Archive for December, 2011

The Idaho Writers Guild is pleased to present John Rember for our Random Readings Event. Please join us Saturday, January 21st from 1-3pm at The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, Idaho.

John Rember writes from inside his skin. He captures the essence of Idaho and even more: the man who lives there. His MFA in a Box inspires writers from a personal point of view. It is not a “how to”, but a “why to” write a book. He encourages writers to tap the stories that belong to them. MFA in a Box won the 2011 Silver Award from Nautilus Books, the Grand Prize Short List and Finalist 2011 Eric Hoffer Book Award, and was a Finalist for the 2011 Midwest Book Awards. The Idaho Library Association recognized his book Traplines: Coming Home to Sawtooth Valley as the 2004 Book of the Year. He has written numerous articles for publications such as Travel and Leisure, High Desert Journal and Wildlife Conservation. He has taught at The College of Idaho and, for many years, in the Pacific University MFA program in Forest Grove, Oregon. After his presentation, he will be available to sign books. www.johnrember.com

For more information: Judy Ware, 208-853-5198, warejudy@aol.com


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Saturday, January 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sun Ray Cafe, 1602 N 13th St., Boise

Join us for a stimulating January edition of Backtalk on Saturday, January 14, 11:30 – 1:30 at the Sun Ray Café, our usual Hyde Park haunt.  We’ve done a last-minute switch of topics to make sure we cover contests before the deadline for the Idaho Writers and Readers Rendezvous contests (details coming soon).  We’ll give tips on entering writing contests and discuss how to better your chances.

Join us at the Sun Ray Café in Hyde Park from 11:30 – 1:30 on Saturday, January 14th.  Food and drink will be available as always.


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Join the Idaho Writers Guild for Literary Lunch on January 17th with Guest Author Mitch Wieland

Tuesday, January 17th, 11:30-1:30
Smoky Mountain Pizza, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise

Mitch Wieland is the founding editor of The Idaho Review and the author of Willy Slater’s Lane (starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist) and God’s Dogs (named by New West as one of the Best Books in the West for 2009).   He is the recipient of a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship, two Literature Fellowships from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and a 2012 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Feel free to bring along business cards, flyers, or anything else you’d like to share with your fellow writers.  Also, we’ll be drawing 3 names to participate in a 3 minute open mic, so get writing!  All styles and genres are welcome, as long as the work is original and can be read in under 3 minutes.

Hope to see you on January 17th!

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