Wednesday, September 30, 2009

5 Books Series

5 Banned Books

Everyone Must Read

Led by Neil Chethik

Thursday, October 1

Celebrate your intellectual freedom! Join this animated discussion as we observe National Banned Books Week (September 26th-October 3rd). Writer-in-residence Neil Chethik will share his top 5 list of banned books. Bring your own list and a copy of your favorite banned book!

We hope that you can join us!



Tuesday, September 29, 2009

For High School Writers

Creative Writing for High School

taught by Laura Benton & Matthew Haughton

9th-12th Grades

Wednesdays, September 30-November 18
COST: only $10

This dynamic workshop focuses on inspiration, revision, literature and peer critiques. Participants will have the opportunity to meet active professional writers, artists, and musicians in the community and will join in an event to showcase their work.

We hope that you can join us!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Family Fun and Learning Night

Here are a few photos from FFLN "International Day of Peace":

Hope you are having a wonderful week!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just a Reminder

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 23rd is the submission deadline for Lynn Pruett's Masters Level Fiction Writing class. More workshop info here.

Please let us know if you have any questions.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Date Change

Early Learner Book Club's October date has changed. They will now meet at 10:30 am on October 24th.

Thank you!


Friday, September 18, 2009

Gallery Hop

Gallery Hop tonight!

Join us between 5-8 pm for

“Those Seductive Greek Isles”
Photographs by Jesse Sisken

We hope to see you here!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thank you Waldenbooks

A very special thank you to Waldenbooks for holding yet another book drive for the Carnegie Center. We appreciate it so very much!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

KaBooM Writing Group Panel at KWWC

This past Saturday at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, the KaBooM Writing Group (Mary H. Alexander, Susan Christerson Brown, Jan Isenhour, Leatha Kendrick, Gail M. Koehler, Lynn Pruett and Pam Sexton) presented a panel discussion titled, "Collective Energy: Taking Our Writing to the Next Level." Jan, Executive Director of the Carnegie Center, and many other writers in the group are regular workshop instructors. We thought that you would enjoy a few photos from the session.

The Carnegie Center would like to congratulate the group on the completion of their anthology, When the Bough Breaks. We are so excited for you all!


We loved welcoming many of you to our building during the conference. We hope you visit soon!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday, dear Carnegie Center, Happy birthday to you.

The Carnegie Center is 17 years old today!


Gypsy Poetry Slam TONIGHT

We hope to see you there!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thank you from the Carnegie Center

Thank you to Good Foods Co-op for spotlighting the Carnegie Center during July and August for the “Give Where You Live” program! Close to $250 was raised to support Carnegie Center programs.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Class at the Carnegie Center

Visual Literacy
Adele Prager
Fridays, September 11-November 13
$100 (plus materials)

Visual art has been a part of human life since the Stone Age. In this workshop,
artist and teacher Adele Prager will show you how to talk about visual art
and instruct you in how to create it. In addition to study of the masters, you’ll
receive drawing assignments. No prior art training necessary. 12 students

Don't miss out. Call (859.254.4175) or register online today!


Friday, September 4, 2009

Building Closing

The Carnegie Center will be closed for Labor Day weekend (Saturday-Monday).

We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8 at 9 AM.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Master Writing Class

Don't miss out on this great writing opportunity!

Master Class in Fiction:
Invention vs. Intention

Taught by Lynn Pruett

Thursdays, October 1-December 3
No Class October 8 or November 26

Bring several pieces of fiction, fragments, gems, that you are fond of but, for some reason, you haven't been able to 'fix' or place in the right context. We will work with form and structure to explore new ways to incorporate or develop your pieces into something unintended, new, and complete. Applicants must submit a 6-8 page fiction writing sample by Wednesday, September 23. The submissions will be juried. Class limit: 10 participants.

Call today with any questions. 859.254.4175.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Short Stories ONLY Contest Finalists and Winners

The Carnegie Center is excited to announce the winners of the 2009 Short Stories ONLY! contest. Coming soon to the website.

First Place: Amanda Forsting, Louisville

"Becoming Genevieve"

Second Place: Tanya J. Tyler, Lexington

"He Jumped"


Darryl Halbrooks, Richmond "Singrid Advaard"

Anne Hayden, Lexington "Untitled"

Deborah Rice, Lexington "Crackers"

Lori Sheroan, Paris "Cut-outs"

The contest judge was award-winning short fiction writer Jim Tomlinson. The reading was Sept. 1.

Congrats to all!



Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kentucky Women Writer's Conference

Don't forget to sign up for the Kentucky Women Writers Conference events, September 10th-12th. It is their exciting 30th anniversary.

Check out their itinerary here!
Check out the presenter list here!
Check out the Gypsy Poetry Slam here!

Register here!