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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, 83702
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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, 83702
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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, 83702
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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, 83702
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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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Writing the Image with Daniel Stewart

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, 83702
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The pulsing heart of your writing is its imagery. In this six-week, multi-genre workshop, learn how to create a sensory experience in the reader by exploring image through a variety of literary devices and techniques taken from texts by classic and contemporary authors. Whether you write poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction/memoir, let image do the heavy lifting in your creative writing. Sign Up Here! This is a 6-week workshop that will meet on the following Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30…

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August 2019

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

August 6, 2019 @ 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 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! August's Teaching-Writer TBD

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Reading to Write Better with Susan Rowe

August 21, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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Reading great stories, memoirs, and poems should make us better at the craft of writing, right? But how often do we read literature closely enough to examine the choices the author has made? How often do we take the time to ponder why those choices work? In this class, we'll read and discuss, dissect and diagram great examples of literary writing to glean vital knowledge about writing craft. We will look at how the best writers use language, mystery, settings,…

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September 2019

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

September 3, 2019 @ 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 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 Teaching-Writer is Heidi Kraay

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October 2019

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

October 1, 2019 @ 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 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 Teaching-Writer is Danny Stewart

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Screenwriting with Tracy Sunderland

October 16, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Join writer Tracy Sunderland in a practical exploration and approach to screenwriting

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November 2019

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

November 5, 2019 @ 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 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! November's Teaching-Writer is Heidi Kraay

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Short Fiction with Christian Winn

November 7, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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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. The original works of fiction will be based on the parameters of The Cabin's yearly anthology, Writers in the Attic. This year's theme is "Apple" — read the full description here.  In the workshop, we will also be studying and breaking down short stories…

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December 2019

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

December 3, 2019 @ 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 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! December's Teaching-Writer is Danny Stewart

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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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