Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Young Women Writers Project

The Carnegie Center invites young women in grades 9-12 to apply to the Young Women Writers Program, a FREE series of intensive workshops focused on self-expression through writing. Five sessions, held on consecutive Saturdays during January and February 2009, will incorporate creative writing exercises in poetry, fiction, flash fiction and memoir. The selected participants will gather for five 4-hour workshops taught by experienced writers with experience in a variety of fields and genres.


The workshop sessions will be held from 10am to 2pm on the following Saturdays: January 31: poetry, how to find your authentic voice and tell your story with Nickole Brown
February 7: flash fiction, music as muse with Sarah V. Combs
February 14: memoir, turning your story into a performance piece with Minna Dubin February 21: poetry, using other art forms as inspiration with Bianca Spriggs
February 28: fiction writing with Lori-Lyn Hurley

All sessions, including a catered lunch, will take place at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington. The Center is located downtown at 251 West Second Street in Gratz Park. Participants must commit to attending at least four of the five workshops; attendance at all five sessions is desired, and participant availability and commitment will be considered as applications are reviewed.

In spring 2009, the young women will be directed in a public performance to showcase their individual and collective writing talents. The performance is scheduled during Downtown Gallery Hop on Friday, April 17 at 5:30 pm. All participants will receive a $50 stipend for their performance and will be invited to read once more during the 2009 Kentucky Women Writers Conference in the fall.

To be considered for the Young Women Writers Program, please submit a cover sheet and a letter stating your interest and motivations for participation. Additionally, a writing sample (no more than 5 pages long) should be included. A creative writing piece is suggested. Information should be mailed or brought to the Carnegie Center by Wednesday, NOVEMBER 19. Selection will be limited to 15-20 Young Women Writers.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Please send us an email (ccll1@carnegieliteracy.org) or call (859.254.4175) for an application.


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