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Jul
2
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 ...
Note
One Time (Pre-recorded)
Cost
$35
Instructor
Jennifer Hester Mattox
Venue
Online
Jan
28
Join us for 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! For current selections or more information, contact Alan at church11@webtv.net or 859-254-5649. Alan Church, PhD is a retired clinical psychologist who ...
Start Date
Tuesday, January 28th
Note
This class meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month (January-November), 5:30-7:00 pm.
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor
Alan Church
Venue
Online
Apr
25
This once-a-month workshop provides writers options for structuring their novels, developing pivotal plot scenes, writing prompts designed to help writers make forward progress, and group mentoring/brainstorming to help break through obstacles. ADDL INFO: This class meets on the fourth Saturday of each month, April through September (May session will meet ...
Start Date
Saturday, April 25th
Note
Fourth Saturday of each month
Duration
April 25th - September 26th
Time
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$132
Instructor
Marcia Thornton Jones
Venue
Online
Jun
1
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
Monday, June 1st
Note
One-Time
Cost
$35
Instructor
Jennifer Hester Mattox
Venue
Online (pre-recorded)
Jun
2
Writing connects us more deeply to our own experience as part of the larger world. Writing is about going on. We can go on with our lives with greater clarity and calm because writing allows us to attend to our lives. During our weeks together we will generate new pieces ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 2nd
Note
Tuesdays
Duration
June 2nd - June 23rd
Time
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
$60
Instructor
Leatha Kendrick
Venue
Online
Jun
8
An adequate understanding of the written and spoken French word required. We will brush up on grammar, and delve into a novel designed to spur conversation and to enhance our vocabulary and grammar. This course is challenging and accessible. ADDL INFO: Required texts: Grammaire Progressive du Français (Perfectionnement),4th ed. by ...
Start Date
Monday, June 8th
Note
Mondays
Duration
June 8th - August 17th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$143
Instructor
Erica House
Venue
Online
Jun
8
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 required. ADDL INFO: Required text: Grammaire Progressive du Français (Intermédiare), 4th ed. by Maïa Grégoire and Odile Thiévenaz ...
Start Date
Monday, June 8th
Note
Mondays
Duration
June 8th - August 17th
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
$143
Instructor
Erica House
Venue
Online
Jun
8
We will continue to add vocabulary, verbs, and verb tenses (the past tense) to our repertoire. We will learn expressions, how to ask questions, and apply both through role-play. We will continue reading Voyage en France. ADDL INFO: Required text: Easy French Step-by-Step by Myrna Bell Rochester, PhD and Voyage ...
Start Date
Monday, June 8th
Note
Mondays
Duration
June 8th - August 17th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$143
Instructor
Erica House
Venue
Online
Jun
9
We now have gained enough tools from the previous levels to delve more easily into reading small texts and discussing through conversation. We will revisit certain grammar sections. ADDL INFO: Grammaire Progressive du Français (Intermédiare), 4th ed. by Maïa Grégoire and Odile Thiévenaz. Optional text: Grammaire Progressive du Français-Corrigés by ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 9th
Note
Tuesdays
Duration
June 9th - August 18th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$143
Instructor
Erica House
Venue
Online
Jun
9
Join a lively, diverse group of people exploring nonfiction writing, including personal essays, columns, magazine pieces, and autobiography. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get feedback from others, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. Neil is the author of FatherLoss: How Sons Deal With the ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 9th
Note
Tuesdays
Duration
June 9th - July 14th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor
Neil Chethik
Venue
Online
Jun
10
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 likes and dislikes. By the end of the season, you will be able to present and describe yourself to the ...
Start Date
Wednesday, June 10th
Note
Wednesdays
Duration
June 10th - August 26th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$143
Instructor
Erica House
Venue
Online
Jun
10
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! Examples and problems will be covered virtually via Zoom, and some homework help will be available. Anniseh Said is an engineering student at ...
