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Jun
14
Join a lively, diverse group of people exploring nonfiction writing, including personal essays, columns, magazine pieces, and autobiography. This is a chance to share your work in progress, receive and offer feedback, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. Led by Neil Chethik, Carnegie Center Executive Director (2012-2022) and author ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 14th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
June 14th - July 19th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Neil Chethik

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jun
16
We need to expand our understanding of memoir; it is actually the writing of history from often ignored points of view. From researching a time period, to fearlessly making use of family letters and other papers, to unfettering your imagination to fill in the blanks, this writing intensive will inspire ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 16th
Note
Two day class
Time
10:00am - 3:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Sallie Bingham

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second St.
Jun
18
As a writer, you can earn money through many different ways. That’s the philosophy of freelance writer Liz Carey. By writing about places she’s been, people she’s met and things she’s done, Carey has made selling her life a part of her successful career. In this four hour class, you’ll ...
Start Date
Saturday, June 18th
Note
One-time
Time
10:30am - 2:00pm
Cost
$45
Instructor

Liz Carey

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second St.
Jun
18
Do you know someone- a friend, relative or a figure from the past who never received an obituary in your local newspaper or in the New York Times? Honor their life and remedy this injustice by writing the obituary yourself. Bring an example of someone who has been left out ...
Start Date
Saturday, June 18th
Note
One-time
Time
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cost
$60
Instructor

Sallie Bingham

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second St.
Jun
21
There’s no better way to connect us universally than to divulge fearlessly our individuality. Memoir is the art of capturing our memories, vividly and passionately, 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. Erin ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 21st
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
June 21st - July 26th
Time
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Erin Chandler

Venue
Online
Jun
26
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 teach you the secrets of how to craft a piece that really grabs your readers and takes them on a journey. From ...
Start Date
Sunday, June 26th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
June 26th - August 3rd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Liz Carey

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second St.
Jun
28
Get a cup of tea and settle in with all your journals before you. We are going to glean from our journals from March 2020 until now. We will use various poetic and fictional techniques to find stories we didn’t know were there, to find beauty, to tilt at windmills, ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 28th
Note
Meets twice
Time
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost
$50
Instructor

Normandi Ellis

Venue
Online
Jul
7
Writers of personal essay and short memoir pieces often wonder how to organize disparate stories in a collection. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies to identify common themes and styles among their memoirs and personal essays. We’ll discuss and practice ways to enhance connections and transitions between chapters and ...
Start Date
Thursday, July 7th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
5:15pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$48
Instructor

Kimberly Crum

Venue
Online
Jul
18
This class will cover trauma and how as writers we transpose our experiences onto paper. The vulnerability we face in doing so may hinder our writing process and emotional wellbeing. We will dive into the trauma writing process, post trauma processing, apprehensions with publishing lived personal trauma, and suggestions on ...
Start Date
Monday, July 18th
Note
One-time
Time
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Amelia Zachry

Venue
Online
Aug
3
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, August 3rd
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
August 3rd - August 17th
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$39; $33 for Good Foods Co-op owners)
Instructor

Sylvia Lovely

Venue
Good Foods Co-op
Address
455 Southland Dr.

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Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
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