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April 2018

Katherine Boo

April 25 @ 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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May 2018

FREE First Tuesday Writing Drop-In Workshop

May 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 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! Danny Stewart leads every other workshop starting in January, and Heidi Kraay leads every…

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Linebreak/Newsbreak: A Poetry Workshop with Diane Raptosh

May 3 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Linebreak/Newsbreak: A Spring Adult Writing Workshop with Poet Diane Raptosh Find poems in the news and the news in poems in this six-meeting workshop with poet Diane Raptosh. For writers of all levels and abilities, this poetry-focused workshop invites writers to respond in various kinds of writing to a unique concept. This workshop will meet six times from 6:30-8:30pm. Dates: Thursday May 3rd, Tuesday May 8th, Thursday May 10th, Tuesday May 15th, Thursday May 17th, and Tuesday May 22nd $215,…

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CAMBIA: A Student Reading to Celebrate Writers in the Schools (WITS)

May 9 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Linen Building, 1402 W Grove St
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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WRITERS IN THE SCHOOLS (WITS) at The Cabin supports creative writing enrichment in 3rd-12th grade classrooms throughout the Treasure Valley. During the school year, The Cabin employs professional local writers—poets, novelists, playwrights, and journalists—to teach semester- or school-year-long writing residencies in schools, juvenile detention centers, and community learning centers. Through active, imaginative writing experiences under the mentorship of The Cabin’s teaching-writers, WITS engages students in the pleasure and power of reading and writing. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. CAMBIA is our…

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June 2018

CAMP 2018 Writing Wild AM at Foothills Learning Center Grades 3-9

June 4 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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June 4th- June 8th. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9 am - 12 pm each day. This camp is for kids going into 3rd through 9th grades. Campers will be sorted into groups of up to 12 students based on grade.  Creative writing makes science come alive at The Foothills Learning Center   Register Now Explore Boise’s foothills with a pencil and notebook in hand. Together with a Cabin teaching-writer and a naturalist from the Foothills Learning Center, you’ll observe our…

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CAMPS 2018 PM Urban Ink at The Cabin Grades 7-9

June 4 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily June 4th-8th. This camp is for kids going into 7th - 9th grade. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 1pm - 4pm each day. Downtown adventures in  fiction & poetry. Register Now 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.During the last half-hour of camp…

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CAMPS 2018 PM Base Camp at The Cabin Grades 3-6

June 4 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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June 4th-8th. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 1pm-4pm each day. This camp is for kids going into 3rd through 6th grades. Campers will be sorted into groups of up to 12 students based on grade.  Get the tools you need to launch your next poem or story adventure!  Register Now Learn to write short stories and poems that express your vision of the world with The Cabin as your starting point. With an experienced teaching-writer as your guide, you’ll find inspiration in…

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FREE First Tuesday Drop-In Writing Workshop

June 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 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! Danny Stewart leads every other workshop starting in January, and Heidi Kraay leads every…

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CAMPS 2018 AM Urban Ink at The Cabin Grades 7-9

June 11 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily each day the week of June 11th-15th. This camp is for kids going into 7th - 9th grade. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am - 12pm each day. Downtown adventures in  fiction & poetry. Register Now 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.During the last…

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CAMPS 2018 PM Picture This at The Cabin Grades 3-6

June 11 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets June 11-15. This week-long camp is for kids going into 3rd- 6th grades. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 1pm - 4pm each day. Campers will be sorted into groups of up to 12 students based on grade.  Create the illustrated stories & comics you’ve always wanted to read. Register Now   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…

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CAMPS 2018 PM Graphic Narrative Grades 7-9

June 11 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily June 11-15. This camp is for kids going into 7th - 9th grade. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 1pm-4pm each day. Create the comics you’ve always wanted to read. Register Now Investigate the powerful potential of connecting words and images as you work to create a graphic novel 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…

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CAMPS 2018 AM Wildlife Words at World Center for Birds of Prey Grades 3-6

June 12 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W Flying Hawk Ln
Boise, ID 83709 United States
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Meets daily Tuesday June 12th- through Saturday June 16th. Camp meets Tuesday through Saturday. From Tuesday through Friday, the camp will meet from 9 am - 12 pm. On Saturday camp will meet from 10am-1pm. This camp is intended for kids entering 3rd - 6th grades. Get up close and personal with winged friends and let your writing soar.  Science and the humanities share the goal of helping humans understand our place in the natural world. At the World Center for Birds of…

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CAMPS 2018 AM Base Camp at The Cabin Grades 3-6

June 18 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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June 18th- June 22nd Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm each day. This camp is for kids going into 3rd through 6th grades. Campers will be sorted into groups of up to 12 students based on grade.  Get the tools you need to launch your next poem or story adventure!  Register Now Learn to write short stories and poems that express your vision of the world with The Cabin as your starting point. With an experienced teaching-writer as your guide, you’ll find…

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CAMPS 2018 AM Urban Ink at The Cabin Grades 7-9

June 18 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Meets daily each day the week of June 18th-22nd. This camp is for kids going into 7th - 9th grade. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am - 12pm each day. Downtown adventures in  fiction & poetry. Register Now 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.During the last…

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CAMPS 2018 AM Nature Writer at Idaho Botanical Garden Grades 3-6

June 18 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83712 United States
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 Meets daily June 18-22. This weeklong camp is intended for kids entering 3rd - 6th grades.  Camp meets Monday-Friday from 9 am - 12 pm  each day at Idaho Botanical Garden. Writing blooms in the inspiring gardens.  Register Now Cultivate your relationship to nature by writing in Boise’s best garden. In this living museum, go on botany walks with Idaho Botanical Garden staff, sharpen your observation skills, and extend your understanding of the natural world while practicing essential tools of poetry and…

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