Nonfiction Writing Classes

  • June 12, 2019

    Writing for Magazines

    With Joe DePaolo. From top city publications such as Louisville and Indianapolis Monthly, to the elite national glossies like The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, magazines provide a unique opportunity for nonfiction writers to showcase their work in a forum where they are not constrained by word counts or rigid style. You’ll learn what it takes to get published in a leading magazine–from identifying a worthy subject to crafting a pitch sure to attract an editor’s attention. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      Good Foods Co-op
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, June 12 - June 26
    • Time:
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Address:
      455 Southland Drive
      Lexington, KY, 40503
    • Cost:
      $45 ($39 for Good Foods owners)
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets at Good Foods Co-op, 455 Southland Drive, Lexington. To register, go to goodfoods.coop & click on “Upcoming Events.”

  • June 18, 2019

    Nonfiction Writing Group

    With Neil Chethik, Carnegie Center Executive Director. Join a lively, diverse group of people in exploring nonfiction writing, including personal essays, columns, magazine pieces, and autobiography. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get feedback from others, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Nonfiction Writing Group.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, June 18 - July 23
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • June 29, 2019

    Nonfiction Book Proposals: From Pitch to Publish

    With Darlene Ricker. You’ve passed the first hurdle: Your query or your agent has attracted the interest of a publishing house. Now you need to develop a full proposal that will land you a book contract. That means giving the acquisitions editor a solid view of what they're buying, where it fits in the market and why readers will want it. Hands-on examples include actual proposals that led to recent publishing contracts. Learn what agents said about what clinched these deals and killed others. Bring your lunch if you'd like. Darlene Ricker, a published nonfiction book au...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, June 29
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40
  • July 10, 2019

    The Craft of the Interview

    With Darlene Ricker. Sources make your story, and interviewing them is an art in itself. Learn how to identify the best sources; secure and prepare for the interview; use techniques to put a source at ease; ask the right questions; get “quotable quotes;” and diffuse difficult sources. We will also cover the rules and ethics of interviewing and the differences in conducting email, telephone, and in-person interviews. You will practice your interviewing skills and receive constructive critique. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, July 10 - August 28
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for The Craft of the Interview.

  • July 27, 2019

    Life Writing: Bringing the Story to Life

    With Leatha Kendrick. In this workshop we will write together and rewrite to deepen our drafts and bring them fully to the page. Bring a snack and settle in to write and share. We will explore ways to bring the heart of the story to the page, making it vivid and accessible. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Life Writing: Bringing the Story to Life.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, July 27
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $35