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Grief on the Page with Steph Jagger
Thursdays, August 11 & 25, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ever craved the catharsis of processing something by way of the page? Ever wanted to turn a painful experience into prose? If so, join Steph Jagger, author of Everything Left to Remember, for this two-session workshop.

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Summer Writing Retreat, an Afternoon of Generative Writing with Julie Gardner
Sunday, August 14, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

If you've never written, need to let go of your critical or "editor" voice, or just need some new energy to get the words flowing, this afternoon retreat could be for you. All writing levels and genres are welcome in this safe and fun environment.

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Open Mic with Mary Sloat (Free Event)
Thursday, August 18, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

We’re excited to offer this Open Mic opportunity for writers of all levels of experience to read their work to an appreciative audience. This is a great opportunity to reach new readers and meet people who love words as much as you do. It takes courage to share your work with others. Be brave.

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Write a Great College Essay with Lynn Brunelle
Thursday, September 15, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

It’s time to apply to schools and the dreaded personal essay looms overhead! Where do you start? You can start here. Learn how to write an impressive essay that reflects your uniqueness and catches the eye of college admissions. In this two-hour-class session, you will brainstorm and workshop ideas for finding the heart of your essay, select unique details to support your theme, and develop a structure that works for a truly personal essay. And have fun doing it!

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Introduction to Scrivener with Elliot Hesselink
Saturday, September 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The tools don’t make the artist, but they can help. However, picking up a new tool can be daunting. For those who’ve recently tried Scrivener or are considering it, this class will provide an introduction, as well as tips and tricks to make the most out of your tool, whether for script writing, novels, essays, or anything else you’re writing.

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Take a Closer Look at the Craft of Picture Books—a Workshop with Jennifer Mann
5 Sessions, Wednesdays, September 28, October 5-25, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn how to create picture books through close reading and analysis of picture books published in the last 10 years. Over five weeks, we will select, read, and learn how to analyze contemporary picture books to begin to understand how the masters create the wonderful books that are being published now. We will look at structure, form, voice, theme, word choice, relationship of words to illustrations, wordless books, and other tools and devices that bring stories to life in the picture book genre.

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BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network) is the center for craft and invention on Bainbridge Island. Studios include Electronic and Technical Arts, Fiber Arts, Glass Arts, Jewelry & Fine Metals, Kitchen Arts, Media Arts & BCB, Metal Fabrication, Print & Book Arts, Woodworking and Small Boat Building, and Writers. BainbridgeBARN.org.

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