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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
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
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
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
7
GRADES K–2: The class is structured to provide your child with strategies, skills, and concepts that are the building blocks for higher-level and more complex math through a hands-on, active, and engaging approach. Led by Martha Crumbie, who has her master’s degree in K–12 special education and has more than ...
Start Date
Monday, June 7th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
June 7th - June 21st
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jun
7
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, June 7th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
June 7th - June 21st
Time
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jun
7
An adequate understanding of the written and spoken French word required. We will brush up on grammar, and finish reading a novel 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 Maïa ...
Start Date
Monday, June 7th
Note
Meets Mondays; No class July 5
Duration
June 7th - August 23rd
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$143
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Jun
7
We will review and build from previous levels and apply through creative mediums. 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 ed. by Maïa Grégoire and Odile Thiévenaz. Optional text: ...
Start Date
Monday, June 7th
Note
Meets Mondays; No class July 5
Duration
June 7th - August 23rd
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
$143
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Jun
7
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, June 7th
Note
Meets Mondays; No class July 5
Duration
June 7th - August 23rd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$143
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Jun
8
RISING FIRST GRADERS: Get ready to grow, ready to learn, and ready to ignite. Designed to encourage excitement for learning literacy, numeracy, and fine motor skills through hands-on projects and interactive activities that allow students to improve their skills while having fun! Led by Martha Crumbie, who has her master’s ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 8th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
June 8th - June 22nd
Time
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jun
8
GRADES 6–8: Come hone your creative writing skills and practice getting the stories in your mind down to the page. We’ll discuss some storytelling basics and spend time writing in each class, trying on different writing styles to find your best fit. Come ready to read, write, and explore! Manya ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 8th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
June 8th - June 22nd
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Manya Tiwari

Venue
Online
Jun
8
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! Ms. Creel is a language enthusiast, and is passionate about successfully delivering quality Spanish instruction for children. Originally from Honduras, ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 8th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
June 8th - July 13th
Time
10:00am - 11:00am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Eba Creel

Venue
Online
Jun
8
You are not alone—come write with a supportive community to release the stress of current and past events. This class will assist you with letting go of the stress of 2020 and 2021. It is an opportunity for you to heal from the loss and hardship caused by the pandemic, ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 8th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
June 8th - June 29th
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Eugenia Johnson-Smith

Venue
Online
Jun
8
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, June 8th
Duration
June 8th - August 17th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$143
Instructor

Erica House

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
9
GRADES 3–5: 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. 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, June 9th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
June 9th - June 23rd
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Jun
9
Keep your brain sharp! In this fun, virtual 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 many ...
Start Date
Wednesday, June 9th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
June 9th - June 23rd
Time
11:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Jun
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, and others. Required text: Spanish Now! Level 1: with Online Audio (Barron's Foreign Language ...
Start Date
Wednesday, June 9th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
June 9th - August 11th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Dr. Kiersty Lemon-Rogers

Venue
Online
Jun
9
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, June 9th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
June 9th - August 18th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$143
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Jun
9
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. Manya Tiwari is a junior at SCAPA Lafayette in the area of Literary Arts; she is also a former student ...
Start Date
Wednesday, June 9th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
June 9th - June 23rd
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Manya Tiwari

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jun
9
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, June 9th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
June 9th - June 23rd
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jun
9
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, June 9th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
June 9th - June 23rd
Time
5:15pm - 6:15pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Jun
10
GIRLS IN GRADES 7–8: Dragon Girls Club provides opportunities for girls to share stories and experiences in a safe, creative atmosphere including craft making, activities, and fun. Dragons can be symbolic of amazing strength, deep magic, and creativity. This club will empower girls through self-expression using reading, writing, and poetry ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 10th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
June 10th - June 24th
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jun
10
Are you a nonfiction writer who wants to write some fiction? Or a newer writer who’s not sure how to get started writing fiction? This class will hit on types of fiction, quick overview of the building blocks, plotter/pantser strategies for success, and the importance of reading like a writer ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 10th
Note
One-Time
Time
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Lisa Haneberg

Venue
Online
Jun
10
GIRLS IN GRADES 5–6: Dragon Girls Club provides opportunities for girls to share stories and experiences in a safe, creative atmosphere including craft making, activities, and fun. Dragons can be symbolic of amazing strength, deep magic, and creativity. This club will empower girls through self-expression using reading, writing, and poetry ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 10th
Duration
June 10th - June 24th
Time
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jun
10
GRADES 3–5: This is an engaging book club where Cierra will lead the girls through an empowering book that will build self-esteem and increase social and emotional confidence. Participants will receive a free copy of the featured book and fun craft supplies. We will gather weekly for four weeks to ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 10th
Duration
June 10th - July 1st
Time
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Cierra Pickens-Spaulding

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jun
11
NEWBORNS TO 18-MONTH-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us on Fridays throughout the month of June for a 15-minute Mommy & Me yoga flow followed by a 15-minute storytime. Engage with other mothers and their little ones from the comfort of your own home. Monet Proctor, founder of Grow with Mo, ...
Start Date
Friday, June 11th
Note
Meets Fridays
Duration
June 11th - July 2nd
Time
11:00am - 11:30am
Cost
$26
Instructor

Monet Proctor

Venue
Online
Jun
11
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. For all levels. Sarah Combs is the author of the YA novels Breakfast Served Anytime and The ...
Start Date
Friday, June 11th
Note
Meets Fridays; No class June 24
Duration
June 11th - July 23rd
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Online
Jun
12
Character is fate, Aristotle said. Was he talking about the karmic points in your birth chart—Rahu, Ketu, and the Eclipses? Combine this perspective with a doozy of an eclipse on June 12th, which occurs in Gemini, the sign of the communicator. It's a perfect time to learn a little more ...
Start Date
Saturday, June 12th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Normandi Ellis

Venue
Online
Jun
14
Join us for this one-time seminar that will help you get the characters and themes in place before you plot your book or put one line of the story on paper. We will analyze the creation of the characters and story in order to create the emotional depth you need ...
Start Date
Monday, June 14th
Note
One-Time; From Start to Finish Package
Time
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost
$30; $75 for package
Instructor

Tracee de Hahn

Venue
Online
Jun
14
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, June 14th
Note
Meets Mondays; No class July 5
Duration
June 14th - July 26th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Sulaiman & Raphael Jackson

Venue
Online
Jun
14
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. For all ...
Start Date
Monday, June 14th
Note
Meets Mondays; No class July 5
Duration
June 14th - July 26th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Jason Sizemore

Venue
Online
Jun
15
Whether you are new to Christian writing, looking to explore this popular genre more, or an experienced writer, join this safe space where we will examine successful Christian writers and learn how to better write our own stories, share work and get feedback. This course is designed to sharpen the ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 15th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
June 15th - August 3rd
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Anna-Stacia Haley

Venue
Online
Jun
15
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. For all levels. Neil Chethik is the author of FatherLoss: How Sons ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 15th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
June 15th - July 20th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Neil Chethik

Venue
Online
Jun
16
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. For all levels. Sarah Combs is the author of the YA novels Breakfast Served ...
Start Date
Wednesday, June 16th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
June 16th - July 21st
Time
11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost
$90
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Online
Jun
17
In need of feedback on your poetry? Looking to engage, or reengage, with a serious, welcoming, uplifting writing community? Join poet Sean L. Corbin as he explores the best ways to interact with the work of other poets, and offers a platform for you to send your ideas, your images, ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 17th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
June 17th - July 22nd
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Sean L. Corbin

Venue
Online
Jun
17
There is nothing more important than the stories of our lives, the tales of who we are and what we have experienced. No matter how big or small we imagine, our stories make up the human race. There's no better way to connect us universally than to divulge fearlessly our ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 17th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
June 17th - July 22nd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Erin Chandler

Venue
Online
Jun
17
This course takes you on a deep dive into Joseph Campbell’s world-famous monomyth, the universal story structure prevalent in everything from ancient mythology to today’s popular books, movies and media. We explore the application and symbolism of all of Campbell’s defined 17 steps and explain through lectures, conversation, and exercises, ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 17th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
June 17th - July 1st
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$39
Instructor

Patch Drury

Venue
Online
Jun
17
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, June 17th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
June 17th - August 12th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$117
Instructor

Dr. Maria Gomez

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
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
June 17th - August 19th
Time
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Jan Isenhour

Venue
Online
Jun
18
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, June 18th
Note
Meets Fridays
Duration
June 18th - August 13th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Leslie Dodd

