Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Building Hours

We will close Wednesday, December 23rd at 5 pm.

The building will reopen to the public on Monday, January 4th.

The Carnegie Center staff wishes you all a very happy holiday!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Application Deadline Extended: January 15

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.

Those admitted to the program will receive full scholarships covering all instruction and materials as well as lunch at each session. Five sessions, held on consecutive Saturdays during
KFWJanuary and February 2010, will incorporate creative writing exercises in flash fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, poetry and young adult fiction. The selected participants will gather for five 4-hour workshops taught by experienced writers with expertise in a variety of fields and genres. Download the application by clicking here.

The Young Women Writers Workshop is offered by the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning and is funded in part by the Kentucky Foundation for Women.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Calling All Instructors

Call for Enthusiastic
& Experienced Instructors!

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

2010 Camp Slots:
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!
Application deadline Friday, January 29, 2010!
Submit email resume & paragraph describing your camp topic to:
Laura Whitaker, Program Specialist (859) 254-4175
251 West Second Street, Lexington, KY, 40507

Monday, December 7, 2009

Young Women Writers Project

Calling all 9-12th grade young women!

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

Here's a photo of last year's wonderful ladies. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Celebrate Culture Night

November's Family Fun and Learning Night theme was Celebrate Culture Night---one of our most popular of the year. This year was no exception with 80 in attendance. Students received a passport and could "travel" station to station doing crafts and activities from around the globe. Families were also treated to an international food tasting. Here are a few photos from the event:

Stay tuned for information about future Family Fun and Learning Nights!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Winter Classes

The Carnegie Center Winter 2010 class schedule is now available online! Check it out here.

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)
5:30-6:30 pm
Lori-Lyn Hurley

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
10:30 am-noon
Emma Bolden

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
10:00 am-noon
Chuck Sambuchino

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.