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Jan
20
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
Monday, January 20th
Duration
January 20th - March 10th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Elise Mandel

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
Tuesday, April 14th
Duration
April 14th - May 19th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Aug
10
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
Monday, August 10th
Note
Pre-Recorded Webinar
Cost
$35
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Dec
1
Discovery is as central to revision as it is to writing first drafts. Revision is not merely editing. At its best, revision moves our work forward in fruitful ways and leads to moments of arrival when the heart of the piece becomes clearer to us. Polishing sentences, paragraphs, sections when ...
Start Date
Tuesday, December 1st
Note
One-Time
Time
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Leatha Kendrick

Venue
Online
Dec
3
This workshop is designed to allow you build a vision board that is a reflection of your vision and goals as a writer for 2021. You will receive a checklist of tips on how to set your writing goals and unique ways on how to hold yourself accountable in reaching ...
Start Date
Thursday, December 3rd
Note
Meets two times: December 3 & December 10
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Melody Westerfield

Venue
Online
Dec
5
What’s wrong with this sentence? Attorney Smith agreed to represent a woman in jail on death row. Will your reader pause and have to re-read it, and does it disrupt the flow of your creative work? This workshop will guide you to official sources of legal terms and definitions to ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 5th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Suzanne Cordery

Venue
Online
Dec
8
From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter, words have been used to convey messages for the people. Join Affrilachian Poet JC McPherson in an exploration of what makes these poems shout from the page. What makes them resonate across time? What can we learn from these voices? How ...
Start Date
Tuesday, December 8th
Note
One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

JC McPherson

Venue
Online
Dec
12
Looking to freshen up your memoir? Trying to make your narrative voice come alive in your short stories or novels? This session will offer you the chance to explore the various poetic skills utilized by renowned prose writers to develop their own distinct, unique writing styles. Description, dialogue, exposition—every part ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 12th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Sean Corbin

Venue
Online
Dec
12
Don't you ever wonder why some things keep repeating? Or maybe you found a particular difficult patch and wonder when the Magic in your life is going to return. Wouldn't you like to plan your life better and do the right things at the right time? Normandi Ellis can show ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 12th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$40
Instructor

Normandi Ellis

Venue
Online
Dec
12
3-5-YEAR-OLDS & 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 story time ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 12th
Note
Saturdays
Time
11:30am - 12:15pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Dec
12
2-YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us virtually for story time, parent-assisted activities, and free books designed to encourage early excitement for reading through hands-on activities for parent and child. This class will be friendly to busy toddlers and preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a story time setting ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 12th
Note
Saturdays
Time
10:30am - 11:15am
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Jan
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
Friday, January 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded Webinar
Cost
$30
Instructor

Tiffany Reisz

Venue
Online
Jan
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
Friday, January 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded Webinar
Duration
January 1st - May 1st
Cost
$30
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Jan
7
NEWBORNS TO 5-YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join Rosa virtually as she explores the wild world of stories in both Spanish and English! In this interactive, fun-filled story time, you and your child will embark on an imagination adventure and become familiarized with common Spanish phrases, the alphabet, colors, and numbers ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 7th
Duration
January 7th - January 28th
Time
10:30am - 11:15am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Rosa Paulin

Venue
Online
Jan
7
In this class, we will happily get lost in the details of poetry. We will revel in the sounds, zigzag through the commas, tap to the rhythms of the lines, vibrate with the verbs. We will submit poems and workshop them, will study books, dissect examples. As time allows, each ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 7th
Note
Deadline to submit: Wednesday, December 16 
Duration
January 7th - February 25th
Time
5:15pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$175 (pay upon acceptance)
Instructor

Katerina Stoykova

Venue
Online
Jan
9
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, January 9th
Duration
January 9th - February 13th
Time
10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

