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August 2018

CAMPS 2018 AM Writing in the Rows at Boise Urban Garden School Grades 3-6

August 13, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boise Urban Garden School, 2995 FIVE MILE ROAD
Boise, ID 83713 United States
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Meets daily August 13-17 from 9 am - 12 pm. This camp is intended for kids entering 3rd - 6th graders. Plant the seeds of great poems, stories and more as you dig in and explore the grounds of Boise Urban Garden School with a Cabin teaching-writer. Campers also receive education sessions by BUGS staff. Come think and write about this inspiring environment where food, plants, and minds grow! A collaboration of The Cabin and Boise Urban Garden School. Register Now   Camp…

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SONG Book Launch Party / Writers in the Attic 2018

August 23, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Linen Building, 1402 W Grove St
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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Join us Thursday, August 23rd to celebrate The Cabin's book launch party and signing for Song: Writers in the Attic, a short-form prose and poetry anthology featuring the work of 40 local authors. A selection of contributing writers will read their stories at the microphone. Grab a drink from the cash bar, listen to "song" inspired writing, and get your favorite stories and poems signed by the authors. At the end of the evening, the 2019 Writers in the Attic theme will be…

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September 2018

Free First Tuesday Drop-In Writing Workshop

September 4, 2018 @ 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 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 with Heidi Kraay

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Thank-You-For-Being-A-Member Meeting & Party

September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come party at The Cabin (and pick up your Readings & Conversations tickets) at this exclusive Cabin member event!

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October 2018

Free First Tuesday Drop-In Writing Workshop

October 2, 2018 @ 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 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!

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The Cabin’s Annual Gala: Dinner on Stage with Matthew Desmond

October 9, 2018 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
BSU Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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Dinner on Stage with Matthew Desmond Tuesday, October 9th @ 5 PM Backstage at the Morrison Center Drinks | Silent Auction | Fund-A-Need | Poetry   For more info on the evening's program, click here.     with special guests... MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond’s New York Times bestselling book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City draws on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data. Evicted won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the National Books Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence…

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Matthew Desmond

October 9, 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
BSU Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond’s New York Times bestselling book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City draws on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data. Evicted won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the National Books Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction, the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association, and the Barnes & Noble’s Discover New Writers Award. It was named one of the Best…

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November 2018

Writing Your Memoir with Kim Cross – SOLD OUT!

November 1, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Cabin’s River Room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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Everyone has a story. What’s yours? Whether it’s a fish-tale worthy of giggling grandkids, a personal essay you’d like to publish, or the seed of book-length memoir, this workshop will help you identify, structure, and craft your story. Unlike the all-encompassing autobiography, a memoir zeroes in on a specific theme or facet of your life. It uses all the fundamental aspects of literary storytelling – scenes, dialogue, characters, and narrative arc – distilling your vast experience into a potent thread.…

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Poetry as Memoir with Susan Rowe

November 2, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until November 2, 2018

You won't find the genre "Memoir Poems" on the Poetry Foundation's website. But you will find countless poems that hold the author's life experience within. Many poets write memoir so why not consider writing poetry as a memoirist? In this class we'll read marvelous, thought-provoking poems and explore how to use poetic tools to write our own memoir poetry. Each day for a week we'll gather to read and discuss poems to understand poetic techniques and then class members will…

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Free First Tuesday Drop-In Writing Workshop

November 6, 2018 @ 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 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 with Heidi Kraay

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Ghosts & Projectors Poetry Reading with Danez Smith, Yoshyhwh Ben Yisrael, and K Lange

November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Linen Building, 1402 W Grove St
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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Join us for a poetry reading with Danez Smith, Yoshyhwh Ben Yisrael, and K Lange!

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December 2018

Free First Tuesday Drop-In Writing Workshop

December 4, 2018 @ 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 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 with Heidi Kraay

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January 2019

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

January 8 @ 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!   January with Heidi Kraay   Please note that this workshop will take…

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SOLD OUT! Tayari Jones

January 16 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage (Algonquin Books, February 2018). Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo.  A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Silver Sparrow was named a #1 Indie Next Pick by…

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Short Fiction with Christian Winn

January 17 @ 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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