Start Date
Wednesday, June 10th
Note
Wednesdays for 6 weeks
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor
Anniseh Said
Venue
Online
Jun
10
This class will combine formal and informal methods of discussion and instruction to explore the role of place and gender in Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake and Dimestore: A Writer’s Life by Lee Smith. The class will conclude with a short creative response using writing or ...
Start Date
Wednesday, June 10th
Note
Wednesdays
Duration
June 10th - July 15th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor
Hannah Markley
Venue
Online
Jun
11
In this class, we will review and practice fundamental concepts that lay the foundation for middle school math success through games, discussion, worksheets, and more! Examples and problems will be conducted virtually via Zoom, and students are encouraged to join via a device with audio, video, and touch-screen capabilities. Anniseh ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 11th
Note
Thursdays
Duration
June 11th - July 16th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor
Anniseh Said
Venue
Online
Jun
11
Create your own mystery story this summer! In the easy-to-follow videos and handouts, you’ll improve your writing habits, develop a passion for reading, and learn how to craft a mystery adventure. Writer and educator Cristina Crocker-Escribano has taught creative writing to all ages, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 11th
Note
Thursdays
Duration
June 11th - July 23rd
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor
Cristina Crocker-Escribano
Venue
Online
Jun
11
This weekly class will help English Language Learners develop necessary speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of hands-on, collaborative activities. Claire Johnson holds two bachelor’s degrees in English and journalism from the University of Kentucky, is TEFL and TESOL certified, and has taught ESL to children from over ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 11th
Note
Thursdays
Duration
June 11th - July 2nd
Time
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor
Claire Johnson
Venue
Online
Jun
11
Have you ever wanted to work as a freelance writer? As more and more people are working to break into the freelance writing market – whether to augment their income or to replace their day job –we’ve got the real 4-1-1 on what it takes to be have a successful ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 11th
Note
Thursdays
Duration
June 11th - July 16th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor
Liz Carey
Venue
Online
Jun
12
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, June 12th
Note
Fridays
Duration
June 12th - August 28th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor
Leslie Dodd
Venue
Online
Jun
13
Writing with few but powerful words is key to getting into the business. Practice paring your writing down to the bone. Try writing cinquentas (50 word stories), brief articles, hook sentences and more–perfect to hone your Flash Fiction skills. Karen Leet has sold more than 600 articles/stories and six books ...
Start Date
Saturday, June 13th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor
Karen Leet
Venue
Online
Jun
15
Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve their reading skills–but did you also know that it helps their writing, communication skills, logical thinking and concentration? Most importantly, it can help inspire a lifelong love of reading. In this session, we’ll make a book will come alive, involving students ...
Start Date
Monday, June 15th
Note
Mondays
Duration
June 15th - July 20th
Time
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Cost
Free
Instructor
Martha Crumbie
Venue
Online
Jun
15
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. Horror is welcome. Brittany Jackson is a ...
Start Date
Monday, June 15th
Note
Mondays
Duration
June 15th - August 3rd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor
Brittany Jackson
Venue
Online
Jun
16
Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve their reading skills–but did you also know that it helps their writing, communication skills, logical thinking and concentration? Most importantly, it can help inspire a lifelong love of reading. In this session, we’ll make a book will come alive, involving students ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 16th
Note
Tuesdays
Duration
June 16th - July 21st
Time
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Cost
Free
Instructor
Martha Crumbie
Venue
Online
Jun
16
We will continue to add vocabulary, verbs, and verb tenses. Students will apply skills learned in Spanish Level 1 and will engage in more active conversation, expressions, and general scenarios related to work, travel, business, health and others. Kiersty has an MA in Hispanic Literatures from Brigham Young University and ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 16th
Note
Tuesdays
Duration
June 16th - August 18th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor
Kiersty Lemon-Rogers
Venue
Online
Jun
17
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. Led by poet Carole Johnston, former school library media specialist for grades K–8 and former creative writing instructor for the SCAPA program ...
Start Date
Wednesday, June 17th
Note
Wednesdays
Duration
June 17th - August 5th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor
Carole Johnston
Venue
Online
Jun
17
In this 90-minute online session we will focus on ideas, strategies and best practices for continuously improving our writing, as well as setting (and reaching) previously unattainable goals. Participants will have an opportunity to both hear and share valuable, hard-earned practices for making the most out of their writing lives ...
