Monday, March 31, 2008
We hope that you have received your Spring brochure, and are ready to sign up for one of our exciting Spring classes. The season begins next Monday, April 7th, so be sure to sign up and reserve your space today. Remember, scholarships are always available!
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call (859.254.4175) or send us an email.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Please join us tonight for Leatha Kendrick's reading and reception celebrating the release of her book, Second Opinion.
Friday, March 28th
Come celebrate with Leatha. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Announcing the Second Annual Next Great Writers Competition!
A new call for manuscripts---here's the details:
- Writers should submit manuscripts of fiction or nonfiction prose (up to 12 double-spaced pages) or poetry (up to 5 poems).
- There is a $10 fee per entry, payable to the Carnegie Center.
- Entries should include a cover sheet complete with writer’s name, address, e-mail address, and phone number; names should NOT appear on the manuscript itself.
- Deadline for submitting an entry is SATURDAY, MAY 17. Entries must be postmarked or received by that date.
- Winning authors and those selected to read will be notified by June 1.
- The Carnegie Center’s Next Great Writers Reading will take place Friday, June 20 at 7:30 pm.
- The cash prize is $150 for first place and $100 for second.
- Up to 12 writers will be invited to read.
Send entries to:
The Next Great Writers Competition
The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Happy Writing and Good Luck!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Please join us tomorrow for the Men's Book Discussion Group --with Special Author Appearance!
For more information, contact Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 859-254-4175
This month's book is Sue Mundy: A Novel of the Civil War, by former Kentucky poet laureate Richard Taylor. The book has been called "powerful," "exciting," "engaging" historical fiction. Join us for a lively discussion, led by writer-in-residence Neil Chethik, on Thurs., March 27, 7-8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to men of all ages. We have just confirmed that author Richard Taylor will join us for the discussion!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Young People's Poetry Contest (K-12 grade)
in celebration of National Young People's Poetry Week (April 14-18)
Students in kindergarten though 12th grade should
submit a poem on the topic of the student’s choice.
ONE ENTRY PER STUDENT, PLEASE.
Participation is FREE!
A cash prize of $25 will be awarded to the winners of
* elementary category
*middle/high school category
Please include a cover sheet with student’s name,
age, grade, school, parent/guardian’s name,
and parent/guardian’s phone number.
Students’ names should NOT appear on poems.
Winners will be notified MAY 12, as we kick off
NATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK: MAY 12-16
Please contact us if you would like more information or if you have any questions.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, April 5th
UK Coldstream Research Campus
Along with the University of Kentucky Honors Program and the UK Student Government Association, the Carnegie Center is invites you to participate in the Fourth Annual Carnegie Center 5K Run/Walk for Literacy. More information and registration forms on our website.
We hope that you can join us!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Just a reminder that Monday will start Spring Registrations. There are plenty of new classes, as well as old-favorites.
Thanks for your patience as we finalized our new registration database. We hope that it will make registering for classes a breeze.
We can't wait to hear from you!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Check out our brochure on the web or coming soon to a mailbox near you! If you would like to join our mailing list, please contact us. You'll receive a schedule of our classes 4 times per year.
Classes will start beginning the week of April 7th. We'll be offering some new classes and plenty of old favorites. Feel free to give us a call to find out information on your favorite class (859.254.4175).
Important Info to Remember regarding registration:
- You may register via phone, in person or email.
- Your registration is complete upon payment. We accept payment by cash, check, or credit card, except for American Express.
- Scholarships are available for all classes. Please inquire if you are interested.
- Classes can no longer be prorated because we must honor our commitment to pay instructors. Special allowances will be made for new students who did not know about the start of classes.
- A $10 processing fee will be applied to any refunds made after the start of class.
- All language class textbooks (except for classes taught by Elise Mandel) can be purchased at the front desk. Elise will sell her own textbooks on the first day of class. Feel free to call and inquire about prices. Most books can be used for multiple sessions.
We can't wait to start such an exciting season!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Registration for summer tutoring will begin May 1!
You are welcome to all or stop by to reserve your spot beginning at that date.
• Students will work with a tutor in small groups (2-3 students per tutor), for one hour, one time per week. Students seeking additional instruction time are encouraged to sign up for our other FREE programs.
• Cost: $10 for the summer; scholarships are available
• Parents should register students for one of the slots available (see page 5).
We hope this helps you plan for the summer. Feel free to call (859.254.4175) or email for more information. (Becky Plas, Tutoring Coordinator, Americorps VISTA)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Thursday, 3/13 is the next installement of the Eclectic Living Room series, an informal, but lively discussion of New Books by Great Writers authors.
Leatha Kendrick will lead the discussion of Marie Bradby's, Some Friend. This FREE event will begin at 5:30 pm. The group will meet in the Carnegie Center's lobby on the couches.
We hope that you will also be able to attend our New Books by Great Writer's event the following Thursday (3/20). Marie will be here for a FREE reading and signing of her book, which will be on sale at the Carnegie Center. There will not be an accompanying workshop for this particular NBGW event.
Book these upcoming dates in your calendar. You won't want to miss these events! It's a great way to spend a Thursday night.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The Carnegie Center is excited to announce a reading and reception to celebrate the release of Leatha Kendrick's book, Second Opinion. Leatha is a longtime friend and instructor of the Carnegie Center, and we wish her such continued success!
READING AND RECEPTION
WHEN: Friday, March 28, 2008
6:30pm – 8pm
251 West Second Street
Jesse Stuart Room
Monday, March 10, 2008
Here are the camps for this year:
Mon.-Fri. July 7-11, 8:30-12:30 PM
FROM JAZZ TO HIP HOP: EXPLORING DANCE, RHYTHM & SONG
Did you know that the popular music and dances we enjoy today have their roots in African drum rhythms and dances? Come and find out this summer. Explore different African based dances from Stepping to the Charleston and more. Kick up your heels and get down! Taught by Aminata Cairo.
