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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
Jan
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
Saturday, January 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Jan
7
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, January 7th
Note
Meets Fridays
Duration
January 7th - March 25th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Leslie Dodd

Venue
Online
Jan
14
If you’ve reached that golden age, join this group, which features cross-genre writing prompts; feedback for family stories, memoirs, poems, and fiction; tips for reading and publishing your work; and lively conversation and fellowship. For all levels. Sarah Combs is the author of the YA novels Breakfast Served Anytime and The ...
Start Date
Friday, January 14th
Note
Meets Fridays
Duration
January 14th - March 18th
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Lexington Senior Center
Address
195 Life Lane
Jan
19
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
Wednesday, January 19th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
January 19th - March 9th
Time
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Brittany Jackson

Venue
Online
Jan
20
How many unfinished novels do you have sitting on your computer? Too many! Based on Walter Mosley’s This Year You Write Your Novel, this course is designed to help you finish that draft, providing successful strategies and hacks for dealing with writer’s block. We’ll use the book as a guide ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 20th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
January 20th - March 10th
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$112
Instructor

Anna Stacia Haley

Venue
Online
Jan
29
Newsletters are the new blogs. They can be about anything you want, no matter how specific (over the last year, writers have started newsletters about topics ranging from tinned fish to life in Appalachia). But how do you transition your newsletter from passion project to profit? Instructor Ashlie Stevens, who ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 29th
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Ashlie Stevens

Venue
Online
Jan
29
Bring a pencil and paper, and we’ll try some exercises to get the words flowing: a simple algorithm to generate poetic metaphors and similes, writing from images, and a guided meditation for writers. Two of the exercises are recyclable, meaning you can add them to your writing practice and use ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 29th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Adrielle Stapleton

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Feb
3
Learn to express your sexuality through words, and discover the power of erotica for self-empowerment, self-expression, and relationship building with our partners. This class will use examples from modern and classic erotic literature, as well as fun writing exercises, to overcome the challenges of this form of expression. This is ...
Start Date
Thursday, February 3rd
Note
Meets Thursdays; Meets twice
Duration
February 3rd - February 10th
Time
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Cassie Brown

Venue
Online
Feb
4
Break through writing obstacles during this 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 a ...
Start Date
Friday, February 4th
Note
Meets Friday through Sunday
Duration
February 4th - February 6th
Time
10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost
$81
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Feb
5
Viktor Frankl, who survived Auschwitz to write his famous book, Man’s Search for Meaning, offers a way to achieve purpose and meaning. How can you achieve purpose through writing? Further, how can you write about your purpose in a way that creates deep meaning in your life? Barry Lopez said ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 5th
Note
One-Time
Time
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$40
Instructor

Sean Patrick Hill

Venue
Online
Feb
12
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 a ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 12th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Feb
19
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 various exercises, we’ll allow your world to take on a life of its own, ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 19th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35; $80 for Compelling Characters Package
Instructor

Elizabeth Kilcoyne

Venue
Online
Mar
3
You are not alone—come write with a supportive community to release the stress of current and past events. This class will assist you with letting go of the stress of 2020 and 2021. It is an opportunity for you to heal from the loss and hardship caused by the pandemic, ...
Start Date
Thursday, March 3rd
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
March 3rd - March 24th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Eugenia Johnson-Smith

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Mar
5
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, March 5th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$45
Instructor

Margaret Price

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Mar
8
At its essence, the art of metaphor is about the imagination and skill to talk about something by talking about or appearing to talk about something else. For this reason, it is one of the most important tools in the writer’s toolbox. In this workshop, we will explore the world ...
Start Date
Tuesday, March 8th
Note
One-Time
Time
5:15pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

makalani bandele

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street

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