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Bloom: A Reading Series

Monday, September 13th 2021 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

We’ve partnered with the folks behind Storyfort to bring you the second season of Bloom: A Reading Series featuring fiction writers, poets, playwrights, creative nonfiction writers, and podcasters live on stage in IBG’s Meditation Garden. 

This week’s Bloom features:

📖 Carl Dela Badia
📖 Malia Collins
📖 CMarie Furhman

Gates @ 5 pm
Reading from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

$5 – Members
$10 – Nonmembers

Bring your picnic blanket, folding chair, food and drink of choice, and an ear for some amazing writers and creatives.

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Carl Della Badia

Born in Philadelphia, Carl Della Badia received an MFA from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poets. His work has appeared in Obelus Journal, ;lexicon, Literary Arts Journal of Duquesne University, Kali’s Tongue, and Glimmer Train. He teaches at the College of Western Idaho and lives in Boise, ID with his wife and two sons.


Malia Collins

Malia Collins is a Native Hawaiian writer and Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the College of Western Idaho. Although she’s lived in Boise, Idaho for 20 years, her writing is still rooted in the place and culture of Hawaii and she uses Hawaiian cultural practices, stories, beliefs, and the natural world to explore themes like love, family, connection, desire, belonging, and grief. She is the current Idaho Writer in Residence.


CMarie Fuhrman

CMarie Fuhrman is the author of Camped Beneath the Dam: Poems (Floodgate 2020) and co-editor of Native Voices (Tupelo 2019). She has published poetry and nonfiction in multiple journals including Emergence Magazine, Yellow Medicine Review, Cutthroat a Journal of the Arts, Whitefish Review, Broadsided Press, Taos  International Journal of Poetry and Art, as well as several anthologies. 

CMarie is a regular columnist for the Inlander, the Translations Editor for Broadsided Press, Non Fiction Editor for High Desert Journal, and Director of the Elk River Writers Conference.  She resides in the mountains of West Central Idaho.


The series will take place in our Meditation Garden and the shady, expansive green area that surrounds it. At this time, we will not have vendors at this event. Visitors are welcome to bring in their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.

*** Please help us keep the garden clean by packing in and packing out your picnic!

 Attendance will be limited to these events, which will very easily allow artists and attendees 6′ – 10′ between themselves and others. Please be mindful of other guests and practice social-distancing at all times. Face masks are required for your safety and the safety of others. All PA and event equipment will be sanitized regularly.