Writers' Calendar

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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, June 18, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 27, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom Main Room, Class Code: WR061820JG
    • 2
    Registration is closed

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

    Learn fresh ways to express and hear your writing voice in this workshop series. 

    Past participants have requested an online opportunity during this stay at home period. Whether you've participated before, are generating work for a project or not, or maybe want to write your pandemic memoir, Julie will offer a six week series for the first eight people who sign up.

    A safe environment is created to provide writers of all levels and genres an opportunity to generate new writing.

    Two prompts will be provided with opportunities to read and receive responses to fresh written material.  Responses can only begin with: what is strong, what I like and what stays with me. An additional prompt will be given to participants to write to in between sessions.

    Details

    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • An email will be sent to you 1 day before each session start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email.

    Instructor bio:

    Julie Gardner, an Amherst Writers & Artists Affiliate, has led WritersGathering writing groups, workshops and retreats in Seattle for nearly a decade. A safe environment for writers of all levels and all genres is created. Past participants have said they learn more about their strengths, discover new ones, develop their repertoire of craft elements, take risks, generate writing, and have fun learning and generating writing with others.




    • Monday, June 29, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Monday, August 17, 2020
    • (PDT)

    BARN will remain closed to members and the public until Kitsap County is approved for Phase 3 of the state's Safe Start plan. The calendar will be updated once we can safely reopen.

    • Thursday, August 06, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Zoom Room
    • 84
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    In the spirit of Gertrude Stein, but minus her Paris apartment and Ernest Hemingway, BARN Writers will be hosting a 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. The noise from a dozen or more households is very distracting. The first six readers will participate in the order announced.
    3. Five- to ten-minute intermission. Everyone will be unmuted to chat or do whatever needs to be done.
    4. The final six readers will participate in the order announced. Everyone except the reader will be muted.
    5. 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 link will be sent to the email account your registered with. Please watch for this email.

    Instructor Bio:

    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.


    • Saturday, August 08, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Zoom, Class Code: WR080820LB
    • 12
    Register

    Lynn Brunelle & Maureen McQueery**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Editors, agents and producers are clamoring for high concept story ideas. We've all heard the term, but what does it really mean? Can character driven stories be high concept? Can a story be profound and high concept? 

    In this 2 hour workshop we'll discuss the elements of a high concept story, learn from examples that have been well received, and spend time brainstorming ways to tweak your story premise to make it  both original and appealing to a large audience, the kind of high concept idea that will catch the eye of an agent, editor or producer.

    Details:

    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A link will be sent to join the Zoom online meeting. Please watch for this email.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Lynn Brunelle is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy with over 25 years’ experience writing for people of all ages, across all manner of media. Previously a classroom science, English, and art teacher for kids K-12, an editor, illustrator, and award-winning author of over 45 titles, Lynn has created, developed, and written projects for Chronicle, Workman, National Geographic, Scholastic, Random House, Penguin, A&E, Discovery Channel, Disney, ABC TV, NBC, NPR, the Annenburg Foundation, World Almanac, Cranium, and PBS.

    A regular contributor to NBC’s New Day Northwest as a family science guru, Martha Stewart Radio as a family activity consultant, and a contributor to NPR’s Science Friday, she is the creator of the Mama Gone Geek blog and Tabletop Science (videos that make science fun and accessible). Lynn won five Telly Awards and two CINE awards for her music videos, which range in topics from bullying prevention, child protection, and the adolescent brain for international curriculums through Committee for Children, to independent projects encouraging science literacy and STEAM.

    Her latest book for adults, a memoir called Mama Gone Geek, was released in 2014 and won the Independent Publishing Award Gold Medal.  Her newest book, Turn This Book into a Beehive was released in 2018.

    Maureen McQuerry is an award winning poet, novelist and teacher. Her YA novel, The Peculiars is an ALA Best Book for Young Adult Readers 2013 and winner of the Westchester Award. Her other novels include the Celtic Mythology duo Beyond the Door and The Telling Stone, and most recently Between Before and After, one of Barnes and Nobles most anticipated historical fictions for 2019. Big Ideas for Little Philosophers, a 4 book series featuring Socrates, Descartes, Aristotle and DeBeauvior, for preschoolers, releases in July 2020 to be followed by Big Ideas for Little Environmentalists.

