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July 2018

CAMPS 2018 AM Strange Lands Grades 7-9 July 23rd-27th

July 23 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily July 23-27th This camp is for kids going into 7th-9th grades. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am - 12pm each day. Campers are sorted into groups of no more than 12 based on grade. Build a (strange) new world in this sci-fi/fantasy camp.  Register Now Zombies, dragons, robots, oh my! On the first day of camp, you’ll work with other writers to build the rules for the fictional realm of your dreams. Then, each writer will create an original short story…

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CAMPS 2018 AM Strange Lands Grades 3-6 July 23-27

July 23 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily July 23rd-27th This camp is for kids going into 3rd-6th grades. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am - 12pm each day. Campers are sorted into groups of no more than 12 based on grade. Build a (strange) new world in this sci-fi/fantasy camp.  Register Now Zombies, dragons, robots, oh my! On the first day of camp, you’ll work with other writers to build the rules for the fictional realm of your dreams. Then, each writer will create an original short…

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CAMPS 2018 AM Songwriter at Boise Rock School Grades 6 and up

July 23 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boise Rock School, 1404 W Idaho St
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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A collaboration of The Cabin and Boise Rock School Meets daily July 23-27. This camp is for 6th and up. There is some flexibility with grade level if you contact katie@thecabinidaho.org. This camp is designed to meet a range of ages and abilities, so young or old, novice or seasoned songwriter/musician, this camp will cater to all! Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9 am - 12 pm each day at Boise Rock School. During the last half-hour of camp on…

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CAMP 2018 PM Base Camp at The Cabin Grades 3-5

July 23 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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July 23rd-27th- Camp meets Monday through Friday from 1pm - 4 pm each day. This camp is for kids going into 3rd through 5th grades. Campers will be sorted into groups of up to 12 students based on grade.  Get the tools you need to launch your next poem or story adventure!  Register Now Learn to write short stories and poems that express your vision of the world with The Cabin as your starting point. With an experienced teaching-writer as your guide,…

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CAMPS 2018 PM One Acts Grades 5 and up July

July 23 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily July 23rd-27th  This camp is for kids entering 5th grade and up. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 1pm-4pm each day. In collaboration with a local professional playwright, you’ll use the essential tools of playwriting (like plot, action, character and dialogue) to build a one act play from the ground up. Visit a local theater and participate in actor’s exercises to experience the collaborative alchemy that can make writing for theater feel like magic. Build a play you can take from the…

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CAMPS 2018 PM High School Poetry Workshop Grades 10-12

July 23 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily July 23-27. This week-long workshop is for students entering 10th - 12th grades and is geared specifically for older writers. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 1pm-4pm each day. During the last half-hour of camp on Friday, family and friends are invited to The Cabin for lemonade and a public reading of student writing. Calling all poets--come find your voice!  Register Now Explore poetry in this small group workshop dedicated to experimentation in a wide range of forms, from page…

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Exploring Voice: A Multi-Genre Workshop with Daniel Stewart Summer 2018

July 24 @ 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 six-session workshop will meet on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 PM: July 24th, 26th, August 7th, 9th, 14th, and 16th $215, $180 for members. Need to become a member and save on workshops all year long? Find out more HERE. Register Now One of the best ways to distinguish your writing from the rest is through the strength of your voice. The voice is what narrates the story/poem/memoir, and acts as a signature. Learn techniques…

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CAMPS 2018 AM Strange Lands Grades 3-6 July 30-Aug 3

July 30 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily July 30th-August 3rd This camp is for kids going into 3rd-6th grades. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am - 12pm each day. Campers are sorted into groups of no more than 12 based on grade. Build a (strange) new world in this sci-fi/fantasy camp.  Register Now Zombies, dragons, robots, oh my! On the first day of camp, you’ll work with other writers to build the rules for the fictional realm of your dreams. Then, each writer will create an original…

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CAMPS 2018 AM Strange Lands Grades 7-9 July 30-Aug 3

July 30 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily July 30th-August 3rd This camp is for kids going into 7th-9th grades. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am - 12pm each day. Campers are sorted into groups of no more than 12 based on grade. Build a (strange) new world in this sci-fi/fantasy camp.  Register Now Zombies, dragons, robots, oh my! On the first day of camp, you’ll work with other writers to build the rules for the fictional realm of your dreams. Then, each writer will create an original…

