Writing What Is: A Writing Circle for BIPOC Womxn – Winter I, 2023

The purpose of this circle is to offer a safer space (because there is no truly safe space) for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) womxn to write and share our truths. It will also serve to build a strong BIPOC womxn’s writing community. Each session will include writing prompts, time for sharing, and encouraging feedback from classmates. One week will also feature writing instruction by a professional BIPOC womxn writer.

LeTonia Jones lives in Lexington. She is a small business owner, writer, and guest columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. She uses writing as a personal tool for healing and growth. Currently, she is working on collections of poetry and personal essays.

Tanya Torp is an agent for social change and has spent her career engaging in community-based initiatives as convener, speaker, trainer, writer, and consultant. Both LeTonia and Tanya are graduates of the Carnegie Center Author Academy. 

This class is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels. Limit of 15 participants.

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, January 7th
Winter I
January 7th - February 11th
10:00am - 12:00pm

LeTonia Jones and Tanya Torp


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

(859) 254-4175

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

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