Writers

Imagination is the most valuable asset of the Writers’ Studio. As J.K. Rowling said, “We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” The Writers’ Studio teaches, inspires, and shares with our members, each of us growing stronger in the craft of writing and by “using our power to imagine better,” perhaps, changing the world around us.

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The Writers’ Studio provides first-rate classes and instruction that enable writers to improve their skills or professional development.

We have designed a curriculum around four types of offerings: Writing Essentials classes, an Author Series, a Production Series, and Roundtable Discussions.

Writing Essentials will be offered each month and include topics critical to mastering the craft or business of writing. Upcoming Writing Essentials classes include the following:

Mastering the Craft

Shaping Your Memoir

Getting to the Heart of Your Story

What’s Not There Is What I See: Observation and the Imagination in Poetry

Needle Pulling Thread: How to Craft a Novel Beginning

Self-editing Your Manuscript

Suzanne Selfors’ Writing the Middle Grade Novel

Writing Sports Columns: Express Yourself

Speculative Fiction: Workshop and Craft

Business of Writing

A Step-by-step Guide to Self Publishing,

Build an Author Marketing Plan.

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The Writers’ Studio at BARN will also present special events and an Authors Series.  An exciting Authors Series offering will be Fiction Writing with Robert Dugoni, a class taught by the bestselling author of thriller novels, such as the Detective Tracy Crosswhite books.

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In our Production Series, you can expect to complete a project during the class. Recently, Warren Read, writer, educator, and published author, guided a class through the development of The Short Story. In 2018, one of the Production Series classes will be A Novel in Four Months.

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Writers’ Roundtables take place on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Beginning with June’s Roundtable, non-members will pay a $5 fee. We do not meet for the Roundtable in August, but in September we will meet for the new BARN Writers’ Colloquy where participants will have an opportunity to ask questions about the studio, discuss current projects, find out more about upcoming classes, or just chat. Then, in October, we will present a Roundtable on Writing a Blog.

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Consult the Writers’ Studio calendar and the links to the left for information on Open Studio, Time2Write, and Roundtable Discussions.

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STUDIO CONTACTS

Teri Smith (Studio Lead) writers.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

Jennifer Hager (Programming Coordinator) jhager.editor@gmail.com

Martha Schoemaker (Cashier) mschoemaker@me.com

Gail Richmond (New Member and Open Studio Coordinator) g.richmond@att.net

Sallie Maron (Community Liaison) sallie@marons.us

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