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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 is required. For current selections, contact Alan at church11@webtv.net or 859-252-7041. Alan Church, Ph.D. is a retired clinical psychologist ...
Start Date
Tuesday, January 26th
Note
This class meets on the last Tuesday of every month, January through November.
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Alan Church

Venue
Online
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
Aug
13
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, August 13th
Note
Meets Fridays; No class October 8 or November 26
Duration
August 13th - December 3rd
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Lexington Senior Center
Address
195 Life Lane
Sep
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
Wednesday, September 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Sep
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
Wednesday, September 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Sep
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
Wednesday, September 1st
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$35
Instructor

Tiffany Reisz

Venue
Online
Sep
7
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, September 7th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
September 7th - October 26th
Time
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Eba Creel

Venue
Online
Sep
8
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, September 8th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
September 8th - November 10th
Time
11:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Lexington Senior Center
Address
195 Life Lane
Sep
10
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, September 10th
Note
Meets Fridays
Duration
September 10th - November 19th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Leslie Dodd

Venue
Online
Sep
11
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, September 11th
Note
Meets Saturdays
Duration
September 11th - October 9th
Time
10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

LeTonia Jones & Tanya Torp

Venue
Online
Sep
13
This one-hour, every-other-week class will survey nonfiction works by women-identifying writers in Kentucky and central Appalachia. Participants will read work from bell hooks, Nikky Finney, and others, exploring, with them, through in-class discussion and writing prompts, the ways intersecting identities shape the women in our own writing. Hannah D. Markley ...
Start Date
Monday, September 13th
Note
Meets every other week
Duration
September 13th - December 6th
Time
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cost
$65
Instructor

Hannah Markley

Venue
Online
Sep
13
Join us each session for generative in-class exercises and share your work in a supportive environment. We will discuss writing concepts in an open format to build a strong foundation for your project. Perfect for beginners, and open to all genres and levels. This class is for emerging writers under ...
Start Date
Monday, September 13th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
September 13th - October 25th
Time
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Brittany Jackson

Venue
Online
Sep
13
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, September 13th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
September 13th - November 1st
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Sep
13
GRADES 3-5: In this fun, hands-on class, we’ll work on reading strategies and comprehension techniques. Students will play games that help to boost their reading skills and engage in activities that demonstrate their reading comprehension. Led by Martha Crumbie, who has her master’s degree in K–12 special education and has ...
Start Date
Monday, September 13th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
September 13th - November 15th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Online
Sep
13
GRADES K–2: This is a fun, hands-on, and interactive class. Students will play games and learn strategies that will help with their reading skills including vocabulary development, alphabet knowledge, letter-sound correlation, concepts of print, listening comprehension, and comprehension skills that make for good reading. Led by Martha Crumbie, who has ...
Start Date
Monday, September 13th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
September 13th - November 15th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Martha Crumbie

Venue
Online
Sep
13
An adequate understanding of the written and spoken French word is required. This course is challenging and accessible. Required texts: Grammaire Progressive du Français (Perfectionnement), 4th ed. by Maïa Grégoire and Alina Kostucki. Optional text: Grammaire Progressive du Français-Perfectionnement-Corrigés by Maïa Grégoire. Please purchase texts on your own. Erica House ...
Start Date
Monday, September 13th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
September 13th - November 15th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Sep
13
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 is required. Required text: Grammaire Progressive du Français (Intermédiare), 4th ed. by Maïa Grégoire and Odile Thiévenaz and ...
Start Date
Monday, September 13th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
September 13th - November 15th
Time
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Sep
13
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, Ph.D. Please purchase on your own. Erica House has been teaching French to children and adults for more than ...
Start Date
Monday, September 13th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
September 13th - November 15th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Sep
13
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, September 13th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
September 13th - November 1st
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Sulaiman & Raphael Jackson

Venue
Online
Sep
14
GRADES K–3: This weekly class will help English language learners develop necessary speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of hands-on, collaborative activities. Claire Johnson holds two bachelor’s degrees in English and journalism from the University of Kentucky, is TEFL and TESOL certified, and has taught ESL to children ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 14th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
September 14th - October 19th
Time
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Claire Johnson

Venue
Online
Sep
14
Writing may be a solitary endeavor, but writers grow in their craft when they find someone for 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 of ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 14th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
September 14th - November 2nd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Jay McCoy

Venue
Online
Sep
14
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, September 14th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
September 14th - November 16th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Sep
14
Join a lively, diverse group of people exploring nonfiction writing, including personal essays, columns, magazine pieces, and autobiography. This is a chance to share your work in progress, receive and offer feedback, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. For all levels. Neil Chethik is the author of FatherLoss: How Sons ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 14th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
September 14th - November 30th
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$156
Instructor

