Join The Community Library and Story Forward for three days of writing, reading, and connecting over words. All events are free! Some events require pre-registration.
The seminar opens at the Library on Thursday evening, May 18, at 6:00 p.m. with “Reader’s Corner,” a talk by Bob Kustra, the host of Reader’s Corner on Boise State Public Radio and BSU President Emeritus & Professor of Public Service. Reader’s Corner is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring lively conversations with leading writers, including many winners of top literary prizes and best-selling authors. Kustra will discuss his interviews and their issues and ideas that matter today. All are welcome, through registration is recommended to save your seat.
On Friday, attendees can register to attend one of two afternoon breakouts: “Capturing the Unsung Power of Point of View in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry” with Christian Winn, or “Untangling the Difficult Narrative: Using Form, Language, and Self-Care to Access Our Wounds” with Rebecca Evans. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Both breakouts run 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19 at the Library.
Saturday morning, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. the seminar’s breakout instructors–Idaho writers Christian Winn, Rebecca Evans, CMarie Fuhrman, Alan Heathcock, and Kim Cross–will participate in a panel in the Library’s Lecture Hall discussing their work and the craft of writing. Coffee and treats will be available on site. All are welcome.
Saturday afternoon’s breakouts are from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and include: “Putting the I in Idaho: Finding Yourself in a Complex and Beautiful Landscape” with CMarie Fuhrman, “Revision: Curation for Optimized Artistry” with Alan Heathcock, and “Writing a Cinematic Scene” with Kim Cross. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required for each.
The seminar closes with an evening event, upstairs at Whiskey Jacques, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Breakout instructors and seminar participants will share their writing, and we’ll celebrate the written word over pizza and treats. A cash bar will also be available. The entire community is invited to this open-mic-style storytelling event!
Visit https://comlib.org/programs-and-exhibits/to-taste-life-twice-seminar/ for more information.