Margaret Nevinski

Young writers from Margaret's workshops



















What Young Writers Are Saying About Summer Writing Camps

"Kids are going to love this camp!"

"I really loved taking this camp. It taught me lots of things about writing, and I wrote a better story than I ever had because of your tips. Thanks!"

"Writing workshop was really fun. I learned a lot about creative writing. I enjoyed it a lot."

"I really loved the writing workshop. It was really fun and I was always excited to go every morning."

"Writing camp goes by slow but it is super fun! The best combination!"

"I liked the way we got to write a lot. I also liked how I was treated."

"I love writing so when I heard about it I said to my mom, Sign me up!"

"I really liked how we got to write and then Margaret would work with us individually. And there was no pressure to read our stories."

"I really liked getting Margaret's input on our stories and I liked reading my mystery out loud and decorating my journal. I wasn't too sure about this camp at first but it was really fun and I loved seeing the really creative side of me."

"It was FUN!"

"I really enjoyed this camp and I really want to do this camp again."

"From now on I know that I'm always going to do this camp when it's available!"

"I love coming into the classroom and seeing smiles on your faces and I love how Margaret is a kind loving teacher."

"I like to write a lot and it's fun."





What Writers Are Saying About the Retreat at Prue's House

"Beautiful space, engaging group of writers, productive use of time. Margaret is consistently motivating and informative."

"Very supportive environment."

"Margaret did a very good job of managing the time."

"The best things about this retreat were the setting, the opportunity to focus, and the schedule Margaret set--all just right!"

"Margaret is extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful. She was precise, caring, and informative with great resources. The best thing about the retreat was the interchange of writing styles and ideas."

"Margaret was an excellent facilitator as well as a gentle critiquer. Her understanding of her craft and connection with each student were outstanding."


What Writers Are Saying About Jump-Start Your Writing

"I can't tell you how much I appreciate everything that Margaret taught me!"

"Margaret has a lot of knowledge and continues to come up with unique and interesting ways to motivate."

"She has a great way of quickly getting to the heart of a piece of writing, highlighting the positive without discouraging the writer. She is also very good at keeping the class on track."

"Kept the flow moving and yet provided us the time to share."

"Margaret is very supportive and she gives very good feedback."

"Excellent resources and feedback."

Margaret's Workshops


FALL 2017 WRITING WORKSHOPS

at Strawberry Hill Center


Registration is now open!




Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Get fired up about your writing! We'll build writing skills with characters, setting, and plot while you write your very own stories and poems. Writers may also share their stories in the Author Circle. Margaret nurtures young writers to get words on the page. She also meets with each writer individually. Bring your imagination!

Session 1 #570502-01 Wed. Sept. 27-Oct. 18, 2017 $65
Session 2 #570502-02 Wed. Oct. 25-Nov. 15, 2017 $65

Workshops take place from 4-6 pm at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. You may register for one or both sessions.

To register, call 206-842-2306, or visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District.


WRITERS GROUPS FOR KIDS AND TEENS

Bainbridge Public Library




Young Writers Group at Bainbridge
Public Library (Grades 3-6)


Our next meeting will take place Tuesday, October 17 from 3:30 to 5 pm.

Budding authors, work on your own stories, novels, and poems. Share your work aloud to get feedback from the group. Meet with Margaret for a 1:1 consultation.

This is a free, drop-in group. No need to register. We meet on third Tuesdays during the school year, except December.

This group is sponsored by Kitsap Regional Library. Margaret will be joined by authors Kathy O'Brien and Margaret Chang.

Young writers, see you at Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. North!


Teen Writers Workshop at Bainbridge
Public Library (Grades 7-12)


Our next meeting is on Thursday, October 12, from 3:30 to 5 pm.

Co-facilitated by author Rebecca Lacko, the Teen Writers Workshop is a free, ongoing group that meets the 2nd Thursday of the month during the school year.

Take your writing to the next level. Learn how to bring characters to life, create engaging dialogue, or build an exciting world. Get a 1:1 consultation. Hear about strategies for when you’re stuck.

Bring pieces you're currently working on to get feedback from a peer group if you wish, or start something new.

The Teen Writers Workshop is sponsored by Kitsap Regional Library.

Writers, we hope to see you at Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Avenue North. Till then, check out the Resources for Teen Writers below.



Fall Writers Retreat - Prue's House at Hilltop
(Ages 18 and up)


Give yourself a day for your writing. You'll have time to explore ideas, start something new, or work on a current project. We'll trade craft tips and share work with a small group of fellow writers. All genres and levels are welcome. Please join us--fall is a great time to get inspired!

#570501-01 Saturday, October 7, 2017. 10 am-4 pm. $75

Prue's House is located in Hilltop Park on Bainbridge Island, off Grand Forest East parking lot. Directions will be provided upon registration. Parking is available at the house.

To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


SUMMER 2017 WRITING CAMPS

at Strawberry Hill Center


Thanks to all the writers who participated!





Fun with Story Writing Camp (Ages 7-8)


Budding authors will write an original story from their own imaginations. We'll use prompts, crafts, and picture books to help capture ideas and learn story-writing skills. Your writer will go home with a finished story booklet with an illustrated cover.

#471500-01 Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug. 4, 2017. 9:30-noon $140

To register, call 206-842-2306 or visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District.

Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA





Creative Writing Camp (Ages 8-12)


This is the place for writing! Create your own stories and poems while we sharpen our skills. Discover more about characters and plot. Share your story (if you'd like) in the Author Circle. Dig into your imagination. Margaret will meet 1:1 with writers.

#471501-01 Monday-Friday, Aug. 7-11, 2017. 9:30-noon $140
#471501-02 Monday-Friday, Aug. 14-18, 2017. 9:30-noon $140
#471501-03 Monday-Friday, Aug. 21-25, 2017. 9:30-noon $140

To register, call 206-842-2306 or visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District.

Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA





Teen Creative Writing Camp (Ages 12-15)


End your summer with a creative jolt! Bring an ongoing piece or start fresh. Pick up craft tips and have fun with other teen writers. If you'd like, share your work aloud with the group. Margaret will meet 1:1 with writers and answer your burning writing questions.

#471502-01 Monday-Friday, Aug. 21-25, 2017. 1:00-3:30 pm $140

To register, call 206-842-2306 or visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District.

Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA



PAST CLASSES AND SUMMER CAMPS


Thanks to all who shared in the writing journey!







Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Get fired up about your writing! We'll build writing skills with characters, setting, and plot while you write your very own stories and poems. Writers may also share their stories in the Author Circle. Margaret nurtures young writers to get words on the page. She also meets with each writer individually. Bring your imagination!

Winter Session 1 #170101-01 Wed. Jan. 25-Feb. 15, 2017 $65 CLOSED
Winter Session 2 #170101-02 Wed. March 8-29, 2017 $65 CLOSED

Spring Session 1 #170101-03 Wed. Apr. 12-May 3, 2017 $65 CLOSED
Spring Session 2 #170101-04 Wed. May 10-31, 2017 $65 CLOSED

All workshops take place from 4-6 pm at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. You may register for one or all sessions.

To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.




Write a Story - Make a Book (Ages 8-13)


Create your own beautiful, handmade book, then fill the pages with stories or poems that come from your imagination. Book Artist Susan Callan will guide you through the steps to produce your own book. Margaret will help you write and edit your stories. You’ll take home your unique book and keep it forever. All materials provided.

#170100–01 Wed. and Thurs. Feb. 22-23, 2017. 1-4 pm. $69 FULL

This 2-day workshop takes place at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. Please note we've expanded the age to 13 for this workshop.

To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.




Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Join us to get fired up about your writing! We'll explore ways to begin, build a story arc, and invent characters. Writers may also share their stories in the Author Circle. Margaret nurtures young writers to get words on the page, and meets with each writer individually. Imaginations required!

Session 1 #523343-01 Wed. Sept. 28-Oct. 19, 2016 $65
Session 2 #523343-02 Wed. Oct. 26-Nov. 16, 2016 $65

All workshops take place from 4-6 pm at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. You may register for one or both sessions.

Registration is now open. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.




Writing My First Stories (Ages 6-8)


Young authors will learn basic skills to write a story from their own imaginations. We'll use crafts, games, and fun prompts to spark ideas and get us started. Each writer will create a finished story with an illustrated cover to share out loud.

Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA

#423300-01 Monday-Thursday, Aug. 3-6, 2015. 9:30-noon $115

Registration is now closed. For questions, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Come stretch your imagination and write stories and poems only YOU can create. We'll use prompts and other fun ways to discover ideas and invent characters and plots. You may also read in the Author Circle. Margaret will share tips and give each writer individual attention.

Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA

#423301-01 Monday-Friday, Aug. 10-14, 2015. 9:30-noon $125
#423301-02 Monday-Friday, Aug. 17-21, 2015. 9:30-noon $125
#423301-03 Monday-Friday, Aug. 24-28, 2015. 9:30-noon $125

Registration is now closed. For questions, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Teen Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 12-15)


Summer is a great time to write. Work on a story and talk with your fellow teen writers. Bring a piece you've begun, or get inspired to start something new. Learn craft strategies, share your own tips, and get feedback (if you'd like). Margaret will meet individually with writers. Bring your questions!

Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA

#423302-01 Monday-Friday, Aug. 10-14, 2015. 1:00-3:30 pm $125

Registration is now closed. For questions, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.

Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Write your very own stories and poems! We'll explore ideas, put words on the page, and discuss characters and plot. Writers may also share their stories in the Author Circle. Small class size allows Margaret to meet with each writer individually. Bring a notebook and your imagination!

Winter Session 1: #123343-01 Wed. Feb. 3-March 2, 2016* $68 - CLOSED
Winter Session 2: #123343-02 Wed. March 9-30, 2016 $68 - CLOSED

Spring Session 1 #123343-03 Wed. April 13-May 4, 2016 $68 - CLOSED
Spring Session 2 #123343-04 Wed. May 11-June 1, 2016 $68 - CLOSED

*No class on Feb. 17

All workshops take place from 4-6 pm at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. You may register for one or all sessions.

Registration is now open. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.




Book samples by Susan Callan

Write a Story - Make a Book (Ages 8-12)


Create your own beautiful, handmade book, then fill the pages with stories or poems that come from your imagination. Book Artist Susan Callan will guide you through the steps to produce your own book. Margaret will help you write and edit your stories. You’ll take home your unique book and keep it forever. All materials provided.

#123344–01 Wed. and Thurs. Feb. 17-18, 2016. 1-4 pm. $69

This 2-day workshop takes place at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA.

Registration is now open. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.



Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Please join us to write your very own stories and poems! We'll move from discovering ideas to putting words on the page. We'll discuss characters and plot and have fun with word play. Writers may also share their stories in the Author Circle. Small class size allows Margaret to meet with each writer individually. Bring a notebook and your imagination!

Fall Session 1: #523343-01 Wed. Oct. 7-28, 2015. $65
Fall Session 2: #523343-02 Wed. Nov. 4-25, 2015. $65

These workshops take place from 4-6 pm at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. You may register for one or both sessions.

Registration is now open. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


A Writers' Retreat--Prue's House at Hilltop
(Ages 18 and up)


Would you like to devote a day to your writing? The Writers' Retreat takes place on the beautiful Hilltop meadow with a small group of writers. You'll have time to write, share work aloud (if you'd like), and exchange craft tips. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced writer, whether you write stories or essays or are exploring ideas, come join us to work and to be inspired.

#523347-01 Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. 10 am-4 pm. $65

Prue's House is located in Hilltop Park on Bainbridge Island, off Grand Forest East parking lot. Directions will be provided upon registration. Parking is available at the house.

Registration is now open. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Please join us to write stories, poems, and even novels! We'll move from ideas to words on the page. We'll discuss craft topics like character, plot, and dialogue. Writers may also share their stories in the Author Circle. Small class size means individual attention. Bring a notebook and your imagination!

Winter Session 1: #123343-01 Wed. Jan. 28-Feb. 25, 2015.* $64
Winter Session 2: #123343-02 Wed. March 4-25, 2015. $64

Spring Session 1: #123343-03 Wed. April 8-29, 2015. $64
Spring Session 2: #123343-04 Wed. May 6-27, 2015. $64

These workshops take place from 4-6 pm at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. You may register for any or all sessions.

To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.

* No class Feb. 18.




A Writers' Retreat--Prue's House at Hilltop
(Ages 18 and up)


Join us for this daylong retreat to write, share your work (if you'd like), learn craft tips, and tell us about your own. All genres and levels are welcome as we devote this day to our creative work. Come be inspired by the beautiful Hilltop meadow.

#123347-01 Saturday, May 16, 2015. 10 am-4 pm. $65

Prue's House is located in Hilltop Park off Grand Forest East parking lot. Directions will be provided upon registration. Parking is available at the house.

To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.




Jump-Start Your Writing (Ages 18 and up)


Does your writing need a jump-start? We'll work on shaping your ideas and creating the writing habit. Margaret uses in-class prompts and short home assignments to set your writing in motion. You'll come away with tangible ideas you can develop further. This is an ongoing class--former participants and new writers alike are welcome!

Winter Session: #123345-o1 Thursday, Jan. 29-March 19, 2015 (no class Feb. 19). $120
Spring Session: #123345-02 Thursday, April 9-May 21, 2015. $120

This class takes place from 7-9 pm at Waterfront Park Community Center, 370 Brien Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA.

To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.



Book samples by Susan Callan

NEW! Write a Story - Make a Book (Ages 8-12)


Create your own beautiful, handmade book, then fill the pages with stories or poems that come from your imagination. Book Artist Susan Callan will guide you through the steps to produce your own book. Margaret will help you write and edit your stories. You’ll take home your unique book and keep it forever. All materials provided.

#123344–01 Wed. and Thurs. Feb. 18-19, 2015. 1-3 pm. $45

This 2-day workshop takes place at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA.

To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.



NEW! Writing My First Stories (Ages 6-8)


We’ll use crafts, games, and fun prompts to spark ideas and learn how to write a story. Young writers will dig into their own imaginations while learning basic storytelling skills. Each writer will create a finished story with an illustrated cover to share out loud. This workshop takes place at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA.

#423300-01 Monday-Thursday, Aug. 4-7, 2014. 9:30-noon $115

Registration is now open. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Join us to create your own stories and poems! We’ll use fun writing activities to go from ideas in our heads to words on the page. You may also read your story in the Author Circle. Margaret will share writing tips and give each writer individual attention. Bring your imagination! All workshops take place at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA.

#423301-01 Monday-Friday, Aug. 11-15, 2014. 9:30-noon $125
#423301-02 Monday-Friday, Aug. 18-22, 2014. 9:30-noon $125
#423301-03 Monday-Friday, Aug. 25-29, 2014. 9:30-noon $125

Registration is now open. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Teen Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 12-15)


Bring something you’re working on, or start a new piece of writing. Get feedback from your fellow writers as you learn new craft strategies to make your stories stand out on the page. Margaret will meet with writers one-on-one and answer your writing questions. August weather should allow us to write outside! This workshop takes place at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA.

#423302-01 Monday-Friday, Aug. 11-15, 2014. 1:00-3:30 pm $125

Registration is now open. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Do you like to write stories and poems? Please join us! We'll move from ideas to words on the page. We'll discuss craft topics like character, plot, and dialogue. Writers may also share their stories in the Author Circle. Small class size means individual attention. Bring a notebook and your imagination!

Fall Session 1: #523343-01 Wed. Sept. 17-Oct. 8, 2014. $59
Fall Session 2: #523343-02 Wed. Nov. 5-26, 2014. $59

All workshops take place from 4-6 pm at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. You may register for either or both sessions.

Visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.



Jump-Start Your Writing (Ages 18 and up)


If you’d like to create and keep up the writing habit, this class will “jump-start” that process. We’ll work on shaping your ideas and getting started. We'll use in-class prompts and short home assignments to set your writing in motion. You’ll come away with tangible ideas you can develop further. This is an ongoing class—former participants and new writers alike are welcome!

Fall Session: #523345-o1 Thursday, Sept. 11-Oct. 9, 2014 7-9 pm. $80

This class takes place at Waterfront Park Community Center, 370 Brien Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA.

Visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.



A Writers' Retreat--Prue's House at Hilltop
(Ages 18 and up)


Join us for this daylong retreat to write, share your work (if you'd like), learn craft tips, and tell us about your own. All genres and levels are welcome as we devote this day to our creative work. Come be inspired by the beautiful Hilltop meadow.

#523347-01 Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. 10 am-4 pm. $60

Prue's House is located in Hilltop Park off Grand Forest East parking lot. Directions will be provided upon registration. Parking is available at the house.

Visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.



Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Join us to work on your stories and poems! We'll move from ideas in our heads to words on the page. We'll bring characters to life, invent plots, and play with words. Writers may also share their stories in the Author Circle. Small class size means individual attention. Bring a notebook and your imagination!

Spring Session 1: #123343-03 Wed. April 9-April 30, 2014
Spring Session 2: #123343-04 Wed. May 14-June 4, 2014

All workshops take place from 4-6 pm at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. You may register for either or both sessions. Tuition for each session is $59.

Registration is now open. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Jump-Start Your Writing (Ages 18 and up)


Do you want to write but struggle with your ideas or how to start? Margaret uses in-class prompts and short home assignments to help you tap into your creative voice and set your writing in motion. You'll come out of this class with tangible ideas you can develop further. For all genres and levels of writing. Beginners welcome!

Spring Session: #123345-02 Thursday, April 17-May 29, 2014 7-9 pm

This class takes place at Waterfront Park Community Center, 370 Brien Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA. Tuition is $110.

Registration is now open. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.



A Writers' Retreat--Prue's House at Hilltop
(Ages 18 and up)


Do you need time to write? Join us for this daylong retreat to write, share your work (if you'd like), ask craft questions, and learn new tips. We'll soak in inspiration from the beautiful meadow at Hilltop. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Hope to see you there!

#123347-01 Saturday, May 17, 2014. 10 am-4 pm. $52

Prue's House is located in Hilltop Park off Grand Forest East parking lot. Parking is available at the house or the nearby barn.

Registration is now open. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Join us to work on your stories and poems! We'll move from ideas in our heads to words on the page. We'll bring characters to life, invent plots, and play with words. Writers may also share their stories in the Author Circle. Small class size means individual attention. Bring a notebook and your ideas! You may register for either or both sections.

#523343-01 Wed. Sept. 25-Oct. 16, 2013. 4:00-6:00 pm. $57
#523343-02 Wed. Oct. 30-Nov. 20, 2013. 4:00-6:00 pm. $57

Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. Registration is now open. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.



NEW! Jump-Start Your Writing
(Ages 18 and up)


Do you want to write but struggle with your ideas or how to start? Margaret uses in-class prompts and short home assignments to help you tap into your creative voice and set your writing in motion. You'll come out of this class with tangible ideas you can develop further. For all genres and levels of writing. Beginners welcome!

#523345-01 Thurs. Oct. 3-Nov. 21, 2013 (no class Oct. 31). 7:00-9:00 pm. $98

Waterfront Park Community Center, 370 Brien Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA. Registration is now open. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Paint It. Write It. Book It. A Travel-Journal Adventure
(Ages 18 and up)


In one short, fun-filled weekend you will learn, and experience, all the skills you need to create an exciting, handcrafted travel journal that will become a treasured trip memory.

Join three experts (Margaret Nevinski, writer; Dorothy Matthews, watercolor artist; and Susan Callan, book artist) for a "trip to a charming island near Seattle" (hint: the initials BI) to capture images and text of a Farmer's Market, Mt. Rainier, and the Seattle skyline.

You will start out with book pages to paint and write on; tips and prompts for capturing memorable moments and scenes in words; and painting skills for catching the best of any view...on the go!

You will end the weekend with lots of useful ideas and advice from each instructor, as well as your finished hand-covered book. Artists will supply most materials. A list of student items to bring is included with registration receipt.

Fri. Sept. 27, 2013. 7:00-9:00 pm. Introductions and overviews
Sat. Sept. 28, 2013. 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Travel/​field experience
Sun. Sept. 29, 2013. 1:00-5:00 pm. Travel/​field experience and wrap-up

#520447-01 $139 Waterfront Park Community Center, 370 Brien Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA. Registration is now open. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-11)


Wrap up your summer with a week of fun writing activities. We’ll go from ideas in our heads to words on the page. Young writers may optionally share their stories in the Author Corner. If your writing skills have been asleep all summer, now is the time to wake them up! Margaret is a published children’s book author who has taught in Bainbridge schools.

#423301 Section 1: Monday-Friday, Aug. 12-16. 9:30-noon $120
#423301 Section 2: Monday-Friday, Aug. 19-23. 9:30-noon $120
#423301 Section 3: Monday-Friday, Aug. 19-23. 1:00-3:30 $120


Teen Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 12-15)


Whether you’ve been writing this summer or thinking about writing, this workshop for young teens is a place to express your unique voice. Margaret organizes our time like an adult writing workshop. We’ll work on our stories, novels, or poems and share them aloud for helpful feedback. August weather should allow us to write outside!