    Maureen taught middle school through college for almost twenty years in the Tri-Cities and was the McAuliffe Fellow for WA State in 2000. She currently lives on Bainbridge Island with  her husband, 4 chickens and a hive full of bees.


    • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Zoom Room 1
    • 8
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Image from Pexels.comIn this relaxed 90-minute Zoom class we will look at how teaching a craft topic can be designed for the online learning experience. With the help of curated video, guided discussions, checklists, worksheets, and demos, each participant will learn to take their own topic and develop it into a single class (for future expansion into a complete course of study) that will be applicable to the needs of the online learning environment.


    Details:

    • An email will be sent to the email you used to register for the class that will contain the Zoom video conferencing link to join. You will receive a registration confirmation email and emails 5 days and 1 day prior to class start date. Please watch for these emails. 
    • For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

    Instructor: Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980s. She authored the book, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P Excel Awards, in 2018



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    • Thursday, August 20, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers Zoom Room, Class Code WR082020JP
    • 78
    Register

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

    Jen came to BARN with the beginnings of her first novel and now has a published book and audiobook. The classes and community at BARN enabled her to finish, edit, and self-publish her first mystery book, The Key to Murder. Join us as we talk with Jen about her process from the beginning to the end of writing and self-publishing her book as well as how classes, her critique group, and the BARN community were an essential part of her success.

    Details

    • This is a free event, but please register so that you will receive the Zoom link to join this event.
    • This event will be presented via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

    Instructor Bio:

    Jen Pitts is a lifelong mystery reader who turned her obsession into writing cozy mysteries of her own. When she isn’t plotting fictional murder and mayhem, she’s chugging coffee, traveling, reading, and enjoying life with her children and husband in the Pacific Northwest.




    • Friday, August 21, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers Zoom Room, Class Code WR082120
    Register

    We are celebrating National Poetry Month in August! Join us for the online opening of the Ars Poetica show at BARN. It's exciting to finally be able to bring this beautiful collaboration  between fiber artists and poets to you. Without dressing up or getting in traffic, you can grab your favorite beverage and enjoy this opening show in the comfort of your home. 

    Details:

    • This event will be held via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • This event is free, but please register to receive the Zoom link. A link will be sent to join the Zoom online event in your registration confirmation. Please watch for this email.
    • Monday, September 07, 2020
    • (PDT)


    • Saturday, September 19, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Saturday, September 26, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR091920MB
    • 14
    Register

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

    So you want to write a novel? Or you’ve written 40,000 words of a novel, and suddenly find yourself stuck. Or your stories are interesting but lack a real plot.

    Michele Bacon is here to help. Over the course of two Saturdays, she’ll put you to work on developing a compelling protagonist, raising the stakes, and plotting your manuscript. Come with a full story idea or with only a desire to write a novel. You’ll leave with clear direction and a plot waiting to become a manuscript.

    The two sessions will include brief lectures, hands-on workshops, one-on-one discussion with Michele, and some partner work with other students.

    Details:

    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A link will be sent to join the Zoom online meeting. Please watch for this email.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

    Instructor

    Michele Bacon is the author of contemporary young adult novels Antipodes and Life Before.  Her work focuses on families, friends, and the complicated relationships therein. When she’s not writing, Michele loves skiing, playing tabletop games, traveling, and dreaming of travel. She’s visited all 50 states and dozens of countries, always eager to hear people’s stories and immerse herself in other cultures. Wherever she goes, Michele enjoys helping writers find their voices and tell their stories. And she loves coming home to Seattle, where she lives with her partner and three young children.



    • Saturday, October 10, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers Zoom Room, Class Code: WR101020BJ
    • 12
    Register

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

    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 workshop 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,” one-paragraph hooks (great for query letters), and the dreaded synopsis. (This is also a valuable class for self-publishing writers who want to pitch their books so that readers pay attention.)

