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Free Writing Workshops for Young Women Writers at The Carnegie Center


The Carnegie Center (Lexington, KY) is now taking applications for next year’s Young Women Writers Program—a series of free writing workshops for young writers (9-12th grade) who want to learn how to write creatively through self-expression.

The Committee will choose six writers of promising talent to participate in six 4-hour workshops scheduled on Saturdays in February and March 2016.

The workshop itinerary is:

February 13: Magical Realism with Sarah Combs
February 20: Creative Nonfiction with Journey McAndrews
February 27: Fantasy with Gwenda Bond
March 5: Spe||binding:The Art of Performance with Bianca Spriggs
March 12: TBA
March 19: Poetry with Kate Hadfield

Writers with professional literary backgrounds will teach the participants how to express themselves through different genres such as sci-fi, young adult fiction, and creative nonfiction. Participants will also master the methods of giving a successful public reading, as well as learn about different careers in writing and publishing.

The Carnegie Center will hold all workshops at its main headquarters at 251 West 2nd St., (downtown) Lexington, KY 40507.

Deadline for applications is January 8, 2016Download an application here

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