Visit by pop culture author among southern Idaho book events

BuzzFeed columnist Anne Helen Petersen will discuss her book Feb. 9 Rediscovered Books in Boise. Ticket details below
BuzzFeed columnist Anne Helen Petersen will discuss her book Feb. 9 Rediscovered Books in Boise. Ticket details below

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.

Monday, Feb. 5

Books & Brews at Sockeye: 7-8:30 p.m., Sockeye Grill & Brewery, 3019 N. Cole Road, Boise. Casual chat about books. Talk about what you have read over the month and get recommendations from others. Adults 21 and older. Facilitated by Boise Public Library staff.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Free First Tuesday Drop-In Writing Workshop: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Guest writers create unique prompts designed to inspire a supportive community of local writers. No RSVP required. Heidi Kraay leads this month’s workshop.

Books & Brews at White Dog Brewing Company: 6:30-7:30 p.m., 705 W. Fulton St., Boise. A relaxed chat about books.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Writers Bloc: Prompts and Guided Writing: 6-7 p.m., Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. Join us for an evening of discussion and prompts relating to all things writing.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Budding Wordsmiths: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Meridian Library Silverstone branch, 3531 E. Overland Road. For aspiring young writers. Explore the craft and enjoyment of creative writing, eat snacks, play games and make new friends.

Comic Book Book Club: 6-6:45 p.m., Spacebar Arcade, 200 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise. February’s book picks are “Blankets,” “Blue is the Warmest Color” and “The Backstagers.” Read one, read ‘em all or just come to chat about comic books.

Friday, Feb. 9

Boise Bookmarks: Citywide Readers & Reviewers Club for Teens: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. For 7th- to 12th-graders in the Boise area. Read whatever you want and come tell each other about the books.

Anne Helen Petersen author event: 7-9 p.m. Rediscovered Books 180 N. 8th St., Boise. In “Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud,” popular BuzzFeed columnist Anne Helen Petersen uses the lens of “unruliness” to discuss the ascension of pop culture powerhouses like Amy Schumer, Nicki Minaj and Caitlyn Jenner, and why the public loves to love (and hate) these controversial figures. Tickets are $35 and include a copy of the book and a $10 donation to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (if you have purchased a copy of the book from Rediscovered Books, you may purchase a ticket to the event for $10 in store. Buy tickets at

Saturday, Feb. 10

Julia Murphy author event: 12-2 p.m., Rediscovered Books, Boise. Local writer Julie G. Murphy will be signing copies of her book “Western Knight.”