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CAMPS 2018 AM Hailey Cabin Writers at Sun Valley Center in Hailey Grades 4-6

July 30 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Hailey House, 314 Second Ave. S.
Hailey, ID 83333 United States
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Camp meets July 20-August 3rd daily. A collaboration of The Cabin and The Sun Valley Center for the Arts The right tools to get you writing work you love. Register Now Discover how art, music, and nature inform a writer’s imagination. Learn to write short stories and poems that express your vision of the world. With an experienced teaching-writer from The Cabin as your guide, you’ll find inspiration in the park and nearby cultural attractions to create original writing using…

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CAMPS 2018 PM Hailey Urban Ink Grades 6-9

July 30 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Hailey House, 314 Second Ave. S.
Hailey, ID 83333 United States
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Camp Meets 1-4pm daily July 30-August 3rd. A collaboration of The Cabin and The Sun Valley Center for the Arts Adventures in short fiction & poetry. Register Now Explore your surroundings to make your writing come to life.  A professional teaching-writer from The Cabin will be your guide as you find inspiration to write original short stories with unique characters and settings, and create super-alive poems rooted in observation. This camp is for 6th - 9th graders. Camp meets Monday through Friday from…

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CAMPS 2018 PM High School Fiction Workshop Grades 10-12

July 30 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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*Someone* needs to write the next great story—why not you? Register Now     Camp meets July 30th-August 4th Monday through Friday from 1pm-4pm  each day. This camp is for kids going into 10th - 12th grades. Don’t wait until National Novel Writing Month in November to get started on a new or existing piece of fiction! Whether you're far along in the creation of a book or trying to work on a great new short piece, scene, or section, this camp…

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August 2018

CAMPS 2018 AM Picture This Grades 3-6 August

August 6 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets August 6th-10th. This week-long camp is for kids going into 3rd- 6th grades. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm each day. Campers will be sorted into groups of up to 12 students based on grade.  Create the illustrated stories & comics you’ve always wanted to read. Register Now   Investigate the powerful potential of connecting words and images as you work to create graphic texts alive with full characters, a riveting plot, and meaningful design. Explore art excursions to galleries and installations, and read graphic…

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CAMPS 2018 AM News Flash Grades 5 and up

August 6 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily August 6-10. This weeklong camp is for kids entering 5th - 9th grades. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am - 12 pm each day. During the last half-hour of camp on Friday, family and friends are invited to The Cabin for lemonade and a public reading of student writing. Write Boise through a journalist’s lens. Register Now   Immerse yourself in the journalist’s life to learn about the different ways nonfiction writers can tell a story. You’ll visit…

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CAMPS 2018 AM/PM Wildlife Words with ZooBoise Day-long camp Grades 3-6 – SOLD OUT!

August 6 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Dr
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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Register Now August 6th-10th, week-long camp meets 9am-4pm daily. A collaboration of The Cabin and Zoo Boise. Let your writing run wild AND learn about animals at ZooBoise!  This camp is intended for 3rd - 6th grades. Form a deeper and more enduring wildlife conservation ethic in this all-day partnership camp from Zoo Boise and The Cabin. Start camp at Zoo Boise each morning for zoo-educator-led, hands-on activities for that will provide an understanding of why animals and their habitats…

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Free First Tuesday Drop-In Writing Workhsop

August 7 @ 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. No RSVP required. Lesson is designed for full hour-and-a-half attendance so come early (or a little late) and snag a seat!   August with Heidi Kraay  

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Ghosts & Projectors with Henrietta Goodman, Ryan Scariano, CL Young, and Megan Williams

August 10 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Linen Building, 1402 W Grove St
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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Join us on August 10th for a poetry reading with Henrietta Goodman, Ryan Scariano, CL Young, and Megan Williams!