     Attendees will…

    1. Be challenged to consider their work from a fresh, detached, commercial perspective.
    2. Learn how to condense full-length fiction and nonfiction projects into industry-appropriate 1-2 page synopses, and how to identify the compelling “hooks” that make great verbal pitches and query letter descriptions.
    3. Gain a realistic understanding of what publishers and agents are looking for in new authors, including author platform, compelling concept, and connection to existing popular trends.

    Details:

    • 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 you used to register. Please watch for this email.
    • There will be a short break during the class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    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.

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    • Saturday, October 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR101720SW
    Register

    Join Susan for a hands-on class that will work for emerging, intermediate, and experienced writers. Bring your ideas or your work-in-progress to explore the basics of novel structure, and leave with a work plan to move ahead with your story. Recommended reading prior to class: The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler, The Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber.

    Instructor Bio:

    Susan Wiggs’s life is all about family, friends…and fiction. 

    Susan has been featured in the national media, including NPR and USA Today, has given programs for the US Embassies in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, and is a popular speaker locally, nationally, internationally, and on the high seas.

    From the very start, her writings have illuminated the everyday dramas of ordinary people. Her books celebrate the power of love, the timeless bonds of family and the fascinating nuances of human nature. Today, she is an international best-selling, award-winning author, with millions of copies of her books in print in numerous countries and languages. 

    Her novels have appeared in the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, and have captured readers’ hearts around the globe. Her newest novel, The Lost and Found Bookshop will be released in 2020.






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    • Saturday, November 07, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Saturday, November 28, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code WR110720LF+
    • 10
    Register

    In these troubled times, the news reminds us daily that the difficult history we share is with us still and we all suffer as a result. The often unexamined legacies of the attempted genocide of indigenous people and the enslavement of Africans, in particular, continue to haunt our land. Through writing fiction, poetry or memoir, we can chart a path to help us move forward together.

    This class invites writers from all cultural lineages to bring their stories to the table. Lessons and assignments are designed to fit each individual’s skill level and project—beginner, intermediate, or advanced; fiction, poetry or creative non-fiction. Each session focuses on a different aspect of story craft—narrative arc, sensory detail, dialogue, mature narrator. Participants also learn to critique in ways that are supportive, honest and helpful by practicing deep listening.

    Writing can be a spiritual practice that teaches us to be fully present and alive to ourselves and the world.  Take a journey inward, tap into your imagination, and find the deep truths and visions.  In witnessing one another’s stories, let’s combine our energies to form a creative community of inspiration and compassion.


    Instructor Bios:

    Laura Bowers Foreman and Ann Holmes Redding met 14 years ago and have been partners in teaching writing for nearly a decade. Their friendship began with sharing their personal stories and discovering common commitments both to writing and healing from ancestral and national historical harms. Together, Laura and Ann embody African, European, and indigenous heritages. Over the years they have jointly participated in a number of circles dedicated to healing and restorative justice.

    Dubbed “the story doulas” by one student, Ann and Laura consciously support and coach each writer on the journey from inception to delivery of their work. They are experienced fellow travelers, helping students negotiate the sometimes unsettling information and emotions that may surface en route. They also confer with their students as they discern what vehicle—fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or some combination—best suits the task at hand.

    Laura Bowers Foreman offers her students all that she has gleaned from her twenty-five years as a writer. Her writing is informed by a passion for both the environment and social justice at every level, from the personal to the global. Her work has appeared in such publications as The Whitefish Review, About Place Journal, Nature in Legend and Story, Wildlife Conservation Magazine, and The Christian Science Monitor. She also has contributed to the anthologies Memoirs in the Light of Day and The Sweet Breathing of Plants (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), among others.

    Ann Holmes Redding brings 40+-years of teaching experience, wisdom, and compassion to her students. Creative expression as a medium for transformation stands at the center of her life work as a spiritual guide, speaker, and instructor.  Her essays and articles have been published in the Fairacres Chronicle and The Living Pulpit, as well as in scholarly works. She is co-author Out of Darkness into Light: Spiritual Guidance in the Qur’an with Reflections from Jewish and Christian Sources.

