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July 2020

Now Online! Lit Mag 101: Sending out your manuscripts for publication

July 9 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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 look…

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Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

July 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! Drop-in is now online! For security purposes, please pre-register with the form below…

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August 2020

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

August 4 @ 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! Drop-in is now online! For security purposes, please pre-register with the form below…

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Now Online! 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

  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

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! Drop-in is now online! For security purposes, please pre-register with the form below…

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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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Readings & Conversations with Barbara Kingsolver

September 24 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
BSU Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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Thursday, September 24th | 8 PM Boise State University Morrison Center for the Performing Arts Join us for a lecture with Barbara Kingsolver, acclaimed author of The Poisonwood Bible, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, and Unsheltered, among many others.   BARBARA KINGSOLVER has published fifteen books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and has received numerous honors over her long literary career. Her 1998 novel The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and was picked as an Oprah Book selection, The Lacuna won the British Orange…

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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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Readings & Conversations with Patti Smith

October 9 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
BSU Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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Friday, October 9th | 8 PM Boise State University Morrison Center for the Performing Arts Join us for a lecture with Patti Smith, acclaimed musician and author of Just Kids, M Train, and Year of the Monkey.   PATTI SMITH won the 2010 National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids, about her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe and her path to becoming an artist in 1960’s New York. She is the author of numerous works of memoir, poetry, and essays including M Train and Year of…

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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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Kim Cross

  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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POST-PONED: Readings & Conversations with Madeline Miller

November 10 @ 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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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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February 2021

Readings & Conversations with James McBride

February 17, 2021 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Wednesday, February 17th | 7:30 PM The Egyptian Theatre Join us for a lecture with James McBride, accomplished jazz musician, screenwriter, and author of seven books, including National Book Award winner The Good Lord Bird.   JAMES MCBRIDE is the author of seven books, including The Color of Water, Miracle at St Anna, National Book Award winner The Good Lord Bird, and his 2016 biography of James Brown, Kill Em and Leave. In 2016, McBride was awarded The National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. His latest novel, Deacon King Kong, is the…

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March 2021

Readings & Conversations with Laila Lalami

March 17, 2021 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Wednesday, March 17th | 7:30 PM The Egyptian Theatre Join us for a lecture with Laila Lalami, novelist, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and author of The Moor's Account and The Other Americans.   LAILA LALAMI was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco, Great Britain, and the United States. She is the author of four novels, including The Moor’s Account, which won the American Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Her most recent…

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May 2021

Readings & Conversations with Mary Roach

May 11, 2021 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Tuesday, May 11th | 7:30 PM The Egyptian Theatre Join us for a lecture with Mary Roach, nonfiction researcher, humorist, and author of the books Bonk, Stiff, Gulp, and Grunt.    Fans of MARY ROACH know that her books contain equal parts popular science and wry humor. Whether she’s exploring the science of death in Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, the intriguing  and embarrassing aspects of our digestive tract in Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, or the difficulties of human…

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