ROBERT MORGAN LECTURE
On Friday, May 24, 2013, acclaimed author Robert Morgan will deliver a lecture entitled "From the Blue Ridge to the Rocky Mountains: Thomas Wolfe and the American West." The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Idaho State Capitol Building and is part of the Thomas Wolfe Society’s 35th annual conference, to be held at the Grove Hotel in Boise.
IDAHO WRITERS GUILD LITERARY LUNCH
The Business of Writing
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Smoky Mountain Pizza, 415 East Parkcenter Boulevard, Boise
Presenter: DAVID FRAAS, MBA, 5 Heads Marketing Group Owner
PROGRAM: Social Media
Does social media bewilder you? David Fraas, the owner of 5 Heads Marketing Group, provides marketing and technology consulting throughout the world. He will talk about social media and what writers should consider.
The Idaho Writers Guild meets the third Tuesday of every month. Network with writers and others in the literary community and get rejuvenated! The Literary Lunch is open to the public.
POETRY SLAM DELUX
Third Monday of the month; sign-ups at 7:30, slam at 8!
Neurolux Lounge, 111 N. 11th
$5 at door, ages 21 and over
SLAM OF STEEL
First Wednesday of the month; free workshop at 6pm, slam at 7pm! The Crux, 1022 Main St.
$5 (or $1 with a Student ID); for all ages
*ALL Big Tree Arts events are FREE SPEECH events. Discretion is advised.
Contact: Cheryl Maddalena, 208-426-0383
WRITERS WRITE WEEKLY WORKSHOP
Writer Christian Winn leads a weekly adult writing workshop where literary fiction is taught through the writing and workshopping of short fiction, as well as the through the careful study of published work.
Christian Winn's fiction has appeared in McSweeney's, Santa Monica Review, Gulf Coast (as winner of their annual fiction contest), and forthcoming in the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Journal. He holds an MFA from Boise State and teaches creative writing at BSU.
For more information see christianwinn.com
ADA COMMUNITY LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Islam: A View from the West
May 14, 6:30pm
Event Cost: Free
To kick-off the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Collection a program to share the bridging cultures concept.
Patio Gardening Club Kick-Off Event
May 11, 1-2pm
Event Cost: Free
Gathering together to work on the beginning of a patio garden at the library and a brief discussion of irrigating a small patio vertical and planter area.
May 16 & May 21, 12:30-1:30
A Learning Lunches film and discussion of Islamic Art forms. Bring your lunch and enjoy!
All events take place at Ada Community Library, Victory Branch on the corner of 5 mile and Victory Road. For more information visit: adalib.org.
THE WRITERS' BLOCK
The Writers' Block on Radio Boise, KRBX 89.9 FM airs every Thursday from noon- 1 pm and welcomes guests from the local and national literary, publishing, and art community. The program is hosted by J Reuben Appleman.
WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP
For the serious writer, we have a critique group for all forms of writing (short story, novel, article, poetry, screenplay, essay, fiction and non-fiction).We match up the reader and writer who can help each other best.
There are three ways to participate in this group:
1. Evening meeting - the 2nd Monday of every month 6:30-8:30 pm at Smoky Mountain Pizza in Park Center, Boise
2. Afternoon meeting - the 4th Saturday of every month 11 am-1 pm at Smoky Mountain Pizza on Fairview, Meridian
We give you guidelines on how to write a quality critique, and you only read the entries you feel comfortable with. Email your name, email and type of writing you do to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you on the list.
POETRY FOR STRANGERS
Local poet Elisabeth McKetta has launched a new collaborative poetry project entitled Poetry for Strangers. Write a poem inspired by a word and post it on the Poetry for Strangers blog. For more information visit Poetry for Strangers.
THE WRITE PATH
Creative Writing and Healing Classes & Groups
1517 West Jefferson Street, Boise, ID. 208-385-0888. Facilitated by Susan Reuling Furness, M.Ed., LCPC, LMFT, Registered Poetry Therapist. Join us online at www.writepath.org.