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September 2017

Thank-You-For-Being-A-Member Meeting & Party

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Cabin’s Annual Thank-You-For-Being-A-Member Meeting & Party Come meet our board, drink beer with our staff, get inspired by readings from teaching-writers, and learn more about what the future has in store for Treasure Valley readers and writers! Thursday, September 28th  6 – 8 PM at THE CABIN, a center for readers & writers 801 S. Capitol Blvd, Boise Questions? Contact Megan, Patron Services and Events Manager, at megan@thecabinidaho.org or 208-331-8000. Hope to see you there!

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October 2017

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

October 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 Tuesday of each month. Drop-in is hosted by alternately by writers Danny Stewart and Heidi Kraay who create unique prompts designed to inspire a supportive community of local writers. Danny Stewart leads every other workshop starting in January, and Heidi Kraay leads every other workshop starting in February. October 3rd with Heidi Kraay

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Short Fiction with Elizabeth Gutting

October 11 @ 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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This six-week workshop will meet on Wednesdays, Oct. 11th, Oct. 25th and Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29th from 6:30-8:30pm at THE CABIN, $ 215 or $180 for members. Become a member here Register Now Eudora Welty said that, “You can try more ephemeral, more fleeting things in a story – you can work more by suggestion – than in a novel. Less is resolved, more is suggested, perhaps.” In this workshop we’ll explore what makes a compelling and engaging…

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Writing for College Admissions Fall 2017 with Ruth Salter

October 17 @ 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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Write an admissions essay that’s better than good. This workshop is for 10th - 12th graders. Workshop meets 6:30-8:30pm, Tuesday Oct. 17th, 24th, 31st and Nov. 7th at The Cabin. $180 for members, $215 for non-members, Members call 331-8000 for member code Register Now Scholarships available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Apply for a Scholarship Here Our experienced college writing instructor will guide you in exploring the collegiate writing process while helping you craft a thoughtful and versatile narrative for scholarship applications, admissions,…

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Poetry with Tyler Brewington

October 26 @ 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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This six-week workshop will meet on Thursdays, Oct. 26th and Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30th and Dec. 7th from 6:30-8:30pm at THE CABIN, $ 215 or $180 for members. Become a member here Register Now What makes a person an ideal reader of poetry? Consider Joan Houlihan’s answers: Loves the art of poetry itself, not just individual poems. Is well-read (and not just in poetry). Meets the poem on its own terms, that is, without prejudice as to its form,…

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November 2017

One Week Mythic Memoir Intensive with Elisabeth McKetta

November 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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This workshop will meet daily, Monday through Friday, 9:30-11:30am Nov. 6th-10th at THE CABIN $215, $180 for members. Need to become a member and save on workshops all year long? Find out more HERE Register Now Life is a journey that we all must make, and in memoir we are its willing protagonist. Both myth and memoir share a structure: somebody goes into the woods and comes out wiser. In sharing memoir with readers, we share our lessons, the morals…

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Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

November 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 Tuesday of each month. Drop-in is hosted by alternately by writers Danny Stewart and Heidi Kraay who create unique prompts designed to inspire a supportive community of local writers. Danny Stewart leads every other workshop starting in January, and Heidi Kraay leads every other workshop starting in February. November 7th with Heidi Kraay

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The Cabin’s Annual Gala: Dinner on Stage with Reza Aslan

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
BSU Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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Join us for The Cabin’s most important night of the year! On November 17th, Boise’s beloved Center for Readers and Writers is hosting its 6th annual gala fundraiser with this year’s special guest REZA ASLAN.

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Reza Aslan

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
BSU Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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Reza Aslan is an internationally renowned writer, commentator, professor, producer, and scholar of religions. His books, including his #1 New York Times Bestseller, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, have been translated into dozens of languages around the world. He is also a recipient of the prestigious James Joyce Award. In addition to his role as a Consulting Producer on the acclaimed HBO series The Leftovers, Aslan is also the host and Executive Producer of two other…

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December 2017

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

December 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 alternately by writers Danny Stewart and Heidi Kraay who create unique prompts designed to inspire a supportive community of local writers. Danny Stewart leads every other workshop starting in January, and Heidi Kraay leads every other workshop starting in February. December 5 with Heidi Kraay

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January 2018

Jesmyn Ward

January 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Jesmyn Ward received her M.F.A. from the University of Michigan and is currently an associate professor of creative writing at Tulane University. She is the editor of the anthology The Fire This Time and the author of the novels Where the Line Bleeds and Salvage the Bones, the latter of which won the 2011 National Book Award and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. In the forthcoming Sing, Unburied, Sing, Ward will return to Mississippi and the grand themes of her…

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February 2018

Colson Whitehead

February 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Colson Whitehead is a New York-based novelist. His newest novel, The Underground Railroad, is an Oprah’s Book Club 2016 selection, a #1 New York Times bestseller, and the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction. Whitehead is the New York Times bestselling author of The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, The Colossus of New York (a book of essays about the city), Apex Hides the Hurt, Sag Harbor, Zone One, and The Noble Hustle.…

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March 2018

Viet Thanh Nguyen

March 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction among a list of other honors. His other books are Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction) and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the…

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April 2018

Katherine Boo

April 25, 2018 @ 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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