#423302 Monday-Friday, Aug. 12-16. 1:00-3:30 $120

All summer writing workshops are held at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. Registration has closed. For more information, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.



Creative Writing Workshop

(Ages 8-12)


Let your imaginations go wild! Margaret works with young writers to move from ideas in our heads to words on the page. With a small class size, we'll meet individually to start our stories, invent plots, and bring characters to life. For those who would like to, we'll also share our writing out loud for helpful feedback. Margaret is a published children's book author who has taught in Bainbridge Island schools. Bring a notebook and your creative ideas!

Classes take place in 4-week sessions. You may sign up for one or both sessions. We meet once a week on Wednesdays after school.

April 10-May 1, 2013. 4:00-6:00 pm. $57
May 15-June 5, 2013. 4:00-6:00 pm. $57

Classes are held at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Creativity for Writers


We'll use exercises, journaling, collage, and other "tricks" to tap into our creative voices and delve into our writing. No matter what stage your writing is in--or if you just have an idea--this class offers practical ways to capture the creative spark when you write. Taught by writer/​instructor Margaret Nevinski, with an MFA in Writing.

Wednesday, April 10-May 15, 2013. 7:00-9:00 pm. $75

This class takes place at Waterfront Park Community Center, 370 Brien Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.



Creative Writing Workshop

(Ages 8-12)


Let your imaginations go wild! Margaret works with young writers to move from ideas in our heads to words on the page. With a small class size, we'll meet individually to start our stories, invent plots, and bring characters to life. For those who would like to, we'll also share our writing out loud. Margaret is a published children's book author who has taught in Bainbridge Island schools. Bring a notebook and your creative ideas!

Section 1: Wednesday, Oct. 3-24. 4:00-6:00 pm. $57
Section 2: Wednesday, Nov. 7-28. 4:00-6:00 pm. $57

Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306. Registration is now open. You do not have to take Section 1 to enroll in Section 2.

Teen Creative Writing Workshop

(Ages 12-15)


This workshop, exclusively for young teens, is for those who want to explore their ideas for stories, novels, or poems. Whether you’ve been writing this summer or just thinking about writing, this workshop provides a place to express your unique teen voice. Margaret organizes our time together like an adult writing workshop. We’ll work on our own stories, have fun with writing prompts, and share our writing out loud to give each other helpful feedback. As a bonus, August weather should allow us to write outside!

Monday-Friday, Aug. 13-17. 1:00-3:30. $115. Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-11)


Wind up your summer by joining us for a week filled with fun writing activities! Margaret helps young writers explore their creativity and write their own stories and poems. We'll use "Magic Pen Story Starters," "Imagination Triggers," and other prompts to get us started. We'll also read our work out loud and get feedback from our fellow authors. If your writing skills have been asleep all summer, now is the time to wake them up! Come prepared with a notebook, a pencil, and your imagination.

Section 1: Monday-Friday, Aug. 13-17. 9:30-noon. $115
Section 2: Monday-Friday, Aug. 20-24. 9:30-noon. $115
Section 3: Monday-Friday, Aug. 20-24. 1:00-3:30. $115

Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Do you like to write stories and have fun with words? Margaret helps young writers get started, create characters, and develop story plots. We'll learn how to move from ideas in our heads to words on the page, and we'll share our work out loud to give each other helpful feedback. Small class size ensures individual attention. Bring a notebook, a pencil, and your imagination!

Thursday, April 12- May 17, 2012. 4:00-6:00 pm. $95. Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.

Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Do you like to write stories and have fun with words? Margaret helps young writers get started, create characters, and develop story plots. We'll learn how to move from ideas in our heads to words on the page, and we'll share our work out loud to give each other helpful feedback. Small class size ensures individual attention. Bring a notebook, a pencil, and your imagination!

Thursday, Feb. 9-March 22, 2012 (no class on March 8). 4:00-6:00 pm. $95. Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Creativity for Writers


The creative spark lies at the heart of all writing, whether we write for adults or children. Margaret offers playful, useful ways for writers to tap into the wellspring of ideas. We'll explore prompts, journaling, collage, music, poetry, and exercises using the five senses to spark our imaginations and access our creative voices. For beginning and experienced writers in all genres. Come prepared to be inspired!

Wednesday, Feb. 1-March 14, 2012. 7:00-9:00 pm. $95. Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Rd. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.




