Saturday Seminars

  • January 31, 2015

    The Art of Iris Paper Folding

    With Brooke Harris. Everyone needs a creative outlet. Learn a new one for the new year! In this class, participants will learn the beautiful art of Iris paper folding. Students will make a greeting card based on a range of shapes and will take a second project home to create. Clear instructions and line-drawn templates will guide beginning crafters through this project. Supplies included. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, January 31
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • February 21, 2015

    Crafting the Poem

    With Jeff Worley This seminar will be totally guided by which aspects of poetry writing the students in the seminar would like to work on and discuss. Students who sign up will be asked to send an email, at least one week before the session is held, listing whatever techniques or approaches they would like to better understand to help them in their writing. Depending on this pre-class input,the instructor will bring in materials and examples to discuss with the group. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, February 21
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $35
    • Addl Info:
         

      *This Seminar is a Books-in-Progress Conference Prep Workshop

  • February 28, 2015

    Writing Picture Books

    With Marcia Thornton Jones, Carnegie Center Writing Mentor. Develop your story idea into a marketable picture book! This seminar will cover the basics of picture book format, plotting your story, the value of making a ‘dummy’ book, and the role of the illustrations in your picture book. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, February 28
    • Time:
      10:00 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
    • Addl Info:
         

      *This Seminar is a Books-in-Progress Conference Prep Workshop

  • February 28, 2015

    Yes, Yes Y’all: A Hip-Hop How-To

    With Justin “JustMe” Long. Have you ever been interested in learning more about hip-hop music and enjoy the work of trailblazers such as Dr. Dre, Wu-Tang Clan, and Jay-Z? In this multimedia seminar, you will learn how to write, record, produce, and perform your own music. Whether you are a budding artist, a seasoned Hip-Hop head, or an inquiring fan, this interactive workshop on an internationally recognized subculture is for you. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, February 28
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40
  • March 7, 2015

    Crafting the Perfect Query Letter

    With Ellen Birkett Morris. First impressions matter. While the quality of your writing will always be the thing that makes or breaks a submission, it is important to put your best foot forward. We’ll discuss how to craft simple query letters to use when submitting your stories, poems, plays, and essays to editors. We’ll also tackle the more complex agent letter and make sure you have all the elements that will tempt an agent to read your full manuscript. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & LEarning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, March 7
    • Time:
      Noon - 2:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
    • Addl Info:
         

      *This Seminar is a Books-in-Progress Conference Prep Workshop

  • March 14, 2015

    Making Zines

    With Ondine Quinn, Anna Campomanes, & Ida Lucille Sell. Learn from the people behind the Kentucky Fried Zine Fest how to make your own small circulation magazine that you publish yourself. First you’ll learn about zines: what they are, the history of zine-making, and the different types and styles of zines. Next you will begin the process of writing and making your very own zine. Completed zines will be showcased at the 2015 Kentucky Fried Zine Fest (with permission from the creators). Offered in partnership with the Kentucky Fried Zine Fest; a portion of your class fee wi...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, March 14
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $15
  • March 21, 2015

    Monologue Magic

    With Nancy Gall-Clayton. Learn the elements of successful monologues. Though we’ll focus on stage monologues, writers of persona poems and fiction should find our discussion and writing exercises relevant to their work as well. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, March 21
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $35
  • March 28, 2015

    Writing for Religious Markets

    With Karen Leet. This seminar will help you get started writing for this specialized market. We’ll look at religious magazine needs, as well as audience and editors’ preferences. Come prepared to write for this market—we will try devotions, fillers, and article outlines to help get you familiar with writing for these publications. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, March 28
    • Time:
      10:00 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • April 11, 2015

    Bookmaking: Simple Non-Adhesive Book Structures

    With Alex Brooks. We will learn simple bookbinding techniques including a simple single signature pamphlet stitch, a two signature pamphlet stitch, and a nonadhesive link stitch. Each participant will make 3-4 softcover books and learn basic techniques to make books using simple tools, in their own home. Limit: 6 participants per time slot. This class will take place at Alex Brooks’ studio, 808 North Limestone. Please register no later than the Wednesday before the class; no registrations will be allowed at the door. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      Alex Brooks' Studio
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 11
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      808 North Limestone
      Lexington, KY,
    • Cost:
      $55
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class is offered at two different times:

      10:00 am-1:00 pm OR 2:00-5:00 pm (choose one)

      $55 (includes materials)

  • April 11, 2015

    Bookmaking: Simple Non-Adhesive Book Structures

    With Alex Brooks. We will learn simple bookbinding techniques including a simple single signature pamphlet stitch, a two signature pamphlet stitch, and a nonadhesive link stitch. Each participant will make 3-4 softcover books and learn basic techniques to make books using simple tools, in their own home. Limit: 6 participants per time slot. This class will take place at Alex Brooks’ studio, 808 North Limestone. Please register no later than the Wednesday before the class; no registrations will be allowed at the door. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      Alex Brooks’ studio
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 11
    • Time:
      2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      808 North Limestone
      Lexington, KY,
    • Cost:
      $55
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class is offered at two different times:

      10:00 am-1:00 pm OR 2:00-5:00 pm (choose one)

      $55 (includes materials)

  • April 18, 2015

    Bookmaking: Long Stitch Leather Journals

    With Alex Brooks. We will learn to make long stitch journals and notebooks covered in heavy card and leather. Each participant will make 2-3 long stitch books. Limit: 6 participants per time slot. This class will take place at Alex Brooks’ studio, 808 North Limestone. Please register no later than the Wednesday before the class; no registrations will be allowed at the door. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      Alex Brooks' Studio
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 18
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      808 North Limestone
      Lexington, KY,
    • Cost:
      $55
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class is offered at two different times:

      10:00 am-1:00 pm OR 2:00-5:00 pm (choose one)

      $55 (includes materials)

  • April 18, 2015

    Bookmaking: Long Stitch Leather Journals

    With Alex Brooks We will learn to make long stitch journals and notebooks covered in heavy card and leather. Each participant will make 2-3 long stitch books. Limit: 6 participants per time slot. This class will take place at Alex Brooks’ studio, 808 North Limestone. Please register no later than the Wednesday before the class; no registrations will be allowed at the door. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      Alex Brooks’ studio
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 18
    • Time:
      2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      808 North Limestone
      Lexington, KY,
    • Cost:
      $55
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class is offered at two different times:

      10:00 am-1:00 pm OR 2:00-5:00 pm (choose one)

      $55 (includes materials)

  • April 18, 2015

    Odd & Invented Forms in Poetry

    With Sherry Chandler. If your muse has gone to Disney World because you’re no fun anymore or if your writing needs some fresh air, you may find what you need to kickstart inspiration in a fib or a twiplet, a Gigan or a sonnenizio. We will explore some of the many odd and invented forms in which you can write poetry. We may even invent a form ourselves. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 18
    • Time:
      10:15 am - 12:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • April 25, 2015

    Business of Publishing: Copyright, Contracts, Royalties

    With Milton Toby. Building a career as a successful author involves honing your writing skills and developing business acumen. Meet award-winning author and attorney Milt Toby for an informative discussion about copyright, publishing contracts, royalties, and anything else you need to know about the business of writing. Bring your questions and a snack. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 25
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $35
    • Addl Info:
         

      *This Seminar is a Books-in-Progress Conference Prep Workshop

  • May 16, 2015

    Bookmaking: Hardcover Journals

    With Alex Brooks. We will make hardcover, case bound journals covered in cloth. Each Participant will make 1-2 hardcover journals. Limit: 6 participants per time slot. This class will take place at Alex Brooks’ studio, 808 North Limestone. Please register no later than the Wednesday before the class; no registrations will be allowed at the door. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      Alex Brooks’ studio
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, May 16
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      808 North Limestone
      Lexington, KY,
    • Cost:
      $55
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class is offered at two different times:

      10:00 am-1:00 pm OR 2:00-5:00 pm (choose one)

      $55 (includes materials)

  • May 16, 2015

    Bookmaking: Hardcover Journals

    With Alex Brooks We will make hardcover, case bound journals covered in cloth. Each Participant will make 1-2 hardcover journals. Limit: 6 participants per time slot. This class will take place at Alex Brooks’ studio, 808 North Limestone. Please register no later than the Wednesday before the class; no registrations will be allowed at the door. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      Alex Brooks’ studio
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, May 16
    • Time:
      2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      808 North Limestone
      Lexington, KY,
    • Cost:
      $55
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class is offered at two different times:

      10:00 am-1:00 pm OR 2:00-5:00 pm (choose one)

      $55 (includes materials)

  • May 16, 2015

    Selling Your Story Idea

    With Karen Leet. This workshop will focus on how to sum up your project ideas in a hook sentence to “sell” your concept to an editor, agent or even reader. Think about what is different, exciting and unique about your project and hone your skills at selling those ideas. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, May 16
    • Time:
      10:00 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
    • Addl Info:
         

      *This Seminar is a Books-in-Progress Conference Prep Workshop

  • May 16, 2015

    Conference Prep: The Pitch, Idol, & More

    With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator If you’re serious about your writing, you’ll want to hear some helpful tips before you attend the Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference. We’ll discuss how to pitch to an agent, what to expect from Conference Idol, and ways networking with the literary community can benefit you. This seminar is led by one of the conference organizers. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, May 16
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $25
    • Addl Info:
         

      This Seminar is a Books-in-Progress Conference Prep Workshop

      $25; FREE with early bird registration to the 2015 Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference