The cabin is a building. But THE CABIN is a lot more than that. We are a community of readers and writers. The Cabin is for you.
Together we celebrate the joy of sharing words. We help kids tell their stories. We publish local writers. We serve songwriters, bloggers, comic book creators, moviegoers, students, teachers, critics, journalists, playwrights, novelists, satirists, comedians, poets, the quiet kids, and the hammy kids.
Serving all of these people is a balancing act made possible by generous support from people like you. At least ninety cents of every dollar given to The Cabin goes directly into valuable programs like Writers in the Schools, Writers in the Attic, Writing Camps, workshops, and the Readings & Conversations Series. None of this happens without you.
Please support The Cabin with an end-of-year contribution that is fully tax deductible.
Our Mission Statement
The Cabin’s mission is to inspire a love of
reading, writing and discourse. Thanks to
support from the community and grants
from dozens of government and corporate
entities, our organization has been
enriching the literary lives of Idahoans
since 1995. The Cabin offers programs
year-round, including youth and adult
education, a Readings & Conversations
series that brings the world to Boise
one author at a time, and publication
opportunities for all ages. The Cabin
strives to celebrate and inspire a love of
words throughout the community.
Writers in the Schools
During the school year The Cabin employs professional local writers –poets, fiction writers, playwrights, and non-fiction writers– to teach semester or school-year long writing residencies in schools, juvenile detention centers, and community learning centers. Through active, imaginative writing experiences under the mentorship of The Cabin’s teaching-writers, our goal is to engage students and classroom teachers in the pleasure and power of reading and writing.
Spring Break Writing Camps
While school is out for spring break nurture the imagination and awaken the senses through creative adventures with The Cabin. Alongside local professional writers immerse yourself in places and experiences that tap inspiration. Through collaboration with The Boise Rock School or the Boise Art Museum find the best way to tell your story.
2013-2014 Readings & Conversations
This event is the Cabin’s annual
series presenting internationally acclaimed
literary figures sharing their work and
perspectives on the important issues of
our time. The program offers a view of
the world through writers’ eyes, shaped by
their imaginations, fired by their passions
and illuminated by questions from our
Individual tickets to Ruth Reichl and Junot Diaz can be purchased through the Morrison Center box office or online at www.BoiseStateTickets.com.
Individual tickets to Susan Orlean and Cheryl Strayed can be purchased through the Egyptian Theatre box office or online at www.EgyptianTheatre.net.