Celebrate film, food, literature and community with this fun dinner. Local author Alan Heathcock will join us for a discussion of his fabulous short story collection Volt, with special attention to the story Smoke. We will then enjoy dinner prepared by Chef Jered Couch inspired by the theme of smoke and watch the film Smoke based off of Heathcock’s short story. Beer and wine available for purchase. Ages 13 and up, registration ends March 13th.
When: Saturday March 18th from 6:30-9 PM.
Where: JUMP Room on the fifth floor, head straight out of the elevators.
Alan Heathcock is author of VOLT, finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Prize, New York Times "Editor's Choice", was named a "Book of the Year" selection by over twenty media outlets including Publisher's Weekly, GQ, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Salon. Heathcock has won a National Magazine Award, a Whiting Award, and several fellowships including being named a Literature Fellow for the National Endowment for the Arts and twice being named a Literature Fellow by the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Award-winning short films have been adapted from his stories "Fort Apache" and "Smoke". His screenplay for "The Staying Freight", based on his story, will soon be made into a major motion picture.
What was the last time you JUMPED, tried something new or took a risk?
"I've loved movies my whole life, but I'm trained/known as an author of books. When an opportunity arose to dabble in film, I JUMPED. To say that differently, at age 43 I decided to humble myself enough to learn something new. That means I had to admit there were things I didn't know. I was very clear-eyed about what I didn't know and just jumped into being a highly motivated learner. I asked questions, I read books, I watched and listened and it was invigorating. Sometimes we make learning seem like a chore, or fear/doubt/shame disables us to just admit what we don't know and that shuts down the possibility of growth. Learning can and should be thrilling as you feel yourself moving toward who/where/what you want to be. I wanted to be a part of making a film. I jumped in and learned so much and we made a really fine film in 'Smoke'. Now I have a fancy film agent, recently signed a deal with a major production company, and I know that writing screenplays/making movies will be a part of my life from here on out. I jumped right into making my long-held dream a reality."
A Culinary Institute graduate, Jered Couch created, owned and was the head chef at three excellent local restaurants: The Dish 2003-06, Sixonesix and The Dish 2013-16. He is three time winner of the Local Iron Chef Competition and was also mentioned in Thrillest as one of the "10 Best New Chefs of the West".
What is your passion?
"Passion: creating great experiences through really delicious food and service. Oh and salt and acid are the secret weapons in a kitchen!"
What is JUMP?
JUMP – or Jack’s Urban Meeting Place – is a not-for-profit, interactive creative center and community gathering place in the heart of downtown Boise. Please go to jumpboise.org to learn more.
Do you have accommodations for people with disabilities?
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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
You may bus, bike, drive, walk, skip, etcetera. Check Boise's bus schedule at valleyride.org. We love bikers and have beautiful bike racks to secure your ride throughout the facility. Apologies, but our parking garage is still under construction and we do not have on-site parking at the moment. Paid parking will be available in the future. Parking options include the BoDo parking garage at 9th and Front and the garage by Hotel 43 located at 234 S 10th Street and Front. Please use the crosswalk at 9th and Broad Street to access JUMP. ADA parking available onsite, please email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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