Our Mission Statement
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.
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.
2014 Writing Camps
This spring break or summer, go on a writing adventure with The Cabin. Under the mentorship of professional writers see the world through a writer’s eyes. Explore local cultural attractions, public art, the downtown scene and Boise’s natural environment to find the places, experiences and stories that inspire you. Available for students going into grades 3-12.
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.
2013-2014 Readings & Conversations
This event is the Cabin’s annual
series presenting internationally acclaimed
literary figures sharing their work and
perspectives on the important issues of
our time. The program offers a view of
the world through writers’ eyes, shaped by
their imaginations, fired by their passions
and illuminated by questions from our
Individual tickets to Ruth Reichl and Junot Diaz can be purchased through the Morrison Center box office or online at www.BoiseStateTickets.com.
Individual tickets to Susan Orlean and Cheryl Strayed can be purchased through the Egyptian Theatre box office or online at www.EgyptianTheatre.net.