Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Planning a summer trip to a spanish-speaking country? Dreaming of Mexican beaches? Colonial towns like Morelia and San Miguel? The Alhambra? Madrid? Wherever travel takes you, it will be helpful to know some basic Spanish.
Join us Monday, May 5th and Wednesday, May 7th (5:30-7:30 pm) for a fun Spanish for Travelers course taught by Elise Mandel. Students will get quick exposure to some basic conversation and ways to navigate the language. This 2-session class will include greetings, hotel and travel vocabulary...and of course, how to order great food!
Cost $20! Call (859.254.4175) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Lots One wants to become a headlight
in the desert of impalpable dark.
What becomes of the neophyte,
flesh against flesh? They said to park
One wants to become a headlight
in the desert of impalpable dark,
the body a thing that fits cleanly between
flesh, against flesh. They said to park
there, on the left. They want to entwine
the body, a thing that fits cleanly in between.
One wants to glow behind the orange tape,
there, on the left. One wants to entwine
knower and known from lots six and eight.
One wants to glow behind the orange tape.
Meanwhile, they want you sexless as concrete,
nowhere, a no one from lots six and eight,
light licking shadow, yellow lines laid neat.
Skillet, Oil, Meat
My father’s mother, with those hands
that, at thirteen, hauled wood,
killed pigs, washed linens, paling
from the bleach, would set herself
to tilt skillets full of oil,
a circle of perfect dark
wider than a growing bulb,
smaller than the mouth’s hole.
She pruned hibiscus leaves
in her jet-black bathing suit,
sported the wig not for lack of hair,
but because, at the end of the day,
she could lay back, lift
the cumbersome load of curls
onto the manikin head staring back
from her vanity and sleep lighter,
tresses breathing in, out with
the bedroom window’s draft.
She stretched a bronzed arm
over the cement pots, tilted
the pitcher, watched water
tremble off the top,
then, to nourish the animate, pulled
chicken gizzards for the frying pan.
Hot oil rattles meat
almost as hard as grief.
The sizzle is not unlike
the dissolving body, bones
caved in under the weight of spirit,
smoke from burnt flesh, stygian hiss,
opaque when cooled, useful
for cornbread, pies, beans.
Song of White Noise The hive is gone now;
the vacuum pounds complaint
at corners of a room.
The hive is gone now;
I needed something to possess;
you needed possessions, but more,
someone calm to hold your hand
down the fluorescent aisles,
constructed other, flesh
of your flesh, voice of your device.
Now my voice will rise to you
from behind every automation.
Scan item. Validate pass. Hand me
your extracted cerebrum.
Look how I’ve grown exactly where
your old house used to be.
I’ll teach you how to count
your fingers into finger-bones,
a Sybil with mouths
all over, behind glass, wave-like,
my leaves encoded like a pollen
batting at your atmosphere.
Remember that tomorrow is the last day of National Poetry Month! Happy writing! Thank you again to Robert for sharing with us!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Thursdays, May 1 to May 22
A writing workshop for 10 to 12-year-old students who want to express themselves and their experiences through various writing media. Bring your journal! Hands-on exercises will explore poetry, playwrighting, and creative nonfiction. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and Express Yourself!
Taught by Morgan Kirkland
Please call 859.254.4175 for more information or if you are interested in signing up.
You can also send your registration info to email@example.com.
(Name, Grade, Phone Number, Address, School, Guardian Name)
We take payment by cash, check or credit card (except for American Express).
Thursday, April 24, 2008
If you are interested in more information about the next ELBC, give us a call at 859.254.4175.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Get plugged in for the next FFLN on May 13th. For more information about May's Game Night, call 859.254.4175.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
We hope that you can join us tonight for FFLN: Celebrate Earth Day! Call today to reserve your spot (859.254.4175).
Monday, April 21, 2008
FREE Dinner will also be served.
This program is most suitable for students in elementary and early middle school.
Call today to sign up (859.254.4175)
We hope to see you then!
Friday, April 18, 2008
If you can't make it this weekend, we'd like to recommend the featured book for you to read at home. We will be reading The Biggest Bear by author and illustrator, Adam Relf.
Have a wonderful weekend! Hope to see you all at tonight's Gallery Hop!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Happy reading---no matter how many books you finish!
Check out this week's poll, too! It's in honor of National Poetry Month and Young People's Poetry Week.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Please join us tomorrow night for Lynnell Edwards' FREE reading and signing of her book of poems, The Highwayman's Wife. The reading will begin at 6:30 pm. Then, at 7:30 pm, Lynnell will lead a hands- on workshop, "A CONSIDERATION OF THE 'LINE" IN POETRY." The cost of the workshop is $25. Lynnell's books are currently on sale at the Carnegie Center.
Lynnell Edwards is the author of The Farmer's Daughter. Her work has appeared in Poets Against the War; Raising Our Voices: Oregon Poets Against the War; and numerous literary journals including: Poems & Plays, Southern Poetry Review, Poetry East, and Dos Passos Review. She is a regular reviewer for The Georgia Review, Pleiades, and Rain Taxi. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky where she teaches at the University of Louisville. She received her doctorate in English at the University of Louisville and her undergraduate degree at Centre College in Kentucky. She is the recipient of a 2007 Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council.
Lynnell Edwards is the author of two collections of poetry, both from Red Hen Press: The Highwayman's Wife (2007) and The Farmer's Daughter (2003).
We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Today is not only Tax Day, but also the 556th birthday of Leonardo da Vinci. In honor of this great artist, do something creative today!
Check of Leonardo's workshop for kids. Explore interesting sites about his life and work.
Ponder da Vinci's advice to writers, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Get inspired! Happy Tax Day Tuesday!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Stop by the Carnegie Center next week to celebrate Young People's Poetry Week! There will be a ton of exciting activities: poetry listening stations, a poetry wall, magnetic poetry stations, featured poems throughout the bldg, a poetry window, and lots, lots more!
We are also still taking submissions for our Young People's Poetry Contest (see earlier post or call for further details!)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
0:30 am to 12:30 pm
taught by Milton Toby
Interested in writing a legal thriller, but don’t know where to start? Join attorney and author Milton Toby for a discussion of the genre. Learn why a thriller isn’t a mystery and why the difference matters, where to find story ideas, how plot structure can build and maintain suspense, and some common mistakes to avoid. If you have a work in progress to share, feel free to bring it along.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Keep writing and stay tuned for our next poll question.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Here are the details on this new class:
for Elementary School Students
$5 materials fee per student
Take the anxiety out of test-taking and do your tip-top best! Handy tips and practice activities. It will be fun!
Give us a call or send us an email to sign up!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Can't join us? Make a donation to the Carnegie Center instead! Contact Jennifer Mattox for further information (859.254.4175 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
We wanted to publish an updated list of items that we still need for the space.
Our Wish List:
1. Coffee table (preferably light wood, super solid)
2. Large rug (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. As always, gently used or new children and young adult books
4. Microsoft Office software
Thanks to all of our generous supporters!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Happy April Fools' Day! In honor of this (kind-of) holiday, check out some of the world's greatest April Fools' hoaxes and pranks. You'll have to think BIG, but you may get some ideas.
If you fancy yourself a prankster, leave us a little story of your best.