Cuddle up under the outdoor heaters at The Modern Hotel and listen to the last Campfire Stories of the season, a literary reading series produced by Boise writer Christian Winn and the Modern Hotel & Bar. This final for the season promises some whiz-bang literary fun with Boise writer Alan Heathcock and visiting Montana writer David Abrams.
Both these writers have a deep sense of irony and the darker side of human behavior.
Abrams lives in Butte and makes the trek to Boise occasionally. He’s the author of “Fobbit,” a dark, ironic comedy about the war in Iraq. It was selected as a New York Times Notable Book of 2012. Tonight he will read a few short stories and a section from his work-in-progress: a still-untitled novel set in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Heathcock burst on the scene with his story collection “Volt” in 2011; it won multiple awards an put Heathcock in the national spotlight. He also is in post-production for a film based on his story “Smoke.” You can hear what he’s up to now as he reads from his latest work.
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Campfire Stories made a successful debut this year. During the summer poets, essayists, screenwriters and writers of other genre read from their work on the second Monday of the month at the Modern, a boutique hotel that is a cultural touchstone in Boise. Look for the series to return in 2015.
Campfire Stories: 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, Modern Hotel & Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise.