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March 2019

Writing for Performance with Heidi Kraay

March 13, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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Feeling stagnant in your creative practice? Looking for inspiration? Reconnect with your curiosity and creativity this new year by returning to the simple truth: writing is a physical act. In Writing for Performance, we will engage in active writing practices using a performer’s vocabulary that engage the full body/mind. Every week we’ll start from scratch and generate new material through physical/tactile/sensory exercises geared to reconnect us to our creative process. Each of us will use what we create during the…

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June 2019

SOLD OUT: Introduction to Screenwriting with Samantha Silva

June 11, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 11, 2019

The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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This class is for people who want to think like a screenwriter, understand how story = structure, and start writing scenes and developing scripts.

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July 2019

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

July 24, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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Acquire a toolbox for rewriting and revising in this 6-week writing workshop.

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Writing Short Fiction with Christian Winn

July 25, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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As writers, each workshop member will create a new and original work of short fiction, get feedback from their workshop peers and the teaching-writer,  Christian Winn, then head back into the revision process to polish and refine their narratives with an eye toward publication.

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January 2020

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

January 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 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! January's Teaching-Writer is Danny Stewart

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Revision Strategies with Colleen Brennan

January 9 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The New Year is a perfect time to revisit that piece of writing you can’t seem to finish but can’t let go of either. Dig out that short story, essay, or book chapter that’s tucked away in a drawer waiting for your attention.   In this 2-hour workshop we will: Share tips for overcoming writer's procrastination Engage in timed writings to help polish the rough spots Use guided exercise to practice writing a new ending Make a plan for moving…

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Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

January 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! January's 3rd week workshop is taught by  Teaching-Writer Emily Pittinos! Emily Pittinos is a…

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February 2020

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

February 18 @ 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! February's 3rd week workshop is taught by  Teaching-Writer Emily Pittinos! Emily Pittinos is a spinner…

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March 2020

CANCELLED: Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

March 17 @ 6:30 AM - 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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Winter Shorts: A Playwriting Workshop

March 19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until March 19, 2020

The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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In this playwriting workshop for writers across disciplines, we’ll explore the short play.

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April 2020

VIRTUAL Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

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

Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, this Free Drop-In Writing Workshop will be offered virtually via Zoom.  Click here for The Cabin's response to COVID-19. Meet your writing community! Join us online on the first and third Tuesday every month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM for a totally free, no-strings-attached Drop-In Writing Workshop. Drop-In is hosted by some of our community’s most creative writers, who will lead you through unique writing prompts and leave you with a poem,…

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May 2020

VIRTUAL Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

May 5 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, this Free Drop-In Writing Workshop will be offered virtually via Zoom.  Click here for The Cabin's response to COVID-19.   For your safety, please fill out this very quick survey to gain access to the meeting password: CLICK HERE TO GET ZOOM PASSWORD!   Once you've taken the survey and you've received the password, click on this button to join: CLICK HERE TO JOIN ZOOM MEETING!   Meet your writing community! Join…

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CANCELLED Free VIRTUAL 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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We're still working on a process to bring this free workshop to you virtually in a fun and safe way. Stay tuned for our next Drop-in happening in June!   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…

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June 2020

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: The Tools of Creative Writing with Daniel Stewart

June 3 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 24, 2020

Whether just starting to explore writing or currently practicing, this six-week, multi-genre course focuses on the tools of the creative writer. Each session will feature a specific “tool”: Figurative language imagery shape and form rhythm and music reading as a writer revision Using text models and prompts designed to inspire beginner and practicing writer alike, we will learn new skills, polish old ones, and refresh concepts. Regardless of genre—even if you don’t have a genre—this workshop with spark your creative…

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VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Gutsy Writing with Susan Bruns Rowe

June 4 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until June 25, 2020

"My starting point is that the ability to write is unusually mysterious to most people. Few of life's difficult tasks seem so acutely unrelated to effort or talent." ~ Peter Elbow   Why is it that we produce so much writing that is flat, empty, and—dare we say it—dead? Gutsy writing, writing that exudes energy, that contains strong, coherent, and interesting ideas is within our grasp. But not by following the methods most of us learned in school. If you're…

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