Start Date
Wednesday, June 17th
Note
One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor
Katerina Stoykova
Venue
Online
Jun
17
This cross-genre class will address the importance of crafting narrative through scenes. Through in-class writing exercises and discussion of the work of established writers, we will explore that thorniest of writers’ quandaries: When (and how much) do I Show, and When (and how much) do I Tell? d by Sarah ...
Start Date
Wednesday, June 17th
Note
Wednesdays
Duration
June 17th - July 22nd
Time
11:00am - 12:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor
Sarah Combs
Venue
Online
Jun
18
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 since it ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 18th
Note
Thursdays
Duration
June 18th - August 27th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor
Jan Isenhour
Venue
Online
Jun
18
Students will learn basic Spanish grammar, vocabulary, common expressions, greetings, survival phrases, and some discussion of cultural aspects in Latin countries. Open to beginners and students who would like to refresh their knowledge of basic Spanish. The goal is to complete the first 5 units from the textbook during class ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 18th
Note
Thursdays
Duration
June 18th - August 20th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor
Kiersty Lemon-Rogers
Venue
Online
Jun
20
This seminar introduces the children’s market subgenres and provides pointers for targeting your story. Led by Marcia Thornton Jones, an award-winning author who has published more than 130 books for children with sales totaling more than 43 million copies world-wide. For beginning levels ...
Start Date
Saturday, June 20th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
30
Instructor
Marcia Thornton Jones
Venue
Online
Jun
22
This class is a focused review of specific math skills needed to ace the math test on the ACT. Space is limited! Rajiv Khanna has extensive experience teaching math and science classes at the college and high school levels. Grades 10-12. ADDL INFO: Required text: The Official ACT Prep Guide ...
Start Date
Monday, June 22nd
Note
Mondays
Duration
June 22nd - July 20th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$45
Instructor
Rajiv Khanna
Venue
Online
Jun
24
Come hone your writing skills and learn some literary tricks of the trade. We will discuss such things as story structure, theme, and other basic literary devices. We will read short stories by notorious authors and spend time writing each class. Our ultimate goal will be working together to build ...
Start Date
Wednesday, June 24th
Note
Wednesdays
Duration
June 24th - July 29th
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor
Matthew Williams
Venue
Online
Jun
27
With its roots in Japan during the Middle Ages, the haiku–famous for its brevity and delicacy, its contemplation of nature and the passage of time–is one of the oldest poetic forms. And yet it can be a vehicle for writing contemporary poems that feel utterly of the present moment. Kevin ...
Start Date
Saturday, June 27th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor
Kevin Nance
Venue
Online
Jul
2
In this class we will not only write and workshop individual poems but will work deliberately towards finishing a project. We will learn to understand the essence of the poetry book we’ve been writing and learn to help shape it into what it naturally desires to be. We will also ...
Start Date
Thursday, July 2nd
Note
Thursdays
Duration
July 2nd - August 20th
Time
5:15pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$175 (pay upon acceptance)
Instructor
Katerina Stoykova
Venue
Online
Jul
7
Give your child the advantage of learning French at an early age. Besides enhancing memory and developing better problem-solving and critical thinking skills, learning a foreign language can be FUN! We will learn French through songs, games, stories, and more. À bientôt! Erica House has lived in various regions of ...
Start Date
Tuesday, July 7th
Note
Tuesdays
Duration
July 7th - July 28th
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor
Erica House
Venue
Online
Jul
9
Living through a pandemic brings challenges that distract us from writing. Yet getting our experiences and reflections onto the page helps us process a difficult time, and document a significant historical era. This class will walk you through writing a short personal essay about what these weeks and months have ...
Start Date
Thursday, July 9th
Note
Thursdays
Duration
July 9th - July 23rd
Time
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost
$45
Instructor
Susan Christerson Brown
Venue
Online
Jul
9
This is an opportunity for novel or short-story writers to get feedback on their work and sharpen their craft. During this six-week workshop, participants will submit their work and receive substantive feedback from the instructor and class participants a minimum of two times. They will also discuss reading assignments focused ...
