Nonfiction Writing Classes

  • August 6, 2016

    Writing Your Family Stories

    With Susan E. Lindsey. Many people long to write about their families—their crazy siblings, their illustrious or notorious ancestors, their kids or grandkids, their wonderful or terrible childhoods, or favorite holiday stories. Together, we’ll explore various forms of writing appropriate for family stories, including examples and recommended resources. Please bring writing materials or a laptop, and one photo of a family member or event you wish to write about. [ALL LEVELS]  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, August 6
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $35
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register NOW for Writing Your Family Stories

  • June 18, 2016

    Hybrid Memoir

    With Journey McAndrews. Part fiction, part fact, the hybrid memoir combines elements of poetry and prose, history, fiction, biography, and a hefty amount of creativity and imagination. Often used for memoirs containing trauma narratives, or those exploring disenfranchisement, or by writers who simply want to blur/braid different writing genres, the hybrid memoir is as much fun to read as it is to write. Suggested reading: You Have Given Me a Country by Neela Vaswani. Additional readings and examples will be provided during the seminar. Feel free to bring a lunch. [INTERMED...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, June 18
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40
  • June 21, 2016

    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 21 - August 2
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $84
  • April 12, 2016

    Spring Life Writing

    With Leatha Kendrick This class series will make you write — in class and outside. We will take our inspiration from the best pieces of memoir we can find, read, and share — as well as from each other’s writing. We will focus on what makes a memoir satisfying and engaging, and on how each of us can write better prose. The spring season is open to those who wish to repeat the workshop as well as to new participants. Limit: 12 participants. [ALL LEVELS]  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $90
    • Addl Info:
         

      There are two options for Spring Life Writing:

      *You must choose ONE day of the week when registering.

      April 12-May 10 OR Wednesdays, April 13-May 11*

      Register Now for Tuesday’s Spring Life Writing

      Register Now for Wednesday’s Spring Life Writing

       

  • April 5, 2016

    Spring 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 Spring Nonfiction Writing Group

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 5 - May 24
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $96