Bainbridge Open Mic at BARN (BOMB!) (Free Event)

  • Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The Great Room at BARN, Class code: WR021623SL
  • 20

We’re excited to offer Open Mic for poets of all experience levels to read their work to an appreciative audience.

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.
  • Signup for the open mic will start at 6:45 pm at BARN. Poets will be asked to keep their readings to four minutes or less.
  • Featured Reader: Susan Landgraf
  • Host: Michele Bombardier, Bainbridge Island Poet Laureate 

Susan Landgraf is the author of "What We Bury Changes the Ground" and editor of "The Inspired Poet." She has published more than 400 poems, essays, and articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers, including Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Margie, Nimrod, Bellingham Review, and The Laurel Review. She was the Poet Laureate of Auburn and taught at Highline College for 27 years and at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She is working on a memoir, a novel, and another poetry collection.

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

This free event is sponsored by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, the city of Bainbridge Island, Bloedel Reserve, and BARN. Join us every third Thursday for featured and open mic readings.

This event will be in BARN's Great Room on the main level.

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