• Pacific Northwest Booksellers Literary Award-winning novelist and short-story authorPete Fromm
will read from and talk about his work at 6:30 p.m. April 23 atThe Cabin
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• Award-winning novelist and short-story writerAnn Beattie
will speak as part of the Boise State MFA Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. April 24 at the Boise State Special Events Center, 1910 University Drive.
•The Idaho Writers Rendezvous
, a publishing industry conference, happens May 14-16 at the Boise Centre, 850 Front St. This year’s speakers include Eagle author and short-story humorist Elaine Ambrose, book and magazine editor
and publisher andGreen E-Books
CEO Jason Chatraw. Registration is $199 general, $174 for Idaho Writers’ Guild members. Additional events cost $20-$30 at IdahoRendezvous.com.
• The Campfire Stories reading series atThe Modern Hotel
, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, will start up again in June. Dates are forthcoming. It will feature free readings by two to three local and/or regional writers in the boutique hotel’s courtyard.
• TheSun Valley Writers’ Conference
, which happens July 17-20, will feature visiting writers such as Ethiopian-American novelist and poet Dinaw Mengestu, PBS NewHour correspondent and author Jeffrey Brown and Boise’s award-winning novelist and short-story writer Tony Doerr. Full-conference packages are $950. Some talks will be open to the public, and individual tickets will be available closer to the conference dates. SVWC.org.