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Jan
26
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!  No registration required. For current selections or more information, contact Alan at church11@webtv.net or 859-252-7041. Alan Church, Ph.D. is a retired ...
Start Date
Tuesday, January 26th
Note
This class meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, January through November.
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Alan Church

Venue
Online
Apr
5
An adequate understanding of the written and spoken French word required. We will brush up on grammar, and delve into a theatre script designed to spur conversation and to enhance our vocabulary and grammar. This course is challenging and accessible. Required texts: Grammaire Progressive du Français (Perfectionnement), 4th ed. by ...
Start Date
Monday, April 5th
Duration
April 5th - May 17th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$91
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Apr
5
We will review and build from previous levels and apply through creative mediums, including reading aloud from a book of short stories. We will gain more access to vocabulary, verbs, and grammar. A basic knowledge of the passé composé and imparfait required. Required text: Grammaire Progressive du Français (Intermédiare), 4th ...
Start Date
Monday, April 5th
Duration
April 5th - May 17th
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
$91
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Apr
5
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, PhD. Please purchase on your own. Erica House has been teaching French to children and adults for more than ...
Start Date
Monday, April 5th
Duration
April 5th - May 17th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$91
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Apr
5
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 at least an idea for one. Led by Marcia Thornton Jones, an award-winning author who has published more than 130 books for children with sales totaling more than 43 ...
Start Date
Monday, April 5th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
April 5th - May 17th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$91
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Apr
5
GRADES 1–2: Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve their reading skill—but did you also know that it helps their writing, communication skills, logical thinking, and concentration? Join us for an interactive reading session that kids, even struggling readers, are sure to love. We'll make a book come ...
Start Date
Monday, April 5th
Duration
April 5th - May 24th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Online
Apr
6
We now have gained enough tools from the previous levels to delve more easily into reading texts and discussing through conversation. We will revisit certain grammar sections and read aloud from a well-known and fun book that withstands the centuries. Required text: Grammaire Progressive du Français (Intermédiare), 4th ed. by ...
Start Date
Tuesday, April 6th
Duration
April 6th - May 18th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$91
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Apr
6
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, April 6th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
April 6th - May 25th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Neil Chethik

Venue
Online
Apr
7
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. Paul Brown earned his MA in Spanish from Middlebury College in 2003 ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 7th
Duration
April 7th - May 19th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$91
Instructor

Paul Brown

Venue
Online
Apr
7
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 ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 7th
Duration
April 7th - May 19th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$91
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Apr
7
GRADES 2–3: Inspire your writing skills in a creative, hands-on environment! Together, we’ll explore how writing can be fun as we play writing games and write stories, poems, and more. This class will be online, but may also have outdoor meetings at the Carnegie Center, dependent upon community health guidelines ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 7th
Duration
April 7th - May 19th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Manya Tiwari

Venue
Online
Apr
7
GRADES 4–5: Hone your writing skills in a creative, hands-on environment! Together, we’ll explore how writing can be fun as we play writing games and write stories, poems, and more. This class will be online, but may also have outdoor meetings at the Carnegie Center, dependent upon community health guidelines ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 7th
Duration
April 7th - May 19th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Online
Apr
7
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. Led by Sarah Combs, author of the YA novels Breakfast Served Anytime and ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 7th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
April 7th - May 19th
Time
11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Online
Apr
8
Students will learn basic Spanish grammar, vocabulary, common expressions, greetings, survival phrases, and some discussion of cultural aspects in 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 5 units from the textbook during class ...
Start Date
Thursday, April 8th
Duration
April 8th - May 20th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$91
Instructor

Dr. Maria Gomez

Venue
Online
Apr
8
Art & Soul is a hearty gumbo of exercises, rituals, and affirming activities designed to release the creative spirit within. Based on the Dorothy Randall’s Soul Between the Lines, Art & Soul helps you connect spirituality and creativity through writing. Drawing from a wide range of cultural experiences, from African ...
Start Date
Thursday, April 8th
Duration
April 8th - May 13th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair

Venue
Online
Apr
9
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. Led by Sarah Combs, author of the YA novels Breakfast Served Anytime and The Light Fantastic, ...
Start Date
Friday, April 9th
Note
Meets Fridays
Duration
April 9th - May 28th
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Online
Apr
12
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 also welcome. Brittany Jackson ...
Start Date
Monday, April 12th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
April 12th - May 17th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Brittany Jackson

Venue
Online
Apr
13
Each session, we’ll discuss published work and write with in-class exercises. There will be opportunities to share your work for feedback. Open to all genres and levels. This class is for emerging writers under 35 and serves to provide a welcoming space for our younger crowd. For all levels. Brittany Jackson ...
Start Date
Tuesday, April 13th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
April 13th - May 18th
Time
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Brittany Jackson

Venue
Online
Apr
14
If you want a peek into the Russian language and culture, this is the class for you! Level 1 will focus on alphabet, basic greetings, key phrases of wants and needs (verbs and nouns), as well as cultural insights. Level 2 will focus on the cursive alphabet, travel greetings, key ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 14th
Duration
April 14th - May 12th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$65 ($110 for both levels)
Instructor

