Star-ring: You!

It’s been a few months, so we thought we’d check back in with organizer Tina Johnson to see how the WRITERS READ program in Star, Idaho is going.

Recall we first wrote about this opportunity for writers in December.

Tina reports that she thinks writers have found the evening to be a good experience — and I am not surprised!

Scheduling update

The program will continue on the third Tuesday of each month through June, at which point it will take a brief break for the summer, and resume in the fall.

  • 18 April
  • 16 May
  • 20 June

This could be a great event for Treasure Valley writers. Learn more about it, including how to sign up, in our earlier posting.

Treasure Valley Writer?

We want YOU.

A New Program in the Treasure Valley Solicits Writers

If you’re a writer, you might find it difficult to get your work into potential readers’ hands (and ears). Writers Read, a program in Star, addresses the problem by giving writers a chance to read their work in public.

Mark your calendar

Location: Ada Community Library, Star Branch

Free, starting at 5:30 p.m. MT

  • 17 January
  • 21 February
  • 21 March

Your participation will encourage the organizers to continue!

More about it

Every month we’ll meet, featuring up to four authors per event. Participants can read anything they’re working on:

  • fiction, poetry
  • memoir
  • children’s lit
  • nonfiction
  • graphic novels

Writers Read organizer Tina Johnson is looking for writers to read at upcoming events in January, February, and March. “We’re inviting writers with all levels of experience across the Treasure Valley and beyond. “We’re excited to hear from teen as well as adult writers,” she said.

Be the audience

The program also seeks audience members. “It’s a great event for listeners as well,” Johnson said. The program lasts about an hour and includes time to chat with authors around the refreshment table.

If you have any questions, contact Tina Johnson at:
To sift out spam, please use this subject line — Writers Read Firstname Lastname — for example, Writers Read Jane Smith

Sunday, 6 November – be there!

Did you know that Ming Studios in Boise (corner of Myrtle and South 6th) hosts “7 o’clock” — a time to celebrate music, dance, literature, theater and on the first Sunday in November REBECCA EVANS and MARGARET KOGER will share the stage for readings from their work.

Margaret will read from her newly published What These Hands Remember. Rebecca will read from Tangled By Blood, to be published in 2023.

Shakespeare in Sandpoint!

What can we say about Shakespeare’s work that hasn’t already been said? Except, perhaps, that it is ofttimes better heard than read. At least to our contemporary ears. But what language! What characters!

On Saturday, August 21, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will present a FREE production of Cymbeline.

  • Where: Sandpoint’s beautiful and shady Lakeview Park
  • Time: 6 p.m.

The gates will open at 3:00 pm, with the play starting at 6 pm. People are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to spend time with friends and neighbors, and to enjoy this year’s pre-play performances, particularly our latest collaboration, Sandpoint’s Celebration of Arts & Culture, featuring music and song by students of the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint and a plein aire painting event sponsored by POAC.

Thanks to Idaho’s Lost Horse Press for hosting.