Revision & Grammar

  • September 11, 2017

    Lower Elementary Reading

    With Martha Crumbie. For Grades K-2. This class is designed to teach your child the foundational skills, concepts and strategies that are essential components of decoding, fluency and comprehension — all of which make for good reading. A participatory and interactive approach is the basis for instruction in this hands-on class. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Lower Elementary Reading.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 11 - November 13
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 5, 2017

    Nonfiction Writing Group

    With Neil Chethik, Carnegie Center Executive Director. Join a lively, diverse group of people in exploring nonfiction writing, including personal essays, columns, magazine pieces, and autobiography. 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 Nonfiction Writing Group.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, September 5 - November 21
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $156
  • September 5, 2017

    Life Writing Jumpstart

    With Leatha Kendrick A three-week intensive designed to get you back into the heart of the essay or memoir you’ve meant to be working on. Reading excerpts from memoirs, essays, and fiction based in life events and writing from prompts, we will draft, deepen, and shape a single piece of work over three weeks. Limit: 15 participants [ALL LEVELS] Register NOW for Life Writing Jumpstart.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, September 5 - September 19
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $54
  • September 11, 2017

    Lower Elementary Math

    With Martha Crumbie. For Grades K-2. The class is structured to provide your child with strategies, skills, and concepts that are the building blocks for higher level and more complex math, through a hands-on, active, and engaging approach. Register now for Lower Elementary Math.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 11 - November 13
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 14, 2017

    Essay & Column Writing

    With Teri Carter. Have you ever wanted to write a short piece for a magazine or newspaper, but didn’t know where to start? In this class, you will learn what makes for a great essay, how to tell a story in 800 words or less, and how to get it published. Led by Teri Carter, a current community columnist for the Lexington Herald- Leader. [ALL LEVELS] Register NOW for Essay & Column Writing.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, September 14 - December 7
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $156
  • September 11, 2017

    Upper Elementary Reading

    With Sonja Mehnert. For Grades 3-5. In this fun and hands-on class, we'll work on reading strategies and comprehension techniques. Students will play games that help to boost their reading skills and engage in activities that demonstrate their reading comprehension. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Upper Elementary Reading.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 11 - November 13
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 30, 2017

    Layering in Memoir

    With Kimi Hardesty. An artist adds substance and depth to a painting by adding layers of paint to the canvas. We see the art from different angles with each pass of the brush; the interpretation of the piece expands. The same can be done in writing memoir. In this class, we’ll deconstruct layers in a portion of a short story written by Mavis Gallant and then reverse the process and build our own scenes, layer by layer. We will take a short break for lunch; bring a brown bag if you’d like. [ALL LEVELS]    

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, September 30
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register NOW for Layering in Memoir.

  • September 12, 2017

    Upper Elementary Math

    With Allie Hoskins. For Grades 3-5. Work and play together! This class uses games and cooperative activities to introduce and reinforce math skills such as addition, subtraction, logic, multiplication, division, fractions, and more. Handouts provided and some homework help will be available. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! Register now for Upper Elementary Math.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, September 12 - November 14
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • October 12, 2017

    Life Writing: The Heart of the Story

    With Leatha Kendrick For any writer who has begun or would like to explore writing prose based in life experience. We will examine the forms of autobiography: memoir, essay, and fictionalized life writing. “The plot is the why of the story,” Eudora Welty said—not a structure imposed from outside, but one discovered as we write toward the heart of our stories. We will generate new pieces of memoir using prompts to focus the writing while reading selected memoir, essays, and scenes to inspire and direct us. Reading and writing both in-class and outside class are required. ...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, October 12 - November 16
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $108
  • September 12, 2017

    Middle School Reading & Book Club

    With Sonja Mehnert. For Grades 6-8. Is your middle schooler struggling with reading? In this fun and hands-on class, we'll work on reading fluency and comprehension techniques with the help of engaging, approachable books and text. This class will help your student gain and maintain momentum and improve their reading skills throughout the school year! Register now for Middle School Reading & Book Club.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, September 12 - November 14
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 20, 2017

