Loading Events

Upcoming Events › Workshops

Events Search and Views Navigation

Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Events Search

July 2020

Now Online! Lit Mag 101: Sending out your manuscripts for publication

July 9 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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 look…

Find out more »

Now Online! A Night of Translation with Clyde Moneyhun

July 15 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

  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 introduce the main theories and practices of literary translation.  We will do hands-on exercises, we will all draft and revise short translations, and we will each…

Find out more »

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

July 21 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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! Drop-in is now online! For security purposes, please pre-register with the form below…

Find out more »

August 2020

Your Memoir: A Guide to Getting it Done with Susan Bruns Rowe (VIRTUAL WORKSHOP)

August 5 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until September 9, 2020

So many of us have tried our hand at writing memoir, working hard to recall memories and events and record them carefully. But there are any number of obstacles to finishing a memoir. It's easy to lose the thread of the story, to have doubts about memory, or to worry the project is a little too self-obsessed. Luckily for every memoir quandary, there is a way forward. This class will cover all aspects of writing memoir—from the initial generative writing…

Find out more »

Now Online! Petal and Snow: A Fairy Tale Workshop with Catherine Kyle

August 5 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 9, 2020

  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 where the usual rules don’t apply, where the impossible becomes abruptly, miraculously possible. In this workshop, we will explore the power of fairy tales and other fantastical…

Find out more »

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

August 18 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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! Drop-in is now online! For security purposes, please pre-register with the form below…

Find out more »

September 2020

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

September 15 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
+ Google Map

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! September's 3rd week workshop is taught by Teaching-Writer Natalie Disney! Natalie Disney recently earned…

Find out more »

October 2020

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

October 20 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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! October's 3rd week workshop is taught by Teaching-Writer Natalie Disney! Natalie Disney recently earned her MFA…

Find out more »

November 2020

From Pitch to Publication: The Personal Essay

November 5 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 17, 2020

The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
+ Google Map
Kim Cross

  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 process of developing a personal essay, from vetting ideas and pitching an editor to conducting research, structuring your story, and writing cinematic scenes with underlying insights. A step…

Find out more »
+ Export Events