Carnegie Center Winter/Spring 2023 Catalog


Kentucky Great Writers Series February 7 , April 11, May 23, 6:30pm • FREE (no registration required) Join us for readings by Kentucky authors with new published works. See page 6 for the full lineup of our spring 2023 series. Author Academy Reading ONLINE: Tuesday, February 7 • FREE (no registration required) Join us for an online reading event featuring Author Academy students and alumni.

Writers Meet–Up Thursday, March 23, 5:30– 7 pm • FREE (no registration required)

If you love to write, come to the Carnegie Center to meet like-minded writers, find a writing group/critique partner, and mingle with instructors, mentors, published authors, and fellow students. Wine, refreshments, and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. At 6pm, you’ll have the option to participate in activities that will help you build a supportive writing network.

A is for Affrilachia : A Book Launch Wednesday, March 22, 6pm • FREE (no registration required)

A is for Affrilachia is a new children’s alphabet book written by award-winning author Frank X Walker and illustrated by upfromsumdirt. This book recognizes and exalts the voices and accomplishments of African Americans in the Appalachia region. A is for Affrilachia is an exuberant celebration of the people, physical spaces, and historical events that may not be as well known in mainstream educational structures.

Writing Critique Night Tuesday, May 2, 5:30– 7 pm • FREE • Submissions will be accepted from 5–5:25pm • PROSE ONLY Receive feedback on your first page from a panel of authors, editors, and/or agents. Bring the first page (250 words/one page max; double-spaced, 12-point font; one copy only) of your work, with the genre written at the top of the page. Pieces will be selected at random. Please come prepared. We cannot print your page for you. A reader will present your piece aloud so it remains anonymous. We will get through as many submissions as possible. Even if we don’t read your page, you will still benefit from listening to the feedback on others’ pieces. Space is limited. Harriet A. Rose Legacies Contest Reading Wednesday, April 12, 6pm • FREE Join us for a reading by winners of the Harriett A. Rose Legacies Contest. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the contest, see page 5. Young Writers Project Reading Tuesday, May 9, 5:30pm • FREE Join us for a reading by the high school participants of the 2023 Young Writers Project. Light refreshments will be served. For information on the project, see page 35.

Save The Date: 2023 Books In Progress Conference TENTATIVE DATES: June 3–4, 2023 Mark your calendar for the 2023 Books In Progress Conference! The annual conference features sessions in writing craft, publishing your work, and more. Dates and Keynote will be confirmed this winter.


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