Nonfiction Writing with Liz Carey Thursdays, February 2–March 9, 5:30– 7 pm • $84
Have you ever read a piece in a magazine or newspaper that you just can’t put down? How do writers for magazines and newspapers pull readers in? We’ll learn and practice the skills to craft a piece that really grabs your readers and takes them on a journey. We’ll explore elements and methods you can incorporate into your writing, including nut graphs, slalom storytelling, humanizing nonfiction narratives, and descriptive details. Liz Carey has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, after a 20-plus-year career as a reporter. She’s won more than 30 national, statewide, and regional awards for her writing and reporting. [BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE]
Effective Opinion Writing with Tom Eblen Wednesdays, February 22–March 8, 5:30– 7 pm • $42
Do you want to effectively express your opinions in blog posts, op-ed columns, letters to the editor of your local newspaper, and on social media? Learn how to write persuasive, engaging, fact-based commentary and get it published. Tom Eblen is an award-winning columnist, former managing editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader, and a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. [ALL LEVELS] Starting a Successful Freelance Career with Liz Carey Thursdays, April 13–May 18, 5:30– 7 pm • $84 This class will teach you what freelance writing is, how to get assignments, what tools of the trade you’ll need, and how to manage the business end of freelance writing. By the end of this class, you’ll not only know where to look for ideas and markets, but you’ll have a pitch letter and story to submit to publication editors. Liz Carey has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, after a 20-plus-year career as a reporter. She’s won more than 30 national, statewide, and regional awards for her writing and reporting. [ALL LEVELS] Cleaning House: Inner–Seeking for Memoir Writing with Sallie Bingham Thursday & Friday, May 18 & 19, 10am–4pm • $ 7 5 For those thinking about writing a memoir, or already working on one, join renowned memoirist and writer Sallie Bingham for a two- day seminar designed to explore the process from beginning to end. We will talk about everything—from the initial decision to write a memoir to the total honesty the process requires. From there we’ll dig deeper into critical first steps, outlining, defining context, and much more. We will read and discuss excerpts from several memoirs. We will end with endings, of course, and send you home with a deeper understanding of both your process and your story. Sallie Bingham is an American author, playwright, poet, teacher, feminist activist, and philanthropist who has taught workshops in memoir at the Carnegie Center, The Taos Writing Center, and other venues over the past ten years. She has published four memoirs, and her latest, Little Brother , was published by Sarabande Books in 2022. [BEGINNER] New!
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All Carnegie Center programs are made possible through the generous support of LexArts. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides oper- ating support for 2022–2023 to the Carnegie Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Scriptwriting classes and programs are part of the Carnegie & AthensWest Theatre Co. Scriptwriting Program
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