Treefort 9 Postponed to September 22-26, 2021

Storyfort

September 23 - 27, 2020

ABOUT

Storyfort is a unique literary and storytelling festival within the larger arts and music festival, Treefort Music Fest. Storyfort is all about great writing and compelling narrative, bringing in top-notch authors, poets, journalists, spoken word artists, memoirists, refugee storytellers, podcasters and much more.

HISTORY

As part of Treefort Music Fest, Storyfort is able to offer its artists and attendees an experience unlike any other literary festival – one full of vigor, excitement, knowledge and wide-ranging cultural, political, and artistic insights. As a major component of Treefort Music Fest, Storyfort artists bring their powerful narratives beyond the literary – infusing voice, wisdom, and story to the overall scope of a festival that brings music, technology, yoga, culinary arts, craft beer and cider, performance art, and comedy to the Pacific Northwest.

Storyfort’s mission is to keep its events free and open to the public, and to continue to perpetuate great art and discourse in the Boise community and far beyond. Storyfort has grown from approximately 500 attendees in 2014 to 4,200 in 2019.

TEAM

Christian Winn, Storyfort Director

Christian Winn is a fiction writer, poet, teacher of writing, and lover of great stories, interesting humans, the occasional card game, Miranda July, The Mountain Goats, Jennifer Egan, and this amazing thing called Treefort. He is the co-founder of Storyfort and is stoked to see Storyfort move into its sixth year as a bigger, badder, kickass celebration of story!

Joe Davidson, Assistant Director

Joe Davidson started out as the ultimate Storyfort fanboy and somehow managed to sneak his way on to the team. He is currently in the process of obtaining a BFA in Fiction at Boise State University, and when he’s not getting thoroughly involved with stories he’s probably out playing with his dog.

Allison Maier, Assistant

Allison Maier is a nonprofit outreach coordinator, occasional freelance reporter and endeavoring fiction writer. She moved back to her hometown of Boise six years ago, after studying journalism and covering stories in Montana and New York City. This is her first year on the Storyfort team. When not working, she is likely pairing books and coffee, wandering the Greenbelt with her canine soul mate or listening to an extensive repertoire of podcasts.

Amy Burton, Storyfort Assistant

Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Amy has bounced around Boise and the Pacific Northwest since 1987. She has a BFA in theatre from the University of Idaho and is currently pursuing an associates in creative writing from the College of Western Idaho. She loves to read, journal, bake cookies, sew, do yoga, and enjoys spending time with her partner Noble and their dog, Chimichanga.

Forest Gerlach, Storyfort Assistant

Forest Gerlach has been in love with storytelling in its many forms ever since he created a four-page comic for fun in kindergarten.  He is only a few months away from a BA in Rhetoric & Composition, but he wants to explore every possible opportunity to learn.  Outside of writing and school, he enjoys finding new recipes to cook, trails to hike, and music to listen to.  He’s okay at Super Smash Bros too.


Eric Amador, Storyfort Intern

Eric Amador is a McNair Scholar at Boise State University. They are currently in their senior year at BSU and will be graduating in the spring of 2020 with a BA in Creative Writing. Aside from fiction writing, they have a love for good horror movies, alternative rock music, bad puns, and cheesy dad jokes. Eric also doesn’t trust stairs. They’re always up to something…

2020 Storyfort Lineup!

Kristen Arnett

Kristen Arnett

Meredith May

Meredith May

Tess Vigeland

Tess Vigeland

Lydia Fitzpatrick

Lydia Fitzpatrick

Olivia Gatwood

Olivia Gatwood

Julia Claiborne Johnson

Julia Claiborne Johnson

Eloisa Amezcua

Eloisa Amezcua

Jennifer Haigh

Jennifer Haigh

Andrea Gibson

Andrea Gibson

Jonathan Evison

Jonathan Evison

J. Reuben Appelman

J. Reuben Appelman

Mary Pauline Lowry

Mary Pauline Lowry

Chris Marcil

Chris Marcil

Lyd Havens

Lyd Havens

Nick Jaina

Nick Jaina

Quinn Grover

Quinn Grover

Idaho Matters

Idaho Matters

Writing the Lesbian Domestic: A Conversation with Kristen Arnett

Writing the Lesbian Domestic: A Conversation with Kristen Arnett

Storyfort Presents: Voices of Treefort Music Fest

Storyfort Presents: Voices of Treefort Music Fest

The Latino Card (Rebecca De León, JJ Saldaña, Ashley Miller)

