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Nov
30
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
Wednesday, November 30th
Note
Pre-recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Whitney Collins

Venue
Online
Nov
30
Learn 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 and communicate with your target audience. Julia Royston is an ...
Start Date
Wednesday, November 30th
Note
Pre-recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Julia Royston

Venue
Online
Nov
30
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
Wednesday, November 30th
Note
Pre-Recorded
Time
12:00am - 12:00am
Cost
$35
Instructor

Tiffany Reisz

Venue
Online
Nov
30
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
Wednesday, November 30th
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Tiffany Reisz

Venue
Online
Nov
30
Can you write 50,000 words toward a novel in one month? Yes, you can! This ten-time National Novel Writing Month winner will teach you how to do it while living a busy life. The seminar includes strategies for meeting your word count, writing a quick first draft, and keeping track ...
Start Date
Wednesday, November 30th
Note
Pre-recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Nov
30
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, November 30th
Note
Pre-recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Nov
30
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, November 30th
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Tiffany Reisz

Venue
Online
Dec
1
Black authors face special challenges in the publishing world: blatant racism, microaggressions, and dealing with the expectations of the publishing business, which is by and large centered on whiteness. Learn how you can succeed in writing and publishing while Black. Panelists include Claudia Love Mair, Crystal Wilkinson, makalani bandele, and ...
Start Date
Thursday, December 1st
Note
Pre-recorded
Cost
35
Instructor

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

Venue
Online
Dec
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 dos and don’ts of grant writing, and more! This 90-minute class ...
Start Date
Thursday, December 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
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
The new date for this class is Saturday, December 10 at 10:30 am. 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 ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 10th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Elizabeth Kilcoyne

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 One-Time
Time
11:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
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 One-Time
Time
10:15am - 11:15am
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
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.
Jan
1
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
Sunday, January 1st
Time
12:00am - 12:00am
Cost
$50
Instructor

Beth Murner

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
1
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 or Erin O’Donnell at ...
Start Date
Sunday, January 1st
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
Jan
6
Friday, January 6 (3–5pm) Saturday, February 4 (10:30am–12:30pm) Tuesday, March 7 (5–7pm)  Every month the lunar gateway offers an opportunity to radically charge your life. Join us as we learn to use the Full Moon energies of each different month, and why certain full moons offer diverse energies for initiating ...
Start Date
Friday, January 6th
Note
Three-day class
Time
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
$50
Instructor

Normandi Ellis

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
7
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) womxn to write and share our truths. It will also serve to build a strong BIPOC womxn’s writing community. Each session will include writing ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 7th
Note
Winter I
Time
10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

LeTonia Jones and Tanya Torp

Venue
Online
Address
Online
Jan
9
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, ect. Jordan Yeager currently teaches Spanish at Lafayette High School. He has his B.A ...
Start Date
Monday, January 9th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
January 9th - March 20th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$140
Instructor

Jordan Yeager

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
9
Join us at the community table in the beautiful, light-filled reference room where we’ll be inspired to write from rotating prompts. We’ll do a few short-timed writing sessions designed to get your pen moving and to shut down the inner critic. After each timed session, writers will read their new ...
Start Date
Monday, January 9th
Note
Meets Mondays
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Melissa Bell-Pitts

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
10
You are not alone—come write with a supportive community to release stress. This class will assist you with letting go of the stress of the past several years. It is an opportunity for you to heal from the loss and hardship caused by the pandemic, social unrest, racial injustice, and ...
Start Date
Tuesday, January 10th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Eugenia Johnson-Smith

Venue
Online
Jan
11
Students will learn basic Spanish grammar, vocabulary, common expressions, greetings, and survival phrases, and discuss some cultural aspects of 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
Wednesday, January 11th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
January 11th - March 15th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$140
Instructor

Dr. Maria Gomez

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
11
Writing is an art and something that most authors love—the words on the paper, the rhyme, and the imagery. But after the words are on paper, how will we profit from the books that we write? Being a published author, you have entered the Book Business. Find out what you ...
Start Date
Wednesday, January 11th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost
$42
Instructor

