Fiction Writing Classes

  • February 27, 2017

    Writing Kids’ Books

    With Marcia Thornton Jones. Find focus, gain confidence, and learn about writing for kids! This workshop is designed to help you finish your mid-grade or young adult novel by exploring plot development through discussion, peer-sharing, writing exercises, and by analyzing a recently published book. Come with a work-in-progress – or at least an idea for one. A newly released children’s book will be used while discussing plot elements. Participants will be notified of the title prior to the first class. [ALL LEVELS]  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, February 27 - April 24
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Writing Kids’ Books.

      *NO CLASS MEETING on March 27

  • April 10, 2017

    Spring Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group

    With Jason Sizemore. Join a lively, diverse group of genre writers looking to improve and expand their abilities in the form of short fiction. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get feedback from others, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Spring Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 10 - May 15
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
    • Addl Info:
         

      Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group is being offered in the WINTER on Mondays, January 23-February 27. Click here for more information.

  • April 11, 2017

    Novel & Short Story Revision

    With Stephen Williams. Participate in a comprehensive class that will help writers revise their work and prepare for submission. Learn the steps of revising from grammar and plot hole fixes to sharpening dialogue and character development. Prepare a draft for submission and learn about social media marketing and searching for an appropriate venue for a writing piece. [ALL LEVELS] [NEW!] Register now for Novel & Short Story Revision.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 11 - May 16
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • April 12, 2017

    Spring Fiction Writing Group

    With Sarah Combs. This is an opportunity for fiction writers of all genres and levels of experience. Through hands-on writing exercises and discussion of the work of contemporary fiction writers, we will examine such nuts-and-bolts elements as voice, point of view, mood, and plot. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Spring Fiction Writing Group.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 12 - May 24
    • Time:
      11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
    • Addl Info:
         

      Fiction Writing Group is being offered in the WINTER on Wednesdays, January 18-March 22. Click here for more information.

  • April 29, 2017

    Write a Novel in 6 Months

    With Marcia Thornton Jones, Carnegie Center Author Academy Coordinator & Writing Mentor. A once-a-month workshop that provides writers options for structuring their novel, developing pivotal plot scenes, writing prompts designed to help writers make forward progress, and group mentoring/brainstorming to help break through obstacles. Feel free to bring your lunch. [INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED] Register now for Write a Novel in 6 Months.  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $132
    • Addl Info:
         

      *This class Meets on the last Saturday of each month, April through September, 10:30 am-1:30 pm. The May session will take place on June 3.