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CCAA Nana Lampton Scholarship Deadline
CCAA Nana Lampton Scholarship Deadline @ Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Apr 1 all-day
CCAA Nana Lampton Scholarship Deadline @ Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning | Lexington | Kentucky | United States
The Author Academy is a 9-month-long, student-driven certificate program that provides writers with the support to grow rapidly in their craft and to prepare their work for publication. It is open to adult writers of … Continue reading "CCAA Nana Lampton Scholarship Deadline"
Jelly Bucket Editor’s Prize for Poetry and Prose Deadline
Jelly Bucket Editor’s Prize for Poetry and Prose Deadline
Apr 1 all-day
Jelly Bucket Editor’s Prize in Poetry and Prose. Winners in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction receive $100 and publication, plus a reading and free tuition at the 2017 Bluegrass Writers Studio summer residency. Deadline: April … Continue reading "Jelly Bucket Editor’s Prize for Poetry and Prose Deadline"
Stirring the Pot: Writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul Books Workshop
Stirring the Pot: Writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul Books Workshop @ Northeast Christian Church
Apr 1 all-day
Stirring the Pot: Writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul Books Workshop @ Northeast Christian Church  | Lexington | Kentucky | United States
Tracy Crump and Andi Lehman, authors of nineteen Chicken Soup for the Soul stories, will hold a workshop entitled “Stirring the Pot: Writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul Books” from 10 a.m. to 3:30 … Continue reading "Stirring the Pot: Writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul Books Workshop"
Activism & the Art of the Unspeakable 10:30 am
Activism & the Art of the Unspeakable @ Carnegie Center
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:45 pm
In this workshop, you will brainstorm difficult and/or stigmatized issues within the workshop group, your family, your community, workplace, etc.; discuss how stigma, isolation, shame, and/or awkwardness can affect activism and change efforts; read, listen … Continue reading "Activism & the Art of the Unspeakable"
Exploring Kentucky Writers: A Short Story Discussion Series 10:30 am
Exploring Kentucky Writers: A Short Story Discussion Series @ Carnegie Center For Literacy & Learning
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
This class focuses on writings by Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame inductees, using  Morris Grubbs’ landmark short story anthology Home and Beyond as a text. Short fiction by Hall of Fame writers will comprise the … Continue reading "Exploring Kentucky Writers: A Short Story Discussion Series"
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Louisville SCBWI Midsouth Chit Chatters Schmooze 6:00 pm
Louisville SCBWI Midsouth Chit Chatters Schmooze @ Barnes & Noble, Café
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anyone interested in writing for children is welcome to join us. No RSVP required. The first hour will be for socializing, the second hour for critiquing. Illustrators are always welcome.
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Free Creative Writing Group 5:00 pm
Free Creative Writing Group @ Campbellsville at Taylor County Public Library
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Local writer and workshop leader Kathy Skaggs has nearly 20 years experience leading writing workshops and is a certified leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists writing group method. Suitable for writers of all abilities and … Continue reading "Free Creative Writing Group"
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Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum 6:00 pm
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum @ Wild Fig Books & Coffee
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading hour with free snacks and books for kids
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop 6:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College | Crestview Hills | Kentucky | United States
Write, read and revise within a community of writers committed to deepening their craft. Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel leads a weekly intensive seminar designed to energize writers in all aspects of the poetic process: … Continue reading "From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop"
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Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
(Teens and adults) Join this fun group of fellow wordsmiths and kick start your imagination with creative writing exercises. All levels of experience welcome.
Women Who Write 6:30 pm
Women Who Write @ Highlands Branch of the Jefferson County Public Library
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Our goal is to encourage, support, and educate all women who aspire to write. Our group is diverse and dynamic. Whether you’re just starting out, a newly published writer, or in the middle of your … Continue reading "Women Who Write"
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Dialogue: Beyond “He Said, She Said” 10:30 am
Dialogue: Beyond “He Said, She Said” @ Carnegie Center
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nothing sinks a story faster than a bad dialogue, and nothing sets a story soaring more than a good dialogue. There’s no better, faster, easier way to create memorable characters than by putting great words … Continue reading "Dialogue: Beyond “He Said, She Said”"
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Early-bird discount deadline: Community Workshop for Creative Writers: Crystal Wilkinson, leader
Early-bird discount deadline: Community Workshop for Creative Writers: Crystal Wilkinson, leader @ Spalding University
Apr 9 all-day
Early-bird discount deadline: Community Workshop for Creative Writers: Crystal Wilkinson, leader @ Spalding University
April 9 is the deadline to save $100 on this creative writing workshop led by Crystal Wilkinson! Award-winning Kentucky author Crystal Wilkinson is set to lead a community workshop for creative writers this spring, offered … Continue reading "Early-bird discount deadline: Community Workshop for Creative Writers: Crystal Wilkinson, leader"
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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group 5:30 pm
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group @ Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
With Jason Sizemore. Join a lively, diverse group of genre writers looking to improve and expand their abilities in this form of fiction. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get feedback … Continue reading "Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group"
Writing Poetry 5:45 pm
Writing Poetry @ Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Apr 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm
Metaphor, simile, image, symbol, meter, rhythm, basic building blocks of poetry so inexhaustible in their depth and variety that no poet, established or beginning, can ever completely master them. Participants in this class will explore … Continue reading "Writing Poetry"
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Nonfiction Writing Group 12:00 pm
Nonfiction Writing Group @ Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
With Neil Chethik, Carnegie Center Executive Director. Join a lively, diverse group of people in exploring nonfiction writing, including personal essays, columns, magazine pieces, and autobiography. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get … Continue reading "Nonfiction Writing Group"
Memory Keepers Writing Group 2:30 pm
Memory Keepers Writing Group @ Scott County Public Library
Apr 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Memory Keepers Writing Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Focused on writing memoirs or family history, this time is dedicated to writing, sharing and learning together.