Creativity for Writers


The creative spark lies at the heart of all writing, whether we write for adults or children. Margaret offers playful, useful ways for writers to tap into the wellspring of ideas. We'll explore prompts, journaling, collage, music, poetry, and exercises using the five senses to spark our imaginations and access our creative voices. For beginning and experienced writers in all genres. Come prepared to be inspired!

Please note the new evening and location.

Wednesday, Oct. 5-Nov. 16, 2011. 7:00-9:00 pm. $95. Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Rd. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.



Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-11)

Wind up your summer by joining us for a week filled with fun writing activities! Margaret helps young writers explore their creativity and write their own stories and poems. We'll use "Magic Pen Story Starters," "Imagination Triggers," and other prompts to get us started. We'll also read our work out loud and get feedback from our fellow authors. If your writing skills have been asleep all summer, now is the time to wake them up! Come prepared with a notebook, a pencil, and your imagination.

Section 1: Monday-Friday, Aug. 15-19. 9:30-noon. $105
Section 2: Monday-Friday, Aug. 22-26. 9:30-noon. $105
Section 3: Monday-Friday, Aug. 22-26. 1:00-3:30. $105

Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Teen Creative Writing Workshop

(Ages 12-15)

This workshop, exclusively for young teens, is for those who want to explore their ideas for stories, novels, or poems. Whether you’ve been writing this summer or just thinking about writing, this workshop provides a place to express your unique teen voice. Margaret organizes our time together like an adult writing workshop. We’ll work on our own stories, have fun with writing prompts, and share our writing out loud to give each other helpful feedback. As a bonus, August weather should allow us to write outside!

Monday-Friday, Aug. 15-19. 1:00-3:30. $105. Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.


Creativity for Writers


The creative spark lies at the heart of all writing, whether we write for adults or children. Margaret offers playful, useful ways for writers to tap into the wellspring of ideas. We'll explore prompts, journaling, collage, music, poetry, and exercises using the five senses to spark our imaginations and access our creative voices. For beginning and experienced writers in all genres. Come prepared to be inspired!

Thursday, April 7-May 26. 7:00-9:00 pm. $105. Bainbridge Island Commons Living Room, 370 Brien Drive NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306, ext. 116.


Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Do you like to write stories and have fun with words? Margaret helps young writers get started, create characters, and develop story plots. We'll learn how to move from ideas in our heads to words on the page, and we'll share our work out loud to give each other helpful feedback. Small class size ensures individual attention. Bring a notebook, a pencil, and your imagination!

Thursday, Feb. 3-March 24. 4:00-6:00 pm. $85. Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306, ext. 116.

Creativity for Writers


The creative spark lies at the heart of all writing, whether we write for adults or children. Margaret offers playful, useful ways for writers to tap into the wellspring of ideas. We'll explore prompts, journaling, collage, music, poetry, and exercises using the five senses to spark our imaginations and access our creative voices. For beginning and experienced writers in all genres. Come prepared to be inspired!

Thursday, Feb. 3-March 24. 7:00-9:00 pm. $85. Bainbridge Island Commons Living Room, 370 Brien Drive NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306, ext. 116.


Writing for Children & Young Adults


Do you want to write for children and young adults but don't know where to start? Margaret leads this one-day class on the basics of writing for a young audience. We'll discuss the children's book industry, what editors are looking for, genres from board books to edgy YA, and resources available to children's book writers. You are welcome to bring a story idea to discuss. Join us to pursue your dream of writing for kids!

Saturday, March 19. 10:00 am- 3:00 pm. $40. Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306, ext. 116.


Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


If you like to create characters, invent plots, and have fun with words, this workshop is for you! Margaret helps young writers tap into their creativity and strengthen their writing. We'll share our work out loud to get feedback from our fellow writers. Discover more about the craft of writing while creating the spectacular stories only you can write. Bring a notebook, a pen, and your imagination.

Thursday, Sept. 30-Nov. 18. No class Nov. 11. 4:00-6:00 pm. $85. Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306, ext. 16.


Creativity for Writers
                     

The creative spark lies at the heart of all writing, whether we write for adults or children. Margaret offers playful, useful ways for writers to tap into the wellspring of ideas. We'll explore prompts, journaling, collage, music, poetry, and exercises using the five senses to spark our imaginations and access our creative voices. For beginning and experienced writers in all genres. Come prepared to be inspired!

