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May
18
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 grant writing, and more! This 90-minute class ...
Start Date
Wednesday, May 18th
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Aug
8
Black authors face special challenges in the publishing world, from blatant racism to microaggressions to dealing with the expectations of the publishing business, which is by and large centered in whiteness. Learn how you can succeed in writing and publishing while Black. Panelists: Claudia Love Mair, Crystal Wilkinson, makalani bandele, ...
Start Date
Monday, August 8th
Note
Pre-recorded
Cost
35
Instructor

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

Venue
Online
Aug
24
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, August 24th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
August 24th - November 16th
Time
11:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Aug
30
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. Alan Church, Ph.D. is ...
Start Date
Tuesday, August 30th
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
Sep
15
Are you ready to let your inner artist begin to play? If you are a practicing artist, would you like to deepen your creative process? Join us as we are guided by Julia Cameron’s seminal work, The Artist’s Way, that has been known to change lives. It’s powerful and fun! ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 15th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$140
Instructor

Melissa Bell-Pitts

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
15
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 has facilitated the Brown Bag group since it began in 1995. She has an M.A. in ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 15th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
September 15th - November 3rd
Time
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Jan Isenhour

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Sep
17
Subtext, the true meaning simmering underneath the surface, adds depth and layers of meaning to our scenes. Often what’s missing in the text is the most important part—the motives, thoughts, emotions, and human truths that resonate with multiple meanings. Using examples from multiple popular works of fiction, we’ll look at ...
Start Date
Saturday, September 17th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Laurie Calkhoven

Venue
Online
Sep
17
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) womyn to write and share our truths. It will also serve to build a strong BIPOC womyn’s writing community. Each session will include writing ...
Start Date
Saturday, September 17th
Note
Meets Saturdays
Duration
September 17th - October 15th
Time
10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

LeTonia Jones & Tanya Torp

Venue
Online
Sep
21
In this seminar, we will take a recommendation from Sonia Sanchez: “Poetry is subconscious conversation, it is as much the work of those who understand it and those who make it.” We will continue that conversation and write new poems by pulling inspiration from classic and contemporary LGBTQIA+ poets. This ...
Start Date
Wednesday, September 21st
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Jay McCoy

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Sep
22
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, September 22nd
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$70
Instructor

Jonathan Scott

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Oct
19
For millennia, writers have taken inspiration from visual artists and musicians. This creative method is known as ekphrasis and is the central topic for this seminar. We will use visual art and music from LGBTQIA+ artists and musicians as prompts to write new work. This is a safe space. This ...
Start Date
Wednesday, October 19th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Jay McCoy

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Oct
24
Does the “new math” confuse you? Are you having trouble helping your child with math homework? Come to this training! Becky Williams, a veteran National Board Certified teacher at Wilmore Elementary, will be here to explain some of the new concepts. The same training will be offered twice; so you ...
Start Date
Monday, October 24th
Note
One-time
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Becky Williams

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Nov
1
Does the “new math” confuse you? Are you having trouble helping your child with math homework? Come to this training! Becky Williams, a veteran National Board Certified teacher at Wilmore Elementary, will be here to explain some of the new concepts. The same training will be offered twice; so you ...
Start Date
Tuesday, November 1st
Note
One-time
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Becky Williams

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Nov
16
When we tell stories of our life, they could be fiction or fact, but they are always our truth. Most writers struggle with putting personal words to paper. Joy Harjo said, “I know I walk in and out of several wounds every day.” Rumi contemplated, “The wound is the place ...
Start Date
Wednesday, November 16th
Note
Meets One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Jay McCoy

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
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.

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