Julia Royston

Venue
Online
Jan
11
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, January 11th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
January 11th - March 22nd
Time
11:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Jan
13
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, January 13th
Note
Meets Fridays
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Leslie Dodd

Venue
Online
Jan
13
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, January 13th
Note
Meets Fridays
Duration
January 13th - March 24th
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Lexington Senior Center
Address
195 Life Lane
Jan
14
The best songs break all the rules. However, you have to learn them before you break them. This class will introduce the basics of songwriting, including common practices (like writing the chorus first), and examples of industry-standard song structures from different times and genres. Relevant lyrical terms will also be ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 14th
Note
Meets Saturdays
Time
11:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$192
Instructor

Tatiyana Dean

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
17
GRADES 6–8: Hone your creative writing skills and practice getting the stories in your mind onto the page. We’ll discuss some storytelling basics, spend time writing in each class, and try on different writing styles to find your best fit. Come ready to read, write, and explore! Sonya Pavona is ...
Start Date
Tuesday, January 17th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Sonya Pavona

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
17
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: Grammaire Progressive du Français (Intermédiare), 4th ed. by Maïa Grégoire and Odile Thiévenaz ...
Start Date
Tuesday, January 17th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
January 17th - March 21st
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$140
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
17
A distinctive trait of memorable writing is its (and its author’s) “sense of place.” Any “place” is much more than just its geographical location—it is also defined by history, culture, ecology, economics, sociology, and ethnography—all of which may have intensely personal, familial, and communal dimensions. Through a series of directed ...
Start Date
Tuesday, January 17th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Time
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost
$140
Instructor

Tony Crunk

Venue
Online
Jan
17
There’s no better way to connect with others than to fearlessly divulge our individuality. Memoir is the art of capturing our memories, vividly and passionately, and molding them into pieces of literature, pieces of art. We’ll study masters of memoir over the centuries and work to craft your own stories ...
Start Date
Tuesday, January 17th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Time
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Erin Chandler

Venue
Online
Address
Online
Jan
18
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, January 18th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Online
Jan
18
From “Over the Rainbow” to “Rebel Girl” to “Born This Way,” queer anthems have taken many forms over the decades. We’ll kick off 2023 with music that celebrates queerness and community. This may be a nonfiction workshop, but feel free to queer the genre lines or explore another form—maybe even ...
Start Date
Wednesday, January 18th
Note
One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Frankie Wolf

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
18
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, January 18th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
January 18th - March 22nd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$140
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
19
GRADES 5–7: We will read excerpts from various fantasy and science fiction books and graphic novels—from Harry Potter to The BFG, from Percy Jackson to The Martian Chronicles, and many more—to learn how to create amazing worlds and heroic characters. We will discuss how these stories fit the model of ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 19th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Online
Jan
19
GRADES 2–3: Improve 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 attends Georgetown College for Creative ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 19th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Sonya Pavona

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
19
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. We will read poems by Galway Kinnell, Wendell Berry, Hans Ostrom, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop, and Lucille Clifton. Join this class and ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 19th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Barbara Alfaro

Venue
Online
Address
Online
Jan
19
The young adult book industry has exploded over the past decade. Come learn the ins and outs of this popular market aimed at kids between the ages of 12–18 (but also enjoyed by many adults)! Bring an idea, a work in progress, or just your curiosity to explore how to ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 19th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Jackson Garton

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
19
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 encountered in a clinical/medical interaction, such as patient instructions, common adjectives to describe levels of health issues, common phrases related to health and wellness, ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 19th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
January 19th - March 9th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$98
Instructor

Dr. Maria Gomez

Venue
University of Kentucky’s College of Nursing
Jan
19
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, January 19th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
19
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, January 19th
Note
No class October 6
Duration
January 19th - March 16th
Time
5:15pm - 7:15pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Elaphe Crabb

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
19
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, January 19th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
January 19th - March 9th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
21
Ages 3-5: Join us for storytime, free books, and hands-on activities designed to encourage early excitement for reading. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a storytime setting. With experience in both performing and teaching, Glenna Holloway brings with her a love ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 21st
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
10:15am - 11:15am
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
21
Ages 2-5: Join us for storytime, free books, and hands-on activities designed to encourage early excitement for reading. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a storytime setting. With experience in both performing and teaching, Glenna Holloway brings with her a love ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 21st
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
11:30am - 12:15pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Jan
21
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. Cassie E ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 21st
Note
One time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Cassie E. Brown

