Refining Your Work for Publication
with Susan E. Lindsey
Saturday, May 18
10:00 am-1:00 pm
As bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver stated during her Carnegie Booksin- Progress Conference appearance in June 2012, “eighty percent of writing is revising.” All writers struggle with how to effectively polish, edit and revise their work. Learn from a professional editor how to apply a range of tips and techniques to improve your writing.
Introduction to Creative Writing
with Melva Priddy
Saturday, June 15
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Whether it is fiction, non-fiction, essay or poetry, writing requires you to develop ideas for topics and details. The class will focus on how to brainstorm, meditate, and respond to other writers to grow and nurture your own prompts. Bring your journal and favorite writing paraphernalia. Be prepared to share with others and take home lots of ideas. Open to any age interested and appropriate for any genre.
Creating YOUR Cookbook
with Doris Settles
Saturday, June 22
Today’s digital publishing options provide easy ways to generate any kind of cookbook you might want. Learn how to generate a multi-generational genealogically connected book, a family pass-it-on for a newlywed or college student, a collection focused on a specific style of cooking, and so much more. Come learn about options, opportunities and orders for your very own cookbook.
eBooks: Publish, Promote, Prosper
with Peggy DeKay
Saturday, July 13
10:00 am-2:00 pm
eBooks are changing the way people read and access formation; they now outsell both hardcover and paperback books on Amazon.com! Learn the ins and outs of eBooks and discover how easy it can be to publish one. The author of Self Publishing For Virgins will show you how to develop a strategy to convert, price, market, and promote your book as an eBook. We will take a short break for lunch, so bring a brown bag if you’d like.
Our Voices Matter: Writing As Activism
with Marianne Worthington
Saturday, July 20
Writers of all levels will practice writing as a form of empowerment, social change, and community building. Those who want to tell their own stories or the untold stories of others, develop personal responses to injustice, submit letters to the editor, or practice written expression on social issues are welcome. We will look at examples of activist writing that illustrate how experience and expression can be the first steps toward getting involved with issues and making changes in our lives and communities. We will experiment with several writing prompts in multiple genres and have group feedback sessions as well. Offered in partnership with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.
Poetry from Prompts to Edits
with Lisa Parker
Saturday, July 27
10:00 am-1:00 pm
This seminar will help you move through your poetry shopping list, from discovering great prompts to navigating feedback. We’ll talk about word economy (how to recognize when you have too many words, which words earn their own keep and which have to go, and weak words versus the power hitters). We’ll also work on shaping your poem, including the importance of a good line, how to find your stanzas if you’re writing free verse, and delivering
your reader to that last word.
The Power of Short: Writing Flash Nonfiction
with Bill Goodman
Saturday, August 24
Writers everywhere are exploring a new form: flash nonfiction, literary rather than informational, and short—very short. Class members will read and be challenged to write in a number of forms: essays, journal entries and commentary. All written very short. Limit 15 participants. We will take a short break for lunch, so bring a brown bag if you’d like.
“Classes offered by the Carnegie Center have been the making of me as a poet. Beginning with a workshop with Tony Crunk, proceeding through a Master Class with James Baker Hall, out of which grew the Mosaic women’s poetry group, and culminating in a long series of advanced workshops with Leatha Kendrick, I have received the most valuable training of my career. All very reasonably priced.” --- Sherry Chandler
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