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, 8/15/2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Thur, 8/15/2024

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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: Jane Wong 

Host: Michele Bombardier, Bainbridge Island Poet Laureate 

Michele (top photograph) is Bainbridge Island’s first poet laureate and the author of "What We Do," a Washington Book Award finalist. She has published more than 100 poems and reviews, holds a master's of fine arts degree in poetry, and is the founder of Fishplate Poetry, offering retreats and workshops.

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

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email accessibility@bainbridgebarn.org to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.
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