Posts Tagged ‘Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning’

Today is the last day to get the lower early-bird rate for the Carnegie Center’s 2019 Books in Progress Conference. For full information and to register, visit


BIP 2019

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What is it about autumn that seems to energize the writing community? Maybe it’s the break in summer temperatures; maybe it’s the changing foliage or receding light; maybe it’s the general back-to-school vibe (here in the northern hemisphere). Whatever the reason, there are lots of opportunities to get your writing into gear.

fall 2018 catalog coverLocally, the Carnegie Center has an entire catalog of classes, workshops, readings, and other events to stimulate those creative juices. You can get more information and  register at their web site: http://carnegiecenterlex.org/.

If you’re looking for a change of scenery, The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC, is offering several one-day intensive workshops this fall on poetry, voice, creative non-fiction, memoir, and publishing. Details and registration can be found at https://www.twwoa.org/workshops.html.


nanowrimo shieldLast but not least, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and Lexington has a very active and engaged Wrimo community. Check out their calendar of events and other connections at https://nanowrimo.org/regions/usa-kentucky-lexington.

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announcement-smallFor those of you who write in a flash, Lexington’s Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning is holding a flash fiction contest. The deadline is Monday, July 21, so you need to get a move on! The contest will be adjudicated, there is a reading fee, and monetary prizes will be awarded. Submission is via hard copy. For more details, visit http://carnegiecenterlex.org/event/writing-contest-opportunities/.


Writers who have lived in Kentucky (either past or present) or who use Kentucky as subject matter should check out Kentucky Monthly‘s 7th annual writing showcase, Penned 2014. Reprints are allowed; electronic submission is preferred. Detailed guidelines are available at http://www.kentuckymonthly.com/magazine/news-contests/literary-contest/.

(Thanks to ECWG member Chris Kelder for alerting us to these great opportunities!)

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Inspirational writer, filmmaker, and ECWG member Chris Kelder was interviewed last week on Accents, a radio show for literature, arts, and culture produced and broadcast by WRFL. The show’s host, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, is a local writer and publisher who also teaches at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. Chris talked with Katerina about his forays into film as well as his writing and read from one of his anthologies.

To listen to the 29 June 2012 podcast, visit the archives at the show’s website: http://katerinaklemer.com/radio.html.

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If you missed Writers Digest editor Chuck Sambuchino at the Carnegie Center, he’ll be giving a presentation entitled “How to Get Published” at the Southern Kentucky Bookfest in Bowling Green this Saturday, April 16, at 1:00 CDT. If you go, be sure to stop by and see fellow ECWG members Charlie Roe and Doris Settles, both of whom will be selling books at the festival.

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The Carnegie Center is looking to schedule an additional, earlier session of the Blogging 101 and 201 classes that will be held in April. If there is enough interest, they will offer the classes on two consecutive Saturdays in February. Learn how to create, manage, and promote your blog.

Send an e-mail to Laura Whitaker at LWhitaker@carnegieliteracy.org to get more information or reserve a spot in the February classes.

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Writing for the Education Market

Date: Saturday, October 23
Time: 10:00 am-noon
Presenter: Evelyn Christensen
Cost: $30

Are you a teacher who has developed instructional materials you would love to see published? Or a writer who has creative ideas for ways to help kids learn? Have you wondered how to approach educational publishers? In this seminar, Evelyn will talk about her experiences with educational publishers, share strategies and tips on writing for them, and answer your questions about the process.

Register online at  http://www.CarnegieCenterLex.org

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Writing the Expert Book

Everyone’s an expert in something! If you’ve wanted to write a book to share your expertise or passion on a topic, be it cooking, gardening, technology, parenting, or your career field, here’s your chance. We’ll spend this fall planning, organizing, writing, and workshopping your book individually and as a group, then talk about publication and marketing options. Come join us!

Date: Mondays, September 13-November 22
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Presenter: Doris Settles
Cost: $132 (11 weeks)

Space is limited; reservations required.

For more information and to register, go to http://www.carnegieliteracy.org/workshops/writing.

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