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  • Writer's pictureJason Haskins

Ah! Mighty September

Under most circumstances, these opening paragraphs are devoted to insight, thoughts, or memories. Perhaps even an excerpt from a novel or another piece of fiction might reside here.

This month, we're jumping straight into the writing updates.

Quite honestly, much of it might look the same as it has been as of late.

The writing journey of finishing The Dragon Slayer continues. The last few weeks have seen a consistent hammering out a chapter or two per week. Not quite the pace I'd necessarily like but adequate as I balance other writing projects. (And also prepping for – fingers crossed – Alley Repertory Theater's upcoming 2021-22 season.)

College football and the close of the baseball season have also found my attention as I watch and write for both. Chowder and Champions has provided a wonderful outlet for this, with the Boston Red Sox fighting for a playoff spot and Boston College opening their season with a win. (Don't worry, I'm still a huge fan of the Boise State Broncos. I just may not be writing as much about them this season but I'm definitely going to try.)

I'm also in the early stages of prepping a marketing plan for my novella Of Snow Forts and Santa. The holiday and winter season is right around the corner and the aim is for a full-on blitz for this beloved book in the coming months.

A renewed focus has also been placed on finishing and editing a novel Through the End of Time.

One last update in the writing world. My television pilot, The Path(s) of Andy Wilson, was recently named a semifinalist in The Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards. This was the second such selection for this pilot, so I've been working on refining and developing that.

Around the Treasure Valley

Events are ever-changing, with cancelations and postponements already happening because a rise in COVID-19 cases in the state of Idaho. Please be safe out there and take necessarily precautions if you are attending events, especially those held indoors.

- The Treefort Festival returns to Boise September 22-26. This event features plenty of music, film, yoga, food and more over the five-day party.

- Football is in the air and the Boise State Broncos have their first home games of the 2021 season. The Broncos host UTEP on Sept. 10 and Oklahoma State on Sept. 18.

- Boise Art in the Park returns September 10-12 at Julia Davis Park

- Boise Pride 2021 is also that same weekend, with various events, celebrations, and festivities around the city.

- At Surel's Place in Garden City on September 16, be sure to check out artist-in-residence Jean Shon and their installation titled Suspension: Connection

These are simply a few events taking place in September across the Treasure Valley.

Thanks for stopping by. Be bold. Be kind.


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