    • Friday, November 20, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM (PST)
    • BARN Wide Event

    BARN will be closed and the front and back doors locked down to both Members and Non-Members beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday night as we begin preparations for the Bazaar at BARN.

    Doors will reopen to all on Saturday, at 8:00 AM.

    If you have questions, please contact Carla our Membership Coordinator at Membership@bainbridgebarn.org.



    • Saturday, November 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • BARN wide event- No classes scheduled
    The BARN Bazaar is a new Bainbridge Island holiday tradition featuring a wide variety of art, crafts, and artisan foods, all made by hand. Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens all year round at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you’ll find an unmatched selection of original handmade items.

    Kick off the holidays in homegrown style. Join us for a day of shopping, food, and community!

    BARN members wishing to participate in this event must be a member for a minimum of 3 months (must join by August 31st) to participate. You can contact Carla Mackey at membership@bainbridgebarn.org for an application which will be available TBD.

Past events

Saturday, August 01, 2020 Introduction to Writing TV Pilots (Online)
Saturday, July 11, 2020 Researching and Crafting Narrative Nonfiction for Children (Online)
Saturday, July 04, 2020 BARN Closed: Independence Day Holiday
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Nature as Tool, Antidote, and Inspiration in Writing (Online)
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Susan Wiggs and Lian Dolan in conversation with Lynn Brunelle (Online)
Friday, June 19, 2020 Writers' Steering Committee Meeting (12-1:30)
Monday, June 15, 2020 Beyond Red-Haired, Green-Eyed Protagonists: Questions to Ponder as You Develop Main Characters (Online)
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Writers' Steering Committee Meeting (12-1:30)
Saturday, May 16, 2020 Contemporary YA: Writing enduring books from the heart (and what readers, agents and publishers are looking for today)
Saturday, May 02, 2020 It's Not Your Mother's Nancy Drew: Writing Middle Grade Fiction (Online)
Sunday, March 15, 2020 BARN CLOSED>>
Saturday, March 14, 2020 <<BARN CLOSED>> March 14 through March 31
Saturday, February 29, 2020 Weaving Fact with Fiction: How to Make It Work with J.A. Jance
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Writers: Guided Open Studio
Saturday, February 22, 2020 46 Self Editing Tips for Your Work in Progress
Thursday, February 20, 2020 Third Thursday: A Conversation with David Guterson
Saturday, February 08, 2020 Creating Memorable Characters: Beyond Blue-Eyed Blondes and Tall Dark and Handsome
Saturday, February 01, 2020 Dive into Children's Publishing - Writers' Tips and Resources
Friday, January 31, 2020 BARN Annual Community Group Meeting
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Humor Workshop: "Chaos Remembered in Tranquility"
Thursday, January 23, 2020 After Mary Oliver: Discovering Other Poets Who Inspire
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 BARN CLOSED Due to Inclement Weather
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 BARN CLOSED Due to Inclement Weather
Monday, January 13, 2020 BARN CLOSED Due to Inclement Weather
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Cut Up and Write: Using Literary Collage, Mosaic, and Kintsugi Methods to Create Style and Structure on the Page
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Restoring Steinbeck's Boat: Woodshop monthly meeting (Free Event)
Wednesday, January 01, 2020 Holiday: BARN CLOSED to members and the public
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Holiday: BARN CLOSED to members and the public
Monday, December 16, 2019 BARN Gratitude Luncheon for Staff, Leads, and Board (Great Room/Kitchen Reserved)
Sunday, December 08, 2019 Writers Studio Party: Cookies and a Conversation with Karl Marlantes
Thursday, November 28, 2019 BARN CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday
Saturday, November 23, 2019 BARN Bazaar
Friday, November 22, 2019 BARN CLOSED @ 7:00 pm - Preparations for Bazaar - No Member/Public Entry
Thursday, November 21, 2019 Salon
Sunday, November 03, 2019 The Art of the Sentence/The Art of the Paragraph
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 The Short Story
Saturday, October 19, 2019 It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Jump Start Your Memoir
Saturday, October 12, 2019 See Your Manuscript through an Editor’s Eyes
