Upcoming Events

4th Annual
Treasure Valley Writers' Fest

Oregon Trail Church of God
23057 Old Highway 30
Caldwell, ID 83607
October 20, 2018

1:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
The Fourth Annual ICAN Treasure Valley Writers' Fest and Writing Contest promises to be packed with information and interaction for beginning and established writers seeking to improve their writing and marketing skills. A networking dinner will give attendees the opportunity to interact with fellow writers and presenters.

Presenters include the ICAN Executive Committee, JoEllen Claypool, Carol Peterson, and Carol Kjar. Our guest speaker is local author, Mary Vine! Our theme is Working Together - When Writing is Such a Solitary Endeavor. Come prepared to engage in a writing activity to practice what you have learned. Bring up to five pages of your own writing that you are willing to share in a group! Specific topic titles will be announced soon!

The day caps off with an awards ceremony for winners of the writing contest.

Early Bird Pre-registration - $79 (ends September 15, 2018 and is non-refundable)

Open Registration (begins September 16, 2018 and is non-refundable)

With registration, one free contest entry is allowed.

Options are available for additional contest entries or for entering the contest only. 

Contest Deadline - September 25, 2018 (No Extensions)

Submissions may not be previously published 

One entry only per category

​2019 Resolve to Write
Writer's Retreat

Learning Lab
308 East 36th Street
Boise, ID 83714

Saturday January 19, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Previous Speakers and Guests
Meet Pamela KleibrinkThompson
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson is a career coach, writer, and recruiter. She is an internationally known speaker and has presented on career issues and writing at conferences from Stuttgart, Germany, to San Diego, California, and at schools from Singapore to Sarasota.  Pamela worked as a production manager on the Emmy Award-winning animated series The Simpsons and has written and produced training films for AT&T and IBM. Her articles have appeared in more than 100 publications.  You can reach her at [email protected]
Meet Lance Thompson
Lance Thompson has written for television (Mr. Belvedere), been a script doctor for movies (The Two Jakes, The Honeymooners), and is an award-winning motion picture advertising consultant who has worked on over 500 campaigns. His writing and photography have appeared in magazines, (Air & Space Smithsonian, Cowboys & Indians, Hemispheres), books (X-Plane Crashes) and newspapers (Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News).  He has lectured on writing at the Scriptwriters Network in Los Angeles, at Idaho Scriptwriters Association, and conducted screen writing workshops for the Idaho Film Office.  He was founding president of Idaho Media Professionals and has hosted two local television interview shows, Capital Rap and Idaho Media Showcase.
Meet entertainer, Stormi Sorrell
Stormi Sorrell is a 14 year-old from Parma, Idaho. She loves to sing and perform for anyone who will listen! Stormi recently competed in Fine Arts Nationals in Orlando, Florida where she received a superior rating for her vocal solo. Stormi has written her own songs and arranged some classics in a new way.  You can view a video of her Fine Arts Nationals performance HERE.

Authors inspiring and leading others to achieve their life goals.