Setting for Character & Idea Generation – Summer 2023

Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, setting is vital to story. Rather than a static playing board on which your characters act, how your characters interact with the world they’re in brings stories to life. Using creative methods, we’ll explore the world of your story, and find its voice.  All stories start somewhere. Using creative and unconventional methods we’ll generate new ideas for writing projects, tackling the blank page with confidence, and finding the spark of inspiration you need to write your next great work.

Elizabeth Kilcoyne is a YA Horror author from Lexington. Her novel, Wake the Bones, was a finalist for the William C. Morris Award.

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, August 19th
Meets One-Time
August 19th - August 19th
10:30am - 12:30pm

Elizabeth Kilcoyne


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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