Multi-Genre Writing Classes

  • January 9, 2015

    WINTER: Seniors Writing Group

    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, January 9 - March 27
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Address:
      1530 Nicholasville Rd.
      Lexington, KY,
      United States
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Note: Classes held at the Senior Center do not meet if Fayette County public schools are closed due to inclement weather. [ALL LEVELS]

  • January 15, 2015

    Playwrights Group

    With Bill McCann. Playwrights—aspiring or produced—will meet to read and discuss their works in progress, share submission opportunities, and support each other’s efforts to write better plays. Come and join the conversation or bring 10 pages of a work you’d like to hear read aloud, along with copies for each required reader and one for the person reading stage directions (a two person play would mean you’d need to bring three copies). Everyone is welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets on the third Thursday of each month, January through May,
      11:30 am-1:30 pm.

  • January 16, 2015

    WINTER: FREE Writing Practice

    With Cole Bennett.This is an opportunity to write without rules, editing, or judgment -- the best way to start! Also the best way to limber up, or generate something new and energetic for working on later. We write from a simple prompt, followed by readings and “recalls”--other writers simply recalling your words back to you, without criticism or praise. Natalie Goldberg’s witty and insightful Writing Down The Bones is suggested reading, but not required. Writers of all stripes are welcome to join us at any time. * NO CLASS NOVEMBER 28*[ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Fridays, January 16 - March 27
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 4, 2015

    WINTER: LGBT Writing Workshop

    With Jay McCoy. We will explore the wealth of LGBT literature and take time for some of our own writing. Participants will contribute suggestions to build a reading list of classical and contemporary writers from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Each week, we will read and discuss selected works of poetry, fiction, and/or nonfiction. Sessions also will include writing prompts and exercises within a creative and welcoming environment. This class takes place at The Morris Book Shop, 882 E. High Street. Call 859-276-0494 to register. Limit: 6 participant...

    • Venue:
      The Morris Book Shop
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, February 4 - March 25
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      882 E. High Street
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40502
      United States
    • Cost:
      $100
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class takes place at The Morris Book Shop, 882 E. High Street. Call 859-276-0494 to register. Limit: 6 participants. [ALL LEVELS]

  • April 7, 2015

    Finding the Form

    With Leatha Kendrick. You have completed a draft of your novel or memoir, and it hasn’t quite found its structure. This class series will engage you in close reading of your own work and of works that might provide models for you to employ or subvert as you shape your book. We will use exercises to discover what is already there in your draft and what is still missing. This intensive class is intended for advanced writers nearing a final draft of their book. Limit: 14 participants. [ADVANCED]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 7 - May 19
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $108
  • April 10, 2015

    SPRING: Free Writing Practice

    With Cole Bennett.This is an opportunity to write without rules, editing, or judgment -- the best way to start! Also the best way to limber up, or generate something new and energetic for working on later. We write from a simple prompt, followed by readings and “recalls”--other writers simply recalling your words back to you, without criticism or praise. Natalie Goldberg’s witty and insightful Writing Down The Bones is suggested reading, but not required. Writers of all stripes are welcome to join us at any time. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Fridays, April 10 - May 22
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      Free
  • April 10, 2015

    SPRING: Seniors Writing Group

    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, April 10 - May 22
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Address:
      1530 Nicholasville Rd
      Lexington, Kentucky,
      United States
    • Cost:
      Free
  • April 15, 2015

    SPRING: LGBT Writing Workshop

    With Jay McCoy. We will explore the wealth of LGBT literature and take time for some of our own writing. Participants will contribute suggestions to build a reading list of classical and contemporary writers from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Each week, we will read and discuss selected works of poetry, fiction, and/or nonfiction. Sessions also will include writing prompts and exercises within a creative and welcoming environment. This class takes place at The Morris Book Shop, 882 E. High Street. Call 859-276-0494 to register. Limit: 6 participant...

    • Venue:
      The Morris Book Shop
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 15 - May 20
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      882 East High Street
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40502
      United States
    • Cost:
      $75