    Writing Poems about Art

    With Michael & Jeff Worley. This class is based on creative responses to paintings, sculptures, and photographs as springboards to the poem. Poet Jeff Worley will work with students on their poems, which will be discussed by the class. Art historian Michael Worley will provide insights into the artworks students choose to write about. [ALL LEVELS] Register NOW for Writing Poems about Art.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, September 20 - November 8
    • Time:
      5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • September 14, 2017

    Middle School Math

    With Sonja Mehnert. For Grades 6-8. In this class, we will review and practice fundamental concepts that lay the foundation for middle school math success through games, discussion, worksheets, and more. Register now for Middle School Math.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, September 14 - November 16
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 23, 2017

    Poetry Through Automatic Writing

    With Sean Corbin. Feeling blocked, unoriginal, or bored with your poetry? Unlock the potential for surprises, for excitement, for the weird! Through “wild text” and other writing exercises, you will find new approaches to drafting poems that will feel fresh, strange, and wonderful. [BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE] Register NOW for Poetry Through Automatic Writing.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, September 23
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40
  • September 19, 2017

    French for Kids: Grades 1-5

    With Erica House. For Grades 1-5. Give your child the advantage of learning French at an early age. Besides enhancing memory and developing better problem-solving and critical thinking skills, learning a foreign language can be FUN! We will learn French through songs, games, stories, and more. À bientôt! Register now for French for Kids: Grades 1-5.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, September 19 - November 14
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on October 31.

  • September 20, 2017

    French for Kids: Grades 6-8

    With Erica House. For Grades 6-8. Give your child the advantage of learning French at an early age. Besides enhancing memory and developing better problem-solving and critical thinking skills, learning a foreign language can be FUN! We will create a fun environment for learning the language, culture, and francophone geography through different mediums. À bientôt! Register now for French for Kids: Grades 6-8.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, September 20 - November 8
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 25, 2017

    Writing Poetry

    With Sherry Chandler.  Metaphor, simile, image, symbol, meter, rhythm, basic building blocks of poetry so inexhaustible in their depth and variety that no poet, established or beginning, can ever completely master them. Participants in this class will explore these tools with emphasis on their own writing. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Writing Poetry.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 25 - November 13
    • Time:
      5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • October 10, 2017

    Always Beginning: Writing Poems

    With Leatha Kendrick. What makes a poem matter? How can we reach past what we think we are able to say? Through a focused exploration of craft and through generating new work together, we will attempt the poems we are not able to write. Reading poetry--the great and the new--we will expand our sense of what is possible. Limit: 10 participants [ALL LEVELS] Register NOW for Always Beginning: Writing Poems.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, October 10 - November 14
    • Time:
      12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $108
  • September 20, 2017

    Spanish for Kids

    With Guipsy Lopez. For Grades 1-5. ¡Hola! Join us for this fun, hands-on workshop for kids. You'll learn the basics of the Spanish language from a native Spanish speaker through fun games, crafts, songs, activities, and more! Register now for Spanish for Kids.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, September 20 - November 8
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • 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 21, 2017

    ESL for Kids

    With Debbie Kirk. For Grades K-3. This weekly class will help English Language Learners develop necessary speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of hands-on, collaborative activities. Register now for ESL for Kids.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, September 21 - November 9
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • October 3, 2017

    Bee Smart: Spelling Bee Prep

    With Elise Mandel. For ages 8-14. Can you spell marionette? Pepperoni? Ukulele? We’ll learn lots of fun words, play crosswords and other games, and learn about word roots in French, Hawaiian, and other languages as we prepare for your school’s spelling bee. Register now for Bee Smart: Spelling Bee Prep.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, October 3 - October 10
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets on Tuesdays, October 3 & 10.

  • 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.

