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THE ONUS OF THE MATTER IS THAT MATTERS ARE NO BANKING MATTERS... Cyril WarmHoney
Issue #24 of Ginosko Literary Journal now online, GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com.
My latest book, Treasure of the Blue Whale, will be released on April 1st, and with the Plague still upon us, my events in April and May are postponed. I still have appearances scheduled at Rediscovered Books in Caldwell (June 9th) and Boise (June 11th), but nothing is certain. In the meantime, Annie Bloom's Books in Portland is hosting a Facebook Live event for me on April 2nd at 7 PM (https://www.facebook.com/events/218648499516644/) Publisher's Weekly did a story on this yesterday as it represents a different way to launch a book during these very odd times. (https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/82793-west-coast-publishing-adapts-to-a-new-environment.html)
HIRING IMMEDIATELY ALL of IDAHO! Contract work! INTERNS, Social workers, Counselors, Case AIDS, Teachers, Nurses encourages to apply! Specifically needing case aid-
Child safety monitors! Mainly evening and weekends, paid day of. Work when you have the time- no specific schedule. Double plus if you have any experience w Department of child safety. This is monitoring parents who are required to be supervised w their children during visits. Please PM or text me for immediate reply!
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ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
February 21-22, 2019 Grant Writing Class
Hosted by Nampa Police Department
I have an extra ticket to tonight's Danez Smith reading (I'm still going) if anyone wants it. I'd hate for it to go to waste.
Accepting submissions of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, literary insights for Ginosko Literary Journal.
Editorial lead time 1-2 months; accept simultaneous submissions & reprints; length flexible, accept excerpts.

Ginosko γινώσκω
A Greek word meaning to perceive, understand, realize, come to know; knowledge that has an inception, a progress, an attainment. The recognition of truth from experience.

Publishing as semiannual litzine. Check free downloadable issues on website for tone & style.
Print anthology of selected material every 4 issues.

2019 Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest, $500 prize, $5 entry fee. Deadline March 1st, 2019. See website for details.

Submit by Submittable link on website.

Authors retain copyrights. Read year-round.

Member CLMP. Est 2002.

Ginosko Literary Journal
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Robert Paul Cesaretti, editor
"Sparks" by Chris Connelly, winner of 2018 Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest. http://GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com
Thank you for the flowers, Cabin. I love you all!
Writers Notes 3
Brandon Freeman
12/20/16
JUMP

Names:
Frank *
Jill *
Alex *
Suzanna
Martin
Cody

Relationship:
High school friends
Boss/employee
Candidates need not be political.
Coworkers
Brothers
Pet/owner
Teacher/student
Step family

Motives:
Hunger
Jealousy
Reunion/desire to reconnect
Money/financial
Poverty
Greed
Love aka sacrifice
Guilt

Goals:
Forgiveness or to forgiven
Procreate
Friendship
Get the inheritance
To get revenge
Escape
Humiliate
To mess with

Action/Activity/Obstacles:
Drug/rufee/get them drunk or drugged up
Reunion/high school and more
Give a gift
Deliver a message
Build a business
Su***de
Dig a hole

Scenarios/Settings:
Funeral/cemetery
Su***de
Wedding
Act of terror
Famous land mark/personnel.
Mall the/shopping
Driving cab/taxi/other

A center for readers & writers The Cabin is a Boise, Idaho literary arts organization. We've been creating human connections through words since 1996.

You can read, write, and learn with us at:

READINGS & CONVERSATIONS, an annual lecture series that brings internationally-acclaimed, provocative, and inspiring writers to Boise
WRITERS IN THE SCHOOLS (WITS), a program that places professional writers in classrooms with 3rd-12th grade students
SUMMER WRITING CAMPS, literary adventures for young writers
ADULT WRITING WORKSHOPS, creative small-grou

Operating as usual

Photos from THE CABIN's post 10/18/2021

Leaves swirling in the cool evening air, crunching underfoot 🍂 The heat comes on and the pens come out for autumn. It’s the season where writers find words and story in everything. That’s why we’ve lined up some fall workshops just for you. 🍂 Get it out and onto paper.

