Carnegie Center Winter/Spring 2023 Catalog


Write On! A Study of Creativity with Melissa Bell Pitts Thursday, January 26, 6:30– 7 :45pm • FREE but registration required • Takes place at the Scott County Library


1x class

Join author Melissa Bell-Pitts as she shows us ways to eliminate writer’s block and encourage artists to reach higher and sustain their dreams. We may not all be geniuses, but we all have creative abilities that can be nourished to help us foster our creative senses! She will draw from research on creativity in general and famous authors, composers and writers-what makes creativity go fallow and ways we can stimulate our process to become more consistently engaged, no matter the art form. To register, please call Scott County Library at (502) 863-3566. [ALL LEVELS]

Writing Scripts for Radio with Bill McCann IN-PERSON: Saturdays, January 28 & February 25, 10:30am–Noon ONLINE: Saturdays, February 11 & 18, 10:30am–Noon • $56


Orson Welles’ hour-long radio play “War of the Worlds” that aired in October 1938 is said to have caused panic among its listeners. That is the power of radio. Today WEKU (88.9 FM), the National Public Radio station of Eastern Kentucky University produces 10-minute radio plays written by Kentucky playwrights as part of a series of Theatre of the Mind productions. But there are more opportunities for such scripts in Lexington and beyond. Learn the differences between stage and radio scripts as well as how to convert a stage script into one suitable for radio. Please note: Students taking this course should know the basics of either playwriting or screenwriting. This is not a class about how to write plays but about how to create radio scripts from other scripts. Bill McCann is a Playwright Mentor at the Carnegie Center and host of the Theatre Production in Kentucky Series for Eastern Standard on WEKU (88.9 FM). His radio play “Strained Pears” was produced on WEKU in July 2022. [INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED]


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