Writers' Classes

    • Thursday, February 25, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 18 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 1
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    **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: Sallie Maron  Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 18 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 6
    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:

    • 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: Sallie Maron  Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Saturday, March 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time, Class Code WR031321JW
    • 14
    Register

    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Learn how nature can help unlock your writing process and feed your writing, inspiring not only your work, but your life. 

    In this class, students will:

    • learn about the nature/creativity connection
    • be guided through free-writes and practices
    • learn ways to bring nature into their writing projects and creative process
    • receive feedback on how their individual projects can incorporate these  practices 

    This class is appropriate for all authors and aspiring writers; the practices can be effective regardless of genre. Be sure to bring to class a few pens, a stack of paper (preferably unlined), as well as an open heart and open mind. Together, the students and instructor will create a nurturing and nourishing creative environment so that everyone can flourish.

    Details

    • Registration will close on Thursday, March 11th at 10:00 AM (PST).
    • 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 the class start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email.

    Instructor Bio:

    Jennifer J. Wilhoit, Ph.D. is a published author, spiritual ecologist, and the founder of TEALarbor stories. She compassionately supports people’s creative and healing processes by drawing from nature’s wisdom; her clients variously call her their mentor, healer, editor, guide. Jennifer is also a longtime hospice volunteer. Her books, articles, and blogs focus on the human/nature relationship: she has been researching and developing her practice around this “inner/outer landscape” philosophy for over twenty-five years. www.tealarborstories.com  

    • Thursday, March 18, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Class is Pacific Daylight Time, Class Code: WR031821BB
    • 86
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    The Writers Studio is delighted to welcome award-winning author Bonny Becker to our series of Third Thursday events. This will be a wonderful opportunity to be part of a conversation with Bonny about her writing life, her books, or wherever else your questions take her.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, March 16th.
    • 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 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.


    Bonny Becker is the author of 16 award-winning children’s books, including the best-selling Mouse and Bear picture books. The first in the series, A Visitor for Bear, was a New York Times bestseller, winner of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award and the SCBWI Golden Kite. Among her other books are The Christmas Crocodile with Caldecott-winning illustrator, David Small (a Nancy Pearl Book Crush Rediscovery book). Her latest books include A Christmas for Bear and The Frightful Ride of Michael McMichael, winner of the Parent’s Choice Fun Award. She was on the faculty of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, an MFA program on Whidbey Island and has worked for years as a freelance editor. Bonny lives in Seattle with her husband and has two adult daughters.
    bonnybecker.com


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    • Saturday, April 10, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time, Class Code: WI041021MC
    • 6
    Register

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

    Today you are a tree. No. Wait. You are the first woman to give birth on this island.  You are Prentice Bloedel.  You are the bridge, the butterfly, the fern that touches, for only a moment, the hand of a woman who carries a pink umbrella. You are that woman or the man she was. You are thirteen or forty or ninety-five. You are me. And you are going to find yourself through my voice.

    In this generative class, Bloedel Creative Resident CMarie Furhman will introduce students to several different persona poems and personas taken on by artists.  Students will talk in depth about the persona we create for ourselves as writers and the expectation given that persona.  Students will be asked to take on one of several different beings, human and otherwise. They will quickly research this being and create a first draft of their temporary selves and perhaps find that time spent in the lives of others will help them speak with more confidence and better understanding of themselves and with the voice that is truly their own.

    Instructor Bio:

    CMarie Fuhrman is the author of Camped Beneath the Dam: Poems (Floodgate 2020) and co-editor of Native Voices (Tupelo 2019). She has published poetry and nonfiction in multiple journals including Emergence Magazine, Yellow Medicine Review, Cutthroat a Journal of the Arts, Whitefish Review, Broadsided Press, Taos  International Journal of Poetry and Art, as well as several anthologies.  CMarie is a regular columnist for the Inlander, the Translations Editor for Broadsided Press, Non Fiction Editor for High Desert Journal, and Director of the Elk River Writers Conference.  She resides in the mountains of West Central Idaho.  

    Bloedel Reserve is a 150-acre public garden on Bainbridge Island focused on horticulture, stewardship, creativity, and well-being.  Bloedel's Creative Residency program welcomes artists for three-week stays to develop work in their discipline connecting creativity & the environment.  BARN is delighted to partner with Bloedel Reserve to bring you this creative learning opportunity. 

    Additional Details:

    • Registration for this event will close on Thursday, April 8th at 10:00 AM.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • 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.



    • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class is Pacific Daylight Time, Class Code: WR041821BS
    • 91
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Photo of Blair SeibertHave you wondered what it takes to create an audiobook from your own novel? Join producer/narrator Blair Seibert and Writers’ Studio Steering Committee member Jen Pitts Scheiderman as they discuss the ins and outs of audiobook production.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, April 13th at 7:00pm.
    • 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.


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    • Saturday, April 17, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR041721AG
    • 92
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Photo of author Adam GidwitzA writing workshop with NYTimes Bestselling and Newbery-Honored Author, Adam Gidwitz.

    Whether you have no idea what you want your kids novel to be about, or whether you're halfway through writing it, this workshop is designed to help. Adam will break the process of writing a novel down from way before you start writing, showing you how he builds from scribbles in a notepad (or notes in an iPhone) to a fully planned and fleshed out book. There's no one right way to write a novel, but Adam's method may well work for you--or at least give you ideas to add to your own process. There will be time for some Q and A at the end.


    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, April 15th at 10:30am.
    • 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:

    Adam Gidwitz was a teacher for eight years. Now, he writes full time, which means he writes a couple of hours a day, and lies on his couch staring at the ceiling the rest of the time. He is the bestselling author of the children's books, A Tale Dark and Grimm and its companions, as well as The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi. Since receiving a Newbery Honor for his middle grade novel, The Inquisitor's Tale, Adam has been collaborating with other authors to write an adventure series called The Unicorn Rescue Society. Adam is also the creator of GRIMM, GRIMMER, GRIMMEST, a podcast from Pinna and #1 show for kids on Apple Podcasts. The television adaptation of A Tale Dark and Grimm is expected to debut in October 2021. More news on that coming very soon! For more info on Adam, visit his website at www.adamgidwitz.com, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter @AdamGidwitz.


    • Thursday, May 20, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class is Pacific Daylight Time, Class Code: WR052021CC
    • 95
    Register

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

    Sit down with Carol Cassella for a conversation about her work in which she explores lives touched by addiction, malpractice, immigration, and tragedy. She’ll be joined by Amanda Mander of the Writers’ Studio Steering Committee.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, April 13th at 7:00pm.
    • 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.


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    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code: WR072020BS
    • 12
    Register

    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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