Free Creative Writing Group 5:00 pm
Free Creative Writing Group @ Campbellsville at Taylor County Public Library
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Local writer and workshop leader Kathy Skaggs has nearly 20 years experience leading writing workshops and is a certified leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists writing group method. Suitable for writers of all abilities and … Continue reading "Free Creative Writing Group"
Novel & Short Story Revision 5:30 pm
Novel & Short Story Revision @ Carnegie Center
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Participate in  comprehensive class that will help writers revise their work and prepare for submission. Learn the steps of revising from grammar and plot hole fixes to sharpening dialogue and character development. Prepare a draft … Continue reading "Novel & Short Story Revision"
Poetry for Beginners 5:30 pm
Poetry for Beginners @ Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
With Marguerite Floyd This class addresses how to become a poet and what it means. We will write and read contemporary poetry, give constructive feedback to one another, and develop a poet’s notebook. As beginning … Continue reading "Poetry for Beginners"
Kentucky Great Writers Series: Poetry Powerhouse Edition with Christopher McCurry, Kathleen Driskell, Julie Hensley 6:00 pm
Kentucky Great Writers Series: Poetry Powerhouse Edition with Christopher McCurry, Kathleen Driskell, Julie Hensley @ Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm
The Kentucky Great Writers Series connects authors to readers and writers in an intimate atmosphere. Mark your calendar for these upcoming reading events. You won’t want to miss it! Each event starts at 5:30 PM … Continue reading "Kentucky Great Writers Series: Poetry Powerhouse Edition with Christopher McCurry, Kathleen Driskell, Julie Hensley"
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Fiction Writing Group 11:00 am
Fiction Writing Group @ Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
With Sarah Combs. This is an opportunity for fiction writers of all genres and levels of experience. Through hands-on writing exercises and discussion of contemporary fiction, we will examine such nuts-and-bolts elements as voice, point … Continue reading "Fiction Writing Group"
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum 6:00 pm
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum @ Wild Fig Books & Coffee
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading hour with free snacks and books for kids
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop 6:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College | Crestview Hills | Kentucky | United States
Write, read and revise within a community of writers committed to deepening their craft. Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel leads a weekly intensive seminar designed to energize writers in all aspects of the poetic process: … Continue reading "From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop"
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Spiritual Writing 12:00 pm
Spiritual Writing @ Carnegie Center
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
With Karen Leet. Join us for a week-by-week study of a variety of types of spiritual and inspirational writing including devotions, personal witness/testimony, issues, and more. [ALL LEVELS]. Class is held every Thursday, April 13-May … Continue reading "Spiritual Writing"
Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
(Teens and adults) Join this fun group of fellow wordsmiths and kick start your imagination with creative writing exercises. All levels of experience welcome.