Venue
Online
Jan
21
As Mothers of these adult children, our numbers are growing. Our stories are unique, painful, and never-ending. This is not a support group or therapy. This course is not about our children, how they got to where they are, or why. It is about us, the Mothers. Emphasis will be ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 21st
Note
Meets Saturdays
Time
10:15am - 11:45am
Cost
$55
Instructor

Laverne Zabielski

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
23
GRADES K–1: 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 experience ...
Start Date
Monday, January 23rd
Note
No class February 20
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
23
An adequate understanding of written and spoken French is required. This course is challenging and accessible. Required Text: Grammaire Progressive du Français (Intermédiare), 4th ed. by Maïa Grégoire and Odile Thiévenaz. Please purchase your own copy of the text. Optional Text: Grammaire Progressive du Français-Corrigés by Maïa Grégoire. Erica House ...
Start Date
Monday, January 23rd
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
January 23rd - March 27th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$140
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
23
We will review and build from previous levels and apply our knowledge 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 ...
Start Date
Monday, January 23rd
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
January 23rd - March 27th
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
$140
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
23
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, January 23rd
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
January 23rd - March 27th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$140
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
23
Free English language classes are offered one night a week for adult ESL learners. The classes are small and the teachers are friendly. All language levels are welcome. Join us! Please mark your current level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced) in the “comments” section of the registration form on our website ...
Start Date
Monday, January 23rd
Note
No class March 13
Time
8:30pm - 9:30pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences and College of Education

Venue
Online
Jan
23
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. This class is for emerging writers (age 35 ...
Start Date
Monday, January 23rd
Note
Meets Mondays
Time
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Z Jackson

Venue
Online
Jan
23
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, January 23rd
Note
Meets Mondays
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$112
Instructor

Jason Sizemore

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
23
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, January 23rd
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
January 23rd - February 27th
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$56
Instructor

Rajiv Khanna

Venue
Online
Jan
24
GRADES 2–3: 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 experience ...
Start Date
Tuesday, January 24th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
24
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, January 24th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
January 24th - March 21st
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
25
GRADES 9–12: As a teenager, discovering what motivates you unlocks your ability to change the world. Through guided discussion and personal writing, participants will develop self-awareness, drive, and their own unique leadership ability. Participants will be able to better understand what motivates them, use that motivation to set real goals, ...
Start Date
Wednesday, January 25th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Mike Hilton

Venue
Online
Jan
25
GRADES 8–12: This class is for anyone interested in drafting a short story or novel inspired by blood or chosen ancestors. Using resources and inspiration from Lexington’s I Was Here project, we will generate ideas and root ourselves in a possible story concept. Together we will craft lively characters and ...
Start Date
Wednesday, January 25th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Venecia Proctor

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
25
AGES 14 & UP: This class will focus on writing poetry about triggering topics. Teens typically begin wanting to explore their psyche by navigating their trauma, mental illness, growing up, and discovering themselves. Many of these topics end up being rather difficult to talk about, and young poets may struggle ...
Start Date
Wednesday, January 25th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Maddie Mitchell

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
25
GRADES 4–5: 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. Elise Mandel holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst ...
Start Date
Wednesday, January 25th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
25
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 the thorniest of writers’ quandaries: When (and how much) do I show, and when (and how much) do I tell? Sarah Combs is ...
Start Date
Wednesday, January 25th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost
$96
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
26
ONLINE: GRADES 10–12: This class is a focused review of specific 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 level. Required Text: The Official ACT Prep Guide 2022-2023 (Publisher: ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 26th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
January 26th - February 23rd
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$56
Instructor

Rajiv Khanna

Venue
Online
Jan
26
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. Bring your handwriting to life by learning to write the alphabet, sight words, ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 26th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Lynsey Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
26
Join author Melissa Bell-Pitts as she shows us ways to eliminate writer’s block and encourage artists to reach higher and sustain their dreams. We may not all be geniuses, but we all have creative abilities that can be nourished to help us foster our creative senses! She will draw from ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 26th
Note
One time
Time
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Melissa Bell-Pitts

