This lively and informal free public lecture series invites the public to interact with politicians, artists, historians, activists, advocates and professionals in an effort to promote good citizenship and responsible growth through education.
Fettuccine Forum, curated by the Boise Department of Arts and History, takes place on First Thursdays at Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd. Doors open at 5 p.m. Presentations begin at 5:30 p.m.
Founded in 1989, the Fettuccine Forum began in Noodles Italian Restaurant on Main Street (hence the fettuccine). In 2004, Boise State and the city of Boise revived the forum as a First Thursday event.
Here’s the 2015-2016 season lineup:
In Praise of the Hole-in-the-Walls: Longtime food consumer and occasional food writer (and former Idaho Statesman reporter and editor) Greg Hahn and guests recall the dive bars and comfort food joints that have fueled the City of Trees for generations.
Service Clubs: Building Community, Respecting Historic Roots & Staying Relevant: Idaho Statesman reporter Anna Webb moderates a panel of representatives from some of the city’s iconic service clubs, fraternal organizations and other groups. They’re taking on new projects and trying to build their memberships
Being the Change: Women Activists in Idaho: Dr. Lisa McLain moderates a panel of some of Idaho’s most accomplished and innovative female activists, who will engage on a range of issues to include refugee rights, human trafficking and the Add the Words campaign.
Rescued Film Project: Founder and film technician Levi Bettwieser discusses the project’s origin and its future. He’ll also address film processing techniques and reflect on how photography has evolved.
The Nurse, the Guerrilla and the Miliciana — Ernest Hemingway’s Female Protagonists: The popular opinion is that Ernest Hemingway reveals himself to be a misogynist through his fiction. But is this a valid criticism? Stacey Guill will discuss the female protagonists in two of Hemingway’s most respected novels — “A Farewell to Arms” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”
Better Get to Boise: Travelers, Tourists and Motor Courts: With the advent of the automobile, tourist camps and motor courts emerged to provide convenient respites for travelers. Many local remnants of these havens can still be found along U.S. 30 and the outskirts of Boise. Barbara Perry Bauer tells more about these places and the role they played in Boise’s burgeoning tourism scene.