  • October 17, 2017

    Word Wizards

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades 6-8. This class will entertain and enthrall you when you discover that words are your magic power. We will have fun playing word games, writing stories and poems, and creating picture poems and graphic novels. We will write to your favorite music and write about (and eat) your favorite foods. Register now for Word Wizards.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, October 17 - November 21
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, , 40507
      KY
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • 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.

  • October 18, 2017

    Outstanding Writers League (OWL)

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades 3-5. In the Outstanding Writers League (OWL), you'll hone your writing skills in a creative, hands-on environment! Together, we'll explore how fun writing can be as we write stories, poems, blogs, comic strips, and more. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Outstanding Writers League (OWL).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, October 18 - November 29
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on November 22.

  • October 19, 2017

    Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS)

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades K-2. What if your toys could talk to you? What if your dog or cat could talk to you? What would they say? What stories would they tell? In this class, kids can bring their toys and photos of their pets. We will use them for inspiration as we write poems and act out scripts. We will read children’s books as prompts for stories and poetry. Register now for Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, October 19 - November 30
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on November 23.

  • 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 9, 2017

    Techniques in Working with Struggling Learners: For Tutors & Parents

    With Chuck Stamper. Chuck Stamper, a 4-H youth development extension agent with many years of experience working with students and teachers, will talk about the many different ways that children learn; how best to incorporate different teaching methods; specific suggestions for using the child’s senses, structure, and repetition; and how to use praise in appropriate ways. This training is helpful for all tutors and parents—even those who work with learners who aren’t struggling. This workshop is for parents and tutors, not for children. Dinner will be...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Monday, October 9
    • Time:
      6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, Ky, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • 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.

  • September 12, 2017

    Building Your Author Platform

    With Lisa Haneberg. Every author needs a platform – the online presence that allows anyone in the world to find him or her. Author Lisa Haneberg will lead a 6-week handson class that will help you create a platform that attracts and engages your target readers and prepares you to sell your books. Open to fiction and nonfiction writers. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!] Register now for Building Your Author Platform.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, September 12 - October 17
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • September 23, 2017

    15 Ways to Boost Your Book Sales

    With Peggy DeKay. Learn 15 simple, doable secrets that every author should know. Do them all, for just 30 minutes a day for 45 days and see a dramatic increase in the number of books you sell. Simple, easy, doable daily tasks. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for 15 Ways to Boost Your Book Sales.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, September 23
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • September 30, 2017

    How to Get Published by a Small Press

    With Randi Lynn Mrvos. We’ll explore the Big Five and mid-size publishers and hybrid, vanity and self-publishing with a focus on the advantages of publishing with a nontraditional publisher. By the end of the session, you will learn how to craft a query for a small press. [BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!] Register now for How to Get Published by a Small Press.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, September 30
    • Time:
      10:30 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • October 23, 2017

    Self-Publishing the Smart Way

    With Andrew Shaffer. If you want your self-published book to stand out among the hundreds of thousands of books published every year, it needs to be professionally edited and formatted. Most important, it needs a professional-looking cover. Unfortunately, this means you can end up thousands of dollars in the hole before ever selling a single book. If you know what software to use and what pitfalls to avoid, though, you can professionally publish your own books without breaking the bank. Topics include editing, cover design, ebook and print book formatting, and sales and ...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, October 23 - November 27
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY,
      40507
    • Cost:
      $78
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Self-Publishing the Smart Way.

  • October 23, 2017

    Reading with Kids: For Tutors & Parents

    With Marcia Thornton Jones, Carnegie Center Tutoring Associate. Two dates: Monday, October 23 OR Thursday, October 26 (choose one) 6:00-7:15 pm FREE Why should you read with your kids, and how can you make the most of it? This workshop for parents and tutors will discuss the importance of reading with your kids and provide ideas for keeping it interesting. The same training will be offered twice, so you only need to come to one evening. This workshop is for parents and tutors, not for children. D...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • December 2, 2017

    Negotiating Skills & Writers’ Rights

    With Milt Toby. Writers understand the importance of negotiating favorable terms before signing a publishing contract, but few understand how the process actually works. Part science, part art, negotiating is a skill that can be learned. Join attorney Milt Toby, Vice President of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and learn the basics of negotiation and authors' rights. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!]

