The Field's End Roundtables are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Bainbridge Public Library Meeting Room. Roundtables are free and open to writers at all levels of experience. People who are interested in the writing process or who want to get involved with the writing community on Bainbridge Island and Kitsap County are encouraged to attend. At each Roundtable, a speaker talks about some aspect of the craft of writing or professional development. We then join in a Q&A period and network with other writers.
One benefit of the Roundtables is being able to ask questions of published writers in many genres as well as having the opportunity to learn from the collective knowledge of the group. If you aren’t already a regular Roundtable attendee, we hope you will join us.
Our Roundtable History
On January 22, 2003, two months after the formation of Field’s End, volunteers launched the first monthly Writers’ Roundtable. Our first guest speaker was nationally known garden writer and Bainbridge Island neighbor Ann Lovejoy, who talked about “How Does a Writer Develop a Voice That Works?” At the end of 2012, Field’s End celebrated ten years of Writers’ Roundtables! That’s 117 speakers and over 3,000 attendees who have spent an evening together to share their writing knowledge and inspiration.
Take a look at our Writers’ Roundtable archive. We think you'll be amazed at the breadth of topics we’ve covered—from thoughts on setting as an additional character in historical fiction, to what constitutes a good poem, to ways to make your writing group really work, to writing snappy dialogue, to how to go from Field’s End student to published author.
Please join us for our eleventh year of Roundtables. There is always something new to learn!
If you have an idea for a Writers’ Roundtable topic or guest speaker, or if you'd like to present a Roundtable, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to Field’s End, Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. North, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.