Posted by: carnegiecenter | April 7, 2010

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Posted by: carnegiecenter | March 18, 2010

Want a Literary Agent?

Come to the Carnegie Center on Saturday to find out how:

Everything You Need to Know
About Getting an Agen
Chuck Sambuchino
Saturday, March 20
10:00 am-noon
COST only $25
In this seminar, Writers Digest Editor Chuck Sambuchino will address all things
literary agent, and show writers how to snag a rep without fear of being scammed.
We’ll discuss book proposals, novel synopses, query letters, pitching, how to find an
agent, and everything else. Questions welcomed and encouraged!

Call today to get signed up 859.254.4175.

Posted by: carnegiecenter | March 15, 2010

You’re Invited

Please join

The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning

as we recognize the many contributions of

Harriett A. Rose

by renaming the Legacies Writing Award in her honor

Tuesday, March 16

Carnegie Center

Jesse Stuart Room

251 West Second Street

5:30 pm~Reception honoring Harriett’s literary contributions to the Lexington community

6:00 pm~Ceremony and champagne toast

6:30 pm~Reading by finalists of the Legacies Writing Contest & awarding of the Harriett A. Rose prize

Donations may be made to the Carnegie Center in honor of Harriett A. Rose

A special thank you to Smiley Pete for sponsoring this evening’s event

Posted by: carnegiecenter | March 5, 2010

Kentucky Great Writers Series TOMORROW

The Carnegie Center will host The Kentucky Great Writers, the second in a series, tomorrow, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. This event is sponsored by Wind Publications, an independent small press located in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Great KY Authors:

Dorothy Sutton (Backing Into Mountains)

Normandi Ellis (Fresh Fleshed sisters)

Stephen Rhodes (The Time I Didn’t Know What to Do Next)

The night kickoffs 6:30 with open mic sign-ups (first come, first served) The open mic session starts at 7:00 PM (3-minute limit per reader) to give our audience a chance to participate.  At 7:30 the readings by featured authors will begin. Each author will read for 15-20 minutes from a work of their choice. After the author readings, we’ll have book signings. The locally owned Morris Book Shop will be on hand to sell the Kentucky author’s books.

Posted by: carnegiecenter | March 4, 2010

From the Frontlines of Film-Making: Access to Hollywood

This Saturday, Mach 6, is your chance to be a Hollywood insider. Kentucky screenwriter Charles Pogue (The Fly, Dragonheart, DOA, Psycho III) will be at the Carnegie Center, from 10:00 AM- noon, to reveal what it’s like to write for the movie industry. In this presentation for both the aspiring screenwriter and film-lover, he’ll answer questions about: what script ideas work best, how to pitch them, when you need an agent, and what it was like working with director David Cronenberg, actor Jeff Goldblum, and others.

This is your opportunity to meet a fellow Kentuckian who made it in the film industry. Register today at 859-254-4175.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

What does CCLL mean to me?

A discovery, a journey into a new place, and a family.

I am pleased to say I joined CCLL last summer, and what a wonderful family they have become!  I came here fresh out of college, with a sense of the unknown lingering.  The Carnegie Center had offered me the opportunity to coordinate their middle school summer camps. It didn’t take long to discover just how wonderful this place is.  Not only is staff supportive and delightful to spend every day with, but a feeling of home has been established for me.  There is a certain energy passing through the walls of this historic building that I’m certain can’t be captured anywhere else.

I came to The Carnegie Center with a blindfold wrapped on my eyes, uncertain of what I was going see and feel.  At that point, I wasn’t even certain about the city I lived in.  Could Lexington be special to me?   The answer is yes!  I have learned more about myself as a person – what I value, what I aspire to do and become and how to go about that – all here.   The creative energy I have found here has been rooted.  I can assure everyone, I will carry it with me for the rest of my journey.

I feel fortunate to be a part of the special opportunities and events that occur under this roof, every day.  It’s hard for me to believe I will only be here until September, but I am certain I will return for many years to come.  This place will forever stand as an inspiration for all who are looking to learn, discover and feel a sense of just how special this community is.

Posted by: carnegiecenter | March 1, 2010

Want to brush up on your computer skills?

There are two great opportunities at the Carnegie Center this month!

Here’s the scoop:

Microsoft PowerPoint
Led by Dawn Hardin
Tuesdays, March 2-23
5:30-7:00 pm
This introduction to PowerPoint explores the basics of this presentation program,
including creating a simple slideshow presentation, and customizing it using clipart
and more advanced features. Required: Basic computer skills, or completion of
Computer Literacy I.

Introduction to Web Development:
For Beginners

Taught by Tom Wornall
Saturday, March 13
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Learn basic html and css, the two most essential languages for web design.
This can be a great foundation for future web design courses. We’ll take a short
break; bring a lunch if you’d like! Required: Basic computer skills, or completion
of Computer Literacy I.

Call today to register!  859.254.4175



Posted by: carnegiecenter | February 22, 2010

Saturday Writing Retreat

Join the Carnegie Center this Saturday for an exciting writing retreat, with the KaBooM Writing Collective.  Here are the details:

Saturday Writing Retreat: Try This!

Saturday, February 27
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Isn’t it every writer’s dream to have an entire day without agenda or
distraction—to have nothing to do but write, write, write? Join members
of the KaBooM Writing Collective for a quiet day of writing, sharing, and
responding. Bring work in progress or a notebook and pen to capture new
words. KaBooM members will present invitations to write taken from their
book, When the Bough Breaks, or you are welcome to develop or extend a
piece you’ve already begun. Bring a brown bag lunch.

Posted by: carnegiecenter | February 18, 2010

New Carnegie Center Class

Love to write?  Join us for the Young Men Writers Project
taught by Alex Brooks
Grades 9-12
Saturdays, February 20-March 20
noon-2:00 pm
Here’s what the instructor says about the class: “Every girlfriend I’ve had fell for me when I showed her my writing. Are you an
aspiring writer? Do you often find yourself doodling and daydreaming during
class? If so, channel your creative energy into new, fulfilling outlets! Get a new
perspective on your writing.”

For high school-aged men of all abilities. Limit: 10 students.

Posted by: carnegiecenter | February 16, 2010

Carnegie Center CLOSED

The Carnegie Center is closed today, Tuesday February 16.  All classes will be rescheduled.  Registrants for Family Fun and Learning Night will be contacted as soon as we are back in the office.
Stay warm and safe!

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