“Hoo, Hoo … Lives in Hulls Gulch,” a new hard-bound book featuring poems and artwork by local students, will be unveiled at a book-signing party from 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road.
This collaborative place-based book features poetry, art and photography celebrating the plant and animal residents and honoring the people who had the vision to protect the Hulls Gulch Reserve. The book sells for $20 and is currently available at the Foothills Learning Center.
At the event, there will be poetry readings by campers from The Cabin’s Writing Wild program and students who participated in Writers in the Schools. Original artwork created by Timberline High School students will be on display. Graphic design students from the Dehryl A. Dennis Technical Education Center and volunteer photographers are also expected to attend.
The 20-page publication features the work of students and faculty from several local schools, including:
- · Cynthia Mann – Lindsey Habig – The Magnificent Black Widow poem. She was in 5th grade in April 2013 when poem was accepted.
- · Horizon – Jaelyn Quisel – Because I am a Pocket Gopher poem. She was in 5th grade in June of 2012 when poem was accepted.
- · Timberline High School – Pat Thorpe, art teacher coordinated art for book.
- · Dennis Technical – Tony Maurer, graphic design teacher worked with students on initial design.
The Foothills Learning Center is operated by Boise Parks & Recreation. The building is located in the heart of Hulls Gulch, an open-space reserve that was preserved 20 years ago thanks to the advocacy efforts of local volunteers.