Nonfiction Writing Classes

  • April 8, 2014

    Nonfiction Writing Group (spring)

    With Neil Chethik.   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]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 8 - May 27
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $96
  • April 10, 2014

    Introduction to Freelance Writing: How to Earn Money From Your Work

    With Karen M. Leet.  Long-time freelance writer Karen Leet, with hundreds of articles, stories and fillers in print, will help you get started on your own freelance writing career. Whether you've been writing all your life or you are just beginning, come follow your dream and learn about setting goals, finding your audience, submitting your work and more. [BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 10 - May 29
    • Time:
      11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $96
  • April 16, 2014

    Basics of Creative Nonfiction II: The Story

    With Neil Chethik. How can you write compelling nonfiction? How do you turn facts, interviews and other research into a gripping story? Join journalist/author Neil Chethik in deepening your knowledge of nonfiction craft, including hooking the reader; writing nonfiction scenes; and controlling your writer’s voice. We’ll infuse our nonfiction with people, action and suspense. If you have not taken Basics of Creative Nonfiction I (offered this past winter), but would like to take this class, check in with Neil at neil@carnegiecenterlex.org, or 859-254-4175 ext. 24.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 16 - May 15
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $60
  • April 10, 2014

    Arts Writing (spring)

    With Candace Chaney.  Learn the secrets behind good critical writing. Participants will read, discuss, and write reviews, articles, blog posts, and pieces of short form criticism addressing contemporary art. Participants will not be limited to writing about any particular arts discipline. [ALL LEVELS] UnderMain and AEQAI are co-sponsoring this class (and subsidizing the cost) to help find and educate potential new critics in the Bluegrass region UnderMain: Lexington Lit From Below chronicles the affairs of a progressive city in a variety of media only the web can deliver...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 10 - May 15
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $20
  • April 15, 2014

    Life Writing Master Class

    With Leatha Kendrick.   This six-week advanced level class aims to guide writers working on a memoir, a series of essays, or a group of short stories based on life experience. We will look at the forms autobiography and memoir take and explore    how to revise work in progress or completed pieces to reveal a theme (or themes). We will focus on ways to    unify and deepen a narrative. This course is intended for writers who are working toward a long narrative or collection. Limit: 12 participants. To be considered for the class, applicants must submit a 15-page writing sampl...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 15 - May 20
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $175