Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The Carnegie Center is calling on 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. Applications are due no later than Friday, January 15, 2010. Selection will be limited to 15 participants.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Here’s your chance to lead & inspire
middle school students as they explore the world…
Potential camp topics include:
Movie Making/Screenwriting • Sports Medicine/Nutrition • Technology
Performance Poetry • Experiential Creative Writing • Science Writing
Song Writing • Architecture & Design • Photography • Art Creation & Critique
Law & Justice • Travel Writing • Film Critique • Community Gardening
Computer Programming • Graphic Novel/Comic Creation • Graphic Design
July 12-16 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:00-5:00pm
July 19-23 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:00-5:00pm
July 26-30 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:00-5:00pm
- Each instructor teaches a one-week, half-day session
- Camp topics and activities geared towards rising 6th - 8th grade students. Campers should have fun while being exposed to potential careers. Day trips encouraged!
- Competitive stipend: $25 per hour of instruction time
- Experience instructing middle school students required
- Topics listed above are suggestions – feel free to propose your own ideas!
Submit email resume & paragraph describing your camp topic to:
Laura Whitaker, Program Specialist
email@example.com (859) 254-4175
251 West Second Street, Lexington, KY, 40507
Monday, December 7, 2009
It's the final week for applications to the Young Women Writers Project.
More information here.
Download your application here.
All applications must be received or postmarked by Friday, December 11. The Carnegie Center will be open from 9-5 pm that day.
Please let us know if you need further information. You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's a photo of last year's wonderful ladies. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Stay tuned for information about future Family Fun and Learning Nights!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Schedules should be arriving in mailboxes next week.
We can't wait for you to see some of the exciting offerings this season. Here are a few new class highlights:
Divining the Self through Words and Movement
Mondays, February 1-March 15 (no class February 15)
This workshop incorporates basic yoga postures and stretching with journaling prompts designed to help us achieve clarity around issues of self- image and the stories we tell ourselves about our lives. Through movement, we achieve body awareness that allows us to delve deeper into self awareness.
Feeling as a Foreign Language: Finding Your Poetic Voice
Saturdays, January 30-March 6
Want to find, flex, and strengthen your voice as a writer? This workshop is designed to help you do so. Through a series of discussions, exercises, and prompts, we’ll explore the ways in which one can make a poem, delving into different aspects of form and content so that you can find the best notes for your own voice as a poet. Bring a blank notebook and a sense of adventure.
Everything You Need to Know About Getting an Agent
Saturday, March 20
In this seminar, Writers Digest Editor Chuck Sambuchino will address all things literary agent, and show writers how to snag a rep without fear of being scammed. We’ll discuss book proposals, novel synopses, query letters, pitching, how to find an agent, and everything else. Questions welcomed and encouraged!
Many more exciting offerings this season. Get registered today! 859.254.4175.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Remember, it is also the last day to make a bid on the UK tickets being auctioned. Check here for more details.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Kelly Flood and Neil Chethik have donated to the Carnegie Center two tickets for the UK-Louisville basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. This will be the first meeting of head coaches John Calipari and Rick Pitino since Calipari took over at UK. The seats are in the Lower Level of Rupp Arena, about a dozen rows from the floor (Section 11, Row J).
The Carnegie Center is auctioning off the seats. All of the money from the auction will go to support the Center's mission to promote literacy and learning for all ages.
We are starting the bidding at $500, and are accepting bid-raises in $100 increments only. If you'd like to make a bid, please call or send an email email@example.com or (859) 254-4175. All bids will be taken in the order of the time stamp indicated on the e-mails received (or the time of the phone call). The latest bidding will be posted here on the Carnegie Center's blog, www.CarnegieCenterBlog.blogspot.com. Visit the blog or contact the center for the current bid.
Bids will be taken until 5 pm on Monday, Nov. 23. At that point, we will contact the highest bidder, who will have 24 hours to pay for the tickets.
Feel free to send this e-mail to others who may want to bid. The bidders do not need to be connected with the Carnegie Center.
Thank you, good luck, and let the bidding begin!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Here are a few photos, courtesy of Andrew Owens, of the night. Enjoy!
thank you to the Lexington Vintage Dancers for their performances
yummy cake provided by The Sugar Forest
flowers from E. Stephen Hein florist
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Join us for a great day of sessions for the 2009 Literacy Conference. Here is the exciting agenda:
12:00-1:00 – Lunch (provided with full day registration)
1:00-5:00 – daytime sessions, featuring group presentations and breakout workshops on the following topics:
“KIRIS? CATS? Senate Bill 1? Kentucky Assessments: Then and Now”
“In the Flow: What Comprises Engaged Reading?”
“Kentucky’s Adult Education Challenge”
“Dyslexia―Separating Myth from Reality”
“Top Writing Tips”
5:00-7:30 – evening sessions, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Richard Allington (author of What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs, and other books and articles)
Featuring guest speakers:
- Betsy Goldsworthy, The Academic Edge
- Mr. Reecie Stagnolia, Kentucky Adult Education
- Jason Routin, Carnegie Center Literacy Specialist
– Sarah Whitaker, University of Georgia, Educational Psychology
Call today for more information or to get registered 859.254.4175.