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, December 2
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY,
      40507
    • Cost:
      $30
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Negotiating Skills & Writers’ Rights.

  • January 25, 2017

    Monthly Book Discussion

    With Alan Church. This class meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7:00 pm. Join us for discussion of contemporary and classic novels as well as nonfiction, chosen by the group. This group has been meeting since 1993 and always welcomes new members! For current selections or more information, contact Alan at church11@webtv.net or 859-254-5649. Register now for Monthly Book Discussion.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month (January-November), 5:30-7:00 pm.

      *August and November sessions will meet on the fifth Wednesday.

       

  • September 19, 2017

    Fall Festival

    Celebrate the arrival of Autumn by painting pumpkins, drinking hot apple cider, making caramel apples, and other fall-related activities! Register now for Family Fun & Learning Night: Fall Festival.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesday, September 19
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 21, 2017

    Brown Bag Book Discussion

    With Jan Isenhour. An informal discussion group focusing on literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy or check out from the library the works selected. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list. Register now for Brown Bag Book Discussion.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, September 21 - November 9
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • October 4, 2017

    GRE Prep

    With Elise Mandel. This affordable review will help you begin studying for the GRE and hold you accountable. We’ll work sample math problems, review test-taking strategies, and make your vocabulary more precise. Required text: Kaplan's New GRE Math Workbook (ISBN: 978-1609781026). Please purchase on your own. Funded by Corning Incorporated Foundation. Register now for GRE Prep.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $65
    • Addl Info:
         

      3-part class:

      Wednesday, October 4, 5:30-7:15 pm;
      Saturday, October 7, 10:30 am-1:00 pm
      & Wednesday, October 11, 5:30-7:15 pm

  • November 21, 2017

    Celebrate Culture

    Grab your passport and join us as we celebrate cultural traditions from around the world. Register now for Family Fun & Learning Night: Celebrate Culture.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesday, November 21
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • October 14, 2017

    Exploring Kentucky’s Playwrights

    With Bill McCann. A revival of Chicago: The Musical has been running for more than 20 years in NYC. The play is based on a play of the same name by Kentucky playwright Maurine Dallas Watkins — born in Louisville and a graduate of Transylvania. We will read the plays together in class. Recommended books: Chicago: With the Chicago Tribune Articles that Inspired It (ISBN-13 978-0809321292) and the script for Chicago: The Musical by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse (1976).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30/season; $10/class
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets on Saturdays, October 14-28.

      Click here to choose your dates and to register for Exploring Kentucky’s Playwrights.

  • November 8, 2017

    Brain Power for Seniors

    With Elise Mandel. Keep your brain sharp this fall! In this fun class, we will do word games, number games, logic puzzles, and all kinds of challenges to keep your brain moving! Open to Fayette County residents 60 years of age and over. Note: Classes held at the Senior Center do not meet if Fayette County schools are closed due to inclement weather. Register now for Brain Power for Seniors.

    • Venue:
      Lexington Senior Center
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, November 8 - December 20
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 11:15 am
    • Address:
      195 Life Lane
      Lexington, KY, 40502
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on November 22.

  • November 18, 2017

    Restore & Reflect

    With Carly Conatser. In this workshop, you will uncover stories that are already living in your body. Restorative yoga (the practice of resting in supportive and opening postures) will serve as writing prompts to reveal inner landscapes. Whether you need more relaxation, or to learn more about your body’s stories, this workshop will create the space to explore your own consciousness. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!] Register now for Restore & Reflect.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, November 18
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40
  • November 18, 2017

    Bookmaking 101

    With Susan Bradish. Learn a new technique for bookbinding and create a lovely little book with a sewn binding. These books make beautiful and meaningful gifts for friends and family members who like to write, scrapbook or journal, or for the cooks in your life who like to save recipes. Limit: 8 participants. This class is suitable for ages 12 and up. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!] Register now for Bookbinding 101.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, November 18
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:45 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40505
    • Cost:
      $52 (includes materials)
  • October 13, 2017