10/04/2021

Hey friends! 🍁Our tiny little Cabin family is growing. We love our beautiful offices in our Cabin and the fact that every single day we make a visible impact on our organization’s success. It’s fun. It’s meaningful. It’s where work becomes something more. Lit-lovers preferred. 🌲🏔

Hey friends! 🍁Our tiny little Cabin family is growing. We love our beautiful offices in our Cabin and the fact that every single day we make a visible impact on our organization’s success. It’s fun. It’s meaningful. It’s where work becomes something more. Lit-lovers preferred. 🌲🏔

09/27/2021

Get tickets to hear from 2 Pulitzer Prize-winners, one recipient of the National Medal for the Arts, two talented musicians with work featured on shows like The Walking Dead, and more! $115 for 4 huge online events featuring some of the biggest names in literature. Limited tickets available.

Learn more @thecabinidaho.org

09/24/2021

Did you hear that? 😯Our newest Cabin staff member Emmy just read her nonfiction creative piece as part of @storyfortfest 📖 It’s her first day at work and she is killing it.
What else is new? 🔪 How about some creative writing workshops about mystery and murder for the month of October? “Who Dun It? An Introduction to Mystery Writing” is ONE day only - and it’s happening INSIDE The Cabin! 🎃 Sign up by October 26th. $50

Did you hear that? 😯Our newest Cabin staff member Emmy just read her nonfiction creative piece as part of @storyfortfest 📖 It’s her first day at work and she is killing it.
What else is new? 🔪 How about some creative writing workshops about mystery and murder for the month of October? “Who Dun It? An Introduction to Mystery Writing” is ONE day only - and it’s happening INSIDE The Cabin! 🎃 Sign up by October 26th. $50

09/21/2021

Yes, that's her. Cathy Park Hong is one of our sold out Readings & Conversations guests for 2022. We're honored to be able to bring these influential authors to our hometown of Boise.

"This is the book to read when you ask me, “How can I be an ally?” This is the book to read if you want to educate yourself. This is the book to read if you want to be more in touch with your humanity." - ALI WONG for TIME (about Minor Feelings)

Didn't get tickets to hear Cathy Park Hong? There's still time to get your seat for Sandra Cisneros, Anthony Doerr, Louise Erdrich, Josh Ritter, and John Darnielle.

See you there.

Yes, that's her. Cathy Park Hong is one of our sold out Readings & Conversations guests for 2022. We're honored to be able to bring these influential authors to our hometown of Boise.

"This is the book to read when you ask me, “How can I be an ally?” This is the book to read if you want to educate yourself. This is the book to read if you want to be more in touch with your humanity." - ALI WONG for TIME (about Minor Feelings)

Didn't get tickets to hear Cathy Park Hong? There's still time to get your seat for Sandra Cisneros, Anthony Doerr, Louise Erdrich, Josh Ritter, and John Darnielle.

See you there.

Photos from THE CABIN's post 09/21/2021

She’s a national treasure - and she’s here to talk to us about art, literature, and creativity in her interview with Erika Sanchez in just a few weeks. Tickets on sale in our bio.📚

On September 22, 2015, Readings & Conversations guest Sandra Cisneros was honored the National Medal of Arts for “enriching the American narrative.” We’re fans of her newest novel, “Martina, I Remember You” published this year.

Singer-Songwriter Josh Ritter's New Novel Is The Rollicking Rodeo He Wanted To Read 09/20/2021

Singer-Songwriter Josh Ritter's New Novel Is The Rollicking Rodeo He Wanted To Read

Josh Ritter, musician and author, sits down with NPR to chat about "The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All." Ritter will be joining us here at The Cabin alongside John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats in February - and we've got the hookup for tickets.

Listen on NPR: https://www.npr.org/2021/09/08/1035184276/author-josh-ritters-lumberjack-novel-mohawk-steelworkers-reflect-on-9-11

Singer-Songwriter Josh Ritter's New Novel Is The Rollicking Rodeo He Wanted To Read "The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All" is about a young boy coming of age among lumberjacks in turn-of-the-20th-century Idaho.

