CutBank’s Big Four Oh Party

On October 25th, 2013, more than 100 of our closest friends and admirers flocked to Heritage Hall to celebrate CutBank’s fortieth birthday. It was a stellar success, with readings from founding editor Bill Kittredge and a who’s who of writers whose work appears in our newly published anthology, Forty Years of CutBank! Kiitredge

In honor of the one month anniversary of our 40th birthday party, CutBank wants to share some images from our celebration.

Our special thanks to all attendees, readers, volunteers and especially the following donors: Montgomery Distillery, Masala Indida Food Cart, Melissa Mylchreest, Bayern Brewery, Ten Spoons Winery, Bitteroot Flower Shop, Silk Road and anthology authors for their signed work.

CutBank at 2013 Montana Festival of the Book

As part of our Fortieth Anniversary Celebration, CutBank will host a panel during the 2013 Montana Festival of the Book on the history of Montana's oldest literary journal. Current editor Rachel Mindell will moderate a discussion with former editors on a variety of topics, including aesthetics, regionalism, submissions (how they are received and from whom), and the use of technology. She will also briefly discuss our current major project, the creation of a forty year anthology.

The panel will include:

  • Robert Wrigley (editor, CutBank 4 and 5)
  • Judy Blunt (editor, CutBank 39 and 40)
  • Henrietta Goodman (editorial board, CutBank 39 and 40; poetry editor CutBank 41 and 42)
  • Ed Skoog (fiction editor CutBank 45 and 46)

The Forty Years of CutBank panel will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, at the Missoula Art Museum.

CutBank is pleased to be a part of a wonderful line up at the 2013 Montana Festival of the Book that includes a reading from Sherman Alexie, a showing of the film adaptation of James Welch's Winter in the Blood, and a special luncheon with James Lee Burke. See the entire schedule here.