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Jan
17
Keep your brain sharp this year! In this fun class, we will do word games, number games, logic puzzles, and all kinds of challenges to keep your brain moving. Elise Mandel holds a master’s degree in education from UMass Amherst, and she teaches classes and works with private students in ...
Start Date
Wednesday, January 17
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
January 17 - May 29
Time
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Elise Mandel

Venue
Online
Jun
13
An informal discussion group focusing on literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy the selected works or borrow them from the library. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list. Jan Isenhour, former Executive Director of the Carnegie Center, has facilitated the Brown Bag group since it ...
Start Date
Thursday, June 13
Note
Meets Thursdays (No Class July 4)
Duration
June 13 - August 22
Time
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Jan Isenhour

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 W. Second Street
Jun
26
This is a 2 part "Cozy Mystery" sequence of classes. You may either take only the first class on June 26 OR take both classes. The second class builds on the first.  Part 1: "What is a Cozy Mystery?" Whether you have heard of a cozy mystery or not, the genre is extremely popular ...
Start Date
Wednesday, June 26
Note
Meets Wednesdays (Two Class Sequence)
Duration
June 26 - July 24
Time
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost
$35 - $70
Instructor

Sylvia Ahrens

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jul
8
The Kentucky Black Writers Collaborative continues the popular Black & Lit Book Club celebrating Black Kentucky writers’ recent books. This book group is open to KBWC members and anyone who wishes to attend. We will explore issues related to race and discuss the characters’ relationships, family, home life, dreams, and ...
Start Date
Monday, July 8
Note
Meets the 2nd Monday of every other month.
Duration
July 8 - September 9
Time
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Claudia Love Mair

Venue
Online
Jul
9
This class will mainly serve as a workshop for students to bring finished drafts of work in for critique and discussion in a safe, supportive environment. Please note that we work under the assumption that students are looking for feedback to change and improve their writing. This is a class ...
Start Date
Tuesday, July 9
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
July 9 - August 27
Time
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost
$112
Instructor

Sean L. Corbin

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jul
9
BIRTH TO 3-YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for a story and playtime that uses seasonally themed books and activities to promote the development of early language skills. We will also provide strategies and share ideas to enable parents to foster a love of reading, writing, speaking, and all things ...
Start Date
Tuesday, July 9
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
July 9 - July 30
Time
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Diane Mason

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jul
15
An adequate understanding of written and spoken French is required. This course is challenging and accessible. Each week we will listen to an episode from a well-known podcast and discuss it together in class. Erica House has been teaching French to children and adults for more than 20 years, and ...
Start Date
Monday, July 15
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
July 15 - August 19
Time
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jul
15
We will review and build from previous levels and apply our knowledge 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: The Complete French Vocabulary Course by Dylane Moreau. Please purchase your own copy of ...
Start Date
Monday, July 15
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
July 15 - August 19
Time
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jul
15
We will continue to add verbs, vocabulary, and expressions to our repertoire. We will practice pronunciation and reading comprehension by reading aloud. Required Text: The Complete French Grammar Course by Dylane Moreau. Please purchase your own copy of the texts. Erica House has been teaching French to children and adults for ...
Start Date
Monday, July 15
Note
Meets Mondays
Duration
July 15 - August 19
Time
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jul
16
We now have gained enough tools from the previous levels to delve more deeply into reading, listening, and discussing comprehension through conversation. Each week we will listen to an episode from a well-known podcast and discuss it together in class. Erica House has been teaching French to children and adults ...
Start Date
Tuesday, July 16
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
July 16 - August 20
Time
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jul
17
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 class! ...
Start Date
Wednesday, July 17
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
July 17 - August 21
Time
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Erica House

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jul
17
This eight-week series is recommended for writers with works of nonfiction in progress, or ideas for true stories they want to tell. During each class, we will study a contemporary essay and discuss what we can borrow from it, and workshop class members’ original essays. Lucy Jayes holds an MFA ...
Start Date
Wednesday, July 17
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
July 17 - August 28
Time
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost
$98
Instructor

Lucy Jayes

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West 2nd Street
Jul
19
Bring your lunch or just yourself for 2 hours of informal Spanish dialogue. These classes are all in Spanish and you are welcome to participate or simply listen. Please note the date(s) that you are purchasing as each class is registering separately as a stand-alone event. No preparation required. Just ...
Start Date
Friday, July 19
Note
Individual Sessions on Friday and Saturday
Duration
July 19 - August 10
Time
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Erica Cook

