When we tell stories of our life, they could be fiction or fact, but they are always our truth. Most writers struggle with putting personal words to paper. Joy Harjo said, “I know I walk in and out of several wounds every day.” Rumi contemplated, “The wound is the place where the light enters you.” In this seminar, we will explore these ideas with prompts and strive to find the clarity of James Baldwin: “The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even but a millimeter the way people look at reality, then you can change it.” This class is offered in partnership with the Lexington Pride Center and Read With Pride.
Jay McCoy has served the local writing community for years through Carnegie’s Q-Munity LGBTQIA+ reading & writing group, mentoring, teaching classes, and co-hosting open mic series.
This class is suitable for all levels.
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.