Monday, March 23, 2009

Calling all 4th and 5th grade Girls

Here at the Carnegie Center, we’re planning the final session in our 2008-09 Young Women Writers Project. The Young Women Writers Project is funded in part by the Kentucky Foundation for Women and is devoted to encouraging the artistic and personal development of emerging young women writers (representing public and private schools in Fayette and surrounding counties) in grades 9-12. In January and February of this year, the young women met at the Carnegie Center for five consecutive Saturdays, during which they studied fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry and performance under the guidance of established women writers in their 20s and 30s.

Now, we want to encourage them to further hone their craft by mirroring the mentorship they received during the 5 Project workshops: On SATURDAY, April 18th from 10 am-1:30pm, the Carnegie Center will host a FREE workshop during which the Young Women Writers will mentor 4th- and 5th-grade girls who have an interest in writing. We hope to open the workshop to as many as 20 young ladies. The 2008-09 Young Women Writers will conduct the workshop under the leadership of Bianca Spriggs-Floyd, one of the previous instructors, as well as Carnegie Center staff, so rest assured that the elementary school girls will be under careful adult supervision at all times. The workshop will include a free lunch at the Carnegie Center, and we’ll do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions, etc.

Please contact us today if you are interested in enrolling a student.



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