LeTonia Jones & Tanya Torp

Venue
Online
Jan
11
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, January 11th
Note
No class on Jan. 18
Duration
January 11th - March 22nd
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Jan
11
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, January 11th
Note
No class Jan. 18
Duration
January 11th - March 22nd
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Jan
11
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, January 11th
Note
No class Jan. 18
Duration
January 11th - March 22nd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Jan
11
Whether you’re already earning money from your food writing or the most you’ve ever written is a Yelp review about your dinner, this multi-week class is designed to help students take their skills to the next level. Using weekly lessons, a comprehensive reading list, and personal feedback, participants will learn ...
Start Date
Monday, January 11th
Note
No class Jan. 18
Duration
January 11th - March 8th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Ashlie Stevens

Venue
Online
Jan
11
GRADES 10-12: This class is a focused review of specific math skills needed to ace the math test on the ACT. 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 2020-2021 ...
Start Date
Monday, January 11th
Note
No class on Jan. 18
Duration
January 11th - February 15th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$45
Instructor

Rajiv Khanna

Venue
Online
Jan
12
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, January 12th
Duration
January 12th - March 16th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Jan
12
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, January 12th
Note
This class meets on the second Tuesday of every month, January through May.
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Carrie Green

Venue
Online
Jan
12
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, January 12th
Duration
January 12th - March 23rd
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$143
Instructor

Neil Chethik

Venue
Online
Jan
13
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, January 13th
Duration
January 13th - March 17th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Jan
13
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, January 13th
Note
Wednesdays
Duration
January 13th - March 17th
Time
11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost
$150
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Online
Jan
14
Whether you are a White writer who wants to use diverse characters in your work, or you’re a Black writer who wants to decenter whiteness in your work, this 6 week, half generative, half workshop class will have something for you. Based on Ibram X Kendi’s How to Be an ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 14th
Duration
January 14th - February 18th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair & Elizabeth Burton

Venue
Online
Jan
14
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, January 14th
Duration
January 14th - February 18th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Liz Carey

Venue
Online
Jan
14
GRADES 10-12: This class is a focused review of specific math skills needed to ace the science, English, and reading tests on the ACT. 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
Thursday, January 14th
Duration
January 14th - February 11th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$45
Instructor

Rajiv Khanna

Venue
Online
Jan
15
When you become a mother, it feels as if you are reborn. Who are you now? Who do you hope to become? What is the story in-between? Join us as we read, reflect, and utilize expressive writing to record our experiences at the intersection of self and motherhood. For all ...
Start Date
Friday, January 15th
Duration
January 15th - February 19th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Monet Proctor

Venue
Online
Jan
15
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
Friday, January 15th
Duration
January 15th - March 9th
Time
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Brittany Jackson

Venue
Online
Jan
15
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, January 15th
Duration
January 15th - March 26th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Leslie Dodd

Venue
Online
Jan
16
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
Saturday, January 16th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30 ($75 for Elements of Fiction Package)
Instructor

Tracee de Hahn

Venue
Online
Jan
20
GRADES 9–12: As a teenager, discovering what you really care about unlocks your ability to change the world. Through guided discussion and personal writing, participants will develop self-awareness, drive, and their own unique leadership ability. Participants will first better understand what they really care about, then turn those passions into ...
Start Date
Wednesday, January 20th
Duration
January 20th - March 24th
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Mike Hilton

Venue
Online
Jan
20
GRADES 6–8: Hone your creative writing skills and practice getting the stories in your mind down to the page. We’ll discuss storytelling basics and spend time writing in each class, trying different writing styles to find your best fit. Come ready to read, write, and explore! Randi Ewing’s short fiction ...
Start Date
Wednesday, January 20th
Duration
January 20th - February 24th
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Randi Ewing

Venue
Online
Jan
21
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, January 21st
Duration
January 21st - March 11th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Jan
21
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, January 21st
Duration
January 21st - March 25th
Time
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Jan Isenhour

