Change in Leadership at the Carnegie Center
LEXINGTON, KY (August 14, 2023) – Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning’s executive director Shayla D. Lynch has submitted her resignation, effective August 11, 2023, to focus on her Council duties and pursue other interests. Lynch will continue to serve the Lexington community through her role as District 2 Councilmember.
Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame 2023 Inductees Announced
LEXINGTON, KY (January 18, 2023) —Marsha Norman, Suzan-Lori Parks, both accomplished playwrights, screenwriters, and Pulitzer Prize winners, and Richard Taylor, former Kentucky Poet Laureate (1999-2001) and 2018 recipient of the Thomas D. Clark Medallion, are among this year's inductees into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.
Olaoluwakiitan Adedeji Named First Lexington Youth Poet Laureate
LEXINGTON, KY (December 3, 2022) – On December 3, the four finalists for the Lexington, Kentucky Youth Poet Laureate title performed for judges at a commencement ceremony at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. Olaoluwakiitan (Kiitan) Adedeji, 14, Lafayette High School, has been chosen as the inaugural 2022 Lexington Youth Poet Laureate (YPL) by a panel of esteemed judges, that included the current Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson