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October 2019

Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson

October 7, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
BSU Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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Join us for a conversation between Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, Between the World and Me, and the forthcoming The Water Dancer, and Mitchell S. Jackson, author of The Residue Years and Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family.

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The Cabin’s Annual Gala

October 15, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
BSU Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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The Cabin's Annual Gala Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Backstage at The Morrison CenterDinner on Stage at 5 PM Readings & Conversations with Ann Patchett at 8 PM  Join us for a one-of-a-kind dinner on stage at the Morrison Center! Enjoy wine and food, hear remarks from special guests Anthony Doerr and Samantha Silva, bid on better-than-ever live auction items, and raise your paddle to support the next generation of Idaho readers and writers (and those that already make this an exceptional…

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Readings & Conversations with Ann Patchett

October 15, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
BSU Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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Join us for a lecture with Ann Patchett, author of The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician’s Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and Commonwealth.

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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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Writer in Residence Danny Stewart at the Library! at Bown Crossing

October 19, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 19, 2019

Library! at Bown Crossing, 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr
Boise, ID 83706 United States
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Danny Stewart is the September and October writer in residence at the Library! at Bown Crossing!

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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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The Cabin’s Annual Meeting & Party

December 11, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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Wednesday, December 11th | 6 PM The Cabin Meeting by by-laws. Party by choice.  Cabin members, we can't thank you enough. Without you, we would not be able to offer low- to no-cost programs for writers and readers. You keep our (sometimes metaphorical) lights on. The least we can do is make our required meeting fun. So join us on Wednesday, December 11th at 6 PM for some wine, catered appetizers, Cabin swag, and news on how we're doing as…

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Writer in Residence Laura Roghaar at the Library! at Bown Crossing

December 17, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Library! at Bown Crossing, 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr
Boise, ID 83706 United States
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Laura Roghaar is the November and December writer in residence at the Library! at Bown Crossing!

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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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Ghosts & Projectors with Maggie Nelson and Lilly Jenner

January 17 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Linen Building, 1402 W Grove St
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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Friday, January 17th | 7:00 PM The Linen Building $6 students with code, $8 members with code, $10 everyone else  Call The Cabin at 208-331-8000 or email tyler@thecabinidaho.org for code   Join us for a reading with Maggie Nelson, author of Bluets and The Argonauts, with Boise State University MFA student Lilly Jenner. BUY TICKETS This event is proudly sponsored by:           MAGGIE NELSON is a poet, critic, scholar, and nonfiction writer. In 2016 she received a MacArthur Fellowship.…

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Writer in Residence Kim Cross at the Library! at Bown Crossing

January 21 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

Library! at Bown Crossing, 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr
Boise, ID 83706 United States
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Kim Cross is the January and February 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 Kim:  Author of the New York Times Best-Selling WHAT STANDS IN A STORM, Kim Cross is a freelance writer and journalist specializing in meticulously reported literary nonfiction. After more than a decade as an editor and…

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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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