    Growing Your Readership Using Humor in Social Media

    With Andrew Shaffer. Humorous content gets shared and liked more on social media. More important, humorous content has the potential to go viral and gain you new fans. Thankfully, you don't need to be a comedian to be funny online! New York Times bestseller Andrew Shaffer will explain the basic "rules of comedy," and offer tips on incorporating humor into your social media toolkit. Students will learn about hyperbole, repetition, and other basic comedic techniques. [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!]  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Friday, October 13
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $45 (includes lunch)
    • Addl Info:
  • November 10, 2017

    Grantwriting Basics

    With Mike Stratford. Writing a grant (or learning where to find one) can be daunting, but it doesn't need to be. Learn the basics about grant research, how to write a grant, what to include in your proposal and project budgets, the do's and don'ts of grantwriting, and more! This class is geared toward grantwriting for nonprofit organizations and artists. [ONE-TIME CLASS]

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Friday, November 10
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $45 (includes lunch)
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Grantwriting Basics.

  • October 16, 2017

    Math Training for Tutors & Parents

    With Becky Williams. Two dates: Monday, October 16 OR Thursday, October 19 (choose one) 6:00-7:15 pm FREE Does the "new math" confuse you? Are you having trouble helping your child with math homework? Come to this training! Becky Williams, a veteran teacher at Wilmore Elementary, will be here to explain some of the new concepts. The same training will be offered twice, so you only need to come to one evening. This workshop is for parents and tutors, not for children. Dinner will be provided–regis...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 13, 2017

    Math Review for ACT

    With Rajiv Khanna. For Grades 10-12. This class provides you with an intensive review of the math concepts needed to ace the math section of the ACT. Space is limited! You must register at least one week in advance to be guaranteed a book on the first day. Register now for Math Review for ACT.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, September 13 - September 27
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $65 (includes book)
  • November 1, 2017

    ACT Test Prep

    With Elise Mandel. For Grades 10-12. We will work on several typical ACT questions from each of the ACT subject areas of English, math, reading, and science. Test-taking strategies will be discussed. Homework will be assigned so that you have a guide to optimizing your test preparation efforts. You must register at least one week in advance to guarantee a book on the first day. Funded by Corning Incorporated Foundation. Register now for ACT Test Prep.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, November 1 - November 15
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $65 (includes book)
  • September 21, 2017

    Spanish Level 1

    With Maria Gomez. Students will learn basic Spanish grammar, vocabulary, common expressions, greetings, and survival phrases. Open to beginners and students who would like to refresh their knowledge of basic Spanish. Required textbook: Barron's Spanish Now! Level 1 (please purchase on your own). Register now for Spanish Level 1.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, September 21 - November 9
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • September 20, 2017

    Spanish Level 2

    With Kiersty Lemon-Rogers. We will continue to add vocabulary, verbs, and verb tenses. Students will apply skills learned in Spanish Level 1 and will engage in more active conversation, expressions, and general scenarios related to work, travel, business, health and others. Required textbook: Barron's Spanish Now! Level 1 (please purchase on your own). Register now for Spanish Level 2.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, September 20 - November 8
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • September 21, 2017

    Spanish Level 3

    With LucÍa Montás. Students will use authentic materials, including videos, readings, and music, to speak, read, write, and listen. Some goals include describing how Lexington compares to Spanish-speaking communities, talking about celebrations in the United States and around the world, using the past tense to talk about one’s childhood, describing famous art from Spanish-speaking cultures, and debating issues. Register now for Spanish Level 3.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, September 21 - November 9
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • September 12, 2017

    Click, Clack, Moo: Fun With Sounds

    With Melissa Johnson Farris. For babies/toddlers (birth-2 year olds) & parents/guardians. It's never too early to have fun with books and sounds! This class will introduce your little one to oral language skills through engaging book-themed activities. Learn creative ways to use books as enticing language development tools in daily activities. Funded by PNC Foundation. Register now for Click, Clack, Moo: Fun With Sounds.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:15 am - 11:00 am
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE (includes book*)
    • Addl Info:
         

      This free class meets Tuesday, September 12; Tuesday, September 19; Tuesday, September 26; Tuesday, October 3; & Saturday, October 7. Come to one class, or all!

