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October 2018

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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February 2019

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

February 5 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2019

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! February with Danny Stewart

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CANCELED: Tara Westover Reception at Beside Bardenay

February 13 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Beside Bardenay, 612 W Grove St
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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Mark your calendars for February 13th at 5 PM because Tara Westover plans to have a drink with you at Beside Bardenay before her Readings & Conversations lecture at The Egyptian Theatre. Tickets are $20 for Cabin members (please call for code!), $25 for non-members and includes appetizers. There will be a cash bar. Hope to see you there! Buy Tickets

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SOLD OUT! Tara Westover

February 13 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Tara Westover is an American author living in the UK. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. She spent her days working in her father's junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother, a self-taught herbalist and midwife. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. After that first encounter with education, she pursued learning for a decade, graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2008 and subsequently winning a Gates Cambridge…

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Short Fiction with Christian Winn

February 14 @ 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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Writer in Residence Guisela Penados Baldizón at the Library! at Bown Crossing

February 16 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

Library! at Bown Crossing, 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr
Boise, ID 83706 United States
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Guisela Penados Baldizón is the January and February writer in residence at the Library! at Bown Crossing!

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Writing for Performance with Heidi Kraay

February 20 @ 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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