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November 2019

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

November 5 @ 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! November's Teaching-Writer is Heidi Kraay

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Short Fiction with Christian Winn

November 7 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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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,  Christian Winn, then head back into the revision process to polish and refine their narratives with an eye toward publication. The original works of fiction will be based on the parameters of The Cabin's yearly anthology, Writers in the Attic. This year's prompt is, Apple, and you can find the prompt's full description here - https://www.thecabinidaho.org/adult-programs/writers-in-the-attic/wita-2020-apple/ In the workshop we will also be…

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December 2019

Free Drop-In Writing Workshop

December 3 @ 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! December's Teaching-Writer is Danny Stewart

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January 2020

Revision Strategies with Colleen Brennan

January 9, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Every writer has a story, an essay, or a book chapter sitting in a drawer, in a box, or in a pile waiting for the finishing touches. If you’re like me, you thrive on the early writing steps of generating ideas and creating messy first drafts but don't feel as thrilled or motivated when it comes to the three Rs: revisiting, revising, rewriting. Let’s unearth these buried agates, apply polish, and make them shine! During our 2 hours together, we will Discover…

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Ritual and The Writer’s Life: a 2-Week Poetry Workshop with Tyler Brewington

January 18, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until January 25, 2020

The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702

This workshop, open to writers of all experience levels, will focus on the role ritual can play in one's writing life. Do you write at the same time every day, use one particular pen, light a candle, or call on other strategies to invoke and invite creative magic? In the spirit of the season, we'll look at examples of divinatory practices like bibliomancy and tarot in hopes of activating new approaches to writing. There will be readings, prompts, and exercises geared…

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February 2020

Readings & Conversations with Jad Abumrad

February 1, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Join us for a lecture with Jad Abumrad, the host and creator of Radiolab.

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Winter Shorts: A Playwriting Workshop

February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - March 19, 2020 @ 8:30 PM
The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, 83702
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In this playwriting workshop for writers across disciplines, we’ll explore the short play.

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March 2020

Readings & Conversations with Francisco Cantú

March 4, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Join us for a lecture with Francisco Cantú, author of The Line Becomes a River.

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

March 31, 2020 @ 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 commercial…

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April 2020

Lit Mag 101: Sending out your manuscripts for publication

April 9, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - September 26, 2020 @ 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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Readings & Conversations with Madeline Miller

April 15, 2020 @ 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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