Start Date
Thursday, July 9th
Note
Thursdays
Duration
July 9th - August 13th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor
Lisa Haneberg
Venue
Online
Jul
11
We will explore the essential elements and joy of writing a screenplay for film production. Designed for anyone who has ever considered writing a screenplay–adapting a story into a script–or who is simply curious about the power of the story in movies, this workshop is an invitation to begin the ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 11th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$40
Instructor
MC Price
Venue
Online
Jul
13
Whether you’re already earning money from your food writing or the most you’ve ever written is a Yelp review about your dinner, this multi-week class is designed to help students take their skills to the next level. Using weekly lessons, a comprehensive reading list and personal feedback from instructor Ashlie ...
Start Date
Monday, July 13th
Note
Mondays
Duration
July 13th - August 3rd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$52
Instructor
Ashlie Stephens
Venue
Online
Jul
16
Are you ready to launch? Perfect the pitch that will get the attention of an agent. Leave ready to translate the pitch into a competitive query letter with synopsis. This class will focus on the pitch, which is at the heart of any sell. We will workshop the idea at ...
Start Date
Thursday, July 16th
Note
One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$30
Instructor
Tracee de Hahn
Venue
Online
Jul
18
Whether you are a plotter or work by the seat of your pants, your story needs a beginning, middle, and end that satisfy the reader. We will discuss methods to stay on track for a balanced story, discussing story structure and how to keep an eye on the plot points ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 18th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor
Tracee de Hahn
Venue
Online
Jul
25
Before an editor/publisher asks for a brief bio, be prepared. We’ll try out different styles and approaches to writing a bio for any market. Karen Leet has sold more than 600 articles/stories and 6 books over her productive professional career. For all levels ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 25th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor
Karen Leet
Venue
Online
Jul
25
Whether it is Robert Frost’s walk through the woods on a snowy evening or Billy Collins’ creation of a lanyard at camp, specific events often serve as an anchor for poems that capture the mystery, majesty and humor of life. In this seminar, we’ll examine several poems that use specific ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 25th
Note
One-Time
Time
11:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor
Ellen Birkett Morris
Venue
Online
Jul
29
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. Some say, “I do not have ...
Start Date
Wednesday, July 29th
Note
Wednesdays
Duration
July 29th - August 12th
Time
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$39 ($33 for Good Foods owners)
Instructor
Sylvia Lovely
Venue
Online
Jul
30
Join us for this one-of-a-kind retreat for the next great generation of writers. You’ll work with talented authors, spend free time putting words on the page in an inspiring environment, and get to know peers who share similar passions. Instructors include Sarah Combs (author of The Light Fantastic), Jay McCoy ...
Start Date
Thursday, July 30th
Note
Two Days
Time
10:00am - 4:30pm
Cost
$75
Instructor
Sarah Combs, Jay McCoy, & Gwenda Bond
Venue
Online
Aug
4
This group journal writing practice technique is never the same twice. Bring one of your favorite juicy fiction books and your journal. We will write together for two hours. Write and read back. Write and read back. Instructions are aimed to spark the edges of the imaginal. This apparently random ...
Start Date
Tuesday, August 4th
Note
One-Time
Time
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor
Normandi Ellis
Venue
Online
Aug
8
The ancient scribes called it Heka—meaning the proper words in the proper sequence with the proper intonation and the proper intent. Learn to use the power of your written language through image, sound and narrative in the way the ancients did. A little bit of scribe magic for your writing ...
Start Date
Saturday, August 8th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor
Normandi Ellis
Venue
Online
Aug
15
What do you want your community to remember about you? What achievements and relationships will be your legacy? If you don’t want to leave those questions to chance, join Neil Chethik, author of FatherLoss: How Sons Deal With the Deaths of Their Dads & VoiceMale: What Husbands Really Think About ...
Start Date
Saturday, August 15th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor
Neil Chethik
Venue
Online

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