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January 2018

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop First Tuesday

January 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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DROP-IN WORKSHOP  is The Cabin’s free and open writing workshop, held from 6:30-8:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month. Drop-in is hosted by by writers Danny Stewart, Heidi Kraay, and other guest writers who create unique prompts designed to inspire a supportive community of local writers. Danny Stewart leads every other workshop starting in January, and Heidi Kraay leads every other workshop starting in February. January 9th with Danny Stewart   **January workshop on second Tuesday due to Cabin construction**

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Jesmyn Ward

January 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Jesmyn Ward received her M.F.A. from the University of Michigan and is currently an associate professor of creative writing at Tulane University. She is the editor of the anthology The Fire This Time and the author of the novels Where the Line Bleeds, Salvage the Bones, which won the 2011 National Book Award and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and 2017 National Book Award Nominee Sing, Unburied, Sing,  which returns to Mississippi and the grand themes of her…

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Winter Writing Workshop: Writing Your Screenplay with Tracy Sunderland

January 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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This is a six-week workshop that runs on January 23rd, 30th, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6:30-8:30 pm in The Cabin's Jean B Wilson Room.   Join writer Tracy Sunderland in a practical exploration and approach to screenwriting. Register Now   Join writer Tracy Sunderland in a practical exploration and approach to screenwriting. Using a point of inspiration — a memory, a character, a landscape, etc. — writers will leap into the process of crafting screenplays. Tracy’s empowering techniques and prompts…

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Winter Writing Workshop: The Power of Memoir and Personal Essay with Nicole LeFavour

January 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Cabin’s River Room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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This is a six-week workshop that runs on January 24th, 31st  and Feb. 7, 14 21, and 28 from 6:30-8:30 pm in The Cabin's River Room.   In this workshop, we'll explore how to structure and include personal experience in persuasive and personal writing from memoir to writing of resistance and essays on any topic. Register Now   In this workshop, we'll explore how to structure and include personal experience in persuasive and personal writing from memoir to writing of resistance and…

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Winter Writing Workshop: Fiction with Christian Winn

January 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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This is a six-week workshop that runs on January 24th, 31st  and Feb. 7, 21, and 28 and March 7th (no class on 2/14) from 6:30-8:30 pm in The Cabin's Jean B Wilson Room.   In this six-week fiction writing workshop, we will be both creating and studying the craft and art of writing great short fiction. Register Now   In this six-week fiction writing workshop, we will be both creating and studying the craft and art of writing great short…

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February 2018

Colson Whitehead Reception at Beside Bardenay

February 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Beside Bardenay, 612 W Grove St
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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Mark your calendars for February 13th at 5 PM because every-prize-winning, best-writer-of-our-time, Underground Railroad author Colson Whitehead plans to have a drink with you at Beside Bardenay before his Readings & Conversations lecture at the Egyptian Theatre. Tickets are $20 for Cabin members (please call for code!), $25 for non-members and includes appetizers. There will be a cash bar. Hope to see you there! Buy Tickets

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Colson Whitehead

February 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Colson Whitehead is a New York-based novelist. His newest novel, The Underground Railroad, is an Oprah’s Book Club 2016 selection, a #1 New York Times bestseller, and the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction. Whitehead is the New York Times bestselling author of The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, The Colossus of New York (a book of essays about the city), Apex Hides the Hurt, Sag Harbor, Zone One, and The Noble Hustle.…

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**NEW!**FREE WORDS IN ACTION WRITING DROP-IN

February 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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NEW IN February 2018! WORDS IN ACTION THIRD THURSDAY DROP-IN The Cabin is proud to offer a second free monthly writing drop-in! Starting in February of 2018 and on the third Thursday of each month, WORDS IN ACTION will pair local activists and a cabin teaching-writer to write, think, and talk about social justice issues. The community activist will talk about the role of writing in their work for the first half. During the second half  a Cabin teaching-writer will lead…

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March 2018

Viet Thanh Nguyen

March 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction among a list of other honors. His other books are Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction) and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the…

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April 2018

Katherine Boo

April 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Katherine Boo is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post. She learned to report at the alternative weekly, Washington City Paper, after which she worked as a writer and co-editor of The Washington Monthly magazine. Over the years, her reporting from disadvantaged communities has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur “Genius” grant, and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing. Boo continues her quest to give voice to those without one…

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