April Fettuccine Forum
March 21, 2011
"Idaho Writers: Past Tense &
The Fettuccine Forum is proud to present Cort Conley as the
featured speaker April 7, 2011 at the Fettuccine Forum.
Conley will discuss some of the more significant state writers
and poets from the past, as well as selected contemporary Idaho
writers and poets. He will share his views about what puts
the "Idaho" in a writer, supplementing his remarks with favorite
passages from their works.
Cort Conley is director of Literary Services at the Idaho
Commission on the Arts. He has an extensive background as a
writer, editor, and publisher of books and holds a Jurisprudence
Doctorate from the University of California. Cort has lived in
Idaho since 1972 and has written or co-written ten books, most of
them touching some aspect of the state. Publications include:
Idaho for the Curious and Idaho Loners; Hermits, Solitaries
and Individualists. He has been an independent river guide since
1968 on rivers throughout the West.
The Fettuccine Forum is a free public lecture series on six
First Thursdays throughout the academic year.
When and Where:
April 7, 2011: Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the
presentation begins at 5:30 p.m.
Rose Room, in downtown Boise's historic Union Block, 718 W.
Free appetizers; fettuccine & desserts available for sale,
catered by Jenny's Lunch Line
Beverages, for a cost, are provided by Jo's Traveling Bar
The Fettuccine Forum is produced by the Boise City Department of
Arts & History, with support from Boise State University
(College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs). This season the
Forum is sponsored by the Idaho Humanities Council with support
from Jenny's Lunch Line, Platform Architecture-Design and TAG
Historical Research. Lively and informal, the monthly event invites
the public to interact with politicians, artists, historians,
activists, advocates and professionals to offer on-going
The Forum includes a companion workshop April 7-9 titled "Idaho
Literary History" taught by Tully Gerlach. Workshops are
offered for graduate and undergraduate credit. Register at
www.broncoweb.edu (1credit, undergraduate or graduate) for more
information contact email@example.com All classes
will be held at the new classroom at 1020 Main Street.
The Final Speaker for the 2010-2011 Season: Doug StanWiens,
"Boise 360: Preservation, New Media, and the Boise
Architecture Project, May 5, 2011.