Multi-Genre Writing Classes

  • June 10, 2016

    Summer Seniors Writing Group

    With Sarah Combs. If you’ve reached that golden age, join this writing group, which meets at the Lexington Senior Center, 1530 Nicholasville Road. 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. Note: Classes held at the Senior Center do not meet if Fayette County public schools are closed due to inclement weather. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      Lexington Senior Center
    • Meets On:
          Fridays, June 10 - August 26
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Address:
      1530 Nicholasville Rd.
      Lexington, KY,
      United States
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

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      **The new Senior Center location will open this summer, but the date is not yet confirmed. If you are a regular attendee, the instructor will keep you updated about when the new space will open. Call 859-278-6072 if you have any questions about the location.

  • June 15, 2016

    Goal Setting Group

    With Melissa Bell-Pitts. Goal Setting Group Melissa Bell-Pitts Third Wednesday of each month, June through August 5:30-7:00 pm FREE One of the hardest parts about being a writer/artist is staying motivated when you do not have deadlines or someone to hold you accountable. We’ll spend these sessions setting short-term and long-term goals, using creative imagery and affirmations. [ALL LEVELS] Register NOW for Goal Setting Group.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, June 15 - August 17
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Third Wednesday of each month, June through August

  • June 16, 2016

    Summer Writing for Recovery

    With Jay McCoy. While living with a chronic condition or caring for a loved one, we often find comfort and strength through writing. We will focus on exercises, prompts, and visualizations to explore challenges whether from the perspective of the person living with illness or of the caregiver. We will take the time to create and develop new work and to workshop our own stories and poems. Writers of all levels and all genres are welcome. [ALL LEVELS] Register Now for Writing f...

  • June 17, 2016

    Summer FREE Writing Practice

    With Bronson O’Quinn. This is an opportunity to write without rules, editing, or judgment. It’s great if you want to limber up or need inspiration for something to work on later. We write from a simple prompt, followed by readings and “recalls” where other writers simply repeat your words back to you without criticism or praise. We draw inspiration from a chapter from Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down The Bones entitled “Writing as Practice.” Join at any time during the semester. [ALL LEVELS]  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Fridays, June 17 - August 26
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

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  • July 11, 2016

    Stand-Up comedy Writing

    With Josh Filipowski. Think you’re funny? Have you ever thought about trying stand-up comedy? Or do you want to take your stand-up and comedy writing to the next level? This workshop led by comedian & producer Josh Filipowski will help you find your inner comedic voice, whittle down to find the funny, or punch-up what already is. [ALL LEVELS] Register Now for Stand-Up Comedy Writing

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, July 11 - August 1
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $48
  • July 13, 2016

    Spiritual Writing

    With Karen Leet. Join us for a week-by-week study of a variety of types of spiritual and inspirational writing including devotions, personal witness/testimony, issues, and more. [ALL LEVELS] Register NOW for Spiritual Writing.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, July 13 - August 10
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $60
  • July 13, 2016

    Spirit of Creativity

    With Susan Christerson Brown. The spark of creativity is in all of us, but how do we help it catch fire? How is creativity connected to spirituality, and how do we make room for the workings of creativity and imagination in our lives? We will pursue these questions through exploring imagery, revisiting ancient stories of creativity, sharing in-class exercises, re-examining our assumptions about creativity, and considering the value and function of the creative impulse. All sorts of creative expression—cooking, music, writing, gardening, dance, visual art, drama, craft—a...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, July 13 - August 3
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $48
  • August 3, 2016

    Writing Critique Night

    Wednesday, August 3 5:30 pm FREE Read a page of your work and get feedback from a panel of authors, editors. and agents. Space is limited. First come, first served. Panelists include Sarah Combs (award-winning YA author, Breakfast Served Anytime), Jason Sizemore (writer and three-time Hugo Award-nominated editor of Apex Publications), and Alice Speilburg (Speilburg Literary Agency). [ALL LEVELS] Bring one page (250 words; double-spaced, 12-point font) of your work, with the genre written at the top of the page. First come, first served. We will begin accepting submissions at 5:00 pm on W...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesday, August 3
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507