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Join the Idaho Writers Guild for a Literary Lunch on Tuesday, May 15 with  guest author Robert Sand.

****Note: New Location for our monthly luncheons: Ha’ penny Bridge Pub, 855 Broad Street, Boise

11:30 – 1:30, free and open to the public

Bob Sand worked for years as a comedy writer in L.A. His work has been featured on NPR, he’s written sitcoms, screenplays, short stories for Story magazine, and co-authored the novel Milt and Marty: The Longest Lasting and Least Successful Comedy Writing Duo in Showbiz History.


Also feel free to bring along business cards, flyers, or anything else you’d like to share with your fellow writers. 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 May 15!

Remember, the IWG has a luncheon on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month, now at Ha’ penny in BoDo. It’s an opportunity to network with other writers and find out what’s happening in your literary community.

Join the Idaho Writers Guild for a Literary Lunch on Tuesday, April 17 with special guest Scott Gipson of Caxton Press.

****Note: New Location for our monthly luncheons: Ha’ penny Bridge Pub, 855 Broad Street, Boise

11:30 – 1:30, free and open to the public

Scott Gipson of Caxton Press joins us this month to discuss all things publishing! Bring your appetite and your questions.

Also feel free to bring along business cards, flyers, or anything else you’d like to share with your fellow writers. 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 April 17!

Remember, the IWG has a luncheon on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month, now at Ha’ penny in BoDo. It’s an opportunity to network with other writers and find out what’s happening in your literary community.

Saturday, March 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sun Ray Cafe, 1602 N 13th St., Boise

The Idaho Writers and Readers Rendezvous is a 2-1/2 day event filled with workshops, panels, book-signings, open mic readings, one-on-one manuscript evaluations, marketing plan evaluations, pitch sessions…not to mention thirty – count them, 30 – authors, agents, editors, screenwriters, songwriters, and other industry professionals who will be attending and holding sessions of various kinds. What’s a reader or writer to do with that abundance of choices? Come to Backtalk! on March 17th at the Sun Ray Café for a discussion with Doug Copsey and other members of the conference committee to learn how to get the best out of the Rendezvous.

Join us at the Sun Ray Café in Hyde Park from 11:30 – 1:30 on Saturday, March 17th.  Food and drink will be available as always.

 

Join the Idaho Writers Guild for a Literary Lunch on Tuesday, March 20 with  Guest Author Stacy Dymalski.

Smoky Mountain Pizza, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise

11:30 – 1:30, free and open to the public

Stacy Dymalski is a writer, producer and stand-up comic.  Her most recent book is Confessions of a Band Geek Mom. After 36 years of lavish childless living spoiled stand-up comic Stacy Dymalski into believing happy hour was just a normal part of one’s daily commute, she  moved to Utah (to ski everyday, of course) and within a year got pregnant. (Isn’t that what happens to any woman who moves to Utah?) Before she knew it Stacy had two young sons and suddenly sleep won out over midnight comedy shows. Juicy Juice replaced Grey Goose vodka (although they are good mixed). Prada bags gave way to diaper bags. Showers couldn’t last longer than a “Bob the Builder” video. Vacations took a backseat to music lessons, and school band instruments littered the house like empty beer bottles in a college dorm. And for the first 10 years of her sons’ lives Stacy felt compelled to clean up her language (sort of). In between carpools and doing crazy stuff like lobbying for sex education in public schools (so our kids don’t grow up thinking the missionary position involves a bicycle and a doorbell) Stacy has documented her parenting journey in this delightful collection of (sometimes politically incorrect) laugh-out-loud stories that her children are sure to contest once they’re old enough to understand the art of irony and exaggeration.

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 March 20!

Remember, the IWG has a luncheon on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month at Smoky Mountain Pizza on Parkcenter. It’s an opportunity to network with other writers and find out what’s happening in your literary community.

Join the Idaho Writers Guild for a Literary Lunch on Tuesday, February 21.  Guest Author Elaine Ambrose will speak about “Writing with Humor.”

Smoky Mountain Pizza, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise

11:30 – 1:30, free and open to the public

Elaine Ambrose is a local author and the owner of Mill Park Publishing.  Her national best-selling book, Menopause Sucks, helps women understand why menopause makes them want to break something. One of the more poignant passages explains why menopausal women often sneeze, fart and wet their pants all at the same time.  Her book, The Red Tease, won a national humor award, and her short story, “Evil Anne and the Mustard Seed,” won a writing award from the Idaho Press Club.  Read Elaine’s humorous blog, Midlife Cabernet, at www.ElaineAmbrose.com.

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 February 21!

Remember, the IWG has a luncheon on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month at Smoky Mountain Pizza on Parkcenter. It’s an opportunity to network with other writers and find out what’s happening in your literary community.

Registration is now open for the Writers & Readers Rendezvous, May 3-5, 2012. Full conference schedule, event details and registration are at www.IdahoWritersRendezvous.  

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