Refilling Your Creative Well with Boise City Writer-in-Residence Heidi Kraay

Refilling Your Creative Well with Boise City Writer-in-Residence Heidi Kraay

Date: 7/10/2024 6:00 PM - 7/10/2024 7:45 PM

Location: Library! at Hillcrest

Cost: Free

We hope you'll join Boise City Writer-in-Residence Heidi Kraay on July 10, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Library! at Hillcrest (5246 W. Overland Rd.) for "Refilling Your Creative Well: Session 4.”

In these workshops for writers and artists across disciplines, participants will explore new pathways for refilling their creative wells, renewing artistic energy, and reawakening their wild spirits within.

Session 4 invites participants to consider the conflicts that haunt them. Heidi will guide participants through a series of writing, reflection, and movement exercises that explore – and perhaps bridge – the gaps between those divisions. There will be invitations to be still, to be present in the body, and to move slowly. During this time, the group will consider how resting can expand our practice, awareness, and possibilities – and how it’s good for its own sake.

“Refilling Your Creative Well” is a six-part workshop series in which each session connects and builds upon each other and can be attended as either progressive or singular experiences.

No registration is required to participate, but space is limited. This workshop is geared toward adults. As mature content may be discussed, parental discretion is advised for participants under 18. Please bring writing materials, such as a notebook and pen.


Playwright and writer-across-disciplines Heidi Kraay examines the link between brain and body, seeking empathy with fractured characters. She collides myth, metaphor, and monsters to discover connections across difference. Dramatic work has been presented in Boise, regionally, in NYC and internationally. Heidi’s play for middle-grade audiences Wolf/Girl received its university premiere this year at Boise State University. Plays for adults include three exploring the hidden monsters inside us: Take Me Away, see in the dark, How to Hide Your Monster, additional full-lengths, co-devised projects, plays for young audiences, and shorts. You can find selected dramatic publications through Smith & Kraus and Applause. Projects in other disciplines include 12 Lifetimes: A Century Cycle, a memoir-adjacent book of essays in the ancient century form available through Modern Mythographer, and Drown to Resurface, an album of poem-songs available on Bandcamp. Heidi holds an MFA from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Heidi is pursuing a Certificate in Dramatic Writing through the Dramatists Guild Institute and is oh-so grateful to be one of two inaugural Boise City Writers-in-Residence.  


Founded in 2023, the Boise City Writer-in-Residence is a collaborative program between the Boise City Department of Arts & History, Boise Public Library, and The Cabin. Funded by the City of Boise, these six-month residencies offer local writers dedicated time and stipend to support their creative practice and connect them to the community through free monthly literary public programs and events. The Boise City Writer-in-Residence call for applications opens annually in the summer.

Image: Heidi Kraay. Photograph by Corina Monoron.

In our commitment to engaging everyone, the City of Boise is actively removing barriers to participation, including for our residents with disabilities and those who prefer a language other than English. If you need an accommodation to access City of Boise’s services, programs, or activities, please contact us at or 208-972-8500 (TTY 800-377-3529), preferably within 72 hours before to the event.

En nuestro compromiso por lograr la participación de todos, la Ciudad de Boise está eliminando activamente las barreras a la participación, incluso para nuestros residentes con discapacidades y aquellos que prefieren un idioma distinto del inglés. Si necesita una adaptación para acceder a los servicios, programas o actividades de la Ciudad de Boise, póngase en contacto con nosotros en o en el 208-972-8500 (TTY 800-377-3529) preferiblemente en las 72 horas previas al acontecimiento.