Saturday Seminars

  • October 18, 2014

    Playing with Tense in Memoir

    With Jessica Caudill. NOTE NEW DATE! SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 18. Memoirists write about the past, but we don’t always have to write in the past tense. In this seminar we will explore how to play with past, present and other tenses to show action and immediacy as well as the depth and perspective that readers crave in a compelling memoir. Participants should bring an idea or story in progress. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, October 18
    • Time:
      10:00 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • October 4, 2014

    How to Write a Novel in 30 Days (Sat. Seminar)

    With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator. Can you write 50,000 words toward a novel in one month? Yes you can! This four-time National Novel Writing Month winner will share with you how it’s done while living a busy life. The seminar includes strategies for meeting your word count, writing a quick first draft, and keeping track of your storyline and characters. Are you up for the challenge? [ALL LEVELS] *Can’t make it to this seminar? We’re offering it on other dates at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Visit the Carnegie series at noseph-Beth...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, October 4
    • Time:
      10:30 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • October 11, 2014

    Writing Your Own Obituary

    With Neil Chethik, Carnegie Center Executive Director What do you want your community to remember about you? What achievements define you? What secrets might you be ready to share? Join Neil Chethik, author of FatherLoss, as we create the lasting words of our own obituaries. All ages welcome. Elders who write “auto-obituaries” help their families. But even young people can use the auto-obituary process to examine their lives and decide what they still want to accomplish. Bring an old and current photo. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, October 11
    • Time:
      10:00 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • October 25, 2014

    Writing & Marketing a 10-Minute Play

    With Nancy Gall-Clayton. The 10-minute play is everywhere! Festivals and showcases of this short form take place in venues across Kentucky and beyond. To learn more about crafting a 10-minute play – and where and how to submit one – join this hands-on, interactive class. Please brown-bag it so we can talk over lunch. Nancy Gall-Clayton’s 10-minute plays have been on stages in 23 states, Denmark, Australia, and Canada, and three of her “tens” have been finalists for Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, October 25
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $35
  • November 1, 2014

    Writing for Your Kids

    With Karen Leet. When your children or grandchildren ask for a story, give them a “real” story about your cherished memories of them. In this hands-on workshop, learn to probe and preserve  written memories of  those precious children for your family to treasure. Come prepared to write and possibly share (voluntary). [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, November 1
    • Time:
      10:00 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • November 15, 2014

    Book Arts: Coptic Stitch using Recycled Materials

    With Melissa Oesch. This book-making class will teach a variation of Coptic Binding, which dates back to the early 2nd century. We will use repurposed book covers and recycled paper for materials. Materials will be included. This book binding technique is suitable for ages 13 and up. Limit: 10 participants. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, November 15
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $55
  • November 22, 2014

    Designing Your Book

    With Bronson O’Quinn, Carnegie Center Development Associate. Whether you’re self-publishing a novel or learning Adobe Creative Suite, you must first understand the basics of how to communicate through images, layout, and typography. Explore fundamental concepts and how they are utilized by modern book designers. While we won’t be using computers in this course, the core ideas are valuable to mastering graphic design in such programs as Microsoft Publisher and Adobe InDesign. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, November 22
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40