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February 2020

Writer in Residence Kim Cross at the Library! at Bown Crossing

February 20 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 20, 2020

Library! at Bown Crossing, 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr
Boise, ID 83706 United States
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Kim Cross is the January and February writer in residence at the Library! at Bown Crossing! Join her and interact with Vox Poplar, a large, sculptural, scroll of paper with a bas-relief image of Cottonwood trees carved into the face that feeds into a manual typewriter. About Kim:  Author of the New York Times Best-Selling WHAT STANDS IN A STORM, Kim Cross is a freelance writer and journalist specializing in meticulously reported literary nonfiction. After more than a decade as an editor and…

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Winter Shorts: A Playwriting Workshop

February 20 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until March 19, 2020

The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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In this playwriting workshop for writers across disciplines, we’ll explore the short play.

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Ways to Make Our Writing Shine: A Workshop on Rewriting/Revising with Colleen Brennan

February 26 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 8, 2020

Every writer has a story, an essay, or a book chapter sitting in a drawer, in a box, or in a pile waiting for the finishing touches. If you’re like me, you thrive on the early writing steps of generating ideas and creating messy first drafts but don't feel as thrilled or motivated when it comes to the three Rs: revisiting, revising, rewriting. Let’s unearth these buried agates, apply polish, and make them shine!   In this 6-week workshop we will: Acquire…

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March 2020

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

March 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 and third Tuesday of each month. Drop-in is hosted 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! March’s 1st Tuesday workshop is taught by  Teaching-Writer Heidi Kraay! Playwright Heidi Kraay examines the connection…

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SOLD OUT! Readings & Conversations with Francisco Cantú

March 4 @ 7:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Join us for a lecture with Francisco Cantú, author of The Line Becomes a River.

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Writer in Residence Emily Pittinos at the Library! at Bown Crossing

March 10 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 21, 2020

Library! at Bown Crossing, 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr
Boise, ID 83706 United States
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Emily Pittinos is the March and April writer in residence at the Library! at Bown Crossing! Join her and interact with Vox Poplar, a large, sculptural, scroll of paper with a bas-relief image of Cottonwood trees carved into the face that feeds into a manual typewriter. About Emily:  Emily Pittinos is a Great Lakes poet and essayist currently teaching in Boise, ID. An Associate Editor for Poetry Northwest, Pittinos has received support from Vermont Studio Center and from Washington University in St.…

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Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

March 17 @ 6:30 AM - 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 and third Tuesday of each month. Drop-in is hosted 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! March's 3rd week workshop is taught by Teaching-Writer Tyler Brewington! Tyler Brewington is the…

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From Aristotle to Breaking Bad: Using the techniques of Hollywood to shape your next novel

March 31 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This class explores how act structure can provide the framework to write a novel with propulsion and drive. We will briefly review the concepts of Aristotle and Joseph Campbell, and then examine the various structural approaches of the reigning plot gurus in Hollywood. We will use examples from TV and film—including Breaking Bad, Little Miss Sunshine, The Full Monty, and The Graduate—to illustrate how long-form narratives sustain their momentum. We’ll also scout out that illusive borderland between literary and commercial…

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April 2020

Petal and Snow: A Fairy Tale Workshop with Catherine Kyle

April 2 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 7, 2020

The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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Of fairy tales, Lynda Barry writes, “I believe there is something in these old stories that does what singing does to words. They have transformational capabilities.” Fairy tales invite us to contemplate birds who bestow ballgowns, fins that become legs, axes that free devoured grandmothers, and other unlikely scenarios. They are spaces where the usual rules don’t apply, where the impossible becomes abruptly, miraculously possible. In this workshop, we will explore the power of fairy tales and other fantastical stories.…

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From Pitch to Publication: The Personal Essay

April 2 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 7, 2020

The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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The personal essay is a form of creative nonfiction that blends memoir with research, narrative with fact, for a story that draws on personal experience but touches on some broader theme. Done well, it's a very publishable form that can work for a variety of publications, from literary journals to commercial magazines. Learn the process of developing a personal essay, from vetting ideas and pitching an editor to conducting research, structuring your story, and writing cinematic scenes with underlying insights. A step beyond…

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Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

April 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 and third Tuesday of each month. Drop-in is hosted 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! April’s 1st Tuesday workshop is taught by  Teaching-Writer Danny Stewart! Daniel Stewart is…

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A Night of Translation with Clyde Moneyhun

April 8 @ 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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Writers should translate.  Translation is a superb way to learn about language, practice the craft of writing, and of course create a thing of beauty.  Who has translated?  A very partial list:  Dryden, Shelly, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Borges, Nabakov, Calvino, Pavese, Murakami, Heaney, Graves, Ciardi, Merwin, Pinsky … In this two-hour workshop, I will introduce the main theories and practices of literary translation.  We will do hands-on exercises, we will all draft and revise short translations, and we will each emerge…

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Lit Mag 101: Sending out your manuscripts for publication

April 9 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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Based on Wieland’s longtime MFA course in publishing at Boise State, this class looks at the importance of literary journals to a writer’s career. Discussion topics include:   The lit mag landscape in the United States, past and present. What a lit mag can do for you. How to find the right journal for your work. Using the tier system approach to sending out. Common mistakes made when submitting. Writing a good cover letter and preparing your manuscript. What editors…

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Poetry 101 with Tyler Brewington

April 14 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 19, 2020

The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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What are poems, and how do they work? Writers of all experience levels are more than welcome to join Poetry 101, a six-week workshop designed to explore those questions. Each week, we'll look at examples of form, sound, imagery, figurative language, and other poetic devices that have beguiled readers and writers for centuries. There will be plenty of time to generate and share work. By the end, you'll have a handful of new poems and a deeper appreciation for the…

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SOLD OUT! Readings & Conversations with Madeline Miller

April 15 @ 7:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Join us for a lecture with Madeline Miller, author of Circe.

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