Venue
Online
Jan
23
This seminar introduces the children’s market subgenres and provides pointers for targeting your story. Led by Marcia Thornton Jones, an award-winning author who has published more than 130 books for children with sales totaling more than 43 million copies world-wide. For beginning levels ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 23rd
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Jan
23
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, January 23rd
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 11:15am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Jan
25
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, January 25th
Duration
January 25th - March 1st
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Sulaiman & Raphael Jackson

Venue
Online
Jan
25
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, January 25th
Duration
January 25th - March 15th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Online
Jan
25
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, January 25th
Note
Mondays
Duration
January 25th - January 25th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Brittany Jackson

Venue
Online
Jan
26
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, January 26th
Duration
January 26th - March 16th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Online
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! For current selections or more information, contact Alan at church11@webtv.net or 859-252-7041. Alan Church, PhD is a retired clinical psychologist who ...
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
Jan
30
Join us for this dive into the Twitterverse—see a survey of some of the Twitter pitch options that are out there, how to appropriately hashtag, when to time your posts, and how to make your pitch stand out. For writers with a completed manuscript only. For all levels. Elizabeth Kilcoyne got ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 30th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Elizabeth Kilcoyne

Venue
Online
Feb
2
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, February 2nd
Duration
February 2nd - February 23rd
Time
10:00am - 10:45am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Melissa Johnson-Farris

Venue
Online
Feb
2
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, February 2nd
Duration
February 2nd - February 23rd
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Feb
3
“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” — Ruth Reichl 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 ...
Start Date
Wednesday, February 3rd
Duration
February 3rd - March 17th
Time
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$39 ($33 for Good Foods owners)
Instructor

Sylvia Lovely

Venue
Online
Feb
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, February 3rd
Duration
February 3rd - March 17th
Time
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$39 ($33 for Good Foods owners)
Instructor

Sylvia Lovely

Venue
Online
Feb
6
Have you always wanted to make your writing more diverse, but were afraid of getting it wrong? Write 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, February 6th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair

Venue
Online
Feb
8
You don’t have to be an artist to write picture books! This workshop focuses on structuring, writing, and formatting your idea into a book perfect for the picture book market. Led by Marcia Thornton Jones, an award-winning author who has published more than 130 books for children with sales totaling ...
Start Date
Monday, February 8th
Duration
February 8th - March 15th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Feb
10
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, February 10th
Duration
February 10th - March 24th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Manya Tiwari

Venue
Online
Feb
10
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, February 10th
Duration
February 10th - March 24th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Online
Feb
11
GIRLS IN GRADES 5–6: Dragons can be symbolic of amazing strength, deep magic, and creativity. This club will empower girls through self-expression usingreading, writing, and poetry. We will read and discuss various books of fiction and poetry that feature strong girls who can take care of themselves. Our protagonists will ...
Start Date
Thursday, February 11th
Duration
February 11th - March 25th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Online
Feb
13
Have you ever wondered about James Baldwin’s life in Paris, or about Zora Neale Hurston’s anthropological adventures? Have you found yourself in awe of Toni Morrison's command of a line, or Walter Mosley's take on science fiction? Claudia Love Mair and Jude McPherson have an afternoon full of Black History ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 13th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair & JC McPherson

Venue
Online
Feb
13
Who are your characters? How well do you know them? What do they care about? And why will readers care about them? Join us for this class on one of the most important building blocks in writing. From the first moment your character appears to the last, let's see how ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 13th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30 ($75 for Elements of Fiction Package)
Instructor

Karen Leet

Venue
Online
Feb
15
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
Monday, February 15th
Note
This class meets daily, Monday through Friday, for one week.
Duration
February 15th - February 19th
Time
2:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Sallie Bingham

Venue
Online
Feb
16
Learn just enough German to navigate the country and culture. Just Enough German: Level 1 will introduce you to everything you need to travel to Germany. Practice having short conversations and get a jumpstart on reading and writing. This is the perfect place to begin for anyone seeking casual knowledge ...
Start Date
Tuesday, February 16th
Duration
February 16th - March 23rd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78 ($130 for Levels 1 & 2)
Instructor

