonathan Pierce
Guest Reader: Karin Schalm

April 21-- Final Reading!
Student Reader: Jesse Durovey
Guest Reader: Henrietta Goodman