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Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning

251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY



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Upcoming Events

Kentucky Great Writers Series: Tiffany Reisz, David King, Sarah McCartt-Jackson

Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures

The Kentucky Great Writers Series connects readers to authors in an intimate setting. Please join us on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 for readings from Tiffany Reisz’s The Lucky Ones, David King’s The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany, and Sarah McCartt-Jackson’s Stonelight. The event starts at 6:00 pm, with a 25-minute open-mic session to give the audience a chance to participate (3-minute limit per reader). At 6:30 the readings by featured authors will begin. After the author readings, the audience will have the opportunity to get books signed. Free admission. Locally-owned Brier Books will be on site to sell the Kentucky authors' books. Refreshments provided by Nate's Coffee.


• Tue 5/21/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Brown Bag Book Discussion

Social Event, Class/Workshop

An informal discussion group focusing on literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy or check out from the library the works selected. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list. Jan Isenhour, former Executive Director of the Carnegie Center, has facilitated the Brown Bag group since it began in 1995. She has an M.A. in literature and taught at the University of Kentucky.


• Thu 5/23/19 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Free Writing Practice

Class/Workshop, Education

This practice offers writers the opportunity to engage in a creative and communicative loop without judgment. We write from a variety of prompts designed to get writers to loosen their inner censor and simply get words on the page during two or three short sessions. After each timed session, writers read aloud their new work to the other participating members who respond by recalling words or images that resonated. This zen-like practice originated in Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones. For all levels.


• Fri 5/24/19 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

What better way to start your Friday than with a yoga practice that both relaxes and invigorates? Writers, artists, and professionals—maximize your wellness to help maximize your creativity and productivity. We’ll stretch, strengthen, balance, and flow, preparing you for a day of work on the computer or a weekend of play and traveling. This is an all levels class, and beginners are welcome. Led by Lisa King, a retired teacher and special education literacy consultant. She teaches adult and kid yoga classes in the Central Kentucky area, including group classes for adults at Barefoot Works Yoga Studio.


• Fri 5/24/19 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM