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April 2020

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

April 1 @ 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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CURRENTLY POSTPONED: 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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Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, this workshop is being rescheduled. More information coming soon. Click here for The Cabin's response to COVID-19.   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…

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CURRENTLY POSTPONED: 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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Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, this workshop is being rescheduled. More information coming soon. Click here for The Cabin's response to COVID-19.   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…

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

April 6 @ 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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Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, Boise Public Library programs will be cancelled or postponed through May 9th.  Click here for The Cabin’s response to COVID-19. 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…

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CANCELLED: 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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Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, Free Drop-In Writing Workshop will be cancelled through Tuesday, May 5th. Be sure to join us again on Tuesday, May 19th. Click here for The Cabin's response to COVID-19. 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…

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CURRENTLY POSTPONED: 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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Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, this workshop is being rescheduled. More information coming soon. Click here for The Cabin's response to COVID-19. 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…

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CURRENTLY POSTPONED: 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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Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, this workshop is being rescheduled. More information coming soon. Click here for The Cabin's response to COVID-19. 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…

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CURRENTLY POSTPONED: 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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Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, this workshop is being rescheduled. More information coming soon. Click here for The Cabin's response to COVID-19. 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.…

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CANCELLED: 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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CANCELLED: Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

April 21 @ 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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Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, Free Drop-In Writing Workshop will be cancelled through Tuesday, May 5th. Be sure to join us again on Tuesday, May 19th. Click here for The Cabin's response to COVID-19. 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…

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CURRENTLY POSTPONED: Translation with Clyde Moneyhun

April 22 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 6, 2020

The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, this workshop is being rescheduled. More information coming soon. Click here for The Cabin's response to COVID-19. 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 series of stand-alone two-hour…

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May 2020

CANCELLED: Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

May 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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Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, Free Drop-In Writing Workshop will be cancelled through Tuesday, May 5th. Be sure to join us again on Tuesday, May 19th. Click here for The Cabin's response to COVID-19. 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…

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Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

May 19 @ 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! May's 3rd week workshop is taught by Teaching-Writer Colleen Brennan! Colleen Brennan is a freelance…

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June 2020

Word Play for Grades 3-4 (Morning, June 1-5)

June 1 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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June 1st – 5th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 3 – 4 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Set your poems and stories in motion with games and play. What does joy smell like? Taste like? And what rhymes with orange? (Door hinge? More hens?) Play the types of story and word games that wake up all five senses, sparking creativity and encouraging…

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Cabin Writers for Grades 5-6 (Morning, June 1-5)

June 1 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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June 1st – 5th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 5 – 6 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Find your truth and write your story. J.K. Rowling said “the stories we love best live in us forever.” But how do we write those stories? Through powerful language, truth, and our unique vision of the world. Work with an experienced teaching-writer from The Cabin…

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