The Sherman Alexie Readings & Conversations event on March 11 is sold out. Thank you for your support of Cabin programs.   

100 FANCY DANCERS: A Sponsor Reception with Sherman Alexie 

You are invited to support The Cabin's educational programs by joining us for an intimate reception with Sherman Alexie hosted by Beside Bardenay. Guests will be entered to win 2 front row tickets to the Sherman Alexie event at The Egyptian following the reception. 

March 11 from 5:30-7 pm

Appetizers & Cash Bar

Limited to 100 guests

$75 per person or $125 for two (use code TWOFER at checkout)

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 6 WRITERS IN THE ATTIC is the Cabin’s annual writing contest and publication opportunity. Idaho poets, fiction and non-fiction story writers are encouraged to send their work on the theme "animal." Entries will be accepted through 5 pm, Friday, March 6. Work will be blind judged by a local literary notable and the selected works will be published as part of the Writers in the Attic 2015 anthology. Submission guidelines and more information at Submittable. 

Membership & Donations - The Cabin is for you!

The Cabin’s mission is to inspire a love of reading, writing and discourse. Thanks to support from the community and grants from dozens of government and corporate entities, our organization has been enriching the literary lives of Idahoans since 1995. The Cabin offers programs year-round, including youth and adult education, a Readings & Conversations series that brings the world to Boise one author at a time, and publication opportunities for all ages. The Cabin strives to celebrate and inspire a love of words throughout the community.

Help support the mission of The Cabin by becoming a member or donating today!

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Apply to teach at The Cabin this summer

Cabin writing camps are weeklong summer workshops for Idaho kids in grades 3-12. Each camp is led by a professional writer who designs exciting and challenging creative writing enrichment in their genre of expertise: poetry, fiction, memoir, journalism, and plays. In addition to excellent youth arts education, Cabin writing camps provide local professional writers with meaningful artistic employment at a fair wage.The Cabin seeks individuals with a deep commitment to writing evidenced by an exceptional quality of work and professional publications, and a strong aptitude for teaching young people. Applications are due February 28, 2015.

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Writers in the Schools

During the school year The Cabin employs professional local writers –poets, fiction writers, playwrights, and non-fiction writers– to teach semester or school-year long writing residencies in schools, juvenile detention centers, and community learning centers. Through active, imaginative writing experiences under the mentorship of The Cabin’s teaching-writers, our goal is to engage students and classroom teachers in the pleasure and power of reading and writing.
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WORD Reading and Workshop Series

The Cabin, a meeting ground for readers and writers, supports its local writing and reading community through readings and workshops featuring local professional writers. This series aims to inspire, celebrate and feature the diversity of our writing community.

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