Mon.-Fri. July 7-11, 1:00-5:00 PM
WHAT'S YOUR STORY?: A WORKSHOP FOR WRITERS
If you like to write, this is the camp for you! We'll explore creative
writing in all its forms and draw on the world around us to turn ideas,
dreams, images, memories, and secrets into stories, poems, memoirs, and
more. Bring a pen, paper, and your wildest imagination. Taught by Sarah Combs.
Mon.-Fri. July 14-18, 8:30-12:30 PM
Always getting in trouble for talking too much? Have you dreamed of being a news anchor, speech writer, weatherperson, and lawyer? This is your chance to shine! Join us for a week long exploration of communication and gain the polish and self-confidence to work with any audience. We’ll work with local personalities, get tips from the pros, and help you develop your skills behind the mike. If you’re not a natural, don’t worry, we’ll work on writing, speaking, improvisation, poise and confidence. Taught by Johanna Truesdell.
Mon.-Fri. July 14-18, 1:00-5:00 PM
Mon.-Fri. July 21-25, 8:30-12:30 PM
SLAM ON IT!: POETRY FOR THE PAGE, POETRY FOR THE STAGE
This week we'll focus on two very important aspects of writing and speaking our work. We'll be creating images using our five senses /and /learn how to write and perform spoken word poems such as the Rant! The images we create using the world around us and how we perceive it using touch, taste, smell, sound, and sight will make us better writers. Communicating the images we achieve to an audience is just as important as writing them, so we'll be viewing professionals, performance poets and attempting to recreate their power in our own way! Taught by Bianca Spriggs
Mon.-Fri. July 21-25, 1:00-5:00 PM
YOUR MEDIA, YOUR MESSAGE
Students can sign up for any or all camps. Cost is $50 per camp. Scholarships are available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch (cost $15 per camp). Lunch will be provided for all day campers. Call today to sign up your student (859.254.4175) or send us an email.
Summer is just around the corner!
Friday, March 7, 2008
In her own words...
Bruce Hill Florence is wife, mother, grandmother, college administrator, church elder, board member, community volunteer. She loves to cook and burns only about half what she puts on the stove, reads everything including the shampoo bottles lining the tub, was reared in the mountains of
None of us spotted the cloud of dust rising down the county road. Fleetie’s cheeks were flushed a rosy pink and every foot on the porch was keeping steady time. Mother gathered up an armful of the long strings to drape over the clothes line.
The cloud of dust moved onto the straight stretch leading to the little cluster of houses at the crossing. Pearl’s truck slammed to a stop in front of the house catching us by surprise. He was mean drunk. My stomach twisted with dread at the look of him.
“By God, what do we have here?”
Stay tuned for the full text! Congratulations again, Bruce!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Check it out at News Page literary blog.
Contests are a great motivator for writers. Get out there, dig in and do it!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Here are the results:
First prize and winner of the Carole Pettit Medallion:
Bruce Florence, Cynthiana
Second prize: Hal Ackerman, Los Angeles, California
Flo Brumley, Versailles
Carolyn Davis, Marshall, North Carolina
Marge Fulton, Hazard
Joe Hall, Lexington
Edward A. Marheine, Lexington
Michael Allyn McCormick, Portland, Oregon
Thomas F. Miller, Berea
Susan Owens, Lexington
Peggy Park, Lexington
Karen Phillips, Flintstone, Georgia
Gladys Pramuk, Lexington
Maggie Wise Riley, Louisville
Lee Ann Rohrer, Lexington
Robert Ross, Altamonte Springs, Florida
David Snell, Paris
Mary Fran Soulis, Lexington
Charles Edward White, Lexington
Stay tuned for future Carnegie Center contests! Keep writing!
Here's what is needed:
1. Book Shelves/Book Cases
-one about 87”wide x 34” (max.) high
-one 34” (max.) wide x 72” tall
-a light, faux-wood finish is appreciated (to match existing shelves) but not necessary!
-3.5 yd x 4 yd
-muted children’s colors appreciated but not necessary. It could be a finished carpet remnant rather than an official rug. It is for the sitting corner, where tutoring pairs will be able to sit and read comfortably beneath the shade of a large potted tree.
3. Coffee Table
4. End Tables
-super-solid, 2-3 would be welcome
5. MS Office software
If you are interested in donating any of these items, feel free to contact Becky Plas (tutoring coordinator) or Laura Whitaker (volunteer coordinator) at our main number (859.254.4175) or by email.
6. Children and Young Adult Books, as always!
-Especially 2-3rd grade nonfiction!
Thanks for all that you do to make the Carnegie Center a special place!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Next Tuesday, March 11th is the final scheduled Youth Meeting Authors Event with Anne Shelby, author of featured book, The Adventures of Molly Whuppie and Other Appalachian Folktales.
Her program at the Carnegie Center will begin at 5:30 pm include a reading, workshop and book signing. Books are now available for purchase at the center at the front desk. Please contact us for further details!
The cost of the workshop is $5 per family. Students are welcome to purchase the book as well, but will be provided a FREE book placard to get signed as another option. This can be saved keepsake memento or placed in a copy of the book down the road.We h0pe that you can join us for this exciting program!
Monday, March 3, 2008
On Tuesday, March 4th from 6:30-8 pm the Carnegie Center will host the annual Legacies reading, featuring the finalists of our Legacies Writing Contest for Writers over 55. Please join us in the support of our finalists. We will also be announcing the first and second place winners Tuesday night.
We hope to see you there!