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CAMPS 2018 AM Base Camp at The Cabin Grades 3-6 August

August 13 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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August 13th- August 17th Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm each day. This camp is for kids going into 3rd through 6th grades. Campers will be sorted into groups of up to 12 students based on grade.  Get the tools you need to launch your next poem or story adventure!  Register Now Learn to write short stories and poems that express your vision of the world with The Cabin as your starting point. With an experienced teaching-writer as your guide, you’ll find…

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CAMPS 2018 AM Urban Ink at The Cabin Grades 7-9 August

August 13 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily each day the week of August 13th-17th. This camp is for kids going into 7th - 9th grade. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am - 12pm each day. Downtown adventures in  fiction & poetry. Register Now Explore cityscapes, coffee shops, public art, and urban life in Boise’s downtown. A professional teaching-writer from The Cabin will be your guide as you find inspiration to write original short stories with unique characters and settings, and create super-alive poems rooted in observation.During the…

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CAMPS 2018 AM Writing in the Rows at Boise Urban Garden School Grades 3-6

August 13 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boise Urban Garden School, 2995 FIVE MILE ROAD
Boise, ID 83713 United States
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Meets daily August 13-17 from 9 am - 12 pm. This camp is intended for kids entering 3rd - 6th graders. Plant the seeds of great poems, stories and more as you dig in and explore the grounds of Boise Urban Garden School with a Cabin teaching-writer. Campers also receive education sessions by BUGS staff. Come think and write about this inspiring environment where food, plants, and minds grow! A collaboration of The Cabin and Boise Urban Garden School. Register Now   Camp…

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SONG Book Launch Party / Writers in the Attic 2018

August 23 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Linen Building, 1402 W Grove St
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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Join us Thursday, August 23rd to celebrate The Cabin's book launch party and signing for Song: Writers in the Attic, a short-form prose and poetry anthology featuring the work of 40 local authors. A selection of contributing writers will read their stories at the microphone. Grab a drink from the cash bar, listen to "song" inspired writing, and get your favorite stories and poems signed by the authors. At the end of the evening, the 2019 Writers in the Attic theme will be…

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September 2018

Free First Tuesday Drop-In Writing Workshop

September 4 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 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. No RSVP required. Lesson is designed for full hour-and-a-half attendance so come early (or a little late) and snag a seat!   September with Heidi Kraay

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October 2018

Free First Tuesday Drop-In Writing Workshop

October 2 @ 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. No RSVP required. Lesson is designed for full hour-and-a-half attendance so come early (or a little late) and snag a seat!

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The Cabin’s Annual Gala: Dinner on Stage with Matthew Desmond

October 9 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
BSU Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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Join us for the most important night of our year! Dinner on Stage with Matthew Desmond Tuesday, October 9th @ 5 PM Backstage at the Morrison Center Mingle with fellow Cabin patrons, hear testimonials, poetry, and stories from Cabin staff, board, and youth writers, and support our programs through a paddle raise and silent auction at a unique dinner party on stage at the Morrison Center. Share your passion for reading and writing by helping make this the most successful gala in…

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Matthew Desmond

October 9 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
BSU Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond’s New York Times bestselling book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City draws on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data. Evicted won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the National Books Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction, the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association, and the Barnes & Noble’s Discover New Writers Award. It was named one of the Best…

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November 2018

Free First Tuesday Drop-In Writing Workshop

November 6 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 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. No RSVP required. Lesson is designed for full hour-and-a-half attendance so come early (or a little late) and snag a seat!   November with Danny Stewart

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December 2018

Free First Tuesday Drop-In Writing Workshop

December 4 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 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. No RSVP required. Lesson is designed for full hour-and-a-half attendance so come early (or a little late) and snag a seat!   December with Heidi Kraay

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January 2019

Tayari Jones

January 16, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage (Algonquin Books, February 2018). Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo.  A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Silver Sparrow was named a #1 Indie Next Pick by…

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February 2019

Tara Westover Reception at Beside Bardenay

February 13, 2019 @ 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 Tara Westover plans to have a drink with you at Beside Bardenay before her 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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Tara Westover

February 13, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Tara Westover is an American author living in the UK. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. She spent her days working in her father's junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother, a self-taught herbalist and midwife. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. After that first encounter with education, she pursued learning for a decade, graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2008 and subsequently winning a Gates Cambridge…

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March 2019

David Grann

March 13, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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New Yorker writer and bestselling author of The Lost City of Z and Killers of the Flower Moon David Grann doesn’t just produce captivating stories—he lives them. Whether crossing the ocean on a skiff or trekking for months through the Amazon, Grann immerses himself in his reporting to give his stories a pace and intensity unlike any other. Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the bestselling author of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes and The Lost City of Z, which has been translated into more than twenty languages.…

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April 2019

Jennifer Egan

April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Jennifer Egan is the author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in The New York Times. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn. Her newest novel, Manhattan Beach, was published in October 2017 and is a New York Times bestseller.

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