Multi-Genre Writing Classes

  • August 17, 2017

    Thursday Morning Prose Group

    With Julie Farkas. We are a critique group for works-in-progress. All genres, including fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, are welcome. This is an ongoing writing group that meets year-round; join at any time. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Thursday Morning Prose Group.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, August 17 - December 14
    • Time:
      10:00 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      This free class meets every Thursday.

  • September 15, 2017

    Seniors Writing Group

    With Sarah Combs. If you’ve reached that golden age, join this writing group, which meets at the NEW Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane. This group features in-class writing exercises; feedback for family stories, memoirs, poems and stories; tips for reading and publishing your work; and lively conversation and fellowship. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Seniors Writing Group.  

    • Venue:
      Lexington Senior Center
    • Meets On:
          Fridays, September 15 - December 8
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Address:
      195 Life Lane
      Lexington, KY, 40502
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on November 24.

  • September 15, 2017

    FREE Writing Practice

    With Melissa Bell-Pitts. This practice offers writers the opportunity to engage in a creative and communicative loop without judgment. We will write from a variety of prompts designed to get writers to loosen their inner censor and simply get words on the page during two or three short sessions. After each timed session, writers read aloud their new work to the other participating members who respond by recalling words or images that resonated. This zenlike practice originated in Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Fridays, September 15 - December 1
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on November 24.

      Register now for FREE Writing Practice.

  • September 21, 2017

    Inspirational Writers Discussion Group

    With Christopher Kelder. This group is designed for writers and poets who deem their writing to fall in the inspirational genre. This can be prose, poetry, or non-fiction that can be religious or simply uplifting in nature. We will meet once a month to share our work in a positive, affirming atmosphere. We will discuss publication options and the possibility of organizing readings/signings and workshops. Register now for Inspirational Writers Discussion Group.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, September 21 - November 16
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets the third Thursday of each month, September through November.

  • September 28, 2017

    Screenplay Writing

    With Margaret Price. We will explore the essential elements and joy of writing a screenplay for film production. Designed for anyone who has ever considered writing a screenplay – adapting a story into a script – or who is simply curious about the power of the story in movies, this workshop is an invitation to begin the process of writing your most compelling, imaginative and inspiring screenplay. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!]

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursday, September 28
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Screenplay Writing.

  • October 10, 2017

    Playwriting

    With Erin Chandler. We will discuss great playwriting works, study structure, dialogue, set —all of the elements that make up the 10-minute play that you will eventually write in this class. In the following 3 weeks, you will be asked to bring in samples of your work and get feedback. On the last class, you will cast your play with the other students and perform a staged reading. You will all leave with something you can be proud of! [ALL LEVELS] [NEW!]

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, October 10 - October 31
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $56
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Playwriting.

  • October 23, 2017

    Writing Efficiently: Say More with Less

    With Jason Sizemore. Join three-time Hugo Award-nominated editor Jason Sizemore (Apex Books, Apex Magazine) for a seminar that will explore the many different shortcuts writers can use to build narrative, create setting, and define characters. Participants will take a deep dive into award-winning author Ken Liu’s "Build-A-Dolly" flash fiction (Apex Magazine) as we discuss the author’s tactics to build 10,000 words of story using only 1000. Novelists and short fiction authors alike will find value in this intensive exploration of the craft and mechanics ...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, October 23 - October 30
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $26
  • November 13, 2017

    Writing Retreat

    With Marcia Thornton Jones, Carnegie Center Author Academy Coordinator & Writing Mentor. Break through writing obstacles during this four-day writing retreat designed to provide motivation and promote writing flow for novel writers. Each day of this retreat will include: freewriting exercises, goal-setting, morning independent writing time, lunchtime discussions focusing on craft (lunch not provided), afternoon independent writing time, and problem-solving sessions to help break through blocks and prepare for the next day. The retreat will culminate with a share/resp...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 3:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $180
    • Addl Info:
         

      Meets every day, Monday, November 13-Friday, November 17, 10:30 am-3:30 pm.