Neil Chethik

Venue
Online
Sep
15
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, September 15th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
September 15th - November 10th
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Sep
15
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, September 15th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
September 15th - November 17th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Dr. Kiersty Lemon-Rogers

Venue
Online
Sep
15
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, September 15th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
September 15th - November 17th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$130
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Sep
15
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, September 15th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
September 15th - November 10th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Sep
15
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, September 15th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
September 15th - November 17th
Time
11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost
$150
Instructor

Sarah Combs

Venue
Online
Sep
16
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, September 16th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
September 16th - October 21st
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Sean L. Corbin

Venue
Online
Sep
16
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, September 16th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
September 16th - November 4th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Dr. Maria Gomez

Venue
Online
Sep
16
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, September 16th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
September 16th - November 4th
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Liz Carey

Venue
Online
Sep
18
2–5 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for storytime, parent-assisted activities, snacks, 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 storytime setting. A ...
Start Date
Saturday, September 18th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 11:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Sep
18
2 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for storytime, parent-assisted activities, snacks, 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 storytime setting. A ...
Start Date
Saturday, September 18th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:15am - 11:15am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Sep
18
Great books make great films! Discover the joy and the challenges of adapting a novel into a script for the movies or a Limited Television series. This workshop will offer the basics of writing a screenplay and explore how to bring unforgettable characters and sizzling plots to the screen. Begin ...
Start Date
Saturday, September 18th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Margaret Price

Venue
Online
Sep
20
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, September 20th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
September 20th - November 8th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$104
Instructor

Jason Sizemore

Venue
Online
Sep
21
There’s no better way to connect us universally than to divulge fearlessly our individuality. Memoir is the art of capturing our memories, vividly and passionately, molding them into pieces of literature, pieces of art. We’ll study masters of memoir over the centuries and work to craft your own stories. For all ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 21st
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
September 21st - October 26th
Time
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Erin Chandler

Venue
Online
Sep
23
At the beginning of the pandemic time frame, it seemed everyone was posting poems about the difficulties of supermarket shopping. What seemed amusing at first as subject matter quickly became outdated as the pandemic’s trajectory changed and grew. So, what should we do now with the drafts and idea bursts ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 23rd
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
September 23rd - October 7th
Time
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cost
$39
Instructor

Martha Greenwald

Venue
Online
Sep
23
Led by the Founding Director of WhoWeLostKY.org, in this two-part class, participants will craft brief memorial stories about someone they’ve lost to COVID-19 directly or due to other causes within the general time frame of the pandemic. Together, we will focus on how to capture and document the details of ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 23rd
Note
Meets Thursdays; Meets twice
Duration
September 23rd - October 7th
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Martha Greenwald

Venue
Online
Sep
23
This is 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 ...
Start Date
Thursday, September 23rd
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
September 23rd - November 11th
Time
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Jan Isenhour

Venue
Online
Sep
25
Join us for a crash course in world-building using a character-focused approach. Bring a project you’re working on or an idea to play with. Through exercises and discussion, we’ll explore ways to invite readers into our worlds without getting lost in the weeds. Open to all genres with an emphasis ...
Start Date
Saturday, September 25th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Brittany Jackson

Venue
Online
Sep
28
Learn just enough German to navigate the country and culture. Learn 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 or planning to advance further in the study ...
Start Date
Tuesday, September 28th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
September 28th - November 2nd
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Clay Rice

Venue
Online
Sep
29
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. Levels 1 & 2 of Just Enough Italian can be taken at a discounted rate. Click here to register ...
Start Date
Wednesday, September 29th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
September 29th - October 27th
Time
5:30pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$78 ($130 for Levels 1 & 2)
Instructor

Andrea Branchini

Venue
Online
Oct
2
Come learn a simple but powerful goal-setting technique that can help you develop focus, productivity, and success in your writing life. Structured from psychology, adapted for writers, and useful for those working alone or with groups, this workshop teaches you how to turn dreams into practical, positive habits. For all ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 2nd
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Cassie Brown

Venue
Online
Oct
2
“Explaining humor is a lot like dissecting a frog,” Mark Twain allegedly said. “You learn a lot in the process, but in the end you kill it.” Thankfully, we’ve learned a lot about humor since Twain’s day. It’s now possible to dissect what makes something funny—and have fun doing it ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 2nd
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Andrew Shaffer

Venue
Online
Oct
5
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, October 5th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
October 5th - November 16th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Manya Tiwari

