Nonfiction Writing Classes

  • June 16, 2015

    Nonfiction Writing Group

    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] Register Now for Nonfiction Writing Group

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, June 16 - July 21
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $72
  • June 16, 2015

    Writing about a Hero

    With Steve Flairty. Each of us knows an especially admirable person in our life that we’d like others to know, too. Why not share your hero publically through the printed word? Join Steve Flairty, author of the Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes series, as he shares tips on the “hero writing” process, including a practical followup writing activity to get you off to a fast start! Registration is limited, so please call 859-231-5500 to reserve your place in the class. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      Lexington Public Library Eagle Creek Branch
    • Meets On:
          Tuesday, June 16
    • Time:
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Address:
      101 N. Eagle Creek Drive
      Lexington, KY, 40509
    • Cost:
      Free
    • Addl Info:
         

      Note: This class takes place at the Lexington Public Library Eagle Creek Branch. Please call 859-231-5500 to register.

  • June 18, 2015

    Life Writing

    With Georgia Green Stamper. Your stories are important, and only you can tell them. In this introduction to writing memoir, we will explore methods for retrieving and then shaping our personal, family and local stories into engaging prose. Elements of style such as syntax, voice, form and organization will be emphasized. [BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE] Register Now for Life Writing

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, June 18 - July 9
    • Time:
      5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $60
  • August 1, 2015

    Writing Memoir

    With Jessica Caudill. In this memoir writing seminar, you’ll learn how to transform the ordinary into extraordinary, the mundane into magical. We will discuss how to use research in a writerly way, including how creative nonfiction writing research differs from academic research. We will explore how to write down a simple memory in different ways (flash, scene, etc.) to uncover important details so the story moves out of confession mode. We will do generative writing exercises to help you unlock your story ideas. [ALL LEVELS] Register Now for