History, Mission, Programs
The Cabin incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1995 as The Log Cabin Literary Center. Its mission is to inspire and celebrate a love of reading, writing and discourse throughout Idaho and the region.
The Cabin annually serves about 750 members, over 2,000 children and youth, and over 30,000 people through educational and cultural programs. Programs for young people are the largest part of The Cabin’s work.
The Cabin has become a cultural anchor in Idaho. It serves diverse constituencies through:
|»||Readings & Conversations, an annual lecture series bringing nationally-acclaimed literary figures to Boise. Read More »|
|»||Writers in the Schools (WITS), placing professional writers in classrooms. Read More »|
|»||Idaho Writing Camps, identified by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of ten model arts education programs in the U.S. Read More »|
|»||The Big Read, a community-based reading initiative. Read More »|
|»||Literary activities such as writing workshops, readings by Idaho authors, and other programs. Read More »|
The Cabin is grateful to have a loyal and growing base of support, and it enjoys a strong reputation for programmatic achievements and services to community.
The Cabin’s administrative offices are housed in a restored log cabin, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, on the banks of the Boise River in downtown Boise.
Two full-time staff and one part-time staff are supported by a strong membership and volunteer base. Its fiscal year begins in October. The Cabin is governed by an 18-member board of directors.