The Cabin’s Readings & Conversations lecture series brings some of the best authors, thinkers, rabble-rousers, and cultural icons to Boise each year. Join us at the Morrison Center or the Egyptian Theatre for a chance to hear Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners, MacArthur Fellows, and bestseller book-club phenomena share their work, personal stories, and commentary on current events and culture.
Readings & Conversations is proudly supported by the following partners:
The Cabin is proud to announce the 2018 – 2019 season:
Tayari Jones, January 16, 2019 – Sold Out!
Tara Westover, February 13, 2019 – Sold Out!
David Grann, March 13, 2019 – Sold Out!
Jennifer Egan, April 25, 2019 – Sold Out!
For the first time in history, The Cabin’s R&C series is SOLD OUT! See last minute RUSH ticket info below.
Individual tickets to see Matthew Desmond at the Morrison Center will become available to Cabin members starting on Friday, July 13th and after that, to the general public on Friday, August 3rd. Going to the gala? Call us directly. Otherwise, these tickets will go on sale through the Morrison Center Box Office #208-426-1110.
Student pricing with proof of ID is available for $15.
Are you a commitment-phobe? Or did our lecture sell out? The Cabin makes it a habit to sell last-minute, returned season tickets in the lobby beginning at 6:30 PM the night of each lecture.* These seats can be anywhere in the theater, and are sold on a first-purchase, best availability basis. The Cabin has yet to turn any Rush ticket hopeful away. $15/members & students, $20/general public.
*Egyptian Theatre lecture events only
Season tickets are available for pick-up one month preceding the first lecture. This means they become available starting on Friday, September 21st. Any tickets not picked up will be moved to the venue and waiting for you in the lobby. This is true for each lecture. They are easy to pick up on your way inside. For coffee bribes and smiles, season tickets can be mailed upon request.
If you lost your tickets, email us! We can have them reprinted and waiting for you at Will Call in the lobby on your way in to the lecture. Email Tyler at email@example.com.
Giving your tickets to a friend? There’s no need to notify us. Your friend just needs to know what name the tickets are under at Will Call.
“Will Call” is a fancy name for The Cabin table in the lobby where Hillary, Tyler, and other Cabin staff or volunteers are ready to pass out pre-purchased tickets, sell Rush tickets, and help with anything else.
Going to be out of town or coming down with a cold? Season ticket holders can donate individual lecture tickets back to The Cabin. Any tickets donated back to The Cabin at least 24 hours ahead of lecture time will receive a donation acknowledgement! Thanks, guys!
It’s lecture time
Doors open 1 hour before the start time on your ticket. For Egyptian Theatre lectures, this means 6:30 PM. For Morrison Center lectures, this means 7 PM.
Seating is assigned. Seats are not always the same lecture-to-lecture, so be sure to check your ticket, which has your seat printed on it. Ask a friendly volunteer for help finding your seat.
Own books written by the evening’s speaker? Bring them along! Most authors agree to greet patrons and sign books in the lobby following their lecture. Don’t own the books, but want to? Our partner Rediscovered Books sells copies of author books before and after the lecture, so you can buy one there and still get it signed.
A Readings & Conversations lecture is typically an original talk by the author on the subject of their choice. It can be about their current book, upcoming projects, past works, relevant cultural issues, and more. The talk runs for about an hour, and is followed by a 20ish minute Q&A from the audience, moderated by Kurt, The Cabin’s Executive Director.
Didn’t answer all your questions?
Give us a call at #208-331-8000. We are happy to help!
Please keep in mind The Cabin closes early on lecture days to prepare for the off-site experience, eat some food, and change into fancier duds. Thus, The Cabin will close at 2 PM on R&C days, with Cabin staff becoming available in the venue lobby starting at 6:30 PM.
Special accommodations can be made by contacting Hillary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there!
Join us for the most important night of our year! Dinner on Stage with Matthew Desmond Tuesday, Oc...October 9 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond’s New York Times bestselling book Evicted: Poverty and Profit ...October 9 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An A...January 16, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Mark your calendars for February 13th at 5 PM because Tara Westover plans to have a drink with you...February 13, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tara Westover is an American author living in the UK. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public e...February 13, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
New Yorker writer and bestselling author of The Lost City of Z and Killers of the Flower Moon D...March 13, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Jennifer Egan is the author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, (winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction...April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM