Transforming the Cliché – Fall 2022

Poetic clichés include words, phrases, or scenes that have lost their original effect because of overuse. Editors usually reject writing submissions with too many clichés. In this workshop, we will learn how to spot clichés and practice transforming them into crisp, new language. Is your neighbor a loose cannon? You will discover new ways to express this phrase and convert many other clichés during this two-hour workshop.

Linda Bryant is a widely published journalist and poet who owns and operates Owsley Fork Writers Sanctuary in Berea, KY.

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, October 1st
Meets One-Time
October 1st - October 1st
10:30am - 12:30pm

Linda Bryant

Carnegie Center
251 West Second St.

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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Lexington, KY 40507


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Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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