Nonfiction Writing Classes

  • January 8, 2019

    Nonfiction Writing Group (Winter)

    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 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 8 - March 26
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $156
  • April 2, 2019

    Writing Toward Wholeness

    With Leatha Kendrick. A short course in crafting narrative nonfiction as a means to healing. When we render our experiences in words so fully that anyone can enter them, we can re-enter what happened and have a chance to question it and discover what we could not know at the time. The mere attempt to write a concrete, coherent narrative enlarges our perception and allows us to understand – and share – our life’s story. Reading essays, memoir, and fiction while drafting our own pieces, we will aim to hone our craft while also focusing on the deeper benefits of writing. Le...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 2 - May 7
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $108
  • April 9, 2019

    Nonfiction Writing Group (Spring)

    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 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
  • April 18, 2019

    Social Justice through Essay Writing

    With Elaine Granados. This class covers topics of racism, sexism, and classism, analyzes how they are combatted in published writing and social media, and empowers students to make a difference through their own writing. Writing exercises will consist of personal narratives, informative pieces, and argument-based pieces, which can be used as op-eds, letters to editors, blog posts, letters to politicians, or even posts on social media. Elaine Granados earned her BA in English from the University of Kentucky in 2016 and will earn her MA in English with an emphasis on Creat...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 18 - May 23
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $78
  • April 16, 2019

    Writing Your Story

    With Anella Wetter. This creative nonfiction class offers practices in mining personal stories and developing short works. This class incorporates daily journaling, weekly writing exercises, practical ways to explore life’s threads, graphic organizers, and memory devices. Anella Wetter is the author of Hear Me Universe, a self-published Amazon best seller and is currently writing her memoir. [ALL LEVELS] [NEW!] This class takes place at the Gainesway Community Center, 3460 Campus Way, Lexington.

    • Venue:
      Gainesway Community Center
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 16 - April 30
    • Time:
      6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Address:
      3460 Campus Way
      Lexington, KY, 40517
    • Cost:
      $20
    • Addl Info:
         

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  • April 27, 2019

    Reinventing Women: A Short Look at the New Biography

    With Sallie Bingham. Finally it’s happening: women are writing the stories of women’s lives. We claim the authority, we have the research skills, and above all the imagination, particularly important because the official record of women’s lives is often so skimpy. We will discuss these issues, read brief extracts from current biographies, and write an introduction to the life of a woman who fascinates us – relative, friend, or stranger. Led by Sallie Bingham, author of 12 published books of short stories and essays. Her next book, to be published by Farrar, Straus & ...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 27
    • Time:
      10:45 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $35