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February 2019

Short Fiction with Christian Winn

February 28 @ 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

The Cabin’s River Room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702

In this six-week fiction writing workshop, we will be both creating and studying the craft and art of writing great short fiction. 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, then head back into the revision process to polish and refine their narratives with an eye toward publication. We will also be studying, and breaking down, short stories and novel excerpts, paying particular attention to…

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March 2019

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

March 5 @ 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! March's Teaching-Writer is Heidi Kraay

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Writing for Performance with Heidi Kraay

March 13 @ 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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April 2019

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

April 2 @ 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! April's Teaching-Writer is Danny Stewart

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May 2019

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

May 7 @ 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! May's Teaching-Writer is Heidi Kraay

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June 2019

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

June 4 @ 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! June's Teaching-Writer is Kim Cross Author of the New York Times Best-Selling WHAT STANDS IN A STORM,…

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SOLD OUT: Introduction to Screenwriting with Samantha Silva

June 11 @ 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

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

July 2 @ 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! July's Teaching-Writer is Danny Stewart  

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Poetry Manuscript Workshop with Kerri Webster

July 9 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 9, 2019

The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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This workshop is for those with a body of written work who are interested in publishing a chapbook or book. Participants will submit a manuscript of anywhere from 15 to 48 pages (standard poetry chapbook and book minimums) with an eye towards getting feedback on ordering, titling, and perhaps writing those final poems. Peers will look at each other's work with these things in mind. For our first class, we'll talk about the process of submitting a chapbook or book…

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Poetry Manuscript Workshop with Kerri Webster

July 9 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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This workshop is for those with a body of written work who are interested in publishing a chapbook or book. Participants will submit a manuscript of anywhere from 15 to 48 pages (standard poetry chapbook and book minimums) with an eye towards getting feedback on ordering, titling, and perhaps writing those final poems. Peers will look at each other's work with these things in mind. For our first class, we'll talk about the process of submitting a chapbook or book…

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

July 24 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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This is a recurring event
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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