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Seniors Writing Group 10:00 am
Seniors Writing Group @ Lexington Seniors Center
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
With Sarah Combs. If you’ve reached that golden age, join this writing group, which meets at the Lexington Senior Center, 1530 Nicholasville Road. This group features in-class writing exercises; feedback for family stories, memoirs, poems … Continue reading "Seniors Writing Group"
FREE Writing Practice 12:00 pm
FREE Writing Practice @ Carnegie Center
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
With Bronson O’Quinn. This is an opportunity to write without rules, editing, or judgment. It’s great if you want to limber up or need inspiration for something to work on later. We write from a … Continue reading "FREE Writing Practice"
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Berea Writers Circle 1:30 pm
Berea Writers Circle @ Berea Branch of the Madison County Public Library
Apr 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Berea Writers Circle meets on the third Saturday of the month. Each meeting features a program to foster good writing. The BWC welcomes writers of genres, published and unpublished. We also coordinate critique groups that meet … Continue reading "Berea Writers Circle"
Holler Poets presents a benefit for Kentucky Writers and Artists for Reforestation 7:00 pm
Holler Poets presents a benefit for Kentucky Writers and Artists for Reforestation @ Al's Bar
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm
This benefit will help raise money for the Kentucky Writers and Artists for Reforestation and will benefit an initial tree planting project that will plant trees on abandoned mining sites on April 22nd. Featured Readers George … Continue reading "Holler Poets presents a benefit for Kentucky Writers and Artists for Reforestation"
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Free Creative Writing Group 5:00 pm
Free Creative Writing Group @ Campbellsville at Taylor County Public Library
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Local writer and workshop leader Kathy Skaggs has nearly 20 years experience leading writing workshops and is a certified leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists writing group method. Suitable for writers of all abilities and … Continue reading "Free Creative Writing Group"
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Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum 6:00 pm
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum @ Wild Fig Books & Coffee
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading hour with free snacks and books for kids
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop 6:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College | Crestview Hills | Kentucky | United States
Write, read and revise within a community of writers committed to deepening their craft. Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel leads a weekly intensive seminar designed to energize writers in all aspects of the poetic process: … Continue reading "From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop"
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Thursday Morning Prose Group 10:00 am
Thursday Morning Prose Group @ Carnegie Center
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Thursday Morning Prose Group will meet at The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning (257 West Second St., Lexington, KY). Please RSVP, Yes only, on the Meet Up site so that the facilitator knows … Continue reading "Thursday Morning Prose Group"
Querying Agents: Novels 5:00 pm
Querying Agents: Novels @ Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator. If you want to publish traditionally once you’ve finished writing and revising your novel, you need to secure a literary agent first. Learn the process … Continue reading "Querying Agents: Novels"
Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
(Teens and adults) Join this fun group of fellow wordsmiths and kick start your imagination with creative writing exercises. All levels of experience welcome.
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Kentucky Writing Workshop 9:30 am
Kentucky Writing Workshop @ Holiday Inn Louisville East
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent (there are 7 agents attending the event), get your questions answered, and more. Note … Continue reading "Kentucky Writing Workshop"
The Basics of Proofreading 10:30 am
The Basics of Proofreading @ Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
With Stephanie Mojica. The art and science of proofreading is more than just running spell check, catching typos, and fixing grammar and punctuation errors. A proofreader’s main responsibility is to ensure the written work reviewed … Continue reading "The Basics of Proofreading"
The Business of Freelance Proofreading 12:15 pm
The Business of Freelance Proofreading @ Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Apr 22 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
With Stephanie Mojica. Learn insider secrets on how to become a successful freelance proofreader working from home, even without previous training or experience. Students will learn how to find possible gigs proofreading everything from blog … Continue reading "The Business of Freelance Proofreading"
Young Writers’ Workshop 2:00 pm
Young Writers’ Workshop @ Hopkins Co. Library in Mall
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Experienced writing workshop leader offers monthly option to teens 14 and over, as well as adult writers for young adults to come to a free writers’ workshop held monthly for prompts, immediate writing and critiques.
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Memory Keepers Writing Group 2:30 pm
Memory Keepers Writing Group @ Scott County Public Library
Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Memory Keepers Writing Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Focused on writing memoirs or family history, this time is dedicated to writing, sharing and learning together.
Free Creative Writing Group 5:00 pm
Free Creative Writing Group @ Campbellsville at Taylor County Public Library
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Local writer and workshop leader Kathy Skaggs has nearly 20 years experience leading writing workshops and is a certified leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists writing group method. Suitable for writers of all abilities and … Continue reading "Free Creative Writing Group"
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Monthly Book Discussion 5:30 pm
Monthly Book Discussion @ The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for discussion of contemporary and classic novels as well as nonfiction, plays, and poetry chosen by the group.
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum 6:00 pm
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum @ Wild Fig Books & Coffee
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading hour with free snacks and books for kids
Writers Persist 6:00 pm
Writers Persist @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Some of Kentucky’s best-known and most acclaimed writers join forces to stand up to celebrate the arts and our First Amendment rights. Join us for this positive gathering of short readings that will focus on … Continue reading "Writers Persist"
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Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
(Teens and adults) Join this fun group of fellow wordsmiths and kick start your imagination with creative writing exercises. All levels of experience welcome.
Wandering Storytellers 7:00 pm
Wandering Storytellers @ Lexington Public Library Main Branch
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Humorist Don Ray Smith from Louisville will be the featured teller at the monthly Wandering Storytellers event. Smith distributes a weekly laugh column and has written two books. Audience members will also have the opportunity … Continue reading "Wandering Storytellers"
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Exploring Kentucky Writers: A Short Story Discussion Series 10:30 am
Exploring Kentucky Writers: A Short Story Discussion Series @ Carnegie Center For Literacy & Learning
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
This class focuses on writings by Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame inductees, using  Morris Grubbs’ landmark short story anthology Home and Beyond as a text. Short fiction by Hall of Fame writers will comprise the … Continue reading "Exploring Kentucky Writers: A Short Story Discussion Series"
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