Local author book launch: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m. Local author (and former bookseller for Rediscovered Books) Miriam Forster will be in Boise for the launch of her debut young adult novel, City of a Thousand Dolls, at Rediscovered Books in Downtown Boise.
Boise Novel Orchard: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:30-8 p.m. Join this local writing circle where challenges and camaraderie are the backdrop for this caffeine-fueled evening of social writing
Grossvision! Wednesday, Feb. 6, 8-11 p.m. Josh Gross is a local musician, standup comedian, author, screenwriter and playwright (the winner of several national awards). There will be a screening and discussion of his three favorite films, The Dog House, The Sundae Rider and The Lost Van Gogh at The Red Room, 1519 Main St., Boise. You must be at least 21 to attend and theres a $2 donation at the door. Gross will also be making a major announcement regarding his next project.
Teen Writers Group: Thursday, Feb. 7, 78 p.m., Boise Public Library Main Branch.
Saturday Storytime: Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. Read stories that focus on Valentines Day and making a valentine for your sweetie. Barnes & Noble, Boise.
Story Time with Justeen: Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. This is a story time filled with worlds of adventure and excitement. Hyde Park Books, Boise.
Sherry Canns Writers Critique Group: Sunday, Feb. 10, 6:308:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Pizza, ParkCenter, Boise.
Hillview Book Club: Monday, Feb 11, 9:30 a.m. Come in and grab a drink from the cafe along with your favorite snack and get cozy to chat about the months book of choice. Barnes & Noble, Boise.
Partners in Crime: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Interested in reading, writing or publishing in the fields of mystery, suspense, or true crime? Stop by and visit this group; newcomers are always welcome. Barnes & Noble Boise.
Classics Club: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7-8 p.m., A book club for the classics. Hyde Park Books, Boise.
Idaho Authors Community: Monday, Feb. 11, 7-9 p.m., Maui Wowi, Meridian.
The Cabin Presents Literary Luminary Anthony Doerr: Feb. 12, Egyptian Theatre, Boise. As part of the annual literary series, Readings & Conversations, The Cabin welcomes author Anthony Doerr. He is the award-winning author of four books. His numerous accolades include a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, four O. Henry prizes, the 2010 Story Prize and two Pushcart Prizes. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by audience questions and a book signing. Tickets are available at the Egyptian Theatre box office and online at egyptiantheatre.net
Saturday Storytime: Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. This week well read books that focus on Black History Month.
Story Time with Justeen: Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. This is a story time filled with worlds of adventure and excitement. Hyde Park Books.
Author event: Pam Houston, author of Waltzing the Cat and Contents May Have Shifted, will be giving readings and signings. Books will be available for purchase during the event from Hyde Park Books. Meridian event: Saturday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m., Meridian Library on Cherry Lane, conference room; Boise event: 6:30 p.m., tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. El Korah Shrine Temple, 1118 W. Idaho St.
Second annual Writers in the Attic Competition: Now through Friday, Feb. 22, submission will be accepted for the writing competition. This years theme is detour. Stories will be blind-judged by a local literary notable and published as part of the Writers in the Attic 2013 anthology. Competition guidelines and submission forms can be found at www.TheCabinIdaho.org
Writers Block: Tuesdays, Noon1 p.m., Boise Community Radio, KRBX 89.9. Hosted by Jennifer Sanders Peterson and Amanda Turner.
Poets and Writers Open Mic: Every first Thursday, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Boise.
Nook HD/HD+Class: Saturdays, 11 a.m.; Thursdays, 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Boise.
Boises Novel Orchard: This group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Hyde Park Books in Boise. Visit the website for more information, including cost. www.BoiseNovelOrchard.org
Idaho Author Association: Idaho authors coming together to support and help each other achieve success in the world of publishing. All published Idaho authors are welcome to join as well as writers seeking help and advice. More info at www.facebook.com/groups/idahoauthorsassociation and www.facebook.com/idahoauthorsassociation.
Idaho Falls Writing Groups: Looking for critique groups in Idaho Falls? Check out the Idaho Writers League website for more information. www.IdahoWritersLeague.com.
Idaho Screenwriters Association: Monthly meetings are the third Tuesday of the month and meet at Idaho Pizza Co., 7100 W. Fairview in Boise, at 6:30 p.m.. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Sherry Cann at Sherry.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.IdahoScreenwriters.blogspot.com.
Idaho Writers League, Caldwell Chapter: The Caldwell Chapter of the Idaho Writers League is a unified support group for writers networking with other I.W.L. chapters throughout Idaho. If your dream is to become a writer, regardless of your genre, we are here to share information about contests, publishers and agents; give you support and opportunity for growth; and provide the tools necessary to help fulfill your goal as a writer. For more info, call (208) 459-6119 or (208) 859-4206, or email Caldwell@Idahowriterleague.com.
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