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April 2020

CANCELLED: Writer in Residence Emily Pittinos at the Library! at Bown Crossing

April 13 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 21, 2020

Library! at Bown Crossing, 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr
Boise, ID 83706 United States
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Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, Boise Public Library programs will be cancelled or postponed through May 9th.  Click here for The Cabin’s response to COVID-19. Emily Pittinos is the March and April 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 Emily:  Emily Pittinos is a Great…

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CANCELLED: Readings & Conversations with Madeline Miller

April 15 @ 7:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Join us for a lecture with Madeline Miller, author of Circe.

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CANCELLED: Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

April 21 @ 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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Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, Free Drop-In Writing Workshop will be cancelled through Tuesday, May 5th. Be sure to join us again on Tuesday, May 19th. Click here for The Cabin's response to COVID-19. 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…

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May 2020

Poetry 101 with Tyler Brewington

May 5 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 9, 2020

The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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  What are poems, and how do they work? Writers of all experience levels are more than welcome to join Poetry 101, a six-week workshop designed to explore those questions. Each week, we'll look at examples of form, sound, imagery, figurative language, and other poetic devices that have beguiled readers and writers for centuries. There will be plenty of time to generate and share work. By the end, you'll have a handful of new poems and a deeper appreciation for…

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CANCELLED: Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

May 5 @ 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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Due to public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19, Free Drop-In Writing Workshop will be cancelled through Tuesday, May 5th. Be sure to join us again on Tuesday, May 19th. Click here for The Cabin's response to COVID-19. 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…

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Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

May 19 @ 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 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! May's 3rd week workshop is taught by Teaching-Writer Colleen Brennan! Colleen Brennan is a freelance…

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June 2020

Word Play for Grades 3-4 (Morning, June 1-5)

June 1 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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June 1st – 5th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 3 – 4 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Set your poems and stories in motion with games and play. What does joy smell like? Taste like? And what rhymes with orange? (Door hinge? More hens?) Play the types of story and word games that wake up all five senses, sparking creativity and encouraging…

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Cabin Writers for Grades 5-6 (Morning, June 1-5)

June 1 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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June 1st – 5th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 5 – 6 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Find your truth and write your story. J.K. Rowling said “the stories we love best live in us forever.” But how do we write those stories? Through powerful language, truth, and our unique vision of the world. Work with an experienced teaching-writer from The Cabin…

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Urban Ink for Grades 7-9 (Afternoon, June 1-5)

June 1 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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June 1st – 5th Monday – Friday from 1 PM – 4 PM  Grades 7 – 9 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Pound the pavement and take your imagination downtown. The city has its own heartbeat (or so the song goes). Can you find it? Using cityscapes, coffee shops, public art, and urban life as your map, find and write the pulse of an urban-influenced short story…

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Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

June 2 @ 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 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! June’s 1st Tuesday workshop is taught by  Teaching-Writer Danny Stewart! Daniel Stewart is a teaching-writer…

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Strange Lands for Grades 3-4 (Morning, June 8-12)

June 8 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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June 8th – 12th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 3 – 4 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Build a (strange) new world in this sci-fi/fantasy fiction camp. Zombies, dragons, robots, oh my! Kick things off by working with other writers to build the rules for the fantastical realm of your dreams. With your teaching-writer/wizard guiding you about town, let your imagination boil…

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Strange Lands for Grades 5-6 (Morning, June 8-12)

June 8 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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June 8th – 12th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 5 – 6 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Build a (strange) new world in this sci-fi/fantasy fiction camp. Zombies, dragons, robots, oh my! Kick things off by working with other writers to build the rules for the fantastical realm of your dreams. With your teaching-writer/wizard guiding you about town, let your imagination boil…

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Strange Lands for Grades 7-9 (Afternoon, June 8-12)

June 8 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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June 8th – 12th Monday – Friday from 1 PM – 4 PM  Grades 7 – 9 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Build a (strange) new world in this sci-fi/fantasy fiction camp. Zombies, dragons, robots, oh my! Kick things off by working with other writers to build the rules for the fantastical realm of your dreams. With your teaching-writer/wizard guiding you about town, let your imagination…