      *The first 10 pre-registered families in attendance at the first session will bring home a free copy of a book. Due to popularity of the class, you must print your email confirmation — or be prepared to open it on your mobile device — and show it in exchange for your book.

  • September 21, 2017

    Spanish for Early Learners

    With Rosa Paulin. For babies/toddlers (birth-5 year olds) & parents/guardians. Learn Spanish with Rosa as you and your child embark on an around-the-world adventure! Through dramatic play activities, your little one will become familiarized with common Spanish phrases, the alphabet, numbers, and a taste of travel. Register now for Spanish for Early Learners.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, September 21 - October 12
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 12, 2017

    Just Enough German: Level 1

    With Clay Rice. Learn just enough German to navigate the country and culture. Learn everything you need to travel to Germany, practice having short conversations, and get a jump start on reading and writing. This is the perfect place to begin for anyone seeking casual knowledge or planning to advance further in the study of German! Register now for Just Enough German: Level 1. Register for

  • September 23, 2017

    Toddler Book Club

    With Katherine Greene-Owens. For 2 year-olds & parents/guardians. Join us for story time, parent-assisted activities, and snacks designed to encourage early excitement for reading through hands-on activities for parent and child. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy toddlers and preschoolers and is a great first-introduction to a story-time setting. Funded by PNC Foundation. Choose your dates and register now for Toddler Book Club.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:15 am - 11:15 am
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE (includes book*)
    • Addl Info:
         

      Toddler Book Club meets on Saturdays, September 23, October 21, November 18, & December 16. Please register for each session you plan to attend.

      *The first 25 pre-registered families in attendance each session will each bring home a free copy of the book each month. Due to the popularity of the class, you must print your email confirmation – or be prepared to open it on your mobile device – and show it in exchange for your book.

  • October 24, 2017

    Just Enough German: Level 2

    With Clay Rice. Learn just enough German to navigate the country and culture. Learn everything you need to travel to Germany, practice having short conversations, and get a jump start on reading and writing. This is the perfect place to begin for anyone seeking casual knowledge or planning to advance further in the study of German! Register now for Just Enough German: Level 2. Register for

  • September 23, 2017

    Early Learner Book Club

    With Katherine Greene-Owens. For 3-5 year-olds & parents/guardians. Join us for story time, parent-assisted activities, and snacks designed to encourage early excitement for reading through hands-on activities for parent and child. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy toddlers and preschoolers and is a great first-introduction to a story-time setting. Funded by PNC Foundation. Choose your dates and register now for Early Learner Book Club.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      11:30 am - 12:29 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE (includes book*)
    • Addl Info:
         

      Early Learner Book Club meets on Saturdays, September 23, October 21, November 18, & December 16. Please register for each session you plan to attend.

      *The first 25 pre-registered families in attendance each session will each bring home a free copy of the book each month. Due to the popularity of the class, you must print your email confirmation – or be prepared to open it on your mobile device – and show it in exchange for your book.

  • November 11, 2017

    Nonfiction Book Proposals

    With Andrew Shaffer. Got an idea for a nonfiction book or memoir? Before you invest months or years writing it, hold up! Nonfiction publishing isn’t like the fiction market—you don’t need to have a completed manuscript before querying agents.New York Times bestseller Andrew Shaffer—author of two nonfiction titles for HarperCollins—will help you turn your idea into a slickly-formatted book proposal. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] Register now for Nonfiction Book Proposals

  • October 7, 2017

    The Basics of Proofreading

    With Stephanie Mojica. The art and science of proofreading is more than just running spell check, catching typos, and fixing grammar and punctuation errors. A proofreader’s main responsibility is to ensure the written work reviewed is 100 percent correct; this includes looking for consistency in style, fact checking, and at times checking against a style guide. We will discuss editing vs. proofreading, the necessary skills to succeed as a proofreader, essential style manuals, important computer programs, and other helpful resources. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS!]

