All Kinds of Fur: A Fairytale Reading Series and Salon with Michelle Keil

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • BARN's Great Room, Class Code: WR052222MK
  • 11



Michele Ruiz Keil hosts a special Bainbridge Island edition of her Portland reading series. Featured writers are asked to engage with a host-chosen fairy or folk tale--either through a connection to existing work or using the tale as a prompt for something new. The connection need only be evident to the writer. Most often, something magical happens! Join Whidbey Island's Talese Babb and Seattle-based writers Jessica Bergamino, Michael Matewauk, and Diana Xin as they share their work and stay for a salon-style discussion followed by an open mic session for talented new writers. 

The stories shared in this series are not always suitable for small children. We explore original tales in all their weirdness and put no limits on the writers' response to them. Most often the work we share is best for teen and adult audiences. 


  • This class will be held in BARN's Great Room located on the upper level just past the front desk.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

Instructor Bio: Michelle Ruiz Keil is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novels Summer In The City of Roses and All of Us With Wings. Her writing for adults can be found most recently in Bitch, Cosmonauts Avenue, and The Buckman Journal. She is a 2021 Tin House Scholar and the recipient of residencies at Hedgebrook and The Sitka Center and the Bloedel Reserve. Born in San Francisco, Michelle has lived in Portland, Oregon for many years where she curates the fairytale reading series All Kinds of Fur and lives with her family in a cottage where the forest meets the city. 
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