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December 2019

The Cabin’s Annual Meeting & Party

December 11 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Wednesday, December 11th | 6 PM The Cabin Meeting by by-laws. Party by choice.  Cabin members, we can't thank you enough. Without you, we would not be able to offer low- to no-cost programs for writers and readers. You keep our (sometimes metaphorical) lights on. The least we can do is make our required meeting fun. So join us on Wednesday, December 11th at 6 PM for some wine, catered appetizers, Cabin swag, and news on how we're doing as…

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Writer in Residence Laura Roghaar at the Library! at Bown Crossing

December 17 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Library! at Bown Crossing, 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr
Boise, ID 83706 United States
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Laura Roghaar is the November and December writer in residence at the Library! at Bown Crossing!

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January 2020

Revision Strategies with Colleen Brennan

January 9, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The New Year is a perfect time to revisit that piece of writing you can’t seem to finish but can’t let go of either. Dig out that short story, essay, or book chapter that’s tucked away in a drawer waiting for your attention.   In this 2-hour workshop we will: Share tips for overcoming writer's procrastination Engage in timed writings to help polish the rough spots Use guided exercise to practice writing a new ending Make a plan for moving…

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Ghosts & Projectors with Maggie Nelson

January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Linen Building, 1402 W Grove St
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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Friday, January 17th | 7:00 PM The Linen Building $6 students with code, $8 members with code, $10 everyone else  Call The Cabin at 208-331-8000 or email tyler@thecabinidaho.org for code   Join us for a reading with Maggie Nelson, author of Bluets and The Argonauts. BUY TICKETS Poet, scholar, and nonfiction writer MAGGIE NELSON earned a PhD in English literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her work is often described as genre crossing or hybrid; she has noted her interest in poet…

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Ritual and The Writer’s Life: a 2-Week Poetry Workshop with Tyler Brewington

January 18, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until January 25, 2020

The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702

This workshop, open to writers of all experience levels, will focus on the role ritual can play in one's writing life. Do you write at the same time every day, use one particular pen, light a candle, or call on other strategies to invoke and invite creative magic? In the spirit of the season, we'll look at examples of divinatory practices like bibliomancy and tarot in hopes of activating new approaches to writing. There will be readings, prompts, and exercises geared…

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February 2020

Readings & Conversations with Jad Abumrad

February 1, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Join us for a lecture with Jad Abumrad, the host and creator of Radiolab.

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Winter Shorts: A Playwriting Workshop

February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - March 19, 2020 @ 8:30 PM
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 19, 2020 @ 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

Readings & Conversations with Francisco Cantú

March 4, 2020 @ 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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From Aristotle to Breaking Bad: Using the techniques of Hollywood to shape your next novel

March 31, 2020 @ 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

Lit Mag 101: Sending out your manuscripts for publication

April 9, 2020 @ 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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Readings & Conversations with Madeline Miller

April 15, 2020 @ 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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