First reading will feature Emily Ruskovich and Zachary Schomburg
BOISE – On October 31, 2017, The Cabin announced that it will be adopting the successful Ghosts & Projectors reading series for its upcoming 2017-18 season. Ghosts & Projectors is a reading series that pairs emerging, innovative, and experimental writers with writers from the Treasure Valley. Since its founding in 2011, Ghosts & Projectors has welcomed poets such as Eileen Myles, Kate Greenstreet, CA Conrad, Cathy Park Hong, and Bhanu Kapil thanks to the support of the Boise City Department of Arts & History. Under the direction of The Cabin, the series will continue to focus on bringing poets to our community as well as emerging fiction and nonfiction writers, graphic novelists, and writers that fall outside the mainstream. This season will be sponsored by Boise State University.
According to Executive Director Kurt Zwolfer, “Ghosts & Projectors is a perfect fit for The Cabin. The program’s commitment to featuring local writers alongside the best emerging and experimental authors from around the nation complements our long-running Readings & Conversation series. Quite simply, by hosting a more diverse range of authors, The Cabin can better serve the always growing community of readers, writers, and book lovers in southwestern Idaho.”
The Cabin will launch the series with Mammother author Zachary Schomburg of Portland, Idaho author Emily Ruskovich of Idaho City, and poet Kathryn Jensen of Boise on Friday, December 8th at MING Studios, 420 S 6th St, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $3 for Cabin members and students and $5 for the general public and will be available through The Cabin’s website, by calling (208) 331-8000, or at the door.
Zachary Schomburg is the author of a novel, Mammother (Featherproof, 2017) and four books of poems published by Black Ocean. He is the editor and publisher of Octopus Books, an independent poetry press. He lives in Portland, OR.
Emily Ruskovich grew up in the Idaho Panhandle on Hoodoo Mountain. Her fiction has appeared in Zoetrope, One Story, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a winner of the 2015 O. Henry Award. Her acclaimed debut novel, Idaho, was released in 2017 and was noted by The New York Times as one of the most anticipated books of the year. Ruskovich is the newest faculty addition to Boise State University’s MFA in Creative Writing program. She lives in Idaho City.
Kathryn Jensen is an MFA candidate in poetry at Boise State University with interests in media, technology, and narrative. She watches a lot of television, and has an essay featured in an forthcoming critical anthology on the series True Detective.
Ghosts & Projectors presented by The Cabin featuring Zachary Schomburg, Emily Ruskovich, Kathryn Jensen
Where: MING Studios, 420 S 6th St, Boise
When: December 8, 2017, 7:00 PM (doors at 6:30)
Tickets: Tickets are $3 for Cabin members and students and $5 for the public and can be purchased online at TheCabinIdaho.org or by calling The Cabin at (208) 331-8000. Tickets will also be available when doors open.
The Cabin is a Boise, Idaho literary arts organization. We forge community through the voices of all readers, writers, and learners. The Cabin is open Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm