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July 2017

The Workshop AM: Poetry Grades 10-12

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily July 24-28. This week-long workshop is for students entering 10th - 12th grades and is geared specifically for older writers. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am-Noon 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. Create amazing poetry. Register Now Explore poetry in this small group workshop dedicated to experimentation in a wide range of forms, from page to performance. Whether…

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Word Play AM 2017 Grades 3-4

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily July 24th-28th. This camp is for 3rd & 4th graders. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am -12pm each day. Engage in play that wakes up all five senses, sparks creativity and encourages new paths to writing imaginative poems and stories. You’ll explore nearby parks, the rose garden, the library, and take a field trip to the zoo for inspiration. During the last half-hour of camp on Friday, family and friends are invited to The Cabin for lemonade and a public…

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One Acts AM 2017 Grades 5-8

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily July 24-28  This camp is for kids entering 5th-8th grades. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am- 12pm 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 page…

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Songwriter AM 2017 at Boise Rock School Grades 6 and up

July 24 @ 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 24-28. This camp is for 6th and up. 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 Friday, family and friends are invited to a public performance…

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Strange Lands PM 2017 Grades 7-9

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily July 24-28. This camp is for kids going into  7th, 8th, & 9th grades. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 1pm - 4pm each day.  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 inspired by this strange land (while working on the craft fundamentals of fiction like plot, dialogue, character,…

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Strange Lands PM 2017 Grades 3-5

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily July 24 - 28. This camp is for kids going into 3rd, 4th & 5th  grades. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 1pm - 4pm each day.  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 inspired by this strange land (while working on the craft fundamentals of fiction like plot, dialogue, character,…

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Origins and Inspirations: A Poetry Workshop with Kerri Webster

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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This six-week workshop will meet on Tuesdays July 25th, August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29th at The Cabin from 6:30-8:30pm Origins & Inspirations: Poetry Workshop Register Now Where does poetry come from? What resources do we as poets draw upon to generate new work? In this workshop, we'll consider and write from a variety of catalysts: memory (past experience), present experience and observation, and other sources such as poetry itself. We'll read and offer feedback on each other' work in a…

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The Workshop: Fiction, The Long and Short of It Grades 9-12

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 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 31st-August 4th Monday through Friday from 9 am - 12 pm each day. This camp is for 9th - 12th graders. 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 caters to…

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Strange Lands AM 2017 Grades 3-4 ONE SPOT LEFT!

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily July 31 - August 4. This camp is for kids going into 3rd & 4th grades. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am - 12pm each day. 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 inspired by this strange land (while working on the craft fundamentals of fiction like plot,…

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Cabin Writers/Urban Ink AM 2017 in Hailey

July 31 @ 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 31st-August 4th daily. A collaboration of The Cabin and The Sun Valley Center for the Arts This camp is for 5th-8th graders. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9 am - 12 pm each day at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts Hailey House in Hailey. 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…

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August 2017

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

August 1 @ 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 alternately by writers Danny Stewart and Heidi Kraay 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. August 1st with Heidi Kraay

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Picture This AM 2017 Grades 3-4

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets August 7-11. This week-long camp is for kids going into 3rd & 4th grades. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am - 12 pm each day. 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 texts with peers and your Cabin teaching-writer to discover how to produce collages, comics, illustrated poems and…

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Picture This AM 2017 Grades 5-6

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets August 7-11. This week-long camp is for kids going into 5th & 6th grades. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm each day. 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 texts with peers and your Cabin teaching-writer to discover how to produce collages, comics, illustrated poems and stories that show and tell. Draw the…

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AM News Flash 2017 Grades 6-9

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily August 7-11. This weeklong camp is for kids entering 6th - 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 nearby…

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Wildlife Words with Zoo Boise Day-Long Camp Grades 3-6 – SOLD OUT!

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Dr
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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August 7th-11th, week-long camp meets 9am-4pm daily. A collaboration of The Cabin and Zoo Boise. Goal for poets: rebuild the emotional bridge to the natural world. —Sandra Alcosser 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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Writing the College Admissions Essay PM 2017 Grades 10-12

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Write an admissions essay that helps YOU stand out, and craft a narrative for the future.  Our experienced college writing instructor will guide you in exploring the collegiate writing process while tackling the big project all university-bound students must face: the admissions essay. Together with your instructor and peers in this workshop community, you’ll work through invention, drafting, and revision to craft an essay that shows admissions readers who you are and why you are a good fit for their…

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Word Play AM 2017 Grades 3-4

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily August 14th-18h. This camp is for 3rd & 4th graders. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am -12pm each day. Engage in play that wakes up all five senses, sparks creativity and encourages new paths to writing imaginative poems and stories. You’ll explore nearby parks, the rose garden, the library, and take a field trip to the zoo for inspiration. During the last half-hour of camp on Friday, family and friends are invited to The Cabin for lemonade and a public…

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Cabin Writers AM 2017 Grades 5-6

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily August 14-18 This week-long camp is  for kids going into 5th - 6th grade. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9 am - 12 pm each day. 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 the Boise Art Museum, and you’ll create original writing using the craft…

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Urban Ink AM 2017 Grades 7-9

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily August 14-18 This camp is for kids going into 7th - 9th grade. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am - 12 pm each day. 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. Downtown adventures in short fiction & poetry. Register Now During the last…

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Writing in the Rows at Boise Urban Garden School Grades 4-6

August 14 @ 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 14-18 from 9 am - 12 pm. This camp is intended for kids entering 4th - 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 takes…

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Exploring the Lyric with Danny Stewart: A Multi-Genre Workshop

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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This week-long adult workshop meets August 14th-18th at The Cabin, 9:30am-12:30pm Monday-Friday REGISTER NOW The lyric is the predominate poetic mode of our time, but it has a bigger influence in literature than just poetry. In this workshop, we will explore the lyric mode in a number of genres, including poetry, fiction, memoir, essay, and yes, song. While focusing on the lyrical “I”—how it works in different genres and our own writing—we will also discuss other aspects and tools of the…

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September 2017

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

September 5 @ 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 alternately by writers Danny Stewart and Heidi Kraay 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. September 5th with Danny Stewart

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October 2017

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

October 3 @ 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 alternately by writers Danny Stewart and Heidi Kraay 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. October 3rd with Heidi Kraay

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November 2017

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

November 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 alternately by writers Danny Stewart and Heidi Kraay 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. November 7th with Heidi Kraay

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Reza Aslan

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
BSU Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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Reza Aslan is an internationally renowned writer, commentator, professor, producer, and scholar of religions. His books, including his #1 New York Times Bestseller, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, have been translated into dozens of languages around the world. He is also a recipient of the prestigious James Joyce Award. In addition to his role as a Consulting Producer on the acclaimed HBO series The Leftovers, Aslan is also the host and Executive Producer of two other…

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December 2017

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

December 5 @ 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 alternately by writers Danny Stewart and Heidi Kraay 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. December 5 with Heidi Kraay

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January 2018

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 and Salvage the Bones, the latter of which won the 2011 National Book Award and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. In the forthcoming Sing, Unburied, Sing, Ward will return to Mississippi and the grand themes of her…

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February 2018

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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Colton 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 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. His writing has appeared in…

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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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