Venue
Scott County Public Library
Address
104 S Bradford Ln, Georgetown, KY 40324
Jan
26
Learn how to write and sell a marketable screenplay in today’s competitive film industry. Explore the scripting process with an industry executive to guide you and provide valuable advice and resources for you to use throughout your screenwriting career. Bring an idea, a work in progress, or your questions about ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 26th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost
$60
Instructor

Mitch Smith

Venue
Online
Jan
26
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, former Executive Director of the Carnegie Center, has facilitated the Brown Bag group since it ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 26th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
January 26th - March 30th
Time
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Jan Isenhour

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jan
28
This class is hyrbid, and meets in person as well as online. In person: Saturdays, January 28 & February 25, 10:30am–Noon  Online: Saturdays, February 11 & 18, 10:30am–Noon  Orson Welles’ hour-long radio play “War of the Worlds” that aired in October 1938 is said to have caused panic among its ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 28th
Note
In-person and online
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
$56
Instructor

Bill McCann

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
28
Wanting to try your hand at poetry, but feel intimidated? Join Carnegie Center Author Academy and Poetry Gauntlet graduate Linda Freudenberger for a two-hour introductory class that will show you the basics and get you started on your own poetry journey. This workshop will involve lecture and class participation so ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 28th
Note
One time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Linda Freudenberger

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jan
30
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, January 30th
Note
No class February 20
Duration
January 30th - March 6th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Sulaiman & Raphael Jackson

Venue
Online
Feb
1
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, February 1st
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
February 1st - November 15th
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$39; $33 for Good Foods Co-op owners
Instructor

Sylvia Lovely

Venue
Online
Feb
2
Have you ever read a piece in a magazine or newspaper that you just can’t put down? How do writers for magazines and newspapers pull readers in? We’ll learn and practice the skills to craft a piece that really grabs your readers and takes them on a journey. We’ll explore ...
Start Date
Thursday, February 2nd
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Liz Carey

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Feb
3
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 writing blocks. The retreat will culminate with a share/response session featuring ...
Start Date
Friday, February 3rd
Note
Two-day class
Time
10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost
$125
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Feb
5
First Saturday of each month, February–April, 10:30am–Noon • FREE Join us for a monthly discussion group of contemporary Latin American, Latinx, and Hispanic fiction conducted in Spanish. The group welcomes members who are comfortable reading adult Spanish-language books and talking about them. Books will be selected based on group member ...
Start Date
Sunday, February 5th
Note
Meets first Saturday of each month
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Tatianna Verswyvel

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Feb
6
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 than ...
Start Date
Monday, February 6th
Note
Meets Mondays
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$42
Instructor

Karen Leet

Venue
Online
Feb
6
You don’t have to be an artist to write picture books! This workshop focuses on structuring, writing, and formatting your idea into a book perfect for the picture book market. Marcia Thornton Jones is an award-winning author who has published more than 135 books for children with sales totaling more ...
Start Date
Monday, February 6th
Note
Meets Mondays
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Address
Online
Feb
7
Personal storytelling is a captivating way to build bridges between people and cultures. To witness another’s story can be a transformative experience for both the listener and the teller. Sharing stories from our lives is the new wave of performance art that is accessible to all who have a story ...
Start Date
Tuesday, February 7th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Time
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost
$70
Instructor

CD Collins

Venue
Online
Feb
7
BIRTH TO 3-YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for a story and playtime 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 all things literacy ...
Start Date
Tuesday, February 7th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
February 7th - February 28th
Time
10:15am - 11:00am
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Missy Farris

Venue
Online
Feb
7
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, February 7th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
February 7th - February 28th
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Feb
15
Flash fiction, short poems, mini-memoirs, haikus, and other short forms’ efficient use of imagery, discerning eye for detail, and thoughtful word choice effectively convey powerful messages and ideas. We will review some examples and discuss techniques to build your own toolkit. Jay McCoy has served the local writing community for ...
Start Date
Wednesday, February 15th
Note
One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Jay McCoy

