Weekly(ish) Write-Ins

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.

Our Inklings groups vary according to the needs of those present. Some focus on shared critiques and others emphasize dedicated writing time. But they are all regular, casual meetings and the goal 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.

Cost

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. We are so thankful for the dedicated members who keep these groups going.

Our Lofty Goal

Our goal is to offer weekly sessions in different locations throughout the valley. If you are a member, please consider applying to host a new group in your area. The frequency and location are up to you. 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.


There is a group meeting the second and fourth Tuesday 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
Second and Fourth Tuesdays, but check the calendar
10 a.m. to Noon

There is a group meeting on the first and third Thursday and currently meets at the Royal Coffee in The Village. However, the summer schedule may be a little inconsistent. So check the calendar or the Facebook Member Page.

Royal Coffee
3635 E Longwing Ln.
Meridian, ID 83646
Royal Coffee is located adjacent to The Fountain Square, next to Calle 75 and Rice Works
First and Third Thursdays, but check the calendar
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

And another meeting on the last Friday of the month at the Alchemist on Overland. This one is more geared toward concentrated writing time. They do not currently share their work or critique.

The Alchemist Coffee Shop
10650 W Overland Rd.
Boise, ID 83709
The last Friday of the Month
10 a.m. to noon

Finally, there is one just starting. They will meet monthly, in the evenings. Details are still evolving.

Cherry Lane Library
1326 W Cherry Ln.
Meridian, ID 83642
Monthly, beginning Tuesday, April 16th
5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.