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Upcoming events

    • Monday, June 21, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance.  

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Monday, June 21, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance. 

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance.  

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 2
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting. 

    The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice


    Details:

    • We have added a new Word Sprint Tuesdays to our calendar as a new set of sessions starting July 6th. Please register for this new set of sessions again if you want to continue to attend. To register, click here. The Zoom link will remain the same as this one.

    • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.


    Studio Lead: Mary Sloat   Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance. 

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Wednesday, June 23, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance.  

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Wednesday, June 23, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance. 

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance.  

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 9
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting. 

    The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice


    Details:

    • Important> We have added a new Word Sprint Thursdays to our calendar as a new set of sessions starting July 1st. Please register for this new set of sessions again if you want to continue to attend. To register, click here. The Zoom link will remain the same as this one.
    • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.


    Studio Lead: Mary Sloat  Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance. 

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR062421MC
    • 2
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    The best characters are much more than their physical characteristics; they are fully rounded, multi-dimensional, and capable of plunging a reader into an emotionally fulfilling adventure, another world and another life. In this workshop we will look at the psychology of characterization, self concept, backstory, and the emotional arc as tools for creating intricate and complex characters with conflicts, motivations, challenges and pasts that bring them alive on the page.


    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, June 22nd at 6:30pm (Pacific Daylight Time).
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.

    Instructor Bio:

    Megan Chance is the best-selling, critically acclaimed author of several novels. Her novel Bone River was an Amazon Book of the Month, A Drop of Ink was an Editors' Choice of the Historical Novel Society, and An Inconvenient Wife was an IndieNext pick. In addition to her historical fiction novels, Chance is the author of the young adult Fianna Trilogy, short stories, and eight historical romance novels. Her novels have been translated into several different languages. She is also a popular workshop speaker whose speaking credits include the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, Romance Writers of America National Conference, Edmonds Write on the Sound Conference, the Seattle Assistance League, Timberland Regional Libraries, and many others.

    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance.  

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance. 

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Monday, June 28, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance.  

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Monday, June 28, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance. 

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance.  

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance. 

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance.  

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Open Studio is for BARN members and may include a group of up to 3 people as long as at least one is a member. Please register in advance. 

    Important Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. Join the waitlist if registration has reached capacity. If there is a cancellation, the registrar will notify you via email.
    • To maintain safety protocols, there are 3 spots available for each 2-hour slot (9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00). You must register for each time slot. Please register for only two open studios per week. To view our calendar, click here.
    • Please read the studio’s specific safety protocols here.

    BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.

    There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Class Time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR063021MD-W
    • 9
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Haiku is more than counting syllables, and you can apply its refined techniques as a literary art to other kinds poetry and prose. Haiku can teach you how to control the sharp image, an emphasis on now, implication vs. explanation, seasonal awareness, objectivity vs. subjectivity, and more. This interactive class will dig into haiku to generate common "targets" (not rules) for haiku in English, and help you improve your haiku or apply haiku strategies to all your writing. We'll also cover some of the history of haiku in Japanese and English, and end with writing exercises plus optional sharing and discussion.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Monday, June 28th at 6:30pm (Pacific Time)
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.


    Instructor Bio:

    Michael Dylan Welch is president of the Redmond Association of Spokenword, and for 15 years has also curated Redmond's monthly SoulFood Poetry Night. He has served two years as Redmond poet laureate. Michael is also cofounder of the Haiku North America conference (1991) and the American Haiku Archives (1996), founder of the Tanka Society of America (2000), the Seabeck Haiku Getaway (2008), and National Haiku Writing Month (2010).

    He currently coedits First Frost, a new haiku journal. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals, anthologies, and his own books, in at least 20 languages, and he was won first place in numerous haiku contests. In 2012, one of his waka translations from the Japanese was printed on the back of 150 million U.S. postage stamps, and in 2013 he was keynote speaker for the Haiku International Association conference in Tokyo. Michael's website, devoted mostly to haiku and other poetry, is www.graceguts.com.


    • Thursday, July 01, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 52
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting. 

    The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice


    Details:

    • You can register at any time even if some sessions have passed.
    • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.

    Studio Lead: Mary Sloat  Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Sunday, July 04, 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 11:30 PM (PDT)


    • Tuesday, July 06, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, August 31, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 52
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting. 

    The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice


    Details:

    • You can register at anytime even if a session has passed.

    • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.


    Studio Lead: Mary Sloat   Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Thursday, July 08, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI, Class Code WR070821WR
    • 12
    Register

    It’s time to take your writing seriously. Warren Read—writer, educator, and published author—will guide you through the creative development of the short story in this four-session workshop. 

