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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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

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Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
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