As many of you already know, each year The Cabin publishes an anthology of the stories, poems, and art created by campers during the summer. Last year, due to the growth of the program, we expanded that into two anthologies. One was dedicated to the Writing Wild, Word Play, Cabin Writers, Urban Ink and Picture This camps, serving young-writers in grades 3–9. The second was dedicated to The Workshop camp, which features work from young-writers in grades 10-12, and adult programs such as Writing Life.
This year, things will be a little different. We’re proud to announce plans for a three publications thanks in large part to the Boise Weekly Cover Art Auction!
The Cabin was chosen as a winner for one of those generous grants this year! The funding will be dedicated to the production of a full color publication featuring the work of our young-artists from the Picture This camp. In addition, this third publication will feature works from our aspiring journalists participating in the NEW News Flash camp.
Previously, the artwork from Picture This was published in black and white and the hard work and creativity could not shine through in that format. Now, thanks to the Weekly, it will be showcased in a manner befitting the artists' original creations.
Each Picture This and News Flash camp participant will be provided with a copy of the new publication.
We are currently mulling over a title for this new anthology. We would like the creative and exuberant minds of
our campers to weigh in on the decision, but the working title in the office is THE CABINET.
Our Idaho Writing Camps anthology, Words Work Wonders, is back from Caxton Press and looking fabulous! There’s one free copy for every student who attended camps this year, and extra copies are available for $12 each. Stop by The Cabin anytime (Mon-Fri 9-5) to pick them up, or come to our anthology release party at Barnes & Noble this Saturday, December 10:
We have a whole day of free events planned to go along with the anthology release, featuring a gift wrapping table, three one-hour Writing Workshops at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, and three one-hour Camper Readings at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. You can order extra copies of the anthology by calling The Cabin at 208.340.2233 and we’ll have them reserved for you at the event.
and entering Bookfair ID # 10602829 at checkout.
In addition to the anthology release, December 10 is The Cabin’s Bookfair at Barnes & Noble, where 15% of every purchase will go to The Cabin. Just be sure to have your Cabin vouchers, or ask a volunteer for one at the event. Can’t make it to the store that day? You can make purchases online from December 10-15 by going to