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Word Play for Grades 3-4 (Morning, June 15-19)

June 15 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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June 15th – 19th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 3 – 4 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Set your poems and stories in motion with games and play. What does joy smell like? Taste like? And what rhymes with orange? (Door hinge? More hens?) Play the types of story and word games that wake up all five senses, sparking creativity and encouraging…

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Nature Writing at Idaho Botanical Garden for Grades 5-6 (Morning, June 15-19)

June 15 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83712 United States
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June 15th – 19th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 5 – 6 at Idaho Botanical Garden 2355 N Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise $167 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $197 everyone else Create succulent stories and poems. Every seed needs a little water and sunlight. Grow your own relationship to nature by writing in Boise’s best garden. Using the Idaho Botanical Garden as your living museum, and staff and teaching-writer as your curators, you’ll learn about the…

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Urban Ink for Grades 7-9 (Afternoon, June 15-19)

June 15 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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June 15th – 19th Monday – Friday from 1 PM – 4 PM  Grades 7 – 9 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Pound the pavement and take your imagination downtown. The city has its own heartbeat (or so the song goes). Can you find it? Using cityscapes, coffee shops, public art, and urban life as your map, find and write the pulse of an urban-influenced short story…

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Writing for the Movies for Grades 5-6 (Afternoon, June 15-19)

June 15 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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July 15th – 19th Monday – Friday from 1 PM – 4 PM  Grades 5 – 6 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Learn the tools to produce your own blockbuster screenplays. Feel that force, flowing through you? That’s visual storytelling, the language of action and romance, drama and comedy, waiting for you to harness it. With popular movies and classic cinema as your director, learn how…

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Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

June 16 @ 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 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! June's 3rd week workshop is taught by Teaching-Writer Colleen Brennan! Colleen Brennan is a freelance writer,…

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Picture This for Grades 3-4 (Morning, June 22-26)

June 22 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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June 22nd – 26th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 3 – 4 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Write for the eye, with your soul as your guide. Cave paintings. Hieroglyphics. Graffiti. Even before letters, we told stories through pictures. Explore the raw power of connecting words and images as you work to create visual poems and stories alive with characters, plot, and…

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Picture This for Grades 5-6 (Morning, June 22-26)

June 22 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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June 22nd – 26th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 5 – 6 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Write for the eye, with your soul as your guide. Cave paintings. Hieroglyphics. Graffiti. Even before letters, we told stories through pictures. Explore the raw power of connecting words and images as you work to create visual poems and stories alive with characters, plot, and…

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Comics! for Grades 7-9 (Afternoon, June 22-26)

June 22 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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June 22nd – 26th Monday – Friday from 1 PM – 4 PM  Grades 7 – 9 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Explore the (super) power of connecting words and images. Blammo! Write and illustrate the types of comics you wish you could read. Who are your heroes and villains? What are their backstories? Who makes a surprise appearance in the third act? Using comic books,…

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From Aristotle to Breaking Bad: Using the techniques of Hollywood to shape your next novel

June 23 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  This class explores how act structure can provide the framework to write a novel with propulsion and drive. We will briefly review the concepts of Aristotle and Joseph Campbell, and then examine the various structural approaches of the reigning plot gurus in Hollywood. We will use examples from TV and film—including Breaking Bad, Little Miss Sunshine, The Full Monty, and The Graduate—to illustrate how long-form narratives sustain their momentum. We’ll also scout out that illusive borderland between literary and…

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July 2020

Word Play for Grades 3-4 (Morning, July 6-10)

July 6 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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July 6th – 10th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 3 – 4 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Set your poems and stories in motion with games and play. What does joy smell like? Taste like? And what rhymes with orange? (Door hinge? More hens?) Play the types of story and word games that wake up all five senses, sparking creativity and encouraging…

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Cabin Writers for Grades 5-6 (Morning, July 6-10)

July 6 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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July 6th – 10th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 5 – 6 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Find your truth and write your story. J.K. Rowling said “the stories we love best live in us forever.” But how do we write those stories? Through powerful language, truth, and our unique vision of the world. Work with an experienced teaching-writer from The Cabin…

