Working with a community of story-tellers and artists can help inspire productivity and creativity. But sometimes, it’s hard to wait for the monthly gathering! That’s why we have our write-in sessions called Inklings.
Inklings are regular, casual meeting and the goal of this shared time is to foster connection with each other. We want to build community and friendships, and help each other overcome obstacles in our storytelling work.
We try to meet rain or shine, even throughout the summer months when most things drop off. In church-terms, think of this gathering as a home-group and the monthly meeting as the corporate gathering.
What to expect
Members can bring several paper copies of their work in progress (WIP). The general format of these meetings includes a feedback session followed by independent work time. For the first hour, we read aloud and handwrite critiques, give feedback, brainstorm ideas, and help each other find new perspectives for our work. This is a safe place for artists of all skill levels to get the support and help they need. This smaller group is more conducive to individualized questions and story problem-solving.
There is no charge when we meet at public libraries. Everyone is welcome. Inklings are always free for ICW members, otherwise we request a small drop in fee to keep this framework going. If you have questions, contact us.
Our Lofty Goal
Our goal is to offer weekly sessions in different locations throughout the valley.
There is a regular group meeting on the first and third Thursday of each month. Currently, the time and location vary. See the calendar or, if you are a member, our private Facebook group.
We also have a second group just getting started. For now, they will meet every other Tuesday and are scheduled through December 12, 2023 at the Library! at Cole and Ustick.
Library! at Cole and Ustick
7557 W. Ustick Rd.
Boise, ID 83704
In the Library Plaza Shopping Center at N. Cole and Ustick roads
Every other Tuesday, but check the calendar
10 a.m. to Noon
Please see the calendar for details, specific updates & cancellations, or to register for events. You can also search events in the member app. We include Inklings in the meeting title, for easy reference.