Congratulations to Dede Ryan for being named the new Executive Director of The Cabin! From the press release:
BOISE—Scott Gill, President of The Cabin’s Board of Directors, today announced that Dede Ryan will be The Cabin’s next Executive Director.
“After an extensive six-month search and interview process, I am very pleased to confirm that Dede has accepted the position of Executive Director for The Cabin,” Gill said. “Her long association with The Cabin, vast experience as a professional writer, and acumen as a business manager are the perfect combination to take our organization forward. Dede is a powerhouse of energy and ideas, and there is fresh excitement and optimism about what’s ahead for The Cabin and for our literary community.”
“I’m thrilled to lead The Cabin as we write the next chapter in our history,” said Ryan. “Our programs have helped thousands of people of all ages enrich their lives through reading and writing. I look forward to collaborating with the board, our members, and the community to maintain the excellence of our current programs while we expand with creative new programs and projects in the years ahead.”
Ryan has long been immersed in every aspect of professional writing, including a decade as a journalist on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. She has published hundreds of feature articles and essays, written print and broadcast advertising, corporate videos, annual reports and web text. Recently, her first novel was published as a Kindle e-book.
“The publishing world has been turned on its head over the last few years,” says Ryan. “But writing is still the same. Whether you use an iPad or a pencil and paper, a writer is still writing words one by one, creating something new and unique. Again and again through Cabin programs, I have witnessed the transformative power of the writing process. It’s not just a tag line for us – words really do work wonders.”
For 15 years, The Cabin has inspired a love of reading, writing and discourse in Idaho communities. Idaho Writing Camps, Writers in the Schools, and Readings & Conversations are all programs provided to the community by The Cabin through the generous support of government grants, corporate and foundation contributions, and private donations from members. For more information, please visit our websitewww.thecabinidaho.org or call The Cabin at 208-331-8000.