Heads up local writers: If there wasn't enough room to include your tale in The Cabin's last anthology, Rooms: Writer's in the Attic, the local lit center recently announced it's seeking submissions on a new anthology theme: Detour.
"The main route is closed, plans have changed, there are unanticipated events and unreadable signs, backtracks, road blocks--which path do you take?" The Cabin wrote in a press release. "Sometimes we have to deviate from a direct course, are forced, or choose, to take a circuitous or roundabout way. Local authors--new or seasoned--are encouraged to tell us a story about a detour."
Idaho writers aged 18 and older are urged to submit stories that clock in at 1,500 words or less by Friday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m. Submission forms and competition rules are available at thecabinidaho.org.
Speaking of seeking, Wild Lotus Art Consignment Co-op is currently seeking local artists to become members at the new co-op, which hosted it's grand opening at 3203 Overland Road in early December.
According to the Treasure Valley Artists' Alliance's website:
"All types of art are considered, including reproductions of original work. One of the goals of Wild Lotus Art is to get exposure for those artists who work in media that are difficult to get shown because they aren't considered 'fine art.' Jewelry, pottery, painting, sculpture, woodwork; anything handcrafted will be considered."
Membership is free for the first two months and $20 per month afterward, with a 20 percent commission. Artist members are also required to donate 16 hours of their time per month to work in the store.
In other artist collective news, Black Hunger announced that it will be hosting its first sound performance at the North End gallery and studio space Saturday, Jan. 5. Experimental music project Memory Smoker is a collaboration between Boise artists and musicians Luke Hayhurst, Benjamin Mulkey and Alex Sprague. According to Black Hunger's Facebook page:
"Entirely synthesized, Memory Smoker's compositions are improvised as the members respond to one another, creating a unique performance that should not be missed."