Book launch party for ANTHONY DOERR to be held July 8 at LINEN BUILDING

Idaho’s Writer-in-Residence will read from his new book, Memory Wall

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit THE CABIN

A book launch party and benefit to celebrate the release of Idaho Writer-in-Residence Anthony Doerr’s Memory Wall will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at the Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St. in Downtown Boise’s Linen District. Admission is $10 at the door or in advance by calling The Cabin at 208.331.8000. All ages, full bar with I.D.

Doerr will read from Memory Wall a week before it hits shelves. Featuring four new short stories and two big novellas, Memory Wall includes an entire story set in the Wood River Valley. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Cabin. Doerr will sign books after the reading.

The title novella won the 2010 National Magazine Award for fiction. The second story has been called “a masterpiece of observed detail and intuitive poetic sense, like DeLillo at his best.” The fourth story won an O. Henry Prize; the fifth story won a 2011 Pushcart Prize.

“It’s fair to say,” declares Dave Eggers, “that Anthony Doerr is doing things with the short story that have rarely been attempted and seldom achieved.”

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ABOUT THE CABIN: The Cabin ( is a center for writing and reading, one of only a few dozen across the country. It is a place to engage the art of language, to meet novelists and poets and essayists, to take a class or workshop honing particular skills in the art of writing, a place to find one’s voice. The Cabin offers educational programs, presents our nation’s most acclaimed writers in conversation about their work, fosters dialog about issues central to our lives, and supports writers growing into their careers.

ABOUT THE LINEN BUILDING: Built in 1910 and originally known as the American Laundry Building, the Linen Building Event Center has been transformed into an architecturally unique special events center and art gallery. The two-story facility hosts art and fashion shows, music concerts and events, weddings and receptions, corporate meetings and functions, proms and many other events. The Linen Building offers clients catering, full bar, audio/video, lighting and many other customized services.

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