Clay Rice

Venue
Online
Feb
16
Poetry is often used to describe awe-inspiring views and vistas. Poets often sing of their travels across the world and the country through their verse. It is the language of beauty that can be hard to describe. But what happens to the exploration of place in poetry when there’s a ...
Start Date
Tuesday, February 16th
Duration
February 16th - March 23rd
Time
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Misty Skaggs

Venue
Online
Feb
20
Want to get away? This one-time workshop will discuss the advantages of artist residencies and will teach you how to search and apply for residencies to make time for your writing. Participants will learn how to find a residency that fits their work, art, and schedule. They will also learn ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 20th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Sarah McCartt-Jackson

Venue
Online
Feb
20
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, February 20th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 11:15am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Feb
22
In this class we’ll create a series of brief personal narratives, taking inspiration from memoir composed of separate small essays, observations, and stories. We’ll consider the themes beckoning us to explore, and generate new work in class with the help of writing prompts. By the end of the class, you’ll ...
Start Date
Monday, February 22nd
Duration
February 22nd - March 29th
Time
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Cost
$90
Instructor

Susan Brown

Venue
Online
Feb
24
Do you want to effectively express your opinions in social media and blog posts, op-ed columns, and letters to the editor of your local newspaper? Learn how to write persuasive, engaging, fact-based commentary, and get it published. Led by Tom Eblen, an award-winning columnist and former managing editor of the ...
Start Date
Wednesday, February 24th
Duration
February 24th - March 10th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$39
Instructor

Tom Eblen

Venue
Online
Feb
27
Conceived out of the grief of losing loved ones to addiction and a desire to have said the important things while still possible, this is a collaborative workshop to write the legacy for our friends and families. Come join us as we write to the ones we love, the ones ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 27th
Note
This class meets twice: Saturdays, February 27 & March 6
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
$10
Instructor

Anna Ross

Venue
Online
Feb
27
Writing erasure or blackout poems can help us protest injustice, counteract historical erasures, reveal layers in a source text, and even uncover our own buried thoughts and feelings. In this class, we’ll read erasures by Kiki Petrosino, Tarfia Faizullah, Sarah J. Sloat, and other poets to analyze what makes their ...
Start Date
Saturday, February 27th
Note
One-Time
Time
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Carrie Green

Venue
Online
Mar
2
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, March 2nd
Duration
March 2nd - March 30th
Time
5:30pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$78 ($130 for Levels 1 & 2)
Instructor

Andrea Branchini

Venue
Online
Mar
3
Writing is an art and something that most authors love - the words on the paper, the rhyme, and the imagery. But after the words are on the paper, how will we profit from the books that we write? Being a published author, you have entered the Book Business. Find ...
Start Date
Wednesday, March 3rd
Duration
March 3rd - March 7th
Time
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost
$39
Instructor

Julia Royston

Venue
Online
Mar
4
This class will study seriously good poems that make us laugh. We will read contemporary poets including Les Murray, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Ross Gay, Billy Collins, Ruth Stone, and others, and examine the ways in which their work accomplishes a comedic effect, even as the poems are about grief, loss, or ...
Start Date
Thursday, March 4th
Duration
March 4th - March 18th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$39
Instructor

Eileen Rush

Venue
Online
Mar
6
In this generative workshop, we examine the intersections of poetry and prose. We discuss the differences and similarities as we read works by renowned poets, working with different elements of craft each week. By looking at the poems and prose in relationship to each other, participants will be able to ...
Start Date
Saturday, March 6th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Sarah McCartt-Jackson

Venue
Online
Mar
13
If you're struggling to understand plotting and plot structure, the answer may lie not in books but on the screen. Learn screenplay plotting techniques to help rescue your novel from a flat opening, a sagging middle, a weak climax, and a boring hero. In this class, we'll discuss several popular ...
Start Date
Saturday, March 13th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Tiffany Reisz

Venue
Online
Mar
20
When writing fiction, it's crucial to have a distinct voice throughout your novel. This doesn't just refer to the way your characters speak, though each character should have a unique and consistent voice of their own. Specifically, this is referring to the voice of the novel itself and how this ...
Start Date
Saturday, March 20th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30 ($75 for Elements of Fiction Package)
Instructor

Christina Kaye

Venue
Online
Mar
20
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, March 20th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 11:15am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Mar
29
Break through writing obstacles during this virtual, online week-long writing retreat designed to provide motivation and promote writing flow. Each day of this retreat will include: a Zoom session in the morning & afternoon for freewriting exercises, goal-setting, independent writing time, craft discussions, and problem-solving sessions to help break through ...
Start Date
Monday, March 29th
Note
This class meets daily, Monday through Friday, for one week.
Time
10:30am - 4:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Mar
30
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, March 30th
Note
Pre-Recorded Webinar
Cost
$30
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Mar
30
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, March 30th
Note
One-Time
Cost
$30
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Apr
3
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, April 3rd
Duration
April 3rd - May 8th
Time
10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

LeTonia Jones & Tanya Torp

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
Perception and personal experiences are the keys to gathering an interesting family legacy. You know the story. You’ve been writing or telling it for years. You’ve been listening. You know the genealogy. Now it’s time to create artifacts of memory to be passed down for years to come. Using old ...
Start Date
Monday, April 5th
Duration
April 5th - May 24th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Laverne Zabielski

Venue
Online
Apr
5
Writers are both time travelers and inventors of time machines. We manipulate time, slow it down, speed it up, collapse it and encapsulate it. In this class,participants will examine how authors have used structure, memory, point of view and tense to create narratives that move at their own pace, double ...
Start Date
Monday, April 5th
Duration
April 5th - May 10th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Randi Ewing

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
Duration
April 5th - May 17th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$91
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Apr
5
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, April 5th
Duration
April 5th - May 10th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Sulaiman & Raphael Jackson

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
5
GRADES 10-12: This class is a focused review of specific math skills needed to ace the math test on the ACT. 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 2020-2021 ...
Start Date
Monday, April 5th
Duration
April 5th - May 3rd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$45
Instructor

Rajiv Khanna

Venue
Online
Apr
6
Learn just enough German to navigate the country and culture. In Level 2 of Just Enough German, practice having conversations in German with your peers, and continue on reading and writing This is the perfect place to begin for anyone seeking casual knowledge or planning to advance further in the ...
Start Date
Tuesday, April 6th
Duration
April 6th - May 11th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78 ($130 for Levels 1 & 2)
Instructor

Clay Rice

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
Duration
April 6th - May 25th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Neil Chethik

Venue
Online
Apr
6
Over the centuries the sonnet has been an amazingly elastic form, adapted and even subverted in the service of rebelling against the tradition it represents. The form has been remade to suit the language of its composition or the style of its writer or the demands of the historical and ...
Start Date
Tuesday, April 6th
Duration
April 6th - May 11th
Time
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Leatha Kendrick

Venue
Online
Apr
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, April 6th
Duration
April 6th - April 27th
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Apr
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, April 6th
Duration
April 6th - May 25th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Online
Apr
6
Writing may be a solitary endeavor, but writers grow in their craft when they find someone to provide feedback and support. Contoured to the LGBTQ community, this group will allow you to explore your authentic voice and expression while discovering the rich history and current landscape of LGBTQ writing. Welcoming ...
Start Date
Tuesday, April 6th
Duration
April 6th - May 11th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Jay McCoy

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
If you thought writing your book was the hardest part of the writing journey, it is not. It is marketing and promoting your book. Even if your book is not yet finished, get a jump on the marketing and promotional process that is key to selling your book. Julia Royston ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 7th
Duration
April 7th - April 21st
Time
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost
$39
Instructor

