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Aug
7
If you listen to the mainstream media, the only Black comic character worth covering is Marvel's Black Panther. However, with the increased access to technology, the Black comic book world is growing rapidly. Join writer Jude McPherson to examine specific examples of this literary movement. Class will be supplemented by ...
Start Date
Saturday, August 7th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

JC McPherson

Venue
Online
Sep
1
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 grantwriting, and more! This 90-minute class is ...
Start Date
Wednesday, September 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Sep
10
This practice offers writers the opportunity to engage in a creative and communicative loop without judgment. We write from a variety of prompts designed to get writers to loosen their inner censor and simply get words on the page. After each timed session, writers read aloud their new work to ...
Start Date
Friday, September 10th
Note
Meets Fridays
Duration
September 10th - November 19th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Leslie Dodd

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Sep
13
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 your project. Perfect for beginners, and open to all genres and levels. This class is for emerging writers under ...
Start Date
Monday, September 13th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
September 13th - October 25th
Time
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Brittany Jackson

Venue
Online
Sep
14
Writing may be a solitary endeavor, but writers grow in their craft when they find someone for feedback and support. Contoured to the LGBTQ* community, this group will allow you to explore your authentic voice and expression while discovering the rich history and current landscape of LGBTQ* writing. Welcoming of ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 14th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
September 14th - November 2nd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Jay McCoy

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Sep
18
Great books make great films! Discover the joy and the challenges of adapting a novel into a script for the movies or a Limited Television series. This workshop will offer the basics of writing a screenplay and explore how to bring unforgettable characters and sizzling plots to the screen. Begin ...
Start Date
Saturday, September 18th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Margaret Price

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Oct
2
Come learn a simple but powerful goal-setting technique that can help you develop focus, productivity, and success in your writing life. Structured from psychology, adapted for writers, and useful for those working alone or with groups, this workshop teaches you how to turn dreams into practical, positive habits. For all ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 2nd
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Cassie Brown

Venue
Online
Oct
2
“Explaining humor is a lot like dissecting a frog,” Mark Twain allegedly said. “You learn a lot in the process, but in the end you kill it.” Thankfully, we’ve learned a lot about humor since Twain’s day. It’s now possible to dissect what makes something funny—and have fun doing it ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 2nd
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Andrew Shaffer

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Oct
24
Join us outside (following all applicable local health guidelines) at McConnell Springs Park to learn about the many forms of ‘outdoor writing’—from creative nonfiction (Steven Rinella), fiction (Ernest Hemingway), to the combination of both (Norman Maclean). This extensive market included magazine stories, of course—but it also includes book-length essays, novels, ...
Start Date
Sunday, October 24th
Note
One-Time
Time
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
$60
Instructor

Bill Carman & special guest Valerie Askeren

Venue
McConnell Springs Park
Address
416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington, KY 40504
Oct
30
Plot twists aren’t just for mysteries. Learn the secrets of wrapping readers in with the unexpected - we will examine everything thing from unreliable narrators to how to put a spin on an old cliche. This workshop will help writers of all genres refresh old patterns and take a different ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 30th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Karen Leet

Venue
Online
Nov
1
Have you always wanted to make your writing more diverse, but were afraid of getting it wrong? Writing Diversity Right is the single session, generative workshop that will help you identify colorblindness, otherness, and stereotypes in your work, in a safe, non-judgmental environment. For all levels. Claudia Love Mair is ...
Start Date
Monday, November 1st
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
November 1st - December 6th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Nov
15
Break through writing obstacles during this week-long 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 a ...
Start Date
Monday, November 15th
Note
Meets Monday through Friday
Duration
November 15th - November 19th
Time
10:30am - 3:00pm
Cost
$165
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Dec
1
Are you ready to set off on a new writing journey in the new year? Or do you feel lost as a writer and need to reprogram your writing GPS? Let us help you on your way to your writing destination. Learn how to lay out a road map, overcome ...
Start Date
Wednesday, December 1st
Note
Meets Wednesdays; Meets twice
Duration
December 1st - December 8th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$26
Instructor

Eugenia Johnson-Smith

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street

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