    The class will cover the elements of a fully realized short story: character development, setting, dialogue, and point of view. Each session will include writing advice, fluency prompts, sharing your work with class members, and writing groups/workshopping. Between meetings, you will focus on developing your short story.

    All levels of writers are welcome. We ask that you come to class with either a draft already in motion, or at least a thumbnail sketch of an idea in mind. The first class will focus on the exploration of what you already have in place.

    Participants might take a look at the book, Ron Carlson Writes a Story, for ideas on how to get started. You are encouraged to get a copy from the library, Eagle Harbor Books, Amazon, Kindle, iBooks, and others. 

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone is required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.

    Instructor Bio:

    Warren Read is the author of the novels, One Simple Thing (2021, Ig Publishing), and Ash Falls (2017, Ig Publishing). In 2009 his memoir, The Lyncher in Me was released by Borealis Books. His fiction has appeared in Hot Metal Bridge, Mud Season Review, Sliver of Stone, Inklette, Switchback Magazine and the Christmas issue of East Bay Review. He is an assistant principal in Bainbridge Island, WA; in 2015 he received his MFA in from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. Learn more about Warren at www.warren-read.com


    • Wednesday, July 14, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Wednesday, September 08, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN's Zoom Room 2
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    **This event will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Hosted by Membership Coordinator Jen Primm.

    An open forum of discussion for BARN Members to gather and chat every second Wednesday of the month. Jen may bring topics of conversation to the meeting.

    Members, please register here to receive the Zoom link right away. It will be sent to the email address you used to register. A reminder email will also be sent one day prior to the event.

    This event will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    The BARN Member newsletter is emailed the fourth Wednesday of the month. The link to join is also provided in that monthly newsletter about a week prior to the event. 

    If you have questions, please contact Jen at Membership@bainbridgebarn.org.

    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time
    • 90
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    We’re excited to offer another salon via Zoom for writers of ALL levels of experience to read their work to an appreciative audience. All of this takes place from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer with a microphone.

    This is a great opportunity to practice reading for your own book signings and a wonderful chance to reach new readers and meet people who love words as much as you do.

    We will have slots for 12 readers to read five-minute selections. Keeping to a prescribed time limit is a skill and a courtesy all writers need to learn. (Of course you don’t have to use the entire five minutes if you have something very short.) Please register for "Reader" soon in order to snag one of these spots. We will also have plenty of room in cyberspace for members of the audience to enjoy some great readings.

    Format:

    1. Brief introductions. (Say your name, what you write, and give us a wave.)
    2. At this point, everyone except the reader will be muted by the host. 
    3. Five-minute intermission. Everyone will be unmuted to chat or do whatever needs to be done.
    4. We’ll unmute everyone, and those who want to hang out can chat for a bit.

    Very Important:

    Everyone who wants to participate, whether as a reader or an appreciative audience participant, must register for this free event. We need your information in order to send you a Zoom link.

    Please don’t be afraid to try this. I had my doubts that it would work until I took part in a Zoom salon with another group. It’s more relaxed than standing at a podium! We had a wonderful time, and it was great to see new faces.

    Details:

    • This class will be live streamed via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email account you registered with one day prior to the start. Please watch for this email.

    Martha Kay Salinas writes young adult fiction and spends way too much time writing for Facebook instead of working on her blog. In an earlier life she worked as a marriage and family therapist. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing in 2015, and she’s currently writing a young adult novel set in 1968.


    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code: WR072020BS
    • 0
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    This four session course will walk students through the process of creating their own comics and graphic novels from idea to finished product. Topics covered included elements of story telling, creating narrative, creating characters, drawing, inking, and coloring comics.

    Billy Simms is an award winning artist and educator. He holds a BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in theatrical scenic and lighting design, an MS from The Johns Hopkins University in special education, and an MFA in studio art from Miami University. He lives in Hamilton, OH with his wife and four cats.

    Details:

    Age LevelYouth Class, Ages 12-18.

    • Registration will close on Saturday, July 17th.
    • This class will be held in BARN's outdoor classroom located in the back.
    • To register your youth please put in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). Please fill out the youth's birth year field. All reminder emails will be sent to the email you registered with.
    • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • Please complete and return this fill-able PDF minor participation permission form. If you have questions about the minor participation form, please contact Program Manager, Jess Henderson at Jessh@bainbridgebarn.org.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick.  More details can be found here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

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    • Sunday, August 08, 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (PDT)
    • Great Room & Kitchen


    BARN Member BBQ from 2:30 TO 4:30. Members will receive an invite. More information to come soon. 