09/15/2021

Join Cabin Teaching-Writer Kim Cross for her book-launch event 6-8 p.m. tonight at Boise Contemporary Theater! Ticket holders get to take home the nation's first copies of the book, THE STAHL HOUSE, which won't be on sale anywhere else until Nov. 2. Bonus: A preview of the documentary coming in 2022. Get your book signed after the show.

Join Cabin Teaching-Writer Kim Cross for her book-launch event 6-8 p.m. tonight at Boise Contemporary Theater! Ticket holders get to take home the nation's first copies of the book, THE STAHL HOUSE, which won't be on sale anywhere else until Nov. 2. Bonus: A preview of the documentary coming in 2022. Get your book signed after the show.

Photos from THE CABIN's post 09/01/2021

🎟 “When I first joined The Cabin I had no idea we worked with some really famous and influential writers. It’s exciting to know I’ll likely get to meet Anthony Doerr who wrote one of my favorite novels.” - Ash

📚 You can hear from these authors with a LIMITED supply digital Readings & Conversations subscription. Let’s hear what they have to say for themselves… 📚

08/27/2021

📖📚Register in our bio! Now is the chance to get involved…📚Program Manager Megan Williams is hosting an information session where we will be giving you a lesson on how you can become part of our incredible team of Teaching-Writers!

Our Teaching-Writers are dedicated, passionate, and compensated for their hard work.

Click the link in our bio to register!

📖📚Register in our bio! Now is the chance to get involved…📚Program Manager Megan Williams is hosting an information session where we will be giving you a lesson on how you can become part of our incredible team of Teaching-Writers!

Our Teaching-Writers are dedicated, passionate, and compensated for their hard work.

Click the link in our bio to register!

08/25/2021

Pack up your crackers and picnic blanket, because for WITA’s 2022 theme, the sky is the limit.

This endless supply of cheese and nightlight to the stars is feared by werewolves, lamented by lovers, and reflected in nature’s pools of water, coyly playing peek-a-boo. Butt cheeks in a school bus window, the frenemy of horror movies and monsters, a golden egg of Space Force, and the object of Jimmy Stewart’s lasso, as Frank likes to sing it, Fly Me to the Moon with stories and poems 1500 words or less loosely related to our theme, MOON.

Submit at thecabin.submittable.com/submit by March 7th, 2022.

Pack up your crackers and picnic blanket, because for WITA’s 2022 theme, the sky is the limit.

This endless supply of cheese and nightlight to the stars is feared by werewolves, lamented by lovers, and reflected in nature’s pools of water, coyly playing peek-a-boo. Butt cheeks in a school bus window, the frenemy of horror movies and monsters, a golden egg of Space Force, and the object of Jimmy Stewart’s lasso, as Frank likes to sing it, Fly Me to the Moon with stories and poems 1500 words or less loosely related to our theme, MOON.

Submit at thecabin.submittable.com/submit by March 7th, 2022.

Photos from THE CABIN's post 08/19/2021

Where do you go to find writing inspiration?

We like gardens. (And bonus points if they include fish!)
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Timeline Photos 08/10/2021

You've been patient. 📚 Now–it's finally here. Reading & Conversations tickets are on sale to the public! Live–online or in person–discussions with the authors everyone is talking about. We're taking them off of the dust jacket and bringing them in front of you. Let's hear what they have to say for themselves. 🌟 📚 🎥

Your tickets await you: https://buff.ly/3AwKHEA

You've been patient. 📚 Now–it's finally here. Reading & Conversations tickets are on sale to the public! Live–online or in person–discussions with the authors everyone is talking about. We're taking them off of the dust jacket and bringing them in front of you. Let's hear what they have to say for themselves. 🌟 📚 🎥

Your tickets await you: https://buff.ly/3AwKHEA

Photos from THE CABIN's post 08/06/2021

Where did the time go? We only have one week of camps left!

It's been an incredible summer. We're words people, but here are some numbers: In the last 9 weeks, we've welcomed over 140 campers in 24 summer writing camps. Our 10 teaching-writers have led campers to dozens of different places around Boise, including the Boise Public Library, the Rose Garden, the Boise River, the Foothills School, Freak Alley — and the steps of The Cabin, of course.