Julia Royston

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
GRADES 9–12: As a teenager, discovering what you really care about unlocks your ability to change the world. Through guided discussion and personal writing, participants will develop self-awareness, drive, and their own unique leadership ability. Participants will first better understand what they really care about, then turn those passions into ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 7th
Duration
April 7th - May 19th
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Mike Hilton

Venue
Online
Apr
7
GRADES 10-12: This class is a focused review of specific math skills needed to ace the science, English, and reading tests on the ACT. 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
Wednesday, April 7th
Duration
April 7th - May 5th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$45
Instructor

Rajiv Khanna

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
Duration
April 7th - May 19th
Time
11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Online
Apr
7
GRADES 3–5: This is a virtual, interactive, and 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 virtually weekly ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 7th
Duration
April 7th - April 28th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Cierra Pickens-Spaulding

Venue
Online
Apr
7
Have you ever thought about trying stand-up comedy? Or do you want to take your stand-up and comedy writing to the next level? This workshop will help you find your inner comedic voice, whittle down to find the funny, or punch-up what already is. Students will also be advised on ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 7th
Duration
April 7th - May 12th
Time
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Josh Fillipowski

Venue
Online
Apr
8
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, April 8th
Duration
April 8th - May 13th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Liz Carey

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
8
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, April 8th
Duration
April 8th - May 27th
Time
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Jan Isenhour

Venue
Online
Apr
8
GIRLS IN GRADES 5–6: Dragons can be symbolic of amazing strength, deep magic, and creativity. This club will empower girls through self-expression usingreading, writing, and poetry. We will read and discuss various books of fiction and poetry that feature strong girls who can take care of themselves. Our protagonists will ...
Start Date
Thursday, April 8th
Duration
April 8th - May 20th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Online
Apr
10
Learn how to include folkore, imagery, local culture and flavor in your fictional world-building. We will discuss how diverse yet critical aspects—from weather to religion, cultural norms to current societal shifts—can be applied to your fiction to make your work come alive. Especially since COVID has made our worlds smaller, ...
Start Date
Saturday, April 10th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Elizabeth Kilcoyne

Venue
Online
Apr
12
If you've taken our 'Introduction to Food Writing' course—or you've spent time working independently on your food writing—this class can help you take your career to the next level. Instructor Ashlie Stevens will help you perfect the basics of crafting pitches that communicate to editors exactly what you want to ...
Start Date
Monday, April 12th
Duration
April 12th - May 3rd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$52
Instructor

Ashlie Stevens

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
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
Duration
April 13th - May 18th
Time
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Brittany Jackson

Venue
Online
Apr
14
GRADES 5–8: In this creative writing workshop, young writers will learn how to use different tools of poetry to express their inner feelings and experiences. Participants leave with a chapbook of poems they created, as well as opportunities for submitting their work for contests and publication. Kentucky poet, folklorist, and ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 14th
Duration
April 14th - May 5th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Sarah McCartt-Jackson

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
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
Duration
April 16th - May 28th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Leslie Dodd

Venue
Online
Apr
17
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, April 17th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 11:15am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Apr
17
Publishing your own work has never been easier. Unfortunately, if you’re new to self-publishing, you can end up thousands of dollars in the hole before ever selling a single book. If you know what pitfalls to avoid, however, you can professionally publish your own books without breaking the bank. Learn ...
Start Date
Saturday, April 17th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Andrew Shaffer

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
Duration
April 19th - May 24th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Janna McMahan

Venue
Online
Apr
19
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
Monday, April 19th
Note
This class meets daily, Monday through Friday, for one week.
Duration
April 19th - April 23rd
Time
2:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Sallie Bingham

Venue
Online
Apr
25
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
Sunday, April 25th
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
1
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
Saturday, May 1st
Note
One-Time
Time
11:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

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

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