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March 2018

Free First Tuesday Drop-In Writing Workshop

March 6 @ 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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Tap your creativity with fresh writing tools! DROP-IN 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…

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Viet Thanh Nguyen

March 6 @ 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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Submit to SONG: Writers in the Attic 2018

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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The Cabin is now accepting submissions for the seventh annual Writers in the Attic writing competition. Idaho poets, fiction and nonfiction story writers are encouraged to send their work on the one-word theme, “Song.” Entries will be accepted through Monday, March 12, 2018. Work will be blind judged by local literary screenwriter Samantha Silva. The selected works will be published as part of the Writers in the Attic 2018 anthology. We sing in the shower. We hum in the rain. We serenade our pets and…

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Adult Writing Workshop: Mythic Memoir II with Elisabeth McKetta

March 12 @ 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 March 12th-16th 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 Back for a second time, Elisabeth McKetta’s Mythic Memoir Intensive is designed both for writers new to memoir as well as writers who have a memoir in progress that they wish to continue or revise. Writers are invited to stay for an additional hour after…

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FREE Third Thursday WORDS IN ACTION Writing Drop-In Workshop

March 15 @ 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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The Cabin is proud to offer a second free monthly writing drop-in! On the third Thursday of each month, WORDS IN ACTION will pair local activists and a cabin teaching-writer to write, think, and talk about social justice issues.

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A Reading and Book Release Party for Kerri Webster

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Join The Cabin and B0ise State MFA Reading Series on Friday, March 16th to celebrate the release of poet Kerri Webster's new book The Trailhead, fresh from Wesleyan University Press!

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Adult Workshop: Poetry Performance with Amanda Ranth

March 29 @ 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 workshop will meet on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30. Dates:  March 29th, April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, May 3rd $215, $180 for members. Need to become a member and save on workshops all year long? Find out more HERE  Register Now   In this six-week workshop, we will explore tools and techniques to enhance any poets performance skills. For new and seasoned poets alike, no previous experience is needed. Each session builds on the one before with a multi-media approach to composing, organizing and…

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April 2018

FREE First Tuesday Drop-In Writing Workshop

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 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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Adult Workshop: Creative Writing 101 with Susan Rowe

April 3 @ 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 workshop will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30. Dates:  April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, May 1st, May 8th $215, $180 for members. Need to become a member and save on workshops all year long? Find out more HERE Register Now Do you have stories you long to write but no idea how to begin? Many of us learn to write for work or school in a way that strips out our authentic voice, includes just the facts, tells a lot, and shows…

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Adult Workshop: Graphic Narratives with Catherine Kyle

April 4 @ 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 workshop will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30. Dates:  April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd, May 9th $215, $180 for members. Need to become a member and save on workshops all year long? Find out more HERE Register Now In this six-week workshop, we will study and create short graphic narratives. Taking our cues from author-artists such as Lynda Barry, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, Alison Bechdel, Craig Thompson, and David Small, we will explore the relationships between words and images as they relate…

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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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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 18th- June 22nd. 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…

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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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