Brief: The Cabin’s free first Tuesday workshops help local artists hone their craft

Taylyn Cogswell | staff writer | [email protected]

BOISE, IDAHO – The Cabin Center for Readers & Writers will host their next first Tuesday writing workshop on Oct. 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Jean B. Wilson conference room. The event will be free and all from the Boise community are welcome to join.

Boise State theatre Professor and playwright Heidi Kraay along with writer Danny Stewart host these monthly workshops for this supportive community of artists.

The focus of these writing workshops is to inspire a group of local writers with lessons and prompts that are tailored for the time-allotted in each session.

According to Professor Heidi Kraay in an email about the recurring workshop events, “These [classes] are more interdisciplinary than scriptwriting specific.” Which means that all creative writers, whether beginners or seasoned professionals, will be able to benefit from these sessions among a group of peers despite their preferred medium and genre.

Boise State students especially will be able to find a plethora of activities that are supplemental to their academic endeavors at The Cabin. With their many workshops, lectures, and volunteer opportunities, students are able to adopt a creative outlet, hone their writing skills as well as become more deeply engaged with the Boise community as a whole.

“We believe in creating human connections through words.” is a prominent statement featured on The Cabin’s webpage. The Cabin emphasizes the importance of both conversation and outreach in their philosophy and often holds discussions and readings in addition to service projects like Book it Forward, which aim to provide books to children and families in need.

The Cabin is a local literary arts organization located on Capital Boulevard across from Julia Davis Park and will hold additional free drop-in writing workshops throughout 2018 on every first Tuesday of each month. Nov. 6th and Dec. 4th will be the dates of the next consecutive free writing workshops to take place at The Cabin.