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Urban Ink for Grades 7-9 (Morning, July 6-10)

July 6 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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July 6th – 10th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 7 – 9 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Pound the pavement and take your imagination downtown. The city has its own heartbeat (or so the song goes). Can you find it? Using cityscapes, coffee shops, public art, and urban life as your map, find and write the pulse of an urban-influenced short story…

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Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

July 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 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! July’s 1st Tuesday workshop is taught by  Teaching-Writer Heidi Kraay! Playwright Heidi Kraay examines the connection…

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Lit Mag 101: Sending out your manuscripts for publication

July 9 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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Based on Wieland’s longtime MFA course in publishing at Boise State, this class looks at the importance of literary journals to a writer’s career. Discussion topics include:   The lit mag landscape in the United States, past and present. What a lit mag can do for you. How to find the right journal for your work. Using the tier system approach to sending out. Common mistakes made when submitting. Writing a good cover letter and preparing your manuscript. What editors…

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Strange Lands for Grades 7-9 (Morning, July 13-17)

July 13 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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July 13th – 17th Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 12 PM  Grades 7 – 9 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Build a (strange) new world in this sci-fi/fantasy fiction camp. Zombies, dragons, robots, oh my! Kick things off by working with other writers to build the rules for the fantastical realm of your dreams. With your teaching-writer/wizard guiding you about town, let your imagination…

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Strange Lands for Grades 3-4 (Morning, July 13-17)

July 13 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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July 13th – 17th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 3 – 4 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Build a (strange) new world in this sci-fi/fantasy fiction camp. Zombies, dragons, robots, oh my! Kick things off by working with other writers to build the rules for the fantastical realm of your dreams. With your teaching-writer/wizard guiding you about town, let your imagination boil…

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Strange Lands for Grades 5-6 (Morning, July 13-17)

July 13 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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July 13th – 17th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 5 – 6 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Build a (strange) new world in this sci-fi/fantasy fiction camp. Zombies, dragons, robots, oh my! Kick things off by working with other writers to build the rules for the fantastical realm of your dreams. With your teaching-writer/wizard guiding you about town, let your imagination boil…

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Writing for the Movies for Grades 7-9 (Morning, July 20-24)

July 20 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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July 20th – 24th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 7 – 9 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Learn the tools to produce your own blockbuster screenplays. Feel that force, flowing through you? That’s visual storytelling, the language of action and romance, drama and comedy, waiting for you to harness it. With popular movies and classic cinema as your director, learn how to…

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Songwriting at Boise Rock School for Grades 6+ (Morning, July 20-24)

July 20 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boise Rock School, 1404 W Idaho St
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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July 20th – 24th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 6+ at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $167 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $197 everyone else Pen the hit song you’re meant to sing. Everyone has a song inside them – it just needs a little tuning. Using hooks, rhymes, and words that sing, begin writing your own songs with your own band on the very first day of camp at Boise Rock School. Work…

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Wildlife Words at Zoo Boise for Grades 3-4 (all day, July 20-24)

July 20 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Dr
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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July 20th – 24th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 4 PM  Grades 3 – 4 at Zoo Boise (drop off) and The Cabin (pick up) 355 Julia Davis Drive / 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $175 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $205 everyone else Learn a new language through the eyes of an animal. What does an anteater smell? How do giraffes sleep? What do turtles fear most? Start this all-day camp at Zoo Boise each morning for…

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Wildlife Words at Zoo Boise for Grades 5-6 (all day, July 20-24)

July 20 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Dr
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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July 20th – 24th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 4 PM  Grades 5 – 6 at Zoo Boise (drop off) and The Cabin (pick up) 355 Julia Davis Drive / 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $175 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $205 everyone else Learn a new language through the eyes of an animal. What does an anteater smell? How do giraffes sleep? What do turtles fear most? Start this all-day camp at Zoo Boise each morning for…

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Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

July 21 @ 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 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! July's 3rd week workshop is taught by Teaching-Writer Christian Winn! Christian Winn, the 2016-2019 Idaho…

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Strange Lands for Grades 7-9 (Morning, July 27-31)

