Genre/Other Writing Classes

  • June 12, 2019

    Writing for Healing

    With Laverne Zabielski. For emerging and advanced writers over 50. Develop a rigorous practice of writing to confront, comfort, and overcome the emotional pain that eventually settles upon us during a life lived to its fullest. Using timed writings, you will write and share work in class, develop deep listening skills, and cultivate the ability to respond to the work of other writers. Not everything that gets written becomes a poem or narrative. However, everything that gets written gives us a deeper glimpse into who we are and what we have to share. Laverne Zabielski is...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, June 12 - July 31
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • June 14, 2019

    Free Writing Practice

    With Melissa Bell-Pitts. 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 during two or three short sessions. After each timed session, writers read aloud their new work to the other participating members who respond by recalling words or images that resonated. This zen-like practice originated in Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones. Led by Melissa Bell-Pitts, whose works have ...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Fridays, June 14 - August 30
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      Free
  • June 25, 2019

    Write Like a Broad

    With Donna Ison. Write your way to your Best Reality On A Daily. Use poetry, personal essay, flash fiction, and drama to become more Bold, Real, Open, Adaptable, and Deliberate, both as a writer and a person. Each class will offer exercises to promote exploration, expression, and empowerment. This is not your great aunt’s writing class. Donna Ison is an author, YouTuber, award-winning performance poet, arts producer, and the host of the BroadCast on Lexington Community Radio. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, June 25 - July 30
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
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  • July 8, 2019

    Q-munity: An LGBTQ* Reading & Writing Group

    With Jay McCoy. 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 all genres, writing levels, and identities, it will be a generative workshop with in-class free writing and directed exercises. Each week, we will engage in guided discussions drawn from assigned short readings. You will have the opportunity to sh...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, July 8 - August 26
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      Free
  • August 17, 2019

    Writing From the Inside Out

    With Nita Sweeney. Does that nasty inner critic keep you from writing? If so, spend some time learning writing practice with Nita Sweeney, MFA, author of Depression Hates a Moving Target , writing coach, and long-time student and teaching assistant of Natalie Goldberg. “Writing practice” reduces stress around writing, increases productivity, and tames the inner critic. In-class writing practice, optional reading with no critique and short periods of meditation help students access their wild writing minds. No previous writing or meditation experience is necessary. Open t...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, August 17
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40