    • Thursday, August 12, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Daylight Time, Class Code: WR081221JB
    • 10
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    Picture of Author Janée J. Baugher

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Have you wanted to write a story but felt overwhelmed by the length of a novel? Have you tried writing a short story but 20+ pages still felt untenable? This class is for you! A short-short story (flash fiction) has two requirements, says author Fred Chappell: “that it be quite short and that it be troubling.” In this generative class, we’ll review the elements of craft employed by fiction writers (with a nod to the craft of poetry) and we’ll read and discuss examples of flash fiction from anthologies such as Sudden Fiction and Flash Fiction. We’ll compose our own flash stories by responding to some in-class writing exercises, which are designed to help you write succinctly while suspending disbelief.

    Details:

      • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, August 10th at 8:30pm (Pacific Daylight Time).
      • This class will be presented via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
      Instructor Bio:

      Janée J. Baugher is the author of guidebook, The Ekphrastic Writer: Creating Art-Influence Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction, as well as poetry collections, The Body’s Physics and Coördinates of Yes. Since earning an MFA, her writing has been published in journals such as Saturday Evening Post, Tin House, The Southern Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, and Nimrod. Her stage adaptations have been featured at University of Cincinnati, University of North Carolina-Pembroke, and Otterbein University, and she’s been a featured reader at the Library of Congress. Baugher is an assistant editor at Boulevard and the columnist at The Ekphrastic Review.



      • Thursday, August 19, 2021
      • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
      • Class is Pacific Daylight Time, Class Code: WR0081921RR
      • 93
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      **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

      Writing non-fiction feature articles for newspapers and magazines can be both challenging and rewarding. Join us for a conversation with Richard Rosenthal, a writer with over four decades of experience, along with studio lead, Mary Sloat, in a discussion about the ins and outs of interviewing and how he transforms a recording into a finished article.

      Details:

      • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, June 15th at 7:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time).
      • This class will be presented via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.

      Instructor Bio:

      Richard has written articles for numerous newspapers and magazines covering sports, community interests, and the music industry. In addition to being a writer, he is an editor and helps mentor new writers.

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      • Saturday, September 18, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
      • Class Time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR091821MM
      • 9
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      **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

      As writers we long to hook our readers’ hearts as well as their minds. That happens when we realize that at its core, every story is a survival story. Together we’ll discover how conflict and tension fuel a character’s emotional journey and keep readers engrossed until the very end. Using examples from current literature, we’ll discuss techniques to strengthen your story’s emotional core, hook their hearts and identify the one thing every powerful story has in common.

      Optional--Be prepared to participate in short writing exercises. Come with the seed of a story you’ve always wanted to write, opening pages or better yet a work in progress.


      Details:

      • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, September 16th at 12:00pm (Pacific Time).
      • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.


      Instructor Bio:

      Maureen McQuerry is the author of four novels, 2 board book series, and 2 nonfiction books, including: The Peculiars, Beyond The Door, The Telling Stone, Between, Before And After, Big Ideas For Little Philosophers and the forthcoming Big Ideas For Little Environmentalists.  Her poetry can be found in literary journals.

      Her books have been selected for YALSA best fiction, ALA best book, Bank Street Best Books, and sold in 5 languages. Publisher’s Weekly calls her YA and MG work “evocative of The Dark is Rising and Neil Gaimen.” Most recently the Big Ideas series sold at auction to Penguin/Putnam and will be followed by Big Ideas For Little Environmentalists next year.

      Maureen taught for 20 years, specializing in gifted education, and was the McAuliffe fellow for WA state in 2000. She currently lives on an island near Seattle with her husband, a hive full of bees, and four chicken sisters.


      • Saturday, September 25, 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN's Great Room, Class Code: WR092521BJ
      • 10
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      Mastering the Hook, the Query Letter, and the Verbal Pitch

      Agents report that they’re flooded with more queries and proposals than ever before, even as publishers cut back the number of books they produce each year. How can you break through the noise and get your project noticed? This class will help you step back and see your fiction or nonfiction work through fresh eyes and a business-based perspective. We’ll identify the things that make your work unique, marketable, and irresistible to publishing gatekeepers, and then with lots of examples and time for practice and personal feedback, we’ll work on verbal “elevator pitches,” the short hooks that are also great for query letters. We’ll also cover the structure of a query letter, and some tips and tricks for getting an agent or publisher’s attention.

      This is also a valuable class for self-publishing writers who want to pitch their books so that readers pay attention.

      Details:

      • This class will be held in BARN's Great Room located on the upper level just past the front desk.
      • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More BARN-wide details can be found here.
      Instructor Bio:

      Beth Jusino is a publishing consultant for both traditional and self-publishing authors, with almost 20 years of experience helping writers navigate the complicated space between manuscript and final book. A former literary agent and marketing director, she’s the author of the award-winning The Author’s Guide to Marketing and has ghostwritten or collaborated on half a dozen additional titles. Beth is a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, a regular speaker for Seattle Public Library’s #SeattleWrites workshops, and has taught at writers’ conferences across the country. Visit her online at www.bethjusino.com or on Twitter @bethjusino.