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Idaho Wine Country: A friendly collaboration

with Alan Minskoff and Paul Hosefros

The Place: Cole/Marr Coffeehouse

The Time: Saturday, August 11th from 1-3

Writing is a solitary activity unless you’re fortunate enough to have a good friend who shares your love of the subject matter. In this case, it happens to be wine. Alan Minskoff and Paul Hosefros combined their mutual curiosity about wineries and vineyards in Idaho to fashion the Idaho Wine Country book. Visually and literally, this collaborative effort reflects all that they learned during 15 months of interviewing and photographing more than 50 winemakers and grape growers. Now, Idaho writers can learn, firsthand, the joys and challenges of producing a book that calls on a writer’s wordsmithing and a camera man’s sensitivity to light and color.

Alan teaches journalism and writing at the College of Idaho. He was a longtime editor of Boise Magazine and editorial director of the Boise Journal and Art Idaho magazines. He teaches in the Cabin’s Summer Writing Camp, and is a widely published poet.

Paul is a retired New York Times senior photojournalist. His base in Washington DC allowed him to create memorable shots of political leaders. He graduated from BSU with an MFA in Creative Writing in 2007.

Come early, browse the gallery and grab a pastry or refreshing drink at the Cole/Marr counter.

The authors will graciously sign any books purchased during this event.

Cole/Marr Coffeehouse

404 So. 8th St. Suite 154 (downstairs near Café Ole’)


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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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