Filter Upcoming Classes

Jun
8
This class will explore how writers of fiction and nonfiction capture vibrant history on the page. Through prompts, examples, and discussion, participants will discover methods for writing effective dialogue without “historical-ese,” learn tips for connecting characters from the past with present-day readers, craft era-appropriate scenes, and explore innovative research methods ...
Start Date
Wednesday, June 8th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost
$48
Instructor

Jessica Handler

Venue
Online
Jun
10
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. Sarah Combs is the author of the YA novels Breakfast Served Anytime and The Light Fantastic, ...
Start Date
Friday, June 10th
Note
Meets Fridays
Duration
June 10th - August 13th
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Lexington Senior Center
Address
195 Life Lane
Jun
10
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, June 10th
Note
Meets Fridays
Duration
June 10th - August 12th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Leslie Dodd

Venue
Online
Jun
13
Are you ready to continue on a new writing journey? 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 common setbacks, even kickstart new ...
Start Date
Monday, June 13th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
June 13th - June 27th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$42
Instructor

Eugenia Johnson-Smith

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jun
30
This is an informal discussion group focusing on literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy or check out from the library the works selected. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list. Jan Isenhour, former Executive Director of the Carnegie Center, has facilitated the Brown Bag group ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 30th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
June 30th - August 18th
Time
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Jan Isenhour

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jul
5
Whether you are a White writer who wants to use diverse characters in your work, or you’re a Black writer who wants to decenter whiteness in your work, this 6 week, half generative, half workshop class will have something for you. Based on Ibram X Kendi’s How to Be an ...
Start Date
Tuesday, July 5th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$42
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair & Elizabeth Burton

Venue
Online
Jul
7
Writing a book is exciting, a chance to put your personal stamp in the canon of human experience. It can also make you pull your hair out with frustration and take up valuable headspace for decades. This deeply personal, peculiar creative journey is something only writers understand. In this class, ...
Start Date
Thursday, July 7th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Erin Chandler

Venue
Online
Jul
9
Publishing your own work has never been easier. Unfortunately, if you’re new to self-publishing, you can end up thousands of dollars in the hole before ever selling a single book. If you know what pitfalls to avoid, however, you can professionally publish your own books without breaking the bank. Learn ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 9th
Note
One-time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Andrew Shaffer

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second St.
Jul
16
Looking to freshen up your memoir? Trying to make your narrative voice come alive in your short stories or novels? This session will offer you the chance to explore the various poetic skills utilized by renowned prose writers to develop their own distinct, unique writing styles. Description, dialogue, exposition— every ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 16th
Note
One-time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Sean Corbin

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second St.
Aug
2
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 will ...
Start Date
Tuesday, August 2nd
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$56
Instructor

Ashlie Stevens

Venue
Online
Aug
3
When “the world is too much with us” (William Wordsworth), let’s offer hope, encouragement and inspiration with our writing. We’ll explore varied forms of spiritual/ inspirational writing, such as devotions, self-help, personal experience and more. Let’s make the world a kinder place through our words. Karen Leet has sold more ...
Start Date
Wednesday, August 3rd
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$42
Instructor

Karen Leet

Venue
Online

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.

Join Us

251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507

 

(859) 254-4175
info@carnegiecenterlex.org

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

  • homegrown-authors
  • color-purple