  • October 7, 2017

    The Business of Freelance Proofreading

    With Stephanie Mojica. Learn insider secrets on how to become a successful freelance proofreader working from home, even without previous training or experience. Students will learn how to find possible gigs proofreading everything from blog articles to 100,000 word novels. Discover the ins and outs of networking and marketing, both online and in-person. Potential sources of work and suggested rates will be provided during this workshop. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS]

  • October 28, 2017

    Editing 101

    With Lesley Sabga. This class will be an informative and engaging crash course for writers who desire to gain a better understanding of the three types of edits that are involved throughout the publication process: developmental, line and copy edits. It will also lay out the fundamentals of story structure and the most common errors that Lesley encounters as an agent and editor. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!] Register now for Editing 101.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, October 28
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • 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.

       

  • September 11, 2017

    Writing Kids’ Books

    With Marcia Thornton Jones. Find focus, gain confidence, and learn about writing for kids through discussion, peer-sharing, and writing exercises. Come with a work-in-progress – or at least an idea for one. [ALL LEVELS] Register for now Writing Kids' Books.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 11 - November 6
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $117
  • September 11, 2017

    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 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 11 - October 16
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • September 20, 2017

    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 Fiction Writing Group.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, September 20 - November 15
    • Time:
      11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40502
    • Cost:
      $117
  • October 5, 2017

    How to Write a Novel in 30 Days

    With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator. Can you write 50,000 words toward a novel in one month? Yes you can! This four-time National Novel Writing Month winner will share with you how it’s done while living a busy life. The seminar includes strategies for meeting your word count, writing a quick first draft, and keeping track of your storyline and characters. Are you up for the challenge? Note: If you can’t make it to the class, you can receive a link to watch live online or to watch a recording after the class. When registering, in...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursday, October 5
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
    • Addl Info:
         

      *One-Time Class*

  • October 14, 2017

    NaNoPlano Session

    With Stephen Williams. Writers will learn what they need to prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November from how write-ins work to structuring plot and characters. Join with other NaNoWriMo writers to discuss potential plans for writing a novel in 30 days. We will go over how to set up a NaNoWriMo account on the website and keep track of your daily word count. We will also discuss the events we have planned and make further arrangements to help all the Lexington area writers (and beyond) succeed this year. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, October 14
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      257 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register NOW for NaNoPlano Session.

  • October 14, 2017

    Plotting 101

    With Tiffany Reisz. The plot is the most basic element of a novel that makes it a novel and yet learning to plot is one of the harder tasks of the fiction writer. All writers have asked themselves: What is a plot? Do I really need one in my novel? How do I structure my plot? Do I really have to outline? Are there any easy plotting methods I can use to figure out a bestselling plot? All these questions and more will be asked and answered during this two-hour seminar with international bestselling novelist Tiffany Reisz. [BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE]  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, October 14
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30 for this class only; $75 for package
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Plotting 101.

      Plotting 101 is part of the Elements of Fiction Package, which also includes Dialogue: Beyond “He Said, She Said”, and Character in Fiction. Click here to register now for the Elements of Fiction Package.

