The Cabin is bringing local literature to East Boise.
We’ve partnered with the City of Boise to invite one local writer a month to activate, engage, and interact with Vox Poplar, a piece of public art created by Janet Zweig for the Library! at Bown Crossing. Vox Poplar consists of a large, sculptural, scroll of paper with a bas-relief image of Cottonwood trees carved into the face. The scroll of paper feeds into a manual typewriter mounted to a pedestal.
A glass top vitrine will accompany the sculpture and provide a viewing space for written works generated from the project.
The current writer-in-residence is Tracy Sunderland.
Tracy Sunderland is a professional writer, director, actor and teacher working in theatre and film. She is the Artistic Director of the physical art ensemble Migration Theory, and an Associate Artist with Boise Contemporary Theater. She also teaches at Boise State University. Tracy’s first feature-length screenplay is slated to shoot in Greece next spring. She also received the 2015 Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship in Filmmaking Award and the 2015 Boise State Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award. Learn more about Tracy here.
On her approach to Vox Poplar:
I’m currently writing and creating an immersive, site-specific art experience with my partners at Migration Theory for Spring 2018. It’s called small matters: a big project about little things. This project explores small moments of the human journey and our changing landscape: what happens to our collective memory when our connection to place is gone? Thoreau explored the same woods around his Concord home all his life, found inexhaustible inspiration in this “small” landscape. During my residency, I’ll be exploring small as it relates to landscape, e.g.: body as landscape, things I’ve seen on drives, etc. I’ll have prompts available if any interested library visitors wish to write with me.
See Tracy at The Library! at Bown Crossing on:
Tuesday, September 26th from 5 – 7 PM
Friday, September 29th from 3 – 5 PM
The Library! at Bown Crossing is located at:
2153 E. Riverwalk Dr.
Boise , ID 83706