Publishing

  • January 16, 2018

    Building Your Author Platform (Winter)

    With Lisa Haneberg. Every author needs a platform – the online presence that allows anyone in the world to find them. Author Lisa Haneberg will lead a 6-week hands-on class that will help you create a platform that attracts and engages your target readers and prepares you to sell your books. Open to fiction and nonfiction writers. Register now for Building Your Author Platform (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 16 - February 20
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • January 27, 2018

    Querying Magazines, Newspapers, Contests, and More

    With Stephanie Mojica. While the perfect query letter won't make up for lackluster writing, a carefully crafted query letter will help you stand out as a professional. Learn from a published writer the art and science of creating a compelling query letter for poems, fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, and stageplays. Bring query letters, and we can work together to strengthen them! Register now for Querying Magazines, Newspapers, Contests, and More.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, January 27
    • Time:
      10:30 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • February 21, 2018

    Revision

    With Lisa Hanberg, author of over twenty traditionally and self-published fiction and nonfiction books. 2017 Man Booker Prize winner George Saunders has said that revision is an act of love. To produce their best work, writers must learn the art and science of revision. During this hands-on workshop, participants will use tried and true checklists to improve writing clarity (the science). They will then explore and practice ways to hone and polish words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, scenes, and chapters into something beautiful (the art). [ALL LEVELS] Register now ...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, February 21 - March 7
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
      USA
    • Cost:
      $42
  • February 27, 2018

    Line-Editing for Style

    With Tiffany Reisz. Without knowing the author, every reader can recognize a difference between Faulkner's prose and Hemingway's. What's the difference? Style! Join international bestselling author Tiffany Reisz for a deep dive into the elements of style--word choice, syntax, metaphorical language, and sentence structure. Start with a lump of coal. Leave with a diamond. Bring your own prose to polish every class. Register now for Line-Editing for Style.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, February 27 - March 20
    • Time:
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $48
  • May 19, 2018

    How to Edit & Proofread Your Own Work

    With Stephanie Mojica. We will discuss ways to actually read your own work to find errors and create your own writer’s style guide. The class will go over common errors even seasoned writers make, and why spell check programs are not always reliable resources for proofreading and editing. The content applies to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, stageplays, and screenplays of any length. Register now for How to Edit & Proofread Your Own Work.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, May 19
    • Time:
      10:30 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • March 24, 2018

    Fiction Book Proposals

    With Christina Kaye. This class is designed for authors who are considering submitting their finished novels to agents, editors, and/or publishers. We will be discussing ways to prepare for the submission process, including ensuring your novel is polished and ready, finding the right home for your novel, and preparing your submission package, as well as what to expect during the process. Christina Kaye is the author of five suspense novels, published by Limitless Publishing, including Like Father, Like Daughter, the Suspense Finalist for the 2017 Indie Excell...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, March 24
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • April 14, 2018

    Nonfiction Book Proposals

    With Andrew Shaffer. Got an idea for a nonfiction book or memoir? Before you invest months or years writing it, hold up! Nonfiction publishing isn’t like the fiction market—you don’t need to have a completed manuscript before querying agents.New York Times bestseller Andrew Shaffer—author of two nonfiction titles for HarperCollins—will help you turn your idea into a slickly-formatted book proposal. Register now for Nonfiction Book Proposals.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 14
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • April 17, 2018

    Building Your Author Platform (Spring)

    With Lisa Haneberg. Every author needs a platform – the online presence that allows anyone in the world to find them. Author Lisa Haneberg will lead a 6-week hands-on class that will help you create a platform that attracts and engages your target readers and prepares you to sell your books. Open to fiction and nonfiction writers. Register now for Building Your Author Platform (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 17 - May 22
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • April 19, 2018

    Querying Agents: Novels

    With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator. If you want to publish traditionally once you've finished writing and revising your novel, most likely you will need to secure a literary agent first. Learn the process for seeking a literary agent, from beginning to end: where to find agents, the formula for writing a query letter, what may be required in your submission package, how to keep track of query submissions, and the proper etiquette for interacting with agents. Though your novel must be complete before you submit to literary agen...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursday, April 19
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • April 28, 2018

    Conference Prep: The Pitch, First Page Critique, & More

    With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator. If you're serious about your writing, you'll want to hear some helpful tips before you attend the Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference. We’ll discuss how to pitch to an agent, what to expect from the First Page Critique Panel, and ways networking with the literary community can benefit you. Register now for Conference Prep: The Pitch, First Page Critique, & More.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 28
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      Free with registration to the 2018 Books-in-Progress Conference
    • Addl Info:
         

      Note: Completion of the Querying Agents: Novels seminar is recommended, but not required.

      This seminar is for Books-in-Progress participants only, and is FREE with registration to the 2018 Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference.