Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
The Carnegie Center remembers Jim Hall, former poet laureate and Carnegie Center friend, who passed away yesterday.
Jim Hall was an outspoken advocate for the Carnegie Center.
“The Carnegie Center is a real friend-in-waiting to reading and writing at all levels, and a life-changing resource for many…”
“I cherish the Carnegie Center personally and on behalf of the Kentucky literary community.”
“one of [Lexington’s] treasures.”
These quotes were part of a letter to the editor he wrote back in 2003 when city budget cuts threatened to close the center. He was the KY Poet Laureate at the time he made these statements.
Our thoughts are with his family today.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
June 27, July 25,
August 1 & 2
9 noon-2:00 pm
Specifically concentrating on autobiographical works and memoirs, this class will investigate how stories are told through graphic novels. We’ll use what we learn to tell our own stories through the juxtaposition of words and drawings. This class will deepen your knowledge of how to read and tell narratives with comic-book craft and literary technique. During breaks between sessions, reading and writing assignments will help you become comfortable with the genre.
COST: only $40
Taught by Nickole Brown
In order for us to register you, please send the following information:
- the workshop in which you’re interested
- your name
- day & evening phone numbers
- method of payment and date of that payment (If it’s by check, when it will be mailed. Please phone us at (859) 254-4175 if you’d like to pay by credit card.)
We hope that you can attend!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
When Andrew tutored at the Carnegie Center last year, he was so touched by his experience that he wanted to do something to give back. And so, Andrew and Stephen are “Riding For Reading: Cycling Across America,” and raising money for the Carnegie Center through their website. They’ll also be raising awareness of literacy, using their blog to share information about their journey and about the books they’re reading during rest breaks on their trip. As Stephen said, “We will discover our American narratives and construct our own long the way.”
Andrew and Stephen will face many challenges along the way—bad weather, bike troubles, sore muscles, sunburns, exhaustion—but their requests of you are easy in comparison:
1. Make a contribution to the Carnegie Center so that children and adults can find joy in writing, reading, and learning new things.
2. Share their story with your friends, your family, and your colleagues. Challenge them to match or exceed your gift.
And remember, you are reading this e-mail now because somewhere in your life, someone taught you how.
Learn more about the trip by checking out this Herald Leader article.
We hope that you will make a donation today!
Monday, June 22, 2009
We want to extend our special congratulations to the finalists and winners of both contests.
Young People's Poetry:
Cinastasha Cable “A Million Candles”
Upper Elementary Winner Annie Deitz “Just Like the Animals”
William Ding “Summer”
Middle/High School Winner Ittai Eres“Birth of the Muse”
Charlie Frederick “My Earth”
Ezekiel Grier “Kentucky”
Early Elementary Winner Sam Hayden “Sea Serpent’s Egg”
Gabe Hillyard “Horses”
Julian T. Little “A New Beginning”
Dani Miller “Daydreamer”
Luc Morgan “Summer”
John Nichols “Beginning as Trickling Drops”
Natalie Pacheco “dissection”
Tamara E. Ray “Fox”
Maggie Rue “Rollercoaster”
Rena Sakai “To America”
Rebecca Sanders “Corpse”
Suzanne Seivers “Homecoming”
Madison Shifflett “I Heard That!”
Abigail Winfield “A Leprechaun’s Favorite Stew”Next Great Writers:
Katrina Boone*, selected poems
Eva Kristine Cox, Green Feet & B Habby
Virginia Dulworth, The Red Ball
Kari Evely, The Tree
Sarah Glenn, Criticus Ex Machina
1st Place Winner-Jason Grant, The Watercolor Woman and the Empty
Runner-up-Whitney Groves, Elementals
Matthew Haughton*, selected poems
Janet Holloway, Waiting to Know
Hannah LeGris*, You Go Even If She Asks for Me
Barbara Phillips, selected poems
Sacha Pruitt, Heartstrung
Irene Savine*, selected poems
Jesse Sisken, Red Sweater and the Brushes
Jessica Swafford, selected poems
Eric Sutherland, selected poems
James Vincent, Salvaging Fallujah
Charles Edward White, A Gift from the Gods
Jason Williams, selected poems
Morgan Williams*, A Saturday in August
* Denotes an Honorable Mention
We hope you'll enter our next contest, Short Stories ONLY!, deadline is July 31st. Check here for details!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
We hope to see you soon!