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Along with 99 peers you can sponsor author Cheryl Strayed's visit to Boise. For a donation of $100 enjoy:

  • A private reception with Cheryl Strayed at Beside Bardenay
  • A guided hike and writing workshop      
  • Standing room only access to the SOLD OUT lecture with Cheryl Strayed at The Egyptian (and first access to any seats returned by current ticket holders)
  • A chance to win 2 front row seats to the SOLD OUT lecture with Cheryl Strayed

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Celebrate the hometown launch of Anthony Doerr's new novel, All The Light We Cannot See. Join The Cabin on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 pm at the Linen Building to drink, be merry, hear a bit about the new book and have your copy signed by the author. Admission is $10. Tickets are available at The Cabin (331-8000) and Rediscovered Books.

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.
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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. Learn More

2014 Writing Camps

This spring break or summer, go on a writing adventure with The Cabin. Under the mentorship of professional writers see the world through a writer’s eyes. Explore local cultural attractions, public art, the downtown scene and Boise’s natural environment to find the places, experiences and stories that inspire you. Available for students going into grades 3-12.



WORD Reading and Workshop Series

The Cabin, a meeting ground for readers and writers, supports its local writing and reading community through readings and workshops featuring local professional writers. This series aims to inspire, celebrate and feature the diversity of our writing community.

WORD Readings

WORD Workshops

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 audience. Learn More

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.