  • October 28, 2017

    Dialogue: Beyond “He Said, She Said”

    With Tiffany Reisz Nothing sinks a story faster than bad dialogue, and nothing sets a story soaring more than good dialogue. There’s no better, faster, easier way to create memorable characters than by putting great words in their mouths. But how does a writer go about creating strong dialogue for characters? This class will teach aspiring and published writers how to spot bad dialogue in their own writing and how to replace it with the good stuff that will keep your readers saying, “I wish I’d said that.” [BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE]

  • November 11, 2017

    Character in Fiction

    With Ellen Birkett Morris Ebenezer Scrooge, Elizabeth Bennett, Humbert Humbert, Olive Kitteridge, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom. . . great stories begin with great characters. We’ll look at how to build memorable characters with distinct desires and talk about how to use these characters to build a strong story. Come ready to write. Leave with the tools to create your next story. [ALL LEVELS]

  • September 11, 2017

    Just Enough Arabic: Level 1

    With Iman Hadi. Using a step-by-step approach, you will gain initial knowledge of the Arabic language, including reading and writing. You will learn the Arabic alphabet and the basics of the language through exercises and practice. Required text: Ahlan Wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners by Mahdi Alosh (please purchase on your own). Register now for Just Enough Arabic: Level 1. Register for both levels of

  • October 23, 2017

    Just Enough Arabic: Level 2

    With Iman Hadi. Using a step-by-step approach, you will gain initial knowledge of the Arabic language, including reading and writing. You will learn the Arabic alphabet and the basics of the language through exercises and practice. Required text: Ahlan Wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners by Mahdi Alosh (please purchase on your own).      

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, October 23 - November 27
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78 ($130 for both levels)
  • November 18, 2017

    Overnight Write-In

    With Jude McPherson & Stephen Williams. The Carnegie Center and Lexington NaNoWriMo invite all National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) participants—or any dedicated writer—to spend the night at the Carnegie Center! From 8:00 pm to 8:00 am, the center will be open for you to relax, stretch out, and find inspiration for your novel. Optional group sessions and refreshments will be offered throughout the night and early morning. This is an overnight lock-in, so bring a pillow, blanket, and your writing materials. [ALL LEVELS].  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturdays, November 18 - November 19
    • Time:
      8:00 pm - 8:00 am
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $35
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register NOW for the Overnight Write-In.

  • September 25, 2017

    Just Enough Italian

    With Andrea Branchini. Get started on the way to communicating in Italian and appreciating Italian culture. In this course in conversational Italian, you'll learn fundamentals of the language through exercises, poems, songs, and practice. Register now for Just Enough Italian.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 25 - October 30
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • September 13, 2017

    French Level 1

    With Erica House. This very introductory level class is designed for the ultra beginner. We will introduce salutations, pronouns, vocabulary, some prepositions, and some verb conjugations. We will work on pronunciation, personal interests, and likes and dislikes. By the end of the season, you will be able to present and describe yourself to the class! No required text for Level 1. Register now for French Level 1.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, September 13 - November 15
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $130
  • September 11, 2017

    French Level 2

    With Erica House. We will continue to add vocabulary, verbs, and verb tenses (the past tense) to our repertoire. We will learn expressions, how to ask questions, and apply both through role-play. Required text: Easy French Step-by-Step by Myrna Bell Rochester. Register now for French Level 2.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 11 - November 13
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $130
  • September 11, 2017

    French Level 3

    With Erica House. We will review and build from previous levels and apply through creative mediums. We will gain more access to vocabulary, verbs, and grammar. A basic knowledge of the passé composé and imparfait required. Required texts: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 6th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker and Le Pendentif (past tense version) by Sylvie Lainé. Register now for French Level 3.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 11 - November 13
    • Time:
      10:30 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $130
  • September 12, 2017

    French Level 4

    With Erica House. We now have gained enough tools from the previous levels to delve more easily into reading small texts and discussing through conversation. We will revisit certain grammar sections. Required texts: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 6th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker and Le Pendentif (past tense version) by Sylvie Lainé. Register now for French Level 4.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, September 12 - November 14
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $130
  • September 11, 2017

    French Level 5

    With Erica House. An adequate understanding of the written and spoken French word required. We will brush up on grammar, and delve into Petit Nicolas’s schoolboy shenanigans through reading and conversation. This course is challenging and accessible. Required texts: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 6th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker and Le Petit Nicolas by René Goscinny and JeanJacques Sempé. Register now for French Level 5.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 11 - November 13
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $130