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Jan
1
The plot is the most basic element of a novel, and yet learning to plot is often the hardest challenge of the fiction writer. What is a plot? Are there different types? Do I need to outline? How do I learn how to plot? In this seminar, we’ll answer all ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded
Time
12:00am - 12:00am
Cost
$35
Instructor

Tiffany Reisz

Venue
Online
Jan
1
Setting in a novel isn’t simply the background to your story. It’s another character! Learn why the right setting can make or break your novel, how to choose the best setting for your story, how to research that setting without leaving your house, and how to develop your setting with ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Tiffany Reisz

Venue
Online
May
18
Join Julia Royston from BK Royston Publishing Company as she discusses the essential elements of building your author brand. From author platforms to messaging to social media to “turning your words into wealth,” You will be given an overview of the planning and preparation you can do to further connect ...
Start Date
Wednesday, May 18th
Note
Pre-recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Julia Royston

Venue
Online
May
18
Writing a grant (or learning where to find one) can be daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Learn the basics about grant research, how to write a grant, what to include in your proposal and project budgets, the do’s and don’ts of grant writing, and more! This 90-minute class ...
Start Date
Wednesday, May 18th
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
May
18
Learn the process for seeking a literary agent, from beginning to end: where to find agents, the formula for writing a query letter, what may be required in your submission package, how to keep track of query submissions, and the proper etiquette for interacting with agents. Though your novel must ...
Start Date
Wednesday, May 18th
Note
Pre-recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
May
18
In this two-hour webinar, you will learn tips, tools, and techniques for revising and self-editing your fiction in preparation for querying, submission, traditional or self-publication. Tiffany Reisz is a USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels. She lives with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, in Louisville. This class is suitable for intermediate ...
Start Date
Wednesday, May 18th
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Tiffany Reisz

Venue
Online
Jul
28
Overwhelmed by the college search, selection, and application process? Let an expert help. Through her work in college admissions and private consulting, Beth Murner has guided hundreds of students through the college admissions process. Services include: pre-college planning, scholarship search, college search, ACT preparation, interview skills, essay writing, application navigation, ...
Start Date
Thursday, July 28th
Time
12:00am - 12:00am
Cost
$45
Instructor

Beth Murner

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Aug
1
Submitting your work for publication can be an intimidating process, but this class will guide you through the entire process: from preparing your fiction, poetry, essays, and manuscripts for publication to writing a cover letter, from investigating magazines and presses to managing your active submissions, and from handling the sting ...
Start Date
Monday, August 1st
Note
Pre-recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Whitney Collins

Venue
Online
Aug
8
Black authors face special challenges in the publishing world, from blatant racism to microaggressions to dealing with the expectations of the publishing business, which is by and large centered in whiteness. Learn how you can succeed in writing and publishing while Black. Panelists: Claudia Love Mair, Crystal Wilkinson, makalani bandele, ...
Start Date
Monday, August 8th
Note
Pre-recorded
Cost
35
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair, Crystal Wilkinson, makalani bandele, and Angela Jackson-Brown

Venue
Online
Aug
19
If you’re interested in writing and have reached that golden age, this is the group for you! Participants can expect cross-genre writing prompts; feedback for family stories, memoirs, poems, and fiction; tips for reading and publishing your work; and lively conversation and fellowship Led by Sarah Combs, author of the ...
Start Date
Friday, August 19th
Note
Meets Fridays
Duration
August 19th - December 2nd
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Lexington Senior Center
Address
195 Life Lane
Aug
24
Keep your brain sharp this year! In this fun class, we will do word games, number games, logic puzzles, and all kinds of challenges to keep your brain moving. Elise Mandel holds a master’s degree in education from UMass Amherst, and she teaches classes and works with private students in ...
Start Date
Wednesday, August 24th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
August 24th - November 16th
Time
11:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Aug
30
Join us for a monthly discussion of contemporary and classic novels as well as nonfiction chosen by the group. This group has been meeting since 1993 and always welcomes new members! To join or for information about current selections, contact Alan at church11@webtv.net or (859) 252-7041. Alan Church, Ph.D. is ...
Start Date
Tuesday, August 30th
Note
This class meets on the last Tuesday of every month, January through November.
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Alan Church

Venue
Online
Sep
1
AGES 13–19 • Submissions are due September 30,2022 to Contest@CarnegieCenterLex.org September 1st is World Letter Writing Day. The day is all about paying tribute to this age-old form of communication. In observation of this day, the Carnegie Center is accepting letter submissions from young writers to any person or entity ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 1st
Note
Ages 13-19
Time
12:00am - 12:00am
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Contest

Venue
Online
Sep
8
GRADES 8–12: Unlock your creativity and create unforgettable characters in this six-week novel planning workshop for teens (ages 13-18). Learn how to plot a storyline and build a world where your characters jump off the page and into the hearts and minds of your readers. Writers will participate in interactive ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 8th
Note
No class October 6
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Liz Prather

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
8
GRADES 2–5: Keep your brain sharp this fall! In this fun class, we will do word games, number games, logic puzzles, and all kinds of challenges to keep your brain moving! Elise Mandel holds a master’s degree in education from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She teaches classes and works with ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 8th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
8
GRADES 1–5: ¡Hola! Join us for this fun, hands-on workshop for kids. You’ll learn the basics of the Spanish language through fun games, crafts, songs, activities, and more. ¡Te esperamos! Elise Mandel holds a master’s degree in education from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She teaches classes and works with private ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 8th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
September 8th - November 10th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
9
This writing experience offers attendees the opportunity to engage in a creative and communicative loop without judgment. We write from a variety of prompts, designed to release the inner censor and simply get words on a page. After each timed session, writers read aloud their new work to participating attendees ...
Start Date
Friday, September 9th
Note
Meets Fridays
Duration
September 9th - November 18th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Leslie Dodd

Venue
Online
Sep
12
An adequate understanding of the written and spoken French word is required. This course is challenging and accessible. Required Text: This season we will read Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Please purchase your own copy of the text. Erica House has been teaching French to children and adults for ...
Start Date
Monday, September 12th
Note
No class September 26
Duration
September 12th - November 14th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$126
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
12
We will review and build from previous levels and apply through creative mediums. We will gain more access to vocabulary, verbs, and grammar. A basic knowledge of the passé composé and imparfait is required. Required Text: The Complete French Vocabulary Course by Dylane Moreau. Please purchase your own copy of ...
Start Date
Monday, September 12th
Note
No class September 26
Duration
September 12th - November 14th
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
$126
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
12
We will continue to add verbs, vocabulary, and expressions to our repertoire. We will practice pronunciation and reading comprehension by reading aloud. Required Text: Easy French Step-by-Step by Myrna Bell Rochester, Ph.D. Please purchase your own copy of the text. Erica House has been teaching French to children and adults ...
Start Date
Monday, September 12th
Note
No class September 26
Duration
September 12th - November 14th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$126
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
12
GRADES K–2: This class is structured to provide your child with strategies, skills, and concepts that are the building blocks for higher level math through an engaging and hands-on approach. Led by Martha Crumbie, who has her master’s degree in K–12 special education and has over 25 years of teaching ...
Start Date
Monday, September 12th
Note
No class October 3
Duration
September 12th - November 14th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
12
Find focus, gain confidence, and learn about writing fiction for kids through discussion, peer sharing, and writing exercises. Come with a work in progress or an idea for a story you would like to develop. Led by Marcia Thornton Jones, an award-winning author who has published more than 130 books ...
Start Date
Monday, September 12th
Note
Meets Mondays
Time
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Cost
$128
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Sep
12
GRADES K–2: This is a fun, hands-on, and interactive class. Students will play games and learn strategies that will help with their reading skills including vocabulary development, alphabet knowledge, letter-sound correlation, concepts of print, listening and reading comprehension skills. Led by Martha Crumbie, who has her master’s degree in K–12 ...
Start Date
Monday, September 12th
Note
No class October 3
Duration
September 12th - November 14th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
12
Join us each session for generative in-class exercises, and share your work in a supportive environment. We will discuss writing concepts in an open format to build a strong foundation for a long-form project. Perfect for beginners and open to all genres and levels. This class is for emerging writers ...
Start Date
Monday, September 12th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
September 12th - October 24th
Time
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Z Jackson

Venue
Online
Sep
13
We now have gained enough tools from the previous levels to delve more deeply into reading, listening, and discussing comprehension through conversation. We will revisit certain grammar sections and apply them to the season’s lessons. Required Text: This season we will read Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Please ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 13th
Note
No class September 27
Duration
September 13th - November 15th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$126
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
13
GRADES 3–5: Let’s rescue cursive and bring it back to life! Penmanship is an important skill that every student should take pride in learning. When paired with cursive writing, students’ spelling and fine motor skills can soar. Join us to bring your handwriting to life by learning to write the ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 13th
Note
No class October 4 & November 8
Time
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Lynsey Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
13
GRADES 3–5: Work and play together! This class uses games and cooperative activities to introduce and reinforce math skills, such as addition, subtraction, logic, multiplication, division, fractions, and more. Some homework help will also be available. Lynsey Crumbie has a BA in Public Health and a Master of Public Health ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 13th
Note
No class October 4 & November 8
Duration
September 13th - November 15th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Lynsey Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
13
GRADES 3–5: In this fun, hands-on class, we’ll work on reading strategies and comprehension techniques. Students will play games that help to boost their reading skills and engage in activities that demonstrate their reading comprehension. Led by Martha Crumbie, who has her master’s degree in K–12 special education and has ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 13th
Note
No class October 4 & November 8
Duration
September 13th - November 15th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
13
In this workshop, we will learn how to weave seemingly distinct personal narratives and research to form a singular, cohesive essay that draws out new literary meaning through the braiding process. Writers can expect to write one full-length essay (2000-3000 words), complete weekly writing exercises, and prepare detailed critiques for ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 13th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$140
Instructor

Gavin Colton

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
14
This very introductory-level class is designed for the ultra-beginner. We will introduce salutations, pronouns, vocabulary, some prepositions, and some verb conjugations. We will work on pronunciation, personal interests, and question-asking. Expect role-playing and repetition. By the end of the season, you will be able to present yourself to the class! ...
Start Date
Wednesday, September 14th
Note
No class September 28
Duration
September 14th - November 16th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$126
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
15
Are you ready to let your inner artist begin to play? If you are a practicing artist, would you like to deepen your creative process? Join us as we are guided by Julia Cameron’s seminal work, The Artist’s Way, that has been known to change lives. It’s powerful and fun! ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 15th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$140
Instructor

Melissa Bell-Pitts

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
15
An informal discussion group focusing on literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy the selected works or borrow them from the library. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list. Jan Isenhour has facilitated the Brown Bag group since it began in 1995. She has an M.A. in ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 15th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
September 15th - November 3rd
Time
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Jan Isenhour

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Sep
17
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) womyn to write and share our truths. It will also serve to build a strong BIPOC womyn’s writing community. Each session will include writing ...
Start Date
Saturday, September 17th
Note
Meets Saturdays
Duration
September 17th - October 15th
Time
10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

LeTonia Jones & Tanya Torp

Venue
Online
Sep
19
GRADES 3-8: Have you ever wondered how video games are made? Want to take your skills to the next level? Go behind the screen with Scratch 3.0. Join us virtually to learn all the basics you need to make your first arcade game or upgrade your coding proficiency. You will ...
Start Date
Monday, September 19th
Note
No class October 3
Duration
September 19th - October 24th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Sulaiman & Raphael Jackson

Venue
Online
Sep
19
Join an imaginative, diverse group of genre writers looking to improve and expand their abilities in these forms of fiction. This is a chance to learn sci-fi and fantasy writing tips, get feedback from others, and gain confidence as you write in these genres. Please bring a story or excerpt ...
Start Date
Monday, September 19th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
September 19th - November 7th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$112
Instructor

Jason Sizemore

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
20
GRADES 6–8: Hone your creative writing skills and practice getting the stories in your mind down to the page. We’ll discuss some storytelling basics and spend time writing in each class, trying on different writing styles to find your best fit. Come ready to read, write, and explore! Sonya Pavona ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 20th
Note
No class October 4
Duration
September 20th - November 1st
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Sonya Pavona

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
20
In need of feedback on your poetry? Looking to engage, or reengage, with a serious, welcoming, uplifting writing community? Join poet Sean L. Corbin as he explores the best ways to interact with the work of other poets and offers a platform for you to send your ideas, your images, ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 20th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
September 20th - November 8th
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$112
Instructor

Sean L. Corbin

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
20
There is nothing more important than the stories of our lives, the tales of who we are and what we have experienced. No matter how big or small we imagine, our stories make up the human race. There’s no better way to connect us universally than to divulge fearlessly our ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 20th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
September 20th - October 25th
Time
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Erin Chandler

Venue
Online
Sep
21
Over six weeks, students will develop their own voices and the most powerful ways to express them to an audience. Each class will be broken up into three segments. We’ll begin with a video portion that will be used to present examples ranging from poet readings to more performance-based work ...
Start Date
Wednesday, September 21st
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

JC McPherson

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
22
If you’ve ever listened to The Moth Radio Hour or The Moth Podcast, you already know the power and fun of personal storytelling. The stories we tell at The Time Of My Life aren’t traditional tales, folktales, or stand-up comedy. They are part of our shared human existence. Sometimes dramatic, ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 22nd
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$70
Instructor

Jonathan Scott

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
22
Students will learn basic Spanish grammar, vocabulary, common expressions, greetings, survival phrases, and some discussion of cultural aspects in Spanish-speaking countries. Open to beginners and students who would like to refresh their knowledge of basic Spanish. The goal is to complete the first five units from the textbook during class ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 22nd
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
September 22nd - November 10th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$112
Instructor

Dr. Maria Gomez

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
22
GRADES 2-3: Inspire your writing skills in a creative, hands-on environment! Together, we’ll explore how fun writing can be as we play writing games and write stories, poems, and more. Sonya Pavona is a recent graduate of SCAPA Literary Arts at Lafayette High School and set to attend Georgetown College ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 22nd
Note
No class October 6
Duration
September 22nd - November 3rd
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Sonya Pavona

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
22
GRADES 6–9: Join us for an adventure in learning! This class uses the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons to show kids how fun critical thinking, teamwork, and math can be. Through cooperative storytelling, kids learn to work together to solve problems with the tools provided. Math topics covered range ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 22nd
Note
No class October 6
Duration
September 22nd - November 3rd
Time
5:15pm - 7:15pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Elaphe Crabb

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
28
Effective communication is crucial in the provision of health. This class is designed to help healthcare workers communicate with Spanish-speaking populations. We will learn common phrases in a clinical/medical encounter and patient instructions, common adjectives to describe levels of health issues, common phrases related to health and wellness, and the ...
Start Date
Wednesday, September 28th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
September 28th - November 9th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$98
Instructor

Dr. Maria Gomez

Venue
University of Kentucky’s College of Nursing
Sep
28
GRADES 6– 7: In this class, students will find their writer’s voice and create many more voices and characters. We will write monologues, dialogues, and short scripts. Students will perform their own work for the class and take on parts in short plays written by other students. Shy students might ...
Start Date
Wednesday, September 28th
Note
No class October 5
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
28
Learn to speak conversational Italian and appreciate Italian culture. In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the language through exercises, poems, songs, and practice. Levels 1 & 2 of Just Enough Italian can be taken at a discounted rate. Click here to register for Levels 1 & 2. Andrea ...
Start Date
Wednesday, September 28th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
September 28th - October 26th
Time
5:30pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$84 ($140 for Levels 1 & 2)
Instructor

Andrea Branchini

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
29
GRADES 5–7: From Harry Potter to The BFG, from Percy Jackson to The Martian Chronicles, and many more–we will read excerpts from various fantasy and science fiction books and graphic novels to learn how to create amazing worlds and heroic characters. We will discuss how these stories fit the model ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 29th
Note
No class October 6
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Online
Oct
1
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 ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 1st
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Linda Bryant

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Oct
4
BIRTH TO 3 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for a story and play time that uses seasonally themed books and activities to promote the development of early language skills. We will also provide strategies and share ideas to enable parents to foster a love of reading, writing, speaking, and ...
Start Date
Tuesday, October 4th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
October 4th - October 25th
Time
10:15am - 11:00am
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Missy Farris

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Oct
4
GRADES 1–5: Give your child the advantage of learning French at an early age. Learning a foreign language enhances one’s memory, develops better problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and can be lots of FUN! We will learn French through songs, games, stories, and more. À bientôt! Erica House has lived ...
Start Date
Tuesday, October 4th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
October 4th - October 24th
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Oct
6
Reading fine poetry often sparks new poems of your own. Find inspiration, share your work, and gain feedback from others who enjoy reading, writing, and responding to poetry. Poems by Galway Kinnell, Wendell Berry, Hans Ostrom, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop, and Lucille Clifton will be read. Join this class and ...
Start Date
Thursday, October 6th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Barbara Alfaro

Venue
Online
Oct
6
Can you write 50,000 words toward a novel in one month? Yes, you can! This two-time National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) winner will share with you how it’s done while living a busy life. The seminar includes strategies for meeting your word count, writing a quick first draft, and keeping ...
Start Date
Thursday, October 6th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Christine Van Zandt

Venue
Online
Oct
8
Learn about the crucial role Point of View plays in your writing—from first to third person and beyond. In this generative workshop, we’ll explore the differences, similarities, and impacts each perspective brings to a story and then practice on our own writing. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 8th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair

Venue
Online
Oct
10
GRADES 10–12: This class is a focused review of the specific skills needed to ace the science, English, and reading sections of the ACT. Space is limited! Rajiv Khanna has extensive experience teaching math and science classes at the college and high school level. Required Text: The Official ACT Prep ...
Start Date
Monday, October 10th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
October 10th - November 7th
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$56
Instructor

Rajiv Khanna

Venue
Online
Oct
13
GRADES 10–12: This class is a focused review of the specific skills needed to ace the math section of the ACT. Space is limited! Required Text: The Official ACT Prep Guide 2022-2023 (Publisher: WILEY). Please purchase your own copy of the book. You must have the book at the first ...
Start Date
Thursday, October 13th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
October 13th - November 10th
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$56
Instructor

Rajiv Khanna

Venue
Online
Oct
15
Writing is only part of what it takes to craft a non-fiction piece. From delving into genealogy to accessing public records to interviewing subjects, there’s a myriad of things that go into researching. You’ll learn where to find records, how to access them, and tips on interviewing people for your ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 15th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$45
Instructor

Liz Carey

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Oct
15
You’ve written a book, now what? Learning how to self-edit will move your book toward publication faster. This seminar includes step-by-step guidance and tips to help you navigate the self-editing process to produce a competitive product in today’s booming marketplace. Bring your questions to this interactive seminar. Experienced Hollywood editor ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 15th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Christine Van Zandt

Venue
Online
Oct
15
3–5 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for story time, parent assisted activities, and free books designed to encourage early excitement for reading through hands-on activities for parent and child. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy toddlers and preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a story time ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 15th
Note
Meets Saturdays
Time
11:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Oct
15
In this generative workshop, we will examine how poetry evokes connections between human activity and the environment. This workshop moves beyond writing simply of and about nature; participants will learn how to convey and confront their experiences with the natural world through poetry in a time of environmental crisis. Sarah ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 15th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Sarah McCartt-Jackson

Venue
Online
Oct
15
2 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for story time, parent-assisted activities, and free books designed to encourage early excitement for reading. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy toddlers and preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a story time setting. With experience in performance and teaching, Glenna ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 15th
Note
Meets Saturdays
Time
10:15am - 11:15am
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Oct
19
For millennia, writers have taken inspiration from visual artists and musicians. This creative method is known as ekphrasis and is the central topic for this seminar. We will use visual art and music from LGBTQIA+ artists and musicians as prompts to write new work. This is a safe space. This ...
Start Date
Wednesday, October 19th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Jay McCoy

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Oct
20
In this class, you will be introduced to the various productivity strategies used by some of the world’s most prolific authors, such as Stephen King and Nora Roberts. This class is offered in partnershipwith Louisville Literary Arts. New York Times bestselling author Andrew Shaffer—who wrote his first published novel in ...
Start Date
Thursday, October 20th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Andrew Shaffer

Venue
Online
Oct
22
It’s been said that dialogue is character, and character is plot. In this two-hour workshop, we will analyze dialogue from novels, memoirs, and screenplays and generate new material in response to prompts. By exploring a variety of techniques for conveying conflict, character, and plot through written dialogue, students will develop ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 22nd
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Jessica Handler

Venue
Online
Oct
22
This contemplative writing workshop provides an opportunity for participants to combine guided meditation and writing. We will journey into our bodies and then use a prompt to tell our stories from the inside out. We will commit what we find onto the page in the form of a freewrite. These ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 22nd
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

LeTonia Jones

Venue
Online
Oct
24
Does the “new math” confuse you? Are you having trouble helping your child with math homework? Come to this training! Becky Williams, a veteran National Board Certified teacher at Wilmore Elementary, will be here to explain some of the new concepts. The same training will be offered twice; so you ...
Start Date
Monday, October 24th
Note
One-time
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Becky Williams

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Nov
1
Does the “new math” confuse you? Are you having trouble helping your child with math homework? Come to this training! Becky Williams, a veteran National Board Certified teacher at Wilmore Elementary, will be here to explain some of the new concepts. The same training will be offered twice; so you ...
Start Date
Tuesday, November 1st
Note
One-time
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Becky Williams

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Nov
2
Join Sylvia Lovely for a three-part seminar series on how to write the stories of your life. From cave wall hieroglyphics to the great literary works, we are hard-wired to describe and understand our lives and the times in which we live through stories. Perhaps your story is about a ...
Start Date
Wednesday, November 2nd
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
November 2nd - November 16th
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$39; $33 for Good Foods Co-op owners
Instructor

Sylvia Lovely

Venue
Online
Nov
4
Break through your writing obstacles during a weekend writing retreat designed to provide motivation and promote writing flow. Each day of this retreat will include: freewriting exercises, goal-setting, independent writing time, craft discussions, and problem-solving sessions to help break through blocks. The retreat will culminate with a share/response session featuring ...
Start Date
Friday, November 4th
Time
10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost
$125
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Nov
5
In this workshop, you will learn how to transcribe your life into poetry. We will read examples and write after generative exercises to get at the root of your path, whatever that has been and whatever it might be. Be prepared to conjure up where you are going and where ...
Start Date
Saturday, November 5th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Sarah McCartt-Jackson

Venue
Online
Nov
5
The simple formula for plot: give your character a desire and then prevent them from obtaining that desire until they change. But people are more complicated and now more than ever readers desire characters that they can relate to–or characters who challenge their world views. We’ll thoroughly examine character motivation ...
Start Date
Saturday, November 5th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Elizabeth Kilcoyne

Venue
Online
Nov
7
Too many writers see revision as a burden and not part of the creative process. Yet, revision is easily 50% of writing for publication. Revision gives the writer an opportunity to re-vision, often in community with other writers—a creative collaborative process. Participants in this workshop will learn the differences between ...
Start Date
Monday, November 7th
Note
Meets Mondays
Time
5:15pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$45
Instructor

Kimberly Garts Crum, MSW, MFA

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Nov
9
GRADES 4–5: Hone your writing skills in a creative, hands-on environment! Together, we’ll explore how fun writing can be as we play writing games and write stories, poems, and more. This class will start online, but may also meet in person. Carole Johnston is a poet, former school library media ...
Start Date
Wednesday, November 9th
Note
No class November 23
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Online
Nov
16
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 ...
Start Date
Wednesday, November 16th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Jay McCoy

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Nov
16
Learn to speak conversational Italian and appreciate Italian culture. In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the language through exercises, poems, songs, and practice. Levels 1 & 2 of Just Enough Italian can be taken at a discounted rate. Click here to register for Levels 1 & 2. Andrea ...
Start Date
Wednesday, November 16th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
November 16th - December 14th
Time
5:30pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$84 ($140 for Levels 1 & 2)
Instructor

Andrea Branchini

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Nov
19
For both fiction and non-fiction writers, the smallest building blocks of sensory detail can strengthen character, world, and setting in ways that will enthrall your reader and keep them reading until the last page. We’ll talk sensory detail and engage in exercises to better utilize imagination as well as the ...
Start Date
Saturday, November 19th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Elizabeth Kilcoyne

Venue
Online
Nov
19
3–5 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for story time, parent assisted activities, and free books designed to encourage early excitement for reading through hands-on activities for parent and child. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy toddlers and preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a story time ...
Start Date
Saturday, November 19th
Note
Meets Saturdays
Time
11:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Nov
19
2 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for story time, parent-assisted activities, and free books designed to encourage early excitement for reading. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy toddlers and preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a story time setting. With experience in performance and teaching, Glenna ...
Start Date
Saturday, November 19th
Note
Meets Saturdays
Time
10:15am - 11:15am
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Dec
3
Genres like fabulism, slipstream, and magical realism are known for blurring the boundaries between the fantastic and the mundane. This blurring often results in stories that feel familiar, yet new, and that allow the author to explore complex themes in an accessible way. In this class, we’ll dig into the ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 3rd
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Ashley Blooms

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Dec
6
When it comes to roping in your reader, every page matters. We’ll explore and discuss the web of elements (character, plot, setting, style, etc.) that create a book that will keep the reader turning pages from start to finish. Tracee de Hahn is the author of the Agnes Lüthi mystery ...
Start Date
Tuesday, December 6th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Tracee de Hahn

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Dec
7
Learn how to convey the most elemental of experiences in words that will be savored long after your work is read. We’ll read compelling food narratives and give you the ingredients to create essays that capture your food heritage. You’ll be given essay prompts, and if there’s time, we’ll workshop ...
Start Date
Wednesday, December 7th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost
$20; $17 for Good Food Co-op owners
Instructor

Ellen Birkett Morris

Venue
Online
Dec
10
By pitching at online events, it’s possible to secure a publisher and get your book traditionally published without an agent. Christine did! Learn about these events, how to find them, and how to participate. Helpful tips will sharpen your pitch, explain what happens when a publisher or agent “likes” your ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 10th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Christine Van Zandt

Venue
Online
Dec
10
3–5 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for story time, parent assisted activities, and free books designed to encourage early excitement for reading through hands-on activities for parent and child. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy toddlers and preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a story time ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 10th
Note
Meets Saturdays
Time
11:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Dec
10
2 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for story time, parent-assisted activities, and free books designed to encourage early excitement for reading. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy toddlers and preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a story time setting. With experience in performance and teaching, Glenna ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 10th
Note
Meets Saturdays
Time
10:15am - 11:15am
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Dec
10
This workshop is designed to allow you to build a vision board that is a reflection of your vision and goals as a writer for 2023. You will receive a checklist of tips on how to set your writing goals and unique ways on how to hold yourself accountable in ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 10th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$45 (some supplies included)
Instructor

Melody Westerfield

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Feb
5
Young writers in grades 9–12 are invited to apply to a series of intensive workshops focused on self-expression taught by experienced women writers. Seven sessions, held on Saturdays in February, March, and April 2023, will incorporate creative writing exercises in a variety of genres. The program also includes mentoring support ...
Start Date
Sunday, February 5th
Time
12:00am - 12:00am
Cost
FREE
Instructor

TBD

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.

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