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jul
24
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. Enrolled students also receive an invitation to join Marcia in additional kids’ book writing opportunities for free. Marcia Thornton Jones ...
Start Date
Wednesday, July 24
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Duration
July 24 - August 28
Time
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Marcia Thornton Jones

Venue
Online
Jul
27
3–5 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for story time, free books, and hands-on activities designed to encourage early excitement for reading. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a story time setting. A free book is included for the first 15 registered ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 27
Note
Meets Saturdays (monthly)
Duration
July 27 - August 24
Time
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jul
27
Last Saturday of the month: May 25, June 29, July 27, August 24 • ONLINE • FREE Join us for a monthly discussion group of contemporary Latin American, Latinx, and Hispanic fiction conducted in Spanish. The group welcomes members who are comfortable reading adult Spanish-language books and talking about them ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 27
Note
Meets last Saturday of each month
Duration
July 27 - August 24
Time
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Tatianna Verswyvel

Venue
Online
Jul
27
2 YEAR-OLDS & THEIR GROWN-UPS: Join us for story time, free books, and hands-on activities designed to encourage early excitement for reading. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy toddlers and is a great first introduction to a story time setting. A free book is included for the first 15 ...
Start Date
Saturday, July 27
Note
Meets Saturdays (monthly)
Duration
July 27 - August 24
Time
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Glenna Holloway

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jul
30
ONLINE: The Carnegie Center Screenwriting Group is thrilled to welcome Valerie Brandy as a guest speaker! Valerie is an accomplished author, screenwriter, and filmmaker who has worked for Walt Disney Studios, Warner Brothers, FX, Universal, Disney Channel, and many others! You can learn more about Valerie at her website www.valeriebrandy.com and she will ...
Start Date
Tuesday, July 30
Note
One time, Tuesday
Duration
July 30 - July 30
Time
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost
$10
Instructor

Mitch Smith

Venue
Online
Jul
30
Learn to speak conversational Italian and appreciate Italian culture. In this course, you’ll learn the 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. CANCELLATION POLICY: The Carnegie Center reserves ...
Start Date
Tuesday, July 30
Note
Meets Tuesdays
Duration
July 30 - August 27
Time
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost
$70
Instructor

Andrea Branchini

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Jul
30
Join us for a monthly discussion of contemporary and classic novels as well as nonfiction chosen by the group. This group has been meeting since 1993 and always welcomes new members! To join or for information about current selections, contact Alan at church11@webtv.net or (859) 252-7041 or Erin O’Donnell at ...
Start Date
Tuesday, July 30
Note
This class meets on the last Tuesday of every month, January through November.
Duration
July 30 - November 26
Time
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost
FREE
Instructor

Alan Church

Venue
Hybrid (Carnegie Center for In-Person)
Jul
31
Humankind has always been fascinated by extremes: what is extraordinarily beautiful, extraordinarily ugly, and beyond societal norms. If you find these ideas appeal to you more than usual, how do you capture these experiences and portray them in your art, whether written or visual? In this course we will discuss ...
Start Date
Wednesday, July 31
Note
One time, Wednesday
Duration
July 31 - July 31
Time
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Darian Bianco

Venue
Online
Aug
8
Enliven your poetry by understanding and practicing sound devices unique to poems, such as consonance, assonance, harmonic structure, rhythm, and rhyme. We'll look at model poems and draft new work with an option to share what you've written during class. Marianne Worthington is co-founder and poetry editor of Still: The ...
Start Date
Thursday, August 8
Note
One time, Thursday
Duration
August 8 - August 8
Time
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Marianne Worthington

Venue
Online
Aug
24
(Participants should bring their own brown bag lunch) Stuck in a creative charley-horse? Trying to find the richer voice of your poem or your protagonist’s deeper motive, or your memoir’s better direction? Ready for a new project? The SoulCollage® method, using images and journaling prompts (provided) as doorways into clarity, ...
Start Date
Saturday, August 24
Note
Meets Saturday (One Time)
Duration
August 24 - August 24
Time
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost
$52
Instructor

Lisa M. Miller

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Aug
24
"Outdoor Writing" as a genre, can take many forms. It can be creative nonfiction (Steven Rinella), fiction (Ernest Hemingway), or combinations of both (Norman Maclean). The genre can include book-length essays, novels, weekly newspaper columns, and the most common, magazine stories. The market is extensive. The outdoor industry adds $70 ...
Start Date
Saturday, August 24
Note
One time, Saturday
Duration
August 24 - August 24
Time
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost
$70
Instructor

Bill Carman

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.

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