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Feb
18
Ages 3-5: Join us for storytime, free books, and hands-on activities designed to encourage early excitement for reading. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a storytime setting. With experience in both performing and teaching, Glenna Holloway brings with her a love ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 18th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
10:15am - 11:15am
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Feb
18
Ages 2-5: Join us for storytime, free books, and hands-on activities designed to encourage early excitement for reading. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a storytime setting. With experience in both performing and teaching, Glenna Holloway brings with her a love ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 18th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
11:30am - 12:15pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Feb
18
This seminar introduces the children’s market sub genres and provides pointers for targeting your story. Marcia Thornton Jones is an award-winning author who has published more than 135 books for children with sales totaling more than 48 million copies world-wide. Marcia also serves as the Carnegie Center’s Author Services Coordinator ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 18th
Note
One time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Address
Online
Feb
22
Do you want to effectively express your opinions in blog posts, op-ed columns, letters to the editor of your local newspaper, and on social media? Learn how to write persuasive, engaging, fact-based commentary and get it published. Tom Eblen is an award-winning columnist, former managing editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader, ...
Start Date
Wednesday, February 22nd
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$42
Instructor

Tom Eblen

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Mar
4
GRADES 9–12: If you are interested in learning more about the process of exploring your options for college, technical school, potential careers, or submitting your applications to other institutions, this class is for you! We will talk about the process for approaching each of these steps and answer any questions ...
Start Date
Saturday, March 4th
Note
One time
Time
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Lynsey Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Mar
4
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) womxn to write and share our truths. It will also serve to build a strong BIPOC womxn’s writing community. Each session will include writing ...
Start Date
Saturday, March 4th
Note
Winter II
Time
10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

LeTonia Jones and Tanya Torp

Venue
Online
Address
Online
Mar
8
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, March 8th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$42
Instructor

Eugenia Johnson-Smith

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Mar
8
If you thought writing your book was the hardest part of the writing journey, think again. The hardest part is marketing and promoting your book. Even if your book is not yet finished, get a jump on the marketing and promotional process that is key to selling your book.  Julia ...
Start Date
Wednesday, March 8th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost
$42
Instructor

Julia Royston

Venue
Online
Mar
11
Conceived out of the grief of losing loved ones to addiction and a desire to have said the important things while still possible, this is a collaborative workshop to write a legacy in words for our friends and families. This workshop is intended to honor the folks in our lives ...
Start Date
Saturday, March 11th
Note
One time
Time
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$10
Instructor

Anna Ross

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Mar
13
In this workshop we’ll look at several poets—from the well-known (Kim Addonizio) to the relatively unknown (Meaghan Strimas, a Canadian poet)—who succeed at writing sassy poems with edge and attitude. Their strategies for writing poems include employing unlikely juxtapositions, using giddy language, and subverting a reader’s expectations. We’ll write our ...
Start Date
Monday, March 13th
Note
Two-day class
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Linda Bryant Davis

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Mar
15
Whether a snarky rhyme in a poem or a humorous turn in an essay, humor can serve a variety of roles in your writing. In this class, we will look at fun and poignant examples of writers turning to comedy as an essential tool. We will also discuss our own ...
Start Date
Wednesday, March 15th
Note
One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Jay McCoy

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Mar
16
Session I–Characters: Thursday, March 16, 5:45–7:15pm  If your characters are memorable, readers will follow their journey (and your book) to the end. We will discuss how to create a cast of characters that rings true. Are they larger-than-life? Do they fulfill necessary roles in your story? Are you simply in ...
Start Date
Thursday, March 16th
Note
Sessions I & II
Time
10:30am - 7:15pm
Cost
$65
Instructor

Tracee de Hahn

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Mar
16
If your characters are memorable, readers will follow their journey (and your book) to the end. We will discuss how to create a cast of characters that rings true. Are they larger-than-life? Do they fulfill necessary roles in your story? Are you simply in love with them, or do they ...
Start Date
Thursday, March 16th
Note
Session I
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Tracee de Hahn