Thursday, Oct. 7-Nov. 18. No class Nov. 11. 7:00-9:00 pm. $65. Bainbridge Island Commons Living Room, 370 Brien Drive NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306, ext. 16.

Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-11)


Wind up your summer by joining us for a week filled with fun writing activities! Margaret helps young writers explore their creativity and write their own stories and poems. We'll use "Magic Pen Story Starters," "Imagination Triggers," and other prompts to get us started. We'll also read our work out loud and get feedback from our fellow authors. If your writing skills have been asleep all summer, now is the time to wake them up! Come prepared with a notebook, a pencil, and your imagination.

Section 1: Monday-Friday, Aug. 16-20, 9:30-noon. $95.
Section 2: Monday-Friday, Aug. 23-27, 9:30-noon. $95.
Section 3: Monday-Friday, Aug. 23-27, 1:00-3:30. $95.

Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306, ext. 16.


Teen Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 12-14)


This workshop, exclusively for young teens, is for those who love to write or who want to explore their ideas for stories, novels, or poems. Whether you’ve been writing all summer or letting your skills take a vacation, this workshop provides a safe forum to express your unique teen voice. Margaret organizes our time together like an adult writing workshop. We’ll write, use prompts, share our work out loud, and give each other helpful feedback. As a bonus, August weather should allow us to write outside!

Monday-Friday, Aug. 16-20, 1:00-3:30. $95. Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306, ext. 16.



Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


If you like to create characters, invent plots, and have fun with words, this workshop is for you! Margaret helps young writers tap into their creativity and strengthen their writing. We'll share our work out loud to get feedback from our fellow authors. Discover more about the craft of writing while creating the spectacular stories and poems only you can write. Bring a notebook, a pen, and your imagination.

Thursday, April 8-May 27. 4:00-6:00 pm. $85. Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306, ext. 16.


Point of View in Practice


“Start thinking of POV tools, not POV rules,” says writer Alicia Rasley. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore POV tools available to writers in the context of their own work. Writing exercises, shared aloud for group discussion, will focus on applying POV choices to the students’ own writing. Students will submit a 3-page writing sample before the class begins. Margaret will discuss a number of these pages each week from the perspective of POV.  This workshop is for writers who have taken the Field’s End class “Point of View” (Fall 2009), or who have a finished or in-progress fiction manuscript. 

Wednesday, March 24 and 31, April 7 and 14. 7:00-9:00 pm. $160. Bainbridge Island Commons, 370 Brien Drive NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Field's End.


Creativity for Writers
                     

The creative spark lies at the heart of all writing, whether we write for adults or children. Margaret offers playful, useful ways for writers to tap into the wellspring of ideas. We'll explore prompts, journaling, collage, music, poetry, and exercises using the five senses to spark our imaginations and access our creative voices. For beginning and experienced writers in all genres. Come prepared to be inspired!

Thursday, April 22-May 27. 7:00-9:00 pm. $65. Bainbridge Island Commons, 370 Brien Drive NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306, ext. 16.


Writing for Children
                        

This one-day workshop continues the "Writing for Children" Workshop from winter. Margaret offers further useful, practical information on the basics of writing for children and teens. We'll explore in more depth the elements of story (character, plot, voice), different genres (picture book, chapter book, middle-grade and young adult novel), what editors are looking for, and resources available to children's book writers. Open to those who have taken the winter workshop, or permission from instructor.

Saturday, May 1. 10:00 am- 3:30 pm. $40. Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306, ext. 16.


Here's Some of My Work

Fiction
When sixth-grader Becca gets a school assignment to visit the local senior care facility, she's miffed. Why her? But when she meets Olivia Browne, a painter who sees life her own way, Becca begins to see things differently, too.
Seventeen-year-old Courtney dreams about her future husband on January 20th, the Eve of St. Agnes. One problem: he's the geekiest guy at her school. Can St. Agnes help?
Elena discovers friendship, trust, and forgiveness as she learns to float.
Iris—not your typical Greek goddess—dreams of flying to the sun.
Nine-year-old Lily must move to an internment camp with her family during World War II.
Poetry
Whimsical poems about a salamander, squirrel, coyote, snake, and more!
Nonfiction
In 1960, first-grader Ruby Bridges faces an angry mob when she starts school.

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