Anelia Shimansky

Venue
Online
Apr
14
GRADES 2–5: Keep your brain sharp! 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, April 14th
Duration
April 14th - May 19th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Apr
15
Too often, poetry gets a reputation as being inaccessible, uptight, or strictly academic. When folks think of this literary genre, they often think of structure and stanza, lineation, and limitation. It can be tedious and intimidating to consider. But poetry stripped down to the bare bones is much more! It ...
Start Date
Thursday, April 15th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
April 15th - May 20th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Misty Skaggs

Venue
Online
Apr
15
GRADES 6–8: 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 some homework help will provided. Elise Mandel holds a master’s degree in education ...
Start Date
Thursday, April 15th
Duration
April 15th - May 20th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Apr
16
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, April 16th
Note
Meets Fridays
Duration
April 16th - May 28th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Leslie Dodd

Venue
Online
Apr
19
Are you witty, funny, or insightful? Do you have opinions and experiences that would make a great contribution to one of your favorite magazines? Or would you like to write down your thoughts for loved ones or friends? Personal essays are a combination of memoir, opinion, experience, and creativity. How ...
Start Date
Monday, April 19th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
April 19th - May 24th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Janna McMahan

Venue
Online
Apr
24
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. Feel free to bring your lunch. Led by Marcia Thornton Jones, an award-winning author who has published more than ...
Start Date
Saturday, April 24th
Note
This class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month, April through September.
Time
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$132
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Apr
27
Get started on the way to communicating in Italian and appreciating Italian culture. In this course in conversational Italian, you’ll learn fundamentals of the language through exercises, poems, songs, and practice. Andrea Branchini has lived and worked in five countries and has a philosophy degree from the University of Bologna ...
Start Date
Tuesday, April 27th
Duration
April 27th - May 25th
Time
5:30pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$78 ($130 for Levels 1 & 2)
Instructor

Andrea Branchini

Venue
Online
Apr
27
NEWBORNS TO 3-YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: (Formerly Click, Clack, Moo: Fun with Sounds) It’s never too early to have fun with books and sounds. This weekly virtual newsletter and class will help you introduce your little one to oral language skills. Through engaging book-themed activities, we will encourage children to ...
Start Date
Tuesday, April 27th
Duration
April 27th - May 18th
Time
10:00am - 10:45am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Melissa Johnson-Farris

Venue
Online
May
5
This class is only available with registration to the 2021 Books-in-Progress Conference. If you’re serious about your writing, you’ll want to hear some helpful tips before you attend the Books-in-Progress Conference. We’ll discuss how to pitch to an agent, what to expect from the First Page Critique Panel, and ways networking ...
Start Date
Wednesday, May 5th
Note
Pre-Recorded Webinar
Cost
Free
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
May
15
How to set goals as a writer and how to go after those goals to make your writing dreams come true. How can you know when you reach your goals—all your writing hopes and dreams—unless you know what those goals are and form a plan to reach them? Let's do ...
Start Date
Saturday, May 15th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Karen Leet

Venue
Online
May
15
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, May 15th
Note
One-Time
Time
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Ellen Birkett Morris

Venue
Online
May
15
AGES 3–5 YEARS OLD & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for a virtual 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 ...
Start Date
Saturday, May 15th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 11:15am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
May
23
Join us outside (following all applicable local health guidelines) at McConnell Springs Park 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 included magazine stories, of course—but it also includes book-length essays, novels, ...
Start Date
Sunday, May 23rd
Note
One-Time
Time
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
$60
Instructor

Bill Carman

Venue
McConnell Springs Park
Address
416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington, KY 40504
Jun
1
Can you write 50,000 words toward a novel in one month? Yes, you can! This nine-time National Novel Writing Month winner will share with you how it’s done while living a busy life. The seminar includes strategies for meeting your word count, writing a quick first draft, and keeping track ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded Webinar
Cost
$30
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Jun
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
Tuesday, June 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

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
Tuesday, June 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$30
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Jun
1
In this two-hour webinar, led by USA Today best-selling author Tiffany Reisz, you will learn tips, tools, and techniques for revising and self-editing your fiction in preparation for querying, submission, traditional or self-publication. For intermediate levels. This class is offered as a pre-recorded webinar. Please contact INFO@CarnegieCenterLex.org after registering ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$30
Instructor

Tiffany Reisz

Venue
Online
Jun
8
Join us for an informal poetry reading discussion group. Each month, we’ll take a close look at several poems from different authors, chosen by the facilitator and the group. Open to all who want to explore poetry with a community of other readers. Carrie Green is a librarian and the ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 8th
Note
This class meets on the second Tuesday of every month, June through August.
Time
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Carrie Green

Venue
Online
Jun
17
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 17th
Duration
June 17th - August 19th
Time
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Jan Isenhour

Venue
Online

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