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Lit Loops, a pen pal writing project

A collaboration of the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the Idaho Writer in Residence and writers, like you, from Idaho and beyond.

There is a path through your garden that takes you to the gate shared with a neighbor; over the pickets you pass plump tomatoes, a jar of zinnias, and once, a giant zucchini that came back a day later as bread. There is a bridge you cross, right before the tree line, on your way to your grandparents’ cabin; you’ll take the canoe out in the morning, a lazy paddle downstream to your favorite fishing spot. This is the road you took to get to college, and this one led to your first job, or the route you took every day until you retired. 

How do we navigate the spaces in our lives? How do we travel from there to here and back again? Sometimes it’s via a path, a bridge, a stream or a road, and sometimes it’s through words and ideas. As part of the fourth annual IdaPost project, Idaho Writer in Residence Kerri Webster will lead us through an investigation of the pathways that connect us — physically, emotionally or abstractly — via the work of Idaho writers. 

Registration for Idapost: Lit Loops is closed, but you can follow along with the prompts here, as they are mailed. Stay tuned for next year and a new season of IdaPost!