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Mar
18
Ages 3-5: Join us for storytime, free books, and hands-on activities designed to encourage early excitement for reading. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a storytime setting. With experience in both performing and teaching, Glenna Holloway brings with her a love ...
Start Date
Saturday, March 18th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
10:15am - 11:15am
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Mar
18
Ages 2-5: Join us for storytime, free books, and hands-on activities designed to encourage early excitement for reading. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a storytime setting. With experience in both performing and teaching, Glenna Holloway brings with her a love ...
Start Date
Saturday, March 18th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
11:30am - 12:15pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Mar
18
So, you’ve got your cast of characters, but what happens next? Your characters live at the center of the conflict of your story. What obstacles do they overcome? How does this moment in their life propel this exact story? We’ll talk about the tug of war between great characters and ...
Start Date
Saturday, March 18th
Note
Session II
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Tracee de Hahn

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Mar
23
Effective communication is crucial in the provision of health. This class is designed to help healthcare workers communicate with Spanish-speaking populations. We will apply skills learned in Level 1 and will continue to add scenarios in a medical interaction. The sessions will cover: common phrases in a clinical/medical interaction and ...
Start Date
Thursday, March 23rd
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
March 23rd - May 11th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$98
Instructor

Dr. Maria Gomez

Venue
University of Kentucky’s College of Nursing
Mar
25
Join us 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 not only includes magazine stories, but also book-length essays, novels, and even weekly newspaper columns. The outdoor industry adds $70 billion to ...
Start Date
Saturday, March 25th
Note
One time
Time
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cost
$65
Instructor

Bill Carman

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Mar
25
The draft is finished, now what? The final polish can make a difference between getting the attention of an agent, or being ignored by one. We will review format, POV, characters, themes, and, of course, the writing, among other need-to-get-it-right details. You’ll walk away with a workable strategy for making ...
Start Date
Saturday, March 25th
Note
One time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Tracee de Hahn

Venue
Online
Apr
1
ONLINE: Fourth Saturday of each month, April through September (May session will meet on May 20) This once-a-month workshop provides writers options for structuring their novels, developing pivotal plot scenes, writing prompts designed to help writers make progress, and group mentoring/brainstorming to help break through obstacles. Feel free to bring ...
Start Date
Saturday, April 1st
Note
Fourth Saturday of each month
Time
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$150
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Address
Online
Apr
3
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.  Marcia Thornton Jones is an award-winning author who has published more than 135 books for ...
Start Date
Monday, April 3rd
Note
Meets Mondays
Time
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Cost
$128
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Address
Online
Apr
4
Writer George Saunders says, “When you read a short story, you come out of it a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you.” This short story workshop will nurture the artistic impulses of writers who want to craft rich and meaningful short stories ...
Start Date
Tuesday, April 4th
Note
No class on April 25
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$98
Instructor

Gavin Colton

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Apr
12
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, April 12th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$79
Instructor

Eugenia Johnson-Smith

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Apr
12
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, April 12th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$42
Instructor

Eugenia Johnson-Smith

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Apr
12
Spend some time in a workshop setting writing new poems, revising old ones, and sharing your poems with others in class. We will work on the basic stuff of poetry: imagery, the use of sound to fortify meaning, lineation, and various approaches to formal structure and free-verse structure. We’ll support ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 12th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Jeff Worley

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Apr
12
This is an opportunity for fiction writers of all genres and levels of experience. Through hands-on writing exercises and discussion of contemporary fiction, we will examine such nuts-and-bolts elements as voice, point of view, mood, and plot. Sarah Combs is the author of the YA novels Breakfast Served Anytime and ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 12th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost
$112
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Apr
13
This class will teach you what freelance writing is, how to get assignments, what tools of the trade you’ll need, and how to manage the business end of freelance writing. By the end of this class, you’ll not only know where to look for ideas and markets, but you’ll have ...
Start Date
Thursday, April 13th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Liz Carey

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Apr
15
Well-written dialogue can advance your plot, convey information, and create tension that lurks beneath the surface of the spoken language. This workshop will examine what good dialogue can accomplish using examples from contemporary fiction. Laurie Calkhoven is the author of more than 50 books for children, ranging from early readers ...
Start Date
Saturday, April 15th
Note
One time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Laurie Calkhoven