July 27 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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July 27th – 31st Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 12 PM  Grades 7 – 9 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Build a (strange) new world in this sci-fi/fantasy fiction camp. Zombies, dragons, robots, oh my! Kick things off by working with other writers to build the rules for the fantastical realm of your dreams. With your teaching-writer/wizard guiding you about town, let your imagination…

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Strange Lands for Grades 3-4 (Morning, July 27-31)

July 27 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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July 27th – 31st Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 3 – 4 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Build a (strange) new world in this sci-fi/fantasy fiction camp. Zombies, dragons, robots, oh my! Kick things off by working with other writers to build the rules for the fantastical realm of your dreams. With your teaching-writer/wizard guiding you about town, let your imagination boil…

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Strange Lands for Grades 5-6 (Morning, July 27-31)

July 27 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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July 27th – 31st Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 5 – 6 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Build a (strange) new world in this sci-fi/fantasy fiction camp. Zombies, dragons, robots, oh my! Kick things off by working with other writers to build the rules for the fantastical realm of your dreams. With your teaching-writer/wizard guiding you about town, let your imagination boil…

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August 2020

Picture This for Grades 3-4 (Morning, August 3-7)

August 3 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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August 3rd – 7th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 3 – 4 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Write for the eye, with your soul as your guide. Cave paintings. Hieroglyphics. Graffiti. Even before letters, we told stories through pictures. Explore the raw power of connecting words and images as you work to create visual poems and stories alive with characters, plot, and a…

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Picture This for Grades 5-6 (Morning, August 3-7)

August 3 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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August 3rd – 7th Monday – Friday from 9AM – 12 PM  Grades 5 – 6 at The Cabin 801 S Capitol Blvd, Boise $147 for Cabin members (learn more about Cabin membership here) – $177 everyone else Write for the eye, with your soul as your guide. Cave paintings. Hieroglyphics. Graffiti. Even before letters, we told stories through pictures. Explore the raw power of connecting words and images as you work to create visual poems and stories alive with characters, plot, and a…

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Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

August 4 @ 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 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! August’s 1st Tuesday workshop is taught by  Teaching-Writer Danny Stewart! Daniel Stewart is a teaching-writer…

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Petal and Snow: A Fairy Tale Workshop with Catherine Kyle

August 5 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 9, 2020

The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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  Of fairy tales, Lynda Barry writes, “I believe there is something in these old stories that does what singing does to words. They have transformational capabilities.” Fairy tales invite us to contemplate birds who bestow ballgowns, fins that become legs, axes that free devoured grandmothers, and other unlikely scenarios. They are spaces where the usual rules don’t apply, where the impossible becomes abruptly, miraculously possible. In this workshop, we will explore the power of fairy tales and other fantastical…

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Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

August 18 @ 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 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! August's 3rd week workshop is taught by Teaching-Writer Christian Winn! Christian Winn, the 2016-2019 Idaho…

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September 2020

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

September 1 @ 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 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! September's 1st Tuesday workshop is taught by  Teaching-Writer Heidi Kraay! Playwright Heidi Kraay examines the connection…

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October 2020

FREE Drop-In Writing Workshop

October 6 @ 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 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! October’s 1st Tuesday workshop is taught by  Teaching-Writer Danny Stewart! Daniel Stewart is a teaching-writer…

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November 2020

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

November 3 @ 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 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! November’s 1st Tuesday workshop is taught by Teaching-Writer Heidi Kraay! Playwright Heidi Kraay examines the connection…

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From Pitch to Publication: The Personal Essay

November 5 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 17, 2020

The Cabin in the Jean B. Wilson conference room, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
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  The personal essay is a form of creative nonfiction that blends memoir with research, narrative with fact, for a story that draws on personal experience but touches on some broader theme. Done well, it's a very publishable form that can work for a variety of publications, from literary journals to commercial magazines. Learn the process of developing a personal essay, from vetting ideas and pitching an editor to conducting research, structuring your story, and writing cinematic scenes with underlying insights. A step…

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December 2020

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

December 1 @ 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 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! December’s 1st Tuesday workshop is taught by Teaching-Writer Danny Stewart! Daniel Stewart is a teaching-writer…

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