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Writing Children’s Picture Books
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Writing to Sell: A Persuasive Approach
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Write, Read and Respond
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Historical Fiction for the Contemporary Reader
Monday, September 02, 2019 Labor Day: BARN is Open Today (Click on link for more info)
Thursday, August 29, 2019 Summer Youth: Jump Starting College Application Essays (ages 13-18)
Friday, August 23, 2019 Summer Youth: Comics and Self Care (13-18)
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Stage and Screen Writers Group (Every Wednesday 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Friday, August 09, 2019 Tax & Business License Seminar for Fledgling Businesses
Friday, August 09, 2019 Prose Writers Group (Meets 2nd and 4th Friday of the Month 2:00 to 3:30)
Monday, August 05, 2019 Sound Writers (1st Monday of every other month)
Thursday, August 01, 2019 Flash Fiction: A Short-Short Story
Saturday, July 20, 2019 Conflict, Drama, and How to Hook your Reader
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Poetry of Place
Saturday, July 13, 2019 Partners in Crime: Police Practices for Writers
Saturday, July 06, 2019 Rotary Auction - No Classes at BARN from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, July 04, 2019 4th of July HOLIDAY
Thursday, June 27, 2019 Roundtable: Writing for Audio Drama
Sunday, June 23, 2019 Writing an Artist’s Statement
Saturday, June 22, 2019 You Wrote a Book: Now What? Understanding Today’s Publishing Choices
Sunday, June 16, 2019 Fathers Day - Holiday
Thursday, June 13, 2019 Book Group 4 Writers
Thursday, June 06, 2019 Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf Film - Co-hosted by Bloedel and BARN Garden Arts
Saturday, June 01, 2019 Donald Maass' The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Tell the Story Beneath the Surface
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Story Structure Goes Hollywood
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 How to Apply for an Artist Grant: A workshop presented by Artist Trust
Monday, May 27, 2019 Memorial Day Holiday
Thursday, May 23, 2019 Salon
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Your Novel: Where to Begin
Saturday, May 04, 2019 How to Build a Digital Presence for Writers
Sunday, April 28, 2019 Writing Extraordinary Poems about the Ordinary
Saturday, April 27, 2019 The Poetic Apothecary: Poems for Healing and Comfort
Thursday, April 25, 2019 Roundtable: Police Practices for Writers
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Write, Read & Respond: Generating Fresh Writing Energy and Confidence
Thursday, April 18, 2019 Walk and Write at Bloedel with Holly Hughes
Sunday, April 14, 2019 Spring Sampler BARN-Wide Event
Saturday, April 13, 2019 Mastering Point-of-view in Fiction
Saturday, March 23, 2019 ​Playwriting Lab (for beginners and seasoned writers)
Saturday, March 16, 2019 The Craft of Setting: An Indispensable Part of Storytelling
Saturday, March 09, 2019 A Step-by-Step Guide to Self Publishing
Saturday, March 09, 2019 Discovering and Developing Character: Do You Know Who I Am?
Saturday, March 02, 2019 The Art of the Personal Essay
Thursday, February 28, 2019 Roundtable--The Memoir
Monday, February 18, 2019 Literary Fiction Critique Group
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Marketing for Indie Writers
Thursday, February 14, 2019 Word Sprint Meet-up (Thursdays)
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Canceled>>Word War: Sprint Writing Meet-up (Tuesdays)
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 BARN CLOSED
Monday, February 11, 2019 Canceled>> Writers' Critique Group B
Monday, February 11, 2019 Canceled>>Alpha Writing Group
Monday, February 11, 2019 BARN CLOSED Due to Inclement Weather
Friday, February 08, 2019 >>BARN CLOSED at 2:00 PM Friday through Sunday, February 10th Due to Inclement Weather<<
Monday, February 04, 2019 BARN CLOSED today due to weather
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Children's Publishing 101—Writers' Tips and Resources
Saturday, January 26, 2019 Introduction to Creative Writing
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Salon
Saturday, January 12, 2019 Your Life Is a Story: The Art of Memoir, Part II
Sunday, January 06, 2019 Benefit Concert with Maria Newman and Friends
Saturday, January 05, 2019 Creative Nonfiction Writing Group
Saturday, December 08, 2018 The Art and Craft of the Query: Part 2 “Workshop” Your Query