Venue
Online
Oct
5
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, October 5th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
October 5th - October 26th
Time
10:15am - 11:00am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Melissa Johnson-Farris

Venue
Online
Oct
5
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, October 5th
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
October 5th - October 26th
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Online
Oct
6
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, October 6th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
October 6th - November 17th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Manya Tiwari

Venue
Online
Oct
6
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, October 6th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
October 6th - November 17th
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Online
Oct
7
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, October 7th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
October 7th - November 18th
Time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Carole Johnston

Venue
Online
Oct
9
Writers will learn what they need to prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November, from how write-ins work to structuring plot and characters. Join other NaNoWriMo writers to discuss potential plans for writing a novel in 30 days. We will go over how to set up a NaNoWriMo ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 9th
Note
One-Time
Time
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Hayley Garrett

Venue
Online
Oct
9
Here’s your chance to sit down with a literary agent and ask all the questions you’ve been eager to ask. Alice Speilburg is coming back to the Carnegie Center to meet one-on-one with writers for 20-minute consultations. Alice is happy to discuss all fiction and nonfiction projects that target a ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 9th
Note
20-minute time slots will be assigned
Time
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cost
$50; $35 for those in need of fee assistance
Instructor

Alice Speilburg, Speilburg Literary Agency

Venue
Online
Oct
11
This class is a focused review of specific skills needed to ace the science, English, and reading sections of the ACT. Space is limited! Sponsored by Valvoline. Required text: The Official ACT Prep Guide 2021-2022 (Publisher: WILEY). Please purchase on your own; you must have the book at the first ...
Start Date
Monday, October 11th
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
October 11th - November 8th
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$45
Instructor

Rajiv Khanna

Venue
Online
Oct
13
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
Wednesday, October 13th
Note
One-Time
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Oct
13
Writer Annie Dillard, in an essay called “Seeing” in Pilgrim at Tinker’s Creek, describes one moment of light in the branches of a tree in a wood: “I had been my whole life a bell and never knew it until that moment I was lifted and struck.” This six-week course ...
Start Date
Wednesday, October 13th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
October 13th - November 17th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Karen Salyer McElmurray

Venue
Online
Oct
14
This class is a focused review of specific skills needed to ace the math section of the ACT. Space is limited! Sponsored by Valvoline. Required text: The Official ACT Prep Guide 2021-2022 (Publisher: WILEY). Please purchase on your own; you must have the book at the first class meeting. Rajiv ...
Start Date
Thursday, October 14th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Duration
October 14th - November 11th
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$45
Instructor

Rajiv Khanna

Venue
Online
Oct
15
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, October 15th
Note
Pre-Recorded
Cost
$30
Instructor

Jennifer Hester Mattox

Venue
Online
Oct
16
3–5 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for storytime, parent-assisted activities, snacks, 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 storytime setting. A ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 16th
Note
One-Time
Time
11:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Oct
16
2 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for storytime, parent-assisted activities, snacks, 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 storytime setting. A ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 16th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:15am - 11:15am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Online
Oct
16
You may think that one of the benefits of being a writer is that you can shut yourself away from the world, but if the recent pandemic and its plethora of Zoom calls have taught us anything, it’s that public speaking is a skill any writer should have. Whether it’s ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 16th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Fiona Young-Brown

Venue
Online
Oct
20
Learn how to convey the most elemental of experiences in words that will be savored long after your work is read. We’ll read compelling food narratives and give you the ingredients to create essays that capture your food heritage. Ellen Birkett Morris has written about food for Cooking Light, The ...
Start Date
Wednesday, October 20th
Note
One-Time
Duration
October 20th - October 20th
Time
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost
$15; $13 for Good Foods Co-op owners)
Instructor

Ellen Birkett Morris

Venue
Online / Good Foods Co-op
Oct
23
Mysteries can be crammed with fun, action, romance, and/or violence depending on your preferences. We’ll explore various types of mysteries, tricks of the trade, and more. Whether you love cozies or hard-boiled, private eye or police procedurals, come explore your options. For all levels. With more than 600 published stories ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 23rd
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Karen Leet

Venue
Online
Oct
24
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, October 24th
Note
One-Time
Time
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
$60
Instructor

Bill Carman & special guest Valerie Askeren

Venue
McConnell Springs Park
Address
416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington, KY 40504
Oct
26
Have you ever read a piece in a magazine or newspaper that you just can’t put down? How do writers for magazines and newspapers pull readers in? We’ll teach you the secrets of how to craft a piece that really grabs your readers and takes them on a journey. From ...
Start Date
Tuesday, October 26th
Note
Tuesdays
Duration
October 26th - November 30th
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Liz Carey

Venue
Online
Oct
30
Plot twists aren’t just for mysteries. Learn the secrets of wrapping readers in with the unexpected - we will examine everything thing from unreliable narrators to how to put a spin on an old cliche. This workshop will help writers of all genres refresh old patterns and take a different ...
Start Date
Saturday, October 30th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Karen Leet

Venue
Online
Nov
1
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
Monday, November 1st
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
November 1st - December 6th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$78
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Nov
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, November 3rd
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
November 3rd - November 17th
Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost
$39; $33 for Good Foods Co-op owners)
Instructor

Sylvia Lovely

Venue
Online / Good Foods Co-op
Nov
6
In this follow-up to last year’s “The Art of the Haiku, Right Now,” poet Kevin Nance will continue his exploration of how this ancient poetic form—famous for its brevity and delicacy, its contemplation of nature and the passage of time—can address contemporary life, including popular culture; how it can look ...
Start Date
Saturday, November 6th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Kevin Nance

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Nov
6
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, November 6th
Note
One-Time
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Elizabeth Burton

Venue
Online
Nov
8
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, November 8th
Note
Meets Monday through Friday
Duration
November 8th - November 12th
Time
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost
$195
Instructor

Sallie Bingham

Venue
Online
Nov
9
The Kentucky Black Writers Collaborative's Black & Lit Book Club returns in November with a discussion of THIS CLOSE TO OKAY by Leesa Cross-Smith. About Black & Lit: KBWC's Black & Lit Book Club celebrates Black Kentucky writers’ recent books. This book group will be open to anyone wanting to ...
Start Date
Tuesday, November 9th
Note
Meets on the second Tuesday of every other month
Time
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair

Venue
Online
Nov
13
According to dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp, “All of us find comfort in seeing the world either from a great distance, at arm’s length, or in close-up.” Though Tharp claims that “we don’t generally waver” from our preferred viewpoints, breaking out of our comfort zones can be a powerful tool ...
Start Date
Saturday, November 13th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Carrie Green

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Nov
13
Is plot the only thing that moves a character along their journey? As readers, what moves our hearts? We will explore what moves us—and our characters—by looking at the heart of plot, its poetic and emotional elements. Often the poetic is all about slowing down: a moment of reflection, a ...
Start Date
Saturday, November 13th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Leigh Schmidli

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Nov
15
Break through writing obstacles during this week-long writing retreat designed to provide motivation and promote writing flow. Each day of this retreat will include: freewriting exercises, goal-setting, independent writing time, craft discussions, and problem-solving sessions to help break through blocks. The retreat will culminate with a share/response session featuring a ...
Start Date
Monday, November 15th
Note
Meets Monday through Friday
Duration
November 15th - November 19th
Time
10:30am - 3:00pm
Cost
$165
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Nov
16
This introductory class will show you how you can begin using your speaking voice for audiobooks, commercials, and more. You will learn about a unique, outside-the-box way to break into this creative, fulfilling, and potentially lucrative industry. Voicing audiobooks can be managed on your own terms, on your own turf, ...
Start Date
Tuesday, November 16th
Note
One-Time
Time
5:15pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$30
Instructor

Justine Reiss

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Nov
17
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. Levels 1 & 2 of Just Enough Italian can be taken at a discounted rate. Click here to register ...
Start Date
Wednesday, November 17th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
November 17th - December 15th
Time
5:30pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$78 ($130 for Levels 1 & 2)
Instructor

Andrea Branchini

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Nov
20
3–5 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for storytime, parent-assisted activities, snacks, 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 storytime setting. A ...
Start Date
Saturday, November 20th
Note
One-Time
Time
11:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
Free
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Nov
20
2 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for storytime, parent-assisted activities, snacks, 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 storytime setting. A ...
Start Date
Saturday, November 20th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:15am - 11:15am
Cost
Free
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Dec
1
Are you ready to set off on a new writing journey in the new year? Or do you feel lost as a writer and need to reprogram your writing GPS? Let us help you on your way to your writing destination. Learn how to lay out a road map, overcome ...
Start Date
Wednesday, December 1st
Note
Meets Wednesdays; Meets twice
Duration
December 1st - December 8th
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$26
Instructor

Eugenia Johnson-Smith

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Dec
11
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 2022. You will receive a checklist of tips on how to set your writing goals and unique ways on how to hold yourself accountable in ...
Start Date
Saturday, December 11th
Note
One-Time
Time
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost
$45 (some supplies included)
Instructor

Melody Westerfield

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street

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