The Latino Card (Rebecca De León, JJ Saldaña, Ashley Miller)

Challenging Stereotypes through Dialogue: The Human Library

Challenging Stereotypes through Dialogue: The Human Library

We Do Keanu

We Do Keanu

Stand By Your Band

Stand By Your Band

Behind Gray Walls

Behind Gray Walls

Crossborder Voices: Exploring the Diaspora

Crossborder Voices: Exploring the Diaspora

What Remains: Women and True Crime

What Remains: Women and True Crime

Backstage Pass: Stories of Music, Mosh Pits, and Mayhem

Backstage Pass: Stories of Music, Mosh Pits, and Mayhem

Genuine Wrestleboys

Genuine Wrestleboys

The Grimace Half-Hour Power Hour

The Grimace Half-Hour Power Hour

The River Runners: Tales of BIG Water and Howling at the Moon

The River Runners: Tales of BIG Water and Howling at the Moon

A Diamond in the Slushpile: Exploring Literary Publishing From First Story to Bestseller

A Diamond in the Slushpile: Exploring Literary Publishing From First Story to Bestseller

Ten Laws with East Forest

Ten Laws with East Forest

Catherine Kyle, Comics

Catherine Kyle, Comics

Love Service Wisdom

Love Service Wisdom

Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under The Influence of Butter & Booze

Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under The Influence of Butter & Booze

Fish Rot From the Head Down: Poetry and Performance

Fish Rot From the Head Down: Poetry and Performance

Poetry and Mimosas

Poetry and Mimosas

That Baseball Show

That Baseball Show

Van Sounds

Van Sounds

Navigating Grief through Writing: A Generative Workshop

Navigating Grief through Writing: A Generative Workshop

Peace Corps Stories: Love International

Peace Corps Stories: Love International

Stories of Engagement: A Roadmap to Activism

Stories of Engagement: A Roadmap to Activism

Queer Community Building: Challenges, Joys, and Evolution

Queer Community Building: Challenges, Joys, and Evolution

Drawdown: A Plan to Reverse Global Warming

Drawdown: A Plan to Reverse Global Warming

Idaho’s Lifeblood: Our Rivers, Our Fish, Our Lives

Idaho’s Lifeblood: Our Rivers, Our Fish, Our Lives

Get Sh*t Done: Putting the Words Down

Get Sh*t Done: Putting the Words Down

A Novel Life: CWI + Storyfort Fiction Workshop with Mary Lowry, Lydia Fitzpatrick, Julia Claiborne Johnson

A Novel Life: CWI + Storyfort Fiction Workshop with Mary Lowry, Lydia Fitzpatrick, Julia Claiborne Johnson