Saturday, December 01, 2018 Your Life Is a Story: The Art of Memoir
Saturday, November 17, 2018 BARN Bazaar
Thursday, November 15, 2018 A BARN Writers' Forum--Let's Talk About Forming Critique Groups
Saturday, November 10, 2018 How Do I Plot Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
Monday, November 05, 2018 NaNoWriMo Night-timers at BARN
Monday, November 05, 2018 NaNoWriMo Day-lighters at BARN
Saturday, November 03, 2018 Young Adult Fiction and Its Conventions
Saturday, October 27, 2018 It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
Saturday, October 27, 2018 What's That You Say? Writing Effective Dialog in Fiction
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Roundtable--Travel Writing
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Word War: Sprint Writing Meet-up (Tuesdays)
Saturday, October 13, 2018 The Stakes Must Be Death: Fueling the Emotional Core of Your Story
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Book Group 4 Writers
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio; Event Scheduled by Email
Saturday, October 06, 2018 Forms of Creative Nonfiction
Monday, October 01, 2018 BARN Wide Clean-up! Volunteers Needed!
Thursday, September 27, 2018 Salon
Thursday, September 27, 2018 Word Sprint Meet-up (Thursdays)
Saturday, September 22, 2018 The Art and Craft of the Query: Part 2 “Workshop” Your Query
Saturday, September 15, 2018 Mastering the Verbal Pitch, the Hook, and the Synopsis: Getting the Attention of Publishers and Agents
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Saturday, August 25, 2018 Your Life Is a Story: The Art of Memoir
Friday, August 24, 2018 BARN CLOSED. All Classes Canceled. Three Tree Lane is closed to all traffic
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Saturday, August 04, 2018 Writing an Artist's Statement
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 A Novel in Four Months
Thursday, July 26, 2018 A BARN Writers' Forum—Focus on Children's Literature
Thursday, July 26, 2018 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Saturday, July 14, 2018 Plotting the Screenplay
Thursday, June 28, 2018 Roundtable—Screenwriting
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Thursday, June 07, 2018 Writing Graphic Novels
Saturday, June 02, 2018 Tools for a Life in Art
Saturday, May 26, 2018 Formatting Your Book
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Salon
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Saturday, May 12, 2018 BARNiversary!
Saturday, May 05, 2018 The Art and Craft of the Query: A Nuts & Bolts Workshop
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 Writing Children's Picture Books
Saturday, April 28, 2018 How to Plan, Create, and Set Up a Blog (Set Up-Part II)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Roundtable—Editing
Friday, April 20, 2018 Walk and Write at Bloedel
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Saturday, April 14, 2018 How to Plan, Create, and Set Up a Blog (Plan and Create-Part I)
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Finding Poems Everywhere
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Writers' Studio Steering Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Writers' Critique Group B
Saturday, April 07, 2018 How Narrative Works: An Editor's Toolkit
Monday, April 02, 2018 Jonathan Evison's Book Launch
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Writers' Critique Group B
Thursday, March 22, 2018 A BARN Writers' Forum
Saturday, March 17, 2018 A Step-by-Step Guide to Self Publishing
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Saturday, March 03, 2018 Discovering and Developing Character: Do You Know Who I Am?
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Writers' Critique Group B
Monday, February 26, 2018 Alpha Writing Group
Friday, February 23, 2018 special meeting
Friday, February 23, 2018 BW's Writers Group
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Roundtable--How to Run an Effective Book Group
Saturday, February 17, 2018 CANCELLED: The Lyric Essay: Where Poetry and Prose Meet
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Board Development Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Saturday, February 10, 2018 All You Need Is Love...
Saturday, February 10, 2018 Set Up for All You Need Is Love...Event
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Speculative Fiction: Workshop and Craft
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 All You Need Is Love Planning Meeting
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Saturday, January 27, 2018 Researching Historical Fiction
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Salon
