Literary Luncheon

Idaho Writers Guild LITERARY LUNCH
The Relevance of Writing

The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise
$20 for members, $25 for guests

Writing Across the Divides with Dan Costello

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

(Doors open at 11:15)


Finding Harmony and Creativity Through Multiple Disciplines
Join Dan and his guitar in this interactive discussion covering: 

• how to recognize the potential for a piece to become something else of a different genre or discipline
• staying open to how that other discipline might improve or inform the original content
• differences and similarities between songwriting and prose
• seeking inspiration from multiple disciplines (even cooking)

Dan Costello is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and prime staple of the remote but robust music scene in Boise. Armed at an early age with a radio and a baritone ukulele, his love for music led him to a classical guitar degree from Boise State and a full-time professional music career now spanning over twenty years, bending and blending genres as a performer, writer/arranger, educator and simultaneous rabble-rouser/peacemaker in his local community.

As a writer, Dan recently won first place in the 2017 Idaho Writers Guild Writing Contest for his nonfiction memoir entry "Chicken Coop Epiphanies." Though primarily a songwriter, and a recreational writer through journaling and social media platforms, he has shaped and utilized his writing skills in an almost comically diverse range of endeavors: a document developer for a locally-based tech giant; a newsletter writer and editor for a local recreational sport organization; a reviewer for online music sites; a copy editor for ad agencies and web content developers; a script writer and narrator for radio programs and podcasts. He even contributed to a cookbook project, a topic which inspires much passion in his daily life.

Dan resides in Boise, ID with his wife and step-son, along with Nina the dog, Jasper and Ziggy the cats, and a rotating cast of domestic fowl.

The Idaho Writers Guild, writers working for writers, meets the third Tuesday of every month (excluding November and December). The Literary Lunches are open to the publicThe fee (which includes lunch) is $20 for members of the Idaho Writers Guild and $25 for non-members. For more information about the IWG Literary Lunch, go to, contact Merilee Marsh, 208-921-5328, or email


  1. Really enjoyed the roundtable discussions. Went back for double doses of 'Story Structure' and 'The Importance of Place', but the one that surprised me the most was 'Television Scriptwriting' with Royce. It's not something that I had ever looked at before, but the difference in perspective between a novel, television script, and even a movie script are pretty fascinating.
    I had planned on handing out cards with my upcoming book, 'Blademage Adept' (Now in Pre-Order on Kindle), but left them by the comment basket due to the chaotic nature of this particular luncheon. Not many cards got taken, but they must have been noticed, according to the spike on Amazon. Thanks for the support, guys!

  2. Your book looks great Chris! Congrats on your writing success!

  3. I'm not able to make it to the luncheon tomorrow. Please donate my ticket fee to someone else or use it as a general donation. Sorry to miss!

  4. I'm new to Idaho Writers Guild - just joined yesterday. I plan to attend the luncheon on Sept 20th. I don't see a place on this page (or elsewhere) to pay in advance.