Modern Event

In 2023, Campfire Stories returns to the Modern Bar for a seventh season! Join us in the courtyard for on June 12 from 7-9 p.m.

Featured artists

Bethany Schultz Hurst & Matthew J Babcock [coming in hot from Eastern Idaho]

Bethany Schultz Hurst

is the author of Blueprint and Ruin (Southern Indiana Review Press, 2021 Michael Waters Poetry Prize) and Miss Lost Nation, finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry and in journals such as Ploughshares, Narrative, and The Gettysburg Review. She lives in Pocatello, Idaho, where she is a professor at Idaho State University.

Matthew James Babcock

is the author of Four Tales of Troubled Love (fiction), Heterodoxologies (nonfiction), Points of Reference (poetry), Strange Terrain (poetry), and Private Fire: The Ecopoetry and Prose of Robert Francis (criticism). His awards include the Juxtaprose Poetry Prize, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Award, the AML Poetry Award, the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Short Fiction, and Winner of Press 53’s Open Awards Anthology Prize for his novella, “He Wanted to be a Cartoonist for The New Yorker.” In 2022, he was Arthur Dolsen Visiting Writer at Idaho State University. He lives with his family in Rexburg.