Literary Luncheon

Idaho Writers Guild LITERARY LUNCH

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

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

(Doors open at 11:15)


Speaker: Tim Chizmar, Writer & Humorist
Topic: How to Get Out of Your Own Damn Way

Since graduating from Edinboro University with his BA in Communications, Tim has written for various magazines and sold many short stories and screenplays. As a member of the prestigious Horror Writers Association he signed a celebrated three book deal in 2014. Horror Legend Clive Barker has said of Tim's writings- "Reaches past the conventions of the commonplace." Aside from the dark topics his credits to date include ABC, FOX, Showtime, Playboy, NBC, CMT, The Hallmark Channel, and many more. As a headlining comedian he has worked with Jeff Foxworthy, Jon Lovitz, Daniel Tosh, Dana Carvey, and Kevin Smith. 

When he’s not inspiring fellow writers by being on various Comic-Con panels or a speaker at Hollywood Success events, he's constantly working on his next project. Because... there's always a next project! Tim has been a successful film director, comedian, and producer but left the glitz and glam of Hollywood, CA behind in early 2017 for the mountains and peacefulness of Idaho as he completes his first memoir which is an elaboration on his short story "California Dreaming" recently published in Chicken Soul for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness. He's looking forward to having a frank, honest, and hopefully engaging discussion on the business of the writing craft. 

The fee (which includes lunch) is $20 for members of the Idaho Writers Guild and $25 for non-members. 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 public.


  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.