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Fearless Writing and the Publishing World
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Sensory Food Writing
Monday, December 18, 2017 Time2Write
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Monday, December 11, 2017 Time2Write
Saturday, December 09, 2017 Build an Author Marketing Plan That Attracts Readers, Sells Books, and Won't Make You Miserable
Monday, December 04, 2017 Time2Write
Saturday, December 02, 2017 Choosing a Point of View
Monday, November 27, 2017 Time2Write
Monday, November 20, 2017 Time2Write
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Salon--In Lieu of Roundtable
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Teen Story Slam
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Special Steering Committee Meeting
Monday, November 13, 2017 Time2Write
Friday, November 10, 2017 The BARN Writers' Studio NaNoWriMo Write-in-3
Friday, November 10, 2017 The BARN Writers' Studio NaNoWriMo Write-in-2
Friday, November 10, 2017 The BARN Writers' Studio NaNoWriMo Write-in-1
Monday, November 06, 2017 Time2Write
Saturday, November 04, 2017 A Step-by-Step Guide to Self Publishing
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Monday, October 30, 2017 Time2Write
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Roundtable Discussion--Writing a Blog
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Teen Story Slam
Monday, October 23, 2017 Time2Write
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Writing the Middle Grade Novel
Monday, October 16, 2017 Time2Write
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Jewelry Open Studio For Beading
Monday, October 09, 2017 Time2Write
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Self-editing Your Manuscript: Or as Faulkner Said, "Kill All Your Darlings" WR1017AA
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Monday, October 02, 2017 Time2Write
Saturday, September 30, 2017 Fiction Writing with Robert Dugoni WR0917RD
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Roundtable Discussion--A BARN Writers' Colloquy WR1117TS
Monday, September 25, 2017 Time2Write
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Fermentation on Wheels KI0917Kk
Monday, September 18, 2017 Time2Write
Saturday, September 16, 2017 How to Craft a Novel Beginning WR0917JJ
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Monday, September 11, 2017 Time2Write
Friday, September 08, 2017 Into the Fields: Sketching and Observing Outdoors
Monday, September 04, 2017 Time2Write
Thursday, August 31, 2017 Getting to the Heart of Your Story WR0817MS
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Teacher, Monitor and Mentor Youth Protection Training
Monday, August 28, 2017 Writers' Open Studio
Monday, August 28, 2017 Time2Write
Monday, August 21, 2017 Writers' Open Studio
Monday, August 21, 2017 Time2Write
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 What's Not There Is What I See: Observation and the Imagination in Poetry WR0817CD
Monday, August 14, 2017 Writers' Open Studio
Monday, August 14, 2017 Time2Write
Saturday, August 12, 2017 Shaping Your Memoir WR0817AQ
Thursday, August 10, 2017 GR's Writing Group
Monday, August 07, 2017 Teacher, Monitor and Mentor Youth Protection Training
Monday, August 07, 2017 Writers' Open Studio
Monday, August 07, 2017 Teacher, Monitor and Mentor Youth Protection Training
Monday, August 07, 2017 Time2Write
Saturday, August 05, 2017 Teacher, Monitor and Mentor Youth Protection Training
Monday, July 31, 2017 Writers' Open Studio
Monday, July 31, 2017 Time2Write
Saturday, July 29, 2017 The Written Image: Blending Poetry with the Visual Arts WR0717SP
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Salon--In Lieu of Roundtable WR0717MS
Monday, July 24, 2017 Writers' Open Studio
Monday, July 24, 2017 Training for Teachers, Mentors and Monitors
Monday, July 24, 2017 Time2Write
Friday, July 21, 2017 Finale to Teen Writers' Summer Camp
Monday, July 17, 2017 Writers' Open Studio
Monday, July 17, 2017 Time2Write
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Writing and Pitching to Market: How to Be a Contender with Publishing House Editors WR1517MN
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Monday, July 10, 2017 Writers' Open Studio
Monday, July 10, 2017 Time2Write
Monday, July 03, 2017 Writers' Open Studio
Monday, July 03, 2017 Time2Write
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio
Monday, June 26, 2017 Writers' Open Studio
Monday, June 26, 2017 Time2Write
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Writers' June Roundtable Discussion: Nature Writing with Leigh Calvez WR0617LC