Venue
Online
Address
Online
Apr
19
Whether you already dabble in comics or are a self-proclaimed “person who can’t draw,” you are welcome here! In this cartooning workshop, we will look at different examples of self-discovery and self-expression through comics. We will do some quick drawing and writing exercises to get warmed up and generate ideas ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 19th
Note
One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Erin Fitzgerald

Venue
Online
Apr
20
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, April 20th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$70
Instructor

Jonathan Scott

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Apr
22
Typically, we label poems as either lyric or narrative: there are poems that tell stories from our lives and there are poems that sing the songs of the self. What if you can have it both ways? What if the songbird can spin a yarn while trilling its song? We ...
Start Date
Saturday, April 22nd
Note
One time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Andrew McFadyenKetchum

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Apr
25
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
Tuesday, April 25th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
April 25th - May 23rd
Time
5:30pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$84 ($150 for Levels 1 & 2)
Instructor

Andrea Branchini

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Apr
29
GRADES 9–12: Learning more about who you are and what drives your decisions and passions is an extremely important part of growing up. This workshop will help you develop leadership skills that will serve you in your life right now. You will learn the best method for building relationships, developing ...
Start Date
Saturday, April 29th
Note
One time
Time
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Lynsey Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Apr
29
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. Always ...
Start Date
Saturday, April 29th
Note
One time
Time
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$45
Instructor

Margaret Price

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
May
6
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) womxn to write and share our truths. It will also serve to build a strong BIPOC womxn’s writing community. Each session will include writing ...
Start Date
Saturday, May 6th
Time
10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

LeTonia Jones and Tanya Torp

Venue
Online
Address
Online
May
6
OPTION 1–ONLINE & LIVE VIA ZOOM: Saturday, May 6, 11:30am–1:30pm • FREE OPTION 2–RECORDED VIDEO OF LIVE CLASS: After May 10 • FREE Link will be emailed to you within two days of registering (after May 10) This class is only available to registrants of the 2023 Books In Progress ...
Start Date
Saturday, May 6th
Note
One time
Time
11:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Address
Online
May
13
Mysteries can be crammed with fun, action, romance, and/or violence (depending on your preferences). We’ll explore various types of mysteries, tricks of the trade, and more. Whether you love cozy or hard-boiled, private eye or police procedurals, all mystery writers are invited to explore your options. Karen M. Leet has ...
Start Date
Saturday, May 13th
Note
One time
Time
10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Karen Leet

Venue
Online
Address
Online
May
17
Transformation and queerness go hand in hand. Anne Sexton’s Transformations queers the fairy tale. torrin a. greenhouse writes about self-transformation in her poetry. Jos Charles’ feeld takes readers on a transformative experience through language itself. We’ll examine poems that use transformation in a variety of ways. Then we’ll write our ...
Start Date
Wednesday, May 17th
Note
One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Avery Guess

Venue
Online
May
18
For those thinking about writing a memoir, or already working on one, join renowned memoirist and writer Sallie Bingham for a two-day seminar designed to explore the process from beginning to end. We will talk about everything—from the initial decision to write a memoir to the total honesty the process ...
Start Date
Thursday, May 18th
Note
Two-day class
Time
10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost
$75
Instructor

Sallie Bingham

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
May
20
In Mastering Your Query, Alice will cover the basic structure of a query letter, tips and tricks for improving it, and tactics to avoid. Participants will then write (or revise) a query letter for their book, which they can then share for critique. The goal of this workshop is for ...
Start Date
Saturday, May 20th
Note
One time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Alice Speilburg

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
May
20
This generative workshop will explore ways to focus on the voice of a poem—that unique presence that speaks a poem. We will work to claim and speak our memories and give ourselves permission to speak in our own voices. We’ll also study methods to claim the essence of other voices ...
Start Date
Saturday, May 20th
Note
One time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Marianne Worthington

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Nov
30
Workshop can be intimidating for any writer—whether it’s your first experience or your hundredth. In this seminar, we’ll cover all the basics to help you feel confident and well-prepared. We’ll discuss what to expect from the workshop, how to write a helpful feedback letter, how to make the most of ...
Start Date
Thursday, November 30th
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Ashley Blooms

Venue
Online

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