The Sixth Annual Death Rattle Writers Festival

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Join in on the treasure valley’s raucous celebration of the literary arts! With sponsorship from the Idaho Commission of the Arts and the Idaho Humanities Council, alongside many generous local businesses*, the board of Death Rattle Writers Festival is pleased to announce the 6th annual Death Rattle Writers Festival, taking place in the heart of […]

Campfire Stories Sixth Season

A flame from a gas fire pit rises from the center of small reddish lave rocks contained within a large cast in place concrete firepit designed by Stack Rock Group in Boise, idaho.

Now in its sixth season, Campfire Stories began on the patio at The Modern and quickly became a sell-out favorite feature of summer in Boise. The event expanded and moved to Txikiteo last year; all 2019 Campfire Stories evenings take place on the patio at Txikiteo, with writers and storytellers from all genres telling tales loosely organized around a theme.

39 Rooms: Fresh Films Now Playing

We have no absolute proof, but rumor has it that some people check into the Modern just so they can watch the amazing selection of films showing on our 39 Rooms Film Festival. If you are one of these die-hard film fans, it’s time for another visit: the films were recently refreshed with brand new selections — six shorts showcasing some of the best new short films from all over the world.

James Castle House Inaugural Symposium

The James Castle Inaugural Symposium offers a unique opportunity to understand Castle’s work in the context of the distinctive rural places that were his home, and highlights Boise, and Idaho, as a place of inspiration.

Poetry Out Loud State Finals

The Modern Hotel is proud to sponsor the Idaho State Poetry Out Loud Finals to be held Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at the Marriott, Residence Inn in downtown Boise from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Poet Earl Craig will present a reading between competition rounds.