07/26/2021

Share with us below☀️

Share with us below☀️

07/20/2021

Link in bio! Twice a month. Every month. 💻

Back again tonight on Zoom - your favorite way to keep your words fresh and your writer’s brain stimulated on a Tuesday evening. 🧠

Link in bio! Twice a month. Every month. 💻

Back again tonight on Zoom - your favorite way to keep your words fresh and your writer’s brain stimulated on a Tuesday evening. 🧠

07/19/2021

All our camps sold out this year! 📚🐝☀️ We still have one Urban Ink camps left - let’s sell that one out, too! We’re so thankful for the opportunity to bring our kids writing camps to our neighbors during 2021.

We still have space left in our poetry workshop for high school students and you can still join our waitlist for sold out camps on our website!

We’re loving the summer mornings on the lawn and hearing all the stories our campers are writing each Friday during their reading events. Hope to soon you and your campers later this summer - or next! 🏠

All our camps sold out this year! 📚🐝☀️ We still have one Urban Ink camps left - let’s sell that one out, too! We’re so thankful for the opportunity to bring our kids writing camps to our neighbors during 2021.

We still have space left in our poetry workshop for high school students and you can still join our waitlist for sold out camps on our website!

We’re loving the summer mornings on the lawn and hearing all the stories our campers are writing each Friday during their reading events. Hope to soon you and your campers later this summer - or next! 🏠

07/15/2021

Join the Read Freely Project

We are proud to be a part of this project - and thankful for the members of the community who share a commitment to the telling of diverse stories.

Photos from THE CABIN's post 07/15/2021

The author of one of your beloved novels is coming to The Cabin on October 7th📚 Sandra Cisneros, interviewed by poet and novelist Erika Sanchez, join us for an exclusive online event as part of our Readings & Conversations series.

Six live events.
Nine writers.
Three Pulitzer Prize winners.
One unforgettable season.

Tickets on sale soon… 🎟

07/14/2021

AC, incredible teachers, and limited time to sign up! We know what it’s like to be a secret poet or fan-fic fanatic. Grab a @dutchbroscoffee downtown and stroll over to @thecabinidaho to develop your love of lit under our wing. ☀️

AC, incredible teachers, and limited time to sign up! We know what it’s like to be a secret poet or fan-fic fanatic. Grab a @dutchbroscoffee downtown and stroll over to @thecabinidaho to develop your love of lit under our wing. ☀️

Photos from THE CABIN's post 07/12/2021

What’s it like at The Cabin on a warm summer afternoon?
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Our newsletter is coming out soon - it has a big reminder that our poetry writing workshop for high schoolers are happening on Monday! Send your teens to our garden to write a while. ☀️🌿🐝

07/06/2021

No mask. No pants. No excuses for not joining us this evening on Zoom. Sign up here!
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https://www.thecabinidaho.org/all-events/free-drop-in-writing-workshop-5-18-21-reyfr-lfkea-exzzt

No mask. No pants. No excuses for not joining us this evening on Zoom. Sign up here!
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https://www.thecabinidaho.org/all-events/free-drop-in-writing-workshop-5-18-21-reyfr-lfkea-exzzt

Photos from THE CABIN's post 07/01/2021

Bravo! 🎭 These future playwrights shared short plays about a mysterious mansion, a dolphin girl, an interdimensional criminal and more during our One Acts camp led by show-stopping teaching writer Heidi Kraay!

Photos from THE CABIN's post 06/19/2021

The Cabin is observing #juneteenth
Support BIPOC-owned businesses. Invest in your neighbors. Actively listen before speaking, thoughtfully and forcefully. Cede your time when someone needs it. Write passionately, and often. Read books.

Photos from THE CABIN's post 06/17/2021

Workshop Announcement!
This is for you.
The student with six different “chapter 1” google docs for sci-fi novels. The student with a hundred half-finished poems in their notes app that have never seen the light of day. The aspiring poet or hobby novelist looking for somewhere to practice and hone in your skills.
Or maybe you’re just looking for somewhere to start. No skill level required.
Week long workshops for 10th-12th grade are here.
Head downtown, grab your coffee, and join a group led by Boise’s best teaching-writers.

