Doerr @ Morrison Center

The Cabin has arranged its first in-person “Readings & Conversations” in nearly two years, and the author is none other than Anthony Doerr.

The tickets gain you access to either an in-person seat at the Morrison Center in Boise, or you can choose to live-stream it. Mark your calendar for Thursday, 13 January 2022. More details on The Cabin’s website, including a ticket sales link.

Crime Writer’s Week (19 April…)

Free! Slaughter, Gardner, Rankin, Hillier, and more Their first ever Crime Writer’s Week is jam-packed with events for crime and thriller authors….[click heading to read post]

Treasure Valley Reads 2021

What would happen if a whole region read the same book and talked about it? That’s the premise of Treasure Valley Reads. How great is that? Your dedicated website manager had never heard of it before.

This year the book chosen is A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin — compiling the best work of the legendary short story writer.

There are several online events as detailed in this document (link pending), including:

  • March 11: Book discussion (hosted by Garden City library)
  • March 13: Book discussion (hosted by Star Branch Book Club)
  • March 18: Lucia Berlin influences (hosted by Ada Community Library)
  • March 19: Writing Workshop (hosted by Boise Public Library)
  • March 24: Drop-in Book Club (hosted by Boise Public Library)
  • March 25: How we talk about class and race in A Manual for Cleaning Women (hosted by Ada Community Library)
  • and more!!

Learn more about these FREE ONLINE events on the Treasure Valley Reads Events Calendar page.

Mexican Gothic : From manuscript to marketplace

The Authors Guild is presenting Silvia Moreno-Garcia in conversation with Ashleigh Heaton, Julie Leung, and Eddie Schneider on the ever-relevant topic of marketing for authors. Learn more about the book, the author, and the panelists — and sign up.

“Designed with an audience of fellow writers in mind, From Manuscript to Marketplace offers candid conversations about the current realities of publicity, social media, virtual events, working with agents and editors, and more.”

The Zoom meeting requires registration but is free. It begins at 4 p.m. 15 December 2020.

Readings with Patti Smith, Madeline Miller

The Cabin in Boise continues its series of readings this fall – online.

9 October 2020 – A reading with Patti Smith, acclaimed musician and author of Just Kids, M Train, and Year of the Monkey. Patti will also sing a few songs with her longtime bandmate Tony Shanahan. Tickets include complimentary copy of book.

10 November 2020 – A lecture with Madeline Miller, author of Circe and The Song of Achilles. (postponed from this spring)

Poetry reading (online) 16 September

Do you enjoy lively and original poetry? The Live Poets Society Is conducting its first Zoom poetry reading (hosted by its long-time community partner, the Garden City Public Library) on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

There’s no fee and the public is welcome to participate.