Venue
Online
Jun
19
AGES 2–5 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, June 19th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 11:15am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Jun
19
You've written an amazing novel or hosted a call for submissions to receive one. Congratulations! Want to control your own destiny? This workshop will teach you all the steps needed to set up your very own indie publishing house. For all levels. Zelda Knight writes sci-fi and fantasy romance. She’s also ...
Start Date
Saturday, June 19th
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Zelda Knight

Venue
Online
Jun
19
This seminar introduces the children’s market subgenres and provides pointers for targeting your story. For beginning levels. Marcia Thornton Jones is an award-winning author who has published more than 130 books for children with sales totaling more than 43 million copies worldwide ...
Start Date
Saturday, June 19th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Jun
19
Eudora Welty called place the “lesser angel” of fiction. Unlike setting, which is concrete, place is the abstract mood or spirit of a piece. In this generative session, we will explore place and how it functions as a character in fiction. For all levels. Elizabeth Burton is an award-winning writer who ...
Start Date
Saturday, June 19th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Elizabeth Burton

Venue
Online
Jun
21
GRADES 10-12: This class is a focused review of specific skills needed to ace the science, English, and reading sections of the ACT test. Space is limited! Rajiv Khanna has extensive experience teaching math and science classes at the college and high school levels. Required text: The Official ACT Prep ...
Start Date
Monday, June 21st
Note
Meets Mondays; No class July 5
Duration
June 21st - July 26th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$45
Instructor

Rajiv Khanna

Venue
Online
Jun
21
The draft is finished, now what? The final polish can make a difference between getting the attention of an agent, or not. 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 sure you put ...
Start Date
Monday, June 21st
Note
One-Time; From Start to Finish Package
Time
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost
$30; $75 for package
Instructor

Tracee de Hahn

Venue
Online
Jun
22
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 the upcoming year. You will receive a checklist of tips on how to set your writing goals and unique ways on how to hold yourself ...
Start Date
Tuesday, June 22nd
Note
Meets Tuesdays; Meets twice
Duration
June 22nd - June 29th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Melody Westerfield

Venue
Online
Jun
24
GRADES 10-12: This class is a focused review of specific skills needed to ace the math section of the ACT test. Space is limited! Rajiv Khanna has extensive experience teaching math and science classes at the college and high school levels. Required text: The Official ACT Prep Guide 2021-2022 (publisher: WILEY) ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 24th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
June 24th - July 22nd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$45
Instructor

Rajiv Khanna

Venue
Online
Jun
26
Put it all on the line in this poetry workshop that explores all things poetic line: line breaks, line lengths, line heights, nil lines, and writing between the lines. Participants will read and discuss a variety of poetic lines, then generate poems using techniques they have learned. For all levels ...
Start Date
Saturday, June 26th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Sarah McCartt-Jackson

Venue
Online
Jun
26
Have you ever wanted to work as a freelance writer? As more and more people are working to break into the freelance writing market – whether to augment their income or to replace their day job—we’ve got the real 4-1-1 on what it takes to be have a successful career ...
Start Date
Saturday, June 26th
Note
One-Time
Time
9:00am - 5:00pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Liz Carey

Venue
Online
Jun
28
Are you ready to launch? Perfect the pitch that will get the attention of an agent. Leave ready to translate the pitch into a competitive query letter with synopsis. This class will focus on the pitch, which is at the heart of any sell. We will workshop the idea at ...
Start Date
Monday, June 28th
Note
One-Time; From Start to Finish Package
Time
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost
$30; $75 for package
Instructor

Tracee de Hahn

Venue
Online
Jun
28
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. For all levels. Marcia Thornton Jones is an award-winning author who has published more than 130 books for children with sales totaling more than 43 ...
Start Date
Monday, June 28th
Note
Meets Mondays; No class July 5
Duration
June 28th - August 9th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Jul
6
RISING FIRST GRADERS: Get ready to grow, ready to learn, and ready to ignite. Designed to encourage excitement for learning literacy, numeracy, and fine motor skills through hands-on projects and interactive activities that allow students to improve their skills while having fun! Led by Martha Crumbie, who has her master’s ...
Start Date
Tuesday, July 6th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
July 6th - July 20th
Time
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jul
6
GRADES 3–5: 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
Tuesday, July 6th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
July 6th - July 20th
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jul
6
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, July 6th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
July 6th - July 27th
Time
10:15am - 11:00am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Melissa Johnson-Farris

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jul
6
GRADES 1–5: Give your child the advantage of learning French at an early age. Besides enhancing memory and developing better problem-solving and critical thinking skills, learning a foreign language can be FUN! We will learn French through songs, games, stories, and more. À bientôt! Erica House has lived in various ...
Start Date
Tuesday, July 6th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
July 6th - July 27th
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Jul
7
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, July 7th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
July 7th - July 21st
Time
5:15pm - 6:15pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Jul
7
GRADES 3–5: 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. 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, July 7th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
July 7th - July 21st
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Jul
7
This workshop-based class will help writers feel confident about choosing a suitable essay topic, writing for an audience, organizing their writing, and editing for clarity and effect. Students can expect to produce two completed essays and to help classmates workshop their ideas and peer-edit their drafts. Open to all people ...
Start Date
Wednesday, July 7th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
July 7th - July 28th
Time
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Cost
$45
Instructor

Tim Corkran

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jul
7
This class is for participants 18 years of age or older. Learn to express your sexuality through words, and discover the power of erotica for self-empowerment, self-expression, and relationship building with our partners. This class will use examples from modern and classic erotic literature, as well as fun writing exercises, ...
Start Date
Wednesday, July 7th
Note
Meets Wednesdays; Meets twice
Duration
July 7th - July 14th
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Cassie E. Brown

Venue
Online
Jul
7
Keep your brain sharp! In this fun, virtual 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 many ...
Start Date
Wednesday, July 7th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
July 7th - July 21st
Time
11:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Jul
7
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, July 7th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
July 7th - July 21st
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$39; $33 for Good Foods Co-op owners)
Instructor

Sylvia Lovely

Venue
Online
Jul
8
GIRLS IN GRADES 7–8: Dragon Girls Club provides opportunities for girls to share stories and experiences in a safe, creative atmosphere including craft making, activities, and fun. Dragons can be symbolic of amazing strength, deep magic, and creativity. This club will empower girls through self-expression using reading, writing, and poetry ...
Start Date
Thursday, July 8th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
July 8th - July 22nd
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jul
8
GIRLS IN GRADES 5–6: Dragon Girls Club provides opportunities for girls to share stories and experiences in a safe, creative atmosphere including craft making, activities, and fun. Dragons can be symbolic of amazing strength, deep magic, and creativity. This club will empower girls through self-expression using reading, writing, and poetry ...
Start Date
Thursday, July 8th
Duration
July 8th - July 22nd
Time
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jul
10
Are you a wrestling fan? Are you a fan of character development? Convoluted storylines tickle your fancy? Join lifelong pro wrestling fan and writer Jude McPherson examining how the scripting of professional wrestling is quite similar to that of a soap opera. Because when it's done right, it keeps us ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 10th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

JC McPherson

Venue
Online
Jul
10
Regardless of your publishing path (traditional, Indie, or self), there are steps to prepare for the big day, and work to be done after. Writers want to write, but marketing is as important to success. We’ll discuss marketing strategy—from online presence to in-person opportunities. For all levels. Tracee de Hahn ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 10th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Tracee de Hahn

Venue
Online
Jul
10
Telling our personal stories is one of the most vital ways to communicate our shared humanity and vulnerabilities, but sometimes writers experience debilitating fears before the work even begins. We’ll look at some of the fears writers of personal essays and memoir face, explore the resources and tools needed to ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 10th
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair

Venue
Online
Jul
12
GRADES K–2: The class is structured to provide your child with strategies, skills, and concepts that are the building blocks for higher-level and more complex math through a hands-on, active, and engaging approach. Led by Martha Crumbie, who has her master’s degree in K–12 special education and has more than ...
Start Date
Monday, July 12th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
July 12th - July 26th
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jul
12
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, July 12th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
July 12th - July 26th
Time
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jul
15
For anyone who has ever wanted to freelance write, 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 ...
Start Date
Thursday, July 15th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
July 15th - August 19th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Liz Carey

Venue
Online
Jul
17
You need to know the difference between a colon and a colonoscopy if you are submitting your manuscript for publication. Spend a couple of hours refreshing your grammatical skills and learn preferred formatting for submissions in this two-hour, audience participation class. Each registrant will receive a "grammar cheat sheet." For all ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 17th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Pamela Perlman

Venue
Online
Jul
17
The art and science of proofreading is more than just running spell check, catching typos, and fixing grammar and punctuation errors. A proofreader’s main responsibility is to ensure the written work reviewed is 100 percent correct; this includes looking for consistency in style, fact-checking, and at times checking against a ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 17th
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Stephanie Mojica

Venue
Online
Jul
17
Join Julia Royston from BK Royston Publishing Company as she discusses the essential elements of building your author brand. From author platforms to messaging to social media to ‘turning your words into wealth,’ Julia will give an overview of the planning and preparation you can do to further connect and ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 17th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:00am - 1:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Julia Royston

Venue
Online
Jul
21
"Ekphrastic" poetry is a tradition of poetry that responds to (often visual) art; rather than pure description, it examines reaction, implication, and reverberation of those art forms in the written word. There are poets and writers who believe that television and writing are antithetical; Eileen is not one of them ...
Start Date
Wednesday, July 21st
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
July 21st - August 11th
Time
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost
$52
Instructor

Eileen Rush

Venue
Online
Jul
23
Join Julia Royston from BK Royston Publishing Company as she discusses the essential elements of building your author brand. From author platforms to messaging to social media to ‘turning your words into wealth,’ Julia will give an overview of the planning and preparation you can do to further connect and ...
Start Date
Friday, July 23rd
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Julia Royston

Venue
Online
Jul
24
AGES 2–5 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, July 24th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 11:15am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Jul
24
Taking leaps in poetry—whether between subjects, images, or time—can increase a poem’s energy and engage the reader. In this generative workshop, we’ll read and discuss poems that make successful leaps before writing our own poems that use this technique. For all levels. Carrie Green is a librarian and the author of ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 24th
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Carrie Green

Venue
Online
Jul
24
Have you always wanted to make your writing more diverse, but were afraid of getting it wrong? Writing Diversity Right is the single session, generative workshop that will help you identify colorblindness, otherness, and stereotypes in your work, in a safe, non-judgmental environment. For all levels. Claudia Love Mair is ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 24th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair

Venue
Online
Jul
29
GRADES 9–12: Join us for this one-of-a-kind retreat for the next great generation of writers. You’ll work with talented authors, spend free time putting words on the page in an inspiring environment, and get to know peers who share similar passions. Instructors include Sarah Combs (author of The Light Fantastic), ...
Start Date
Thursday, July 29th
Note
Two days
Duration
July 29th - July 30th
Time
10:00am - 4:30pm
Cost
$75
Instructor

Sarah Combs, Mariama Lockington, & Jay McCoy

Venue
Carnegie Center (in-person)
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jul
31
All characters need to have at least four unique qualities to stand out: a goal, a motivation, and internal/external conflict, commonly known as their GMC. Join us as we break this down to make your characters come alive, both in your head and on the page! For all levels. Zelda ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 31st
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Zelda Knight

Venue
Online
Jul
31
The purpose of this circle is to offer a safer space for BIPOC 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 prompts, time for sharing, and encouraging feedback from classmates. One week of the ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 31st
Note
Meets Saturday
Duration
July 31st - August 28th
Time
10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

LeTonia Jones & Tanya Torp

Venue
Online
Aug
7
If you listen to the mainstream media, the only Black comic character worth covering is Marvel's Black Panther. However, with the increased access to technology, the Black comic book world is growing rapidly. Join writer Jude McPherson to examine specific examples of this literary movement. Class will be supplemented by ...
Start Date
Saturday, August 7th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

JC McPherson

Venue
Online
Aug
7
You’ve done the hard part, now reap the benefits! Join Karen Leet as she walks you through the different ways to get your work published. From identifying potential markets, to writing query letters and keeping track of submissions, learn effective strategies for following through on the next steps of your ...
Start Date
Saturday, August 7th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Karen Leet

Venue
Online
Aug
14
Is there a project brewing in you? Are you ready to push that vision toward a full-length poetry collection? Bring your poems to this workshop, which will provide generative suggestions for writing toward a compelling manuscript. Whether you have five poems or 20, this workshop will steer you toward a ...
Start Date
Saturday, August 14th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Tina Parker

Venue
Online
Aug
14
Science fiction romance is a distinct genre with its own tropes and history. From alien warlords to humanoid cyborgs, the universe is quite literally the limit. In this workshop, we'll go over a brief history of the genre from its fanfiction roots, navigate its evergreen tropes, and begin the process ...
Start Date
Saturday, August 14th
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Zelda Knight

Venue
Online
Aug
21
AGES 2–5 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, August 21st
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 11:15am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online

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