Poetry Open Mic


Poetry Open Mic

Poets of all experience levels read their work to an appreciative audience in this free event at Bainbridge Public Library.

Meeting Times
  1. Thur, 3/21/2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Thur, 3/21/2024

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Off-Site, No Prerequisite, Meetup

Bainbridge Public Library

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry


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!


  • Open to the public, and everyone is welcome.
  • No need to register in advance.
  • Sign up for the open mic will start at 6:45 pm. Poets will be asked to keep their readings to four or fewer minutes.
  • This event was formerly held at BARN, and is now at the Bainbridge Public Library.

Featured Reader: Linda Bierds

Linda Bierds has published 10 books of poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, and Best American Poetry. Her awards include recognition from the NEA, The Guggenheim Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Host: Michele Bombardier, Bainbridge Island Poet Laureate 

Michele Bombardier is Bainbridge Island’s first poet laureate and the author of "What We Do," a Washington Book Award finalist; has published more than 100 poems and reviews; holds an MFA in poetry; and is the founder of Fishplate Poetry, offering retreats and workshops.

Sponsored by BARN, Bainbridge Public Library, Bainbridge Community Foundation, the city of Bainbridge Island, and Town & Country Markets.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

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