The Writer’s Game: The Intersection of Sports, Literature, Writing Process

The Writer’s Game: The Intersection of Sports, Literature, Writing Process

Idaho Reports Live

Idaho Reports Live

Cocktail Stories

Cocktail Stories

Tooth and Bristle: BSU MFA Showcase

Tooth and Bristle: BSU MFA Showcase

The Human Library: Check it Out

The Human Library: Check it Out

Guns and the West: The Culture, Controversy, and Little-known Facts

Guns and the West: The Culture, Controversy, and Little-known Facts

Carrie Callaghan

Carrie Callaghan

Matthew James Babcock

Matthew James Babcock

Ben Chappell

Ben Chappell

Stories of our Collective Future: 2020 Youth Writing Challenge

Stories of our Collective Future: 2020 Youth Writing Challenge

Alex Dimitrov

Alex Dimitrov

CMarie Fuhrman

CMarie Fuhrman

Dr. Marlene Tromp

Dr. Marlene Tromp

Kevin Allred

Kevin Allred

Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour

Jacob’s Story: Unique Pathways to Learning

Jacob’s Story: Unique Pathways to Learning

The Spokane Writers Showcase

The Spokane Writers Showcase

The Poetry Confessional: Poets Offering Absolution

The Poetry Confessional: Poets Offering Absolution

Write it Funny: How Humor Writing Happens

Write it Funny: How Humor Writing Happens

How to be a Feminist Princess

How to be a Feminist Princess

Lindsay Meloy

Lindsay Meloy

Aaron and Dina Hueth

Aaron and Dina Hueth

Mark Masarik

Mark Masarik

Samantha Guerrero

Samantha Guerrero

Ellen Bush

Ellen Bush

Anarchy Means Friendship: Cultivating Healthy Relationships

Anarchy Means Friendship: Cultivating Healthy Relationships

Tai Simpson

Tai Simpson

Samuel Ligon

Samuel Ligon

Michael Forman

Michael Forman

Rosseli Guerrero

Rosseli Guerrero

Cody Cornwall

Cody Cornwall

Palina Louangketh

Palina Louangketh

Kate Lebo

Kate Lebo

Katy Dang

Katy Dang

K Lange

K Lange

Stephanie Oakes

Stephanie Oakes

John Brueck

John Brueck

Jonas Seiler

Jonas Seiler

Bethany Martinez

Bethany Martinez

Aileen Keown Vaux

Aileen Keown Vaux

Ben Wickham

Ben Wickham

Larry Rosen

Larry Rosen

Our Bodies Are Autonomous: A Consent Workshop

Our Bodies Are Autonomous: A Consent Workshop

Michael Ensch

Michael Ensch

Alicia Gray and Evan Leacox

Alicia Gray and Evan Leacox

Leyna Krow

Leyna Krow

Alfredo Ocaranza González

Alfredo Ocaranza González

Allan and Kathy Cawrse

Allan and Kathy Cawrse

Kevin Mazzarelli

Kevin Mazzarelli

Aubrie Gribble

Aubrie Gribble

Dani Elizabeth

Dani Elizabeth

Mary Koehler

Mary Koehler

Cayla Sanderson

Cayla Sanderson

Paul Delathauwer

Paul Delathauwer

Peter Hazel

Peter Hazel

Joplin Morgan

Joplin Morgan

Jerry James

Jerry James

Kelly Harwood

Kelly Harwood

Tyler Brewington

Tyler Brewington

From Baker Beach to Black Rock City, a Conversation on Burning Man

From Baker Beach to Black Rock City, a Conversation on Burning Man

Harrison Berry

Harrison Berry

Rebecca De León

Rebecca De León

CL Young

CL Young

Dana Menlove

Dana Menlove

Mike Prater

Mike Prater

Corey Mitchell

Corey Mitchell

Seth Ashley

Seth Ashley

Gina Watson

Gina Watson

Dora Ramirez

Dora Ramirez

Sáša Woodruff

Sáša Woodruff

Isabel Everett

Isabel Everett

Reversing Global Warming: An Introduction to Drawdown

Reversing Global Warming: An Introduction to Drawdown

Kim Cross

Kim Cross

Writing True Crime: Ethics, Approaches, Hows, Whys

Writing True Crime: Ethics, Approaches, Hows, Whys

Alan Heathcock

Alan Heathcock

The Difficult Work: Music, Culture, and Criticism with Hanif Abdurraqib

The Difficult Work: Music, Culture, and Criticism with Hanif Abdurraqib

Marcia Crosby

Marcia Crosby

Becca Anderson

Becca Anderson

Jacqui Reiko Teruya

Jacqui Reiko Teruya

Stephen R. Miller

Stephen R. Miller

Caleb Deno

Caleb Deno

Aaron LoPatin

Aaron LoPatin

Malia Collins

Malia Collins

Dr. Evelyn Johnson

Dr. Evelyn Johnson

Kristi Henech

Kristi Henech

Mitch Wieland

Mitch Wieland

Lisa Stravers

Lisa Stravers

Melissa Morales

Melissa Morales

Tessy Ward

Tessy Ward

Doug Lawrence

Doug Lawrence

Erica Deshner Cornwall

Erica Deshner Cornwall

Russell Simone Wilson

Russell Simone Wilson