Photos from Rediscovered Bookshop - Caldwell's post 06/15/2021

Photos from Rediscovered Bookshop - Caldwell's post

06/15/2021

TONIGHT. ☕️🖊Write with no pants on. No one will know. Sign up, click the link, and make something magical happen.

TONIGHT. ☕️🖊Write with no pants on. No one will know. Sign up, click the link, and make something magical happen.

06/11/2021

Make a direct impact. Every cent of your donation will place books by BIPOC directly into the hands of members of our community.

Learn more abour #ReadFreely here:
https://www.rdbooks.org/read-freely-project

Make a direct impact. Every cent of your donation will place books by BIPOC directly into the hands of members of our community.

Learn more abour #ReadFreely here:
https://www.rdbooks.org/read-freely-project

06/09/2021

Unfog your COVID-brain and get your poetic rhythm back with Daniel Stewart in this new Zoom class! You owe it to yourself to flex your lyrical muscles and become part of a cohort of inspired writers.

Sign up here:
https://www.thecabinidaho.org/all-events/the-lyric-workshop
Scholarships are available.

What’s the difference between a lyric poem and a song lyric? In this workshop we’ll explore the lyric mode in poetry—the form most people think of when they encounter a poem. If you are a poet, someone who wants to try poetry, or even a reader who wants to better understand poems, this six-week workshop will explain the tools poets use to write lyric poems, including: figurative language, voice, point of view, image, sound/music, and the history of the form.

Unfog your COVID-brain and get your poetic rhythm back with Daniel Stewart in this new Zoom class! You owe it to yourself to flex your lyrical muscles and become part of a cohort of inspired writers.

Sign up here:
https://www.thecabinidaho.org/all-events/the-lyric-workshop
Scholarships are available.

What’s the difference between a lyric poem and a song lyric? In this workshop we’ll explore the lyric mode in poetry—the form most people think of when they encounter a poem. If you are a poet, someone who wants to try poetry, or even a reader who wants to better understand poems, this six-week workshop will explain the tools poets use to write lyric poems, including: figurative language, voice, point of view, image, sound/music, and the history of the form.

06/08/2021

We're excited to be a part of the Read Freely project with Rediscovered Bookshop!

Learn more about the project by visiting their website:
https://www.rdbooks.org/read-freely-project

Or become a donor by clicking the banner on our homepage.
Funds go towards the purchasing of books to be distributed throughout the community by volunteer ambassadors.

We've started a new initiative with THE CABIN called the Read Freely Project.

The experiences of last year have taught us how critical relationships are to warding off loneliness, how crucial it is to seek common ground and greater understanding, and why we must find joy in the small things. Books offer a tool for each of those tasks. And our right to read, widely and without constraint or censorship - from authors outside our experience, to the unknown and unexpected—is no freedom to be taken lightly.

This project aims to connect readers with the rich and diverse stories all around us in hope of increasing connections, understanding, and joy between our neighbors, far and wide.

This includes an emphasis on the authors and stories that are different from our own, often unheard, and sometimes even banned. Read Freely Volunteers will give away hundreds of books written by BIPOC authors ten books at a time.

How it works:
We have selected ten titles for children, youth and adults that represent diverse voices. Volunteers will choose a title from our list and apply for a set of 10 copies of this book to give away to interested readers.

That's it. We want to give away as many of these books as possible, and we need your help! More information is on our website:

https://www.rdbooks.org/read-freely-project

The Cabin’s Story

The Cabin is the first — and only — center for readers and writers in the heart of Southwest Idaho (and yes, we’re housed in an actual cabin).

This actual cabin was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1940 to honor the 50th anniversary of Idaho’s statehood. It served as the offices for the State Forestry Department and the Soil Conservation Corps until 1990, at which point the building didn’t do much besides deteriorate. The City of Boise acquired it in 1992.

By the mid-1990s, the city didn’t seem to know what to do with the cabin, so it was slated for possible demolition. However, a group of local writers saw past the disaster and reimagined the building as a gathering place for Boise’s readers and writers. They agreed to renovate and preserve the historical structure in exchange for a 30-year lease. In 1996, the Log Cabin Literary Center was born.

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