Digging Deeper: Using Subtext to Add Depth to Your Stories – Fall 2022

Subtext, the true meaning simmering underneath the surface, adds depth and layers of meaning to our scenes. Often what’s missing in the text is the most important part—the motives, thoughts, emotions, and human truths that resonate with multiple meanings. Using examples from multiple popular works of fiction, we’ll look at the many ways to use subtext to add meaning beneath the words.

Laurie Calkhoven is the author of more than 50 books for young readers, ranging from beginner readers through young adult. Many of her novels have appeared on numerous state reading lists.

This class is suitable for intermediate level writers.

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, September 17th
Meets One-Time
September 17th - September 17th
10:30am - 12:30pm

Laurie Calkhoven


We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame and writers and readers of all levels.

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