Saturday Seminars

  • July 26, 2014

    Writing Beginnings and Endings

    With Marcia Thornton Jones. Gain clarity on your book plot, character transformation, and theme while learning to hook readers (and editors) at the same time. Participants will practice options for writing powerful first pages and then use those beginnings to jump forward to write mirrored endings that can be used to clarify and write a plot synopsis. Participants should have a book idea or draft in progress. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, July 26
    • Time:
      10:00 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $30
  • August 2, 2014

    Empowering Women Through Words

    With Tracy Coffee Gayle & Kate Larken. Are you a woman who loves to write? Do you want to strengthen your writing so that readers can see, hear, taste, feel and touch life through your unique point of view? In this workshop, women writers will develop work based on their unique perspectives and experiences (short stories, poetry, personal narratives, articles are all acceptable). If participants are inclined, they may eventually submit their writing to the Winter 2014 issue of The Notebook: A Progressive Journal about Women & Girls with Rural & Small Town Roots. (Note: This...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, August 2
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $35
  • August 9, 2014

    Writing & Yoga

    With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Coordinator & Laura Whitaker, RYT. When you sit down to write, are you distracted by your day’s to-do list or things happening in your life? We will use yoga techniques (movement, meditation, and breathwork) to help you clear your mind and stretch your creative thinking. Intermittent pauses will be filled with writing exercises to help you deepen your writing and gain inspiration for new ideas. Come prepared for yoga and bring your writing journal to this relaxing and invigorating seminar. Please bring a yoga mat...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, August 9
    • Time:
      10:00 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $30
  • August 16, 2014

    Food+Photos: A Lexington Farmers Market Flashblog

    With Rona Roberts & Sarah Jane Sanders. In one day, explore food photography and food writing, and work with others to build a creative, portfolio-style website, complete with appropriate narrative. The main subject will be the popular Saturday Lexington Farmers Market. Coaching and instruction in food photography and food writing will encourage and guide you toward deepening your practice of these two arts. Class begins at 7:30 am at the outdoor table in front of Cheapside Bar & Grill, 131 Cheapside.[BEGINNING/ INTERMEDIATE]

    • Meets On:
          Saturday, August 16
    • Time:
      7:30 am - 4:00 pm
    • Cost:
      $75
  • August 23, 2014

    Business of Publishing: Copyright, Contracts, and 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, August 23
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $35