Story times and book clubs: Area public libraries offer story programs for children of all ages and book clubs for youth and adults. Go to their websites and click on the calendar to check out the offerings.
Exploring the Lyric with Danny Stewart: A Multi-Genre Workshop: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 14-18, The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. In this workshop, explore the lyric mode in a number of genres, including poetry, fiction, memoir, essay and song. Daniel Stewart, a teaching-writer for The Cabin’s Writers in the Schools and Summer Writing Camps since 1999, is the author of a collection of poems, “The Imaginary World.” Members, $180; nonmembers, $215. Register at www.thecabinidaho.org.
Books & Brews at Highlands Hollow: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, Highlands Hollow, 2455 Harrison Hollow Lane, Boise. Enjoy a relaxed chat about books. Guests can come and talk about what they’re reading and hear about what others are enjoying. Facilitated by Boise Public Library staff.
Writing Workshop: 7-8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. The Writing Workshop is a hands-on program for adult writers who want to share and discuss their work.
Collister Writes: Cristen Iris: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, Boise Public Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Collister Writes includes two sessions a month. The third Thursday is a two-hour reading and workshop conducted by a member of the Idaho Writers Guild. The program is designed for novice writers and people seeking to boost their confidence before sharing in a group critique.
Budding Wordsmiths: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, Meridian Library Silverstone branch, 3531 E. Overland Road. A summer writing camp for young aspiring writers that will explore the craft and enjoyment of creative writing. We will have snacks, games and a writing extravaganza.
Wizard World Book Club: 2-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, Boise Public Library main branch. Do you love Harry Potter? Are you the type of person who never stops talking about lightning scars, herbology, quidditch and horcruxes? If so, join us each month as we read or reread one of the Harry Potter books in celebration of JK Rowling’s Wizard World Book Club. This month’s book is “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” We will talk about the book, eat snacks and watch clips from the Harry Potter movie of the same name. Next month’s book is “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”
Idaho Creative Authors Network: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Ontario Saturday Market, at South Oregon Street and Southwest 1st Avenue. The Idaho Creative Authors Network will be in attendance with copies of their books and information regarding upcoming writing events.