Monday, June 19, 2017 Writers' Open Studio
Monday, June 19, 2017 Time2Write
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Understanding Publishing Choices: An Unbiased Look for Modern Writers WR0617BJ
Monday, June 12, 2017 Writers' Open Studio
Monday, June 12, 2017 Time2Write
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Basic First Aid
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Production Series: The Short Story WR0617WR
Monday, June 05, 2017 Writers' Open Studio
Monday, June 05, 2017 Time2Write
Saturday, June 03, 2017 BARN Grand Opening!
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Writers' May Roundtable Discussion: Perfecting Your Pitch
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Crime Squad WR2017CS
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 Writers' Steering Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Teen Story Slam
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 BARN In Transition!
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Creating Order from Chaos: Authoring Software WR0317SB
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Writers' Roundtable Discussion - February
Saturday, January 28, 2017 Wake up Your Prose with Poetry WR0117HH
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Writers' Roundtable Discussion
Sunday, January 08, 2017 Literary Salon: Authors' Reading
Thursday, November 17, 2016 Writers' Roundtable Discussion
Monday, November 07, 2016 NaNoWriMo Write-In at Poulsbo Library
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Teen Story Slam
Saturday, October 29, 2016 Writers Coffee Reception at BARN Site
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Writers' Roundtable Discussion
Saturday, October 22, 2016 Alicia Bailey/Abecedarian Gallery Artist Book Trunk Show
Saturday, October 22, 2016 Crash Course in the Memoir WR1016CD
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Writers' Roundtable Discussion
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Writing Essentials: Scene WR0916CW
Thursday, July 28, 2016 Writers' Roundtable Discussion
Saturday, July 09, 2016 Meet Your New Writing Group
Monday, June 27, 2016 Teen Writing Camp at BPL
Thursday, June 23, 2016 Writers' Roundtable Discussion
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 Book Promotion for Authors Who’d Rather Do Almost Anything Else WR0616LM
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Writers' Roundtable Discussion
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Story Slam! "Parenting 101"
Saturday, April 30, 2016 The Gifts of the Artist's Way
Thursday, April 28, 2016 Writers' Roundtable Discussion
Saturday, April 23, 2016 Poetry Class with Lawrence Matsuda
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Make Your Mark: A BARNraising Event
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Jacquelyn Mitchard
Saturday, March 26, 2016 Coptic Bound Sketchbook/Journal BO0316MJL
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Monthly Writers' Gathering
Saturday, January 23, 2016 Your Book Is Done. Now What? WR0216TS+
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 Monthly Writers' Gathering: Mastering the Craft
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Live Through This: Historical Fiction Writing Class with Kathleen Alcala (Session 1 of 6)
Saturday, September 12, 2015 Write Here Write Now: Hands-on Writing Conference
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 "First Responders" for Writers
Monday, July 27, 2015 Writers' Gathering: Sensational Sentences
Monday, June 29, 2015 Writers' Meeting: Summer Writing and Reading
Thursday, June 11, 2015 WriteItNow (Writing Software) Workshop
Sunday, June 07, 2015 Tour the site of BARN's future home 1-3
Monday, May 18, 2015 Writers' Meeting: Let's Talk About Writing Contests
Monday, April 27, 2015 Writers: Alpha Group Members
Monday, April 13, 2015 Writers: Alpha Group Members
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Teaching at Barn
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 BARN Teacher's Training II
Monday, February 23, 2015 Writers' Group Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Writers: Introductory Session of "First Responders"
Monday, January 26, 2015 Writers' Group Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 The Art of Interviewing with Annie Osburn (2 sessions)
Thursday, December 18, 2014 Teaching at Barn
Monday, November 03, 2014 Get Started Writing Class: Follow-up
Monday, September 22, 2014 Get Started Writing with Cathy Warner
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