“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
—Ernest Hemingway

The Writers’ Studio dedicates itself to offering classes, inspiration, and the support of community to all the apprentices in the craft of writing.

American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) working at a portable table while on a big game hunt in Kenya, September 1952. (Photo by Earl Theisen/Getty Images)

If you are a new member of BARN or an existing member and you want to be involved in the Writers’ Studio or gain fob access to the writers’ room, what do you do next? Please email Amelia Ramsey to schedule a Welcome to the BARN Writers’ Studio session.

Once you have fob access, you may use the studio anytime a class, event, or meeting is not scheduled. Consult the Full Studio Calendar for open times.

Please see Member Benefits in the left-hand column.


We have designed a curriculum around two types of offerings: Mastering the Craft and The Business of Writing. Monthly, we also offer Roundtables, Forums, or Salons.

2019 Classes

(Click on a title for more information or to register)


Writers’ Roundtables, Forums, or Salons will take place on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm and are free for members. Non-members pay a $5 fee.  Please register for a specific monthly topic.

February Roundtable on Memoir at BARN

March Forum–Topic to be announced

April Roundtable on Police Practices for Writers

May Salon

June Roundtable–Topic to be announced

July Forum–Topic to be announced

September Forum–Topic to be announced

October Roundtable–Topic to be announced

November Salon–Note date changed to November 21


Come participate in Word War: Sprint Writing Meet-up (Tuesdays) and/or Word Sprint Meet-up (Thursdays). Sign up first.



Studio Lead: writers.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

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Writers’ Studio Phone:

Please note that no permanent staff is maintained to answer the studio phone.

206-842-4475, ext. 215.