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JoEllen Claypool, Mary Vine, and Kimbre Christopher comprise the Directors of ICAN. ICAN offers book coaching, social media training, virtual assisting, and private instruction for writing, publication, and marketing. 


ICAN exists to promote, educate, and encourage authors with a heart for writing. ICAN is goal-minded to reach out to the unpublished as well as the published author.


ICAN  Coffee Chats

We are excited to help you connect with other local authors and find out from you first hand, what would be most helpful to you in your writing career. On months when we are not having a live event or newsletter, we arrange a drop-in, no-host coffee at a local coffee shop, diner, or Zoom so we can all chat about writing. Are you working on a new project? Do you have questions? Come join us! Grab a cup of coffee and let's chat!  

Watch our Facebook page (Idaho Creative Authors Network), newsletters, and your email for when and where the next coffee chat will be.

Coffee Chat is a time for networking with other authors and chatting about all things writing! Our next meeting will be in November 10th at 10am in Parma, ID.

ICAN Newsletter

​Stay in touch; keep up with what's going on in ICAN, and learn something new. ICAN publishes a quarterly newsletter which lets you know what events are coming up and provides a short article written by one of us three directors (JoEllen Claypool, Kimbre Christopher, and Mary Vine) about the craft of writing or the writing life.


Sign up for the newsletter on the Home page of this website. You will not be barraged with emails. We hope you will find our short newsletter helpful and informative.



Upcoming Events


2023 Treasure Valley Writers' Conference During this one day conference in Caldwell, on October 21st, the directors of ICAN will discuss the writing journey and what you need along the way. Find more details and get your tickets on our Events page. 

2023 ICAN Writing Contest This year's theme is TRAVEL. This is a wide topic; take our judges anywhere in the world, time, or space. Or are you a master traveler and have the best tips and tricks to make any journey possible? 

Don't miss your chance to enter your submission, the deadline for this contest is October 1, 2023.

Find more details on our Events page.

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