Events for readers: Sept. 15-Oct. 5

September 15, 2013 


    Boise Public Library, Collister branch: 4724 W. State St., 377-4995

    Boise Public Library, main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 384-4076

    Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch: 5246 Overland Road, 562-4996

    Boise Public Library, Cole branch: 7557 W. Ustick, Boise, 570-6900

    Hastings at Fairview and Cole, 7500 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 375-3151

    Maui Wowi, 520 E. Franklin Road, No. 105, Meridian, 869-9966

    Barnes & Noble: 1315 N. Milwaukee Road, Boise, 375-4454

    Hyde Park Books: 1507 N. 13th St., Boise, 429-8220

    Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise, 376-4229

    Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane, 888-4451

    Smoky Mountain Pizza, 415 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise, 429-0011


Author signing: Alexandra Fuller, 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Acclaimed novelist will be speaking and signing her books at the Boise Public Library, main branch.

Writing the Winds of Change: Women’s Writing Circle, 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays, $350 (began Sept. 11; remaining classes will be pro-rated). The Write Path, 1517 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Regardless of your loss or change, your own words will help you untangle the confusion, upheaval and mystery of riding and writing the winds of change. For more information: 385-0888.

Idaho Writers Guild Literary Lunch: The Business of Writing: Social Media for Writers, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Smoky Mountain Pizza, Boise.

Coffee & a Classic book club: “Olive Kitteridge,” 6:30–8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. Meridian Library.

Find Your Story: A memoir writing workshop, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Rediscovered Books.

The Artful Craft of Writing Great Dialogue in Fiction: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Boise Public Library, main branch, Marion Bingham Room, 3rd floor. Join short story writer and creative writing professor Christian Winn for a look at writing great dialogue in fiction.

Workshop and reading with Boise’s poet laureate: 7–8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Boise Public Library, Collister branch. Join Diane Raptosh, Boise’s 2013 poet laureate and an Idaho Writer in Residence, for a poetry writing workshop, followed by a reading from her new collection, “American Amnesiac.” The workshop begins at 7 p.m. and the reading at 8 p.m.

Teen Screen Writing: 7:30–8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Boise Public Library, Cole branch. Do you have great ideas for movies or TV shows? The Idaho Screenwriters Association will be here to give some tips and advice for young screenwriters to get their stories on the screen. Snacks will be provided. No registration required. Ages 12-17.

Master Class Workshop by Laurie Schnebly Campbell: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Owyhee Hotel, hosted by Coeur d’Bois. $75/nonmembers, $60/members. Class will include plotting your book, building your characters and growing your writing.

Idaho Authors Community (IAC): 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, Maui Wowi, Meridian.

Selah, Idaho Christian Writers’ Group: 6:30–9 p.m, Monday, Sept. 23, Maui Wowi, Meridian.

Literature Discussion Book Club: “Drift, the Unmooring of American Political Power” by Rachel Maddow, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch.

Literature Discussion Book Club: “Drift: The Unmooring of American Political Power” by Rachel Maddow, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, Barnes & Noble, Boise.

Adult Book Club: “The Shell Collector,” 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, Boise Public Library, Collister branch.

Author Reading: “Across Open Ground” by Heather Parkinson Dermott, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, Yanke Center, 220 ParkCenter Blvd., Boise.

Book Release: “Surviving Minidoka,” 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, Rediscovered Books.

Writing Until I Get It Right: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, Hastings, Fairview and Cole, Boise.

Idaho Authors’ Community: one-year anniversary celebration, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Moxie Java & More, 5 Mile and Overland, Boise.

Author signing: “Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures” by Kate DiCamillo, 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Barnes & Noble.

Book discussion: Muslim Journeys, Let’s Talk About It: “Persepolis,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, Ada Community Library, Five Mile and Victory Road.

Book Club: “Olive Kitteridge,” 6:30–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, Boise Public Library, Cole branch.

Write by the River Writers Retreat: How to Write and Market a Blog, a daylong retreat. Saturday, Oct. 5. $60, for details and registration go to

Hemingway: A Writing Workshop: 6:30–8:30 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 28, contact for more information.


Writers Block: Tuesdays, Noon–1 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.

Nook HD/HD+Class: Saturdays, 11 a.m., Thursdays, 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Boise.

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