Becoming an Outdoor Writer – Spring 2023

Join us to learn about the many forms of “outdoor writing”—from creative nonfiction (Steven Rinella), fiction (Ernest Hemingway), to the combination of both (Norman Maclean). This extensive market not only includes magazine stories, but also book-length essays, novels, and even weekly newspaper columns. The outdoor industry adds $70 billion to the American economy, and the people spending that money enjoy reading about the object of their passion. This class will encourage open dialogue, and sharing work as well as writing experiences. Topics will include: choosing subjects, establishing your voice, opening lines, research, narrative, cliffhangers, format, illustrations, the markets, and getting published.

Bill Carman is an active hunting and fishing guide. He has published four books and dozens of magazine articles. 

This class is suitable for all levels.

Cancellation Policy:

The Carnegie Center reserves the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollment is not met. It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and to ensure the class does not get cancelled. We evaluate registration numbers between 6 and 2 business days before a class starts to decide whether we can hold the class. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled a minimum of two business days prior to the first class meeting. All participants will be notified by email and will receive full refunds.

Start Date
Saturday, March 25th
One time
March 25th - March 25th
10:00am - 2:00pm

Bill Carman

Carnegie Center
251 West Second St.

We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to writers, lifelong learners, & the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

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Lexington, KY 40507

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Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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