Lexington's Carnegie Center Turning 21 In Style

Sep 13, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Lexington's Carnegie Center marks its 21st anniversary this evening with a neighborhood celebration. 

Known for promoting literacy, the center will receive a tribute from the city’s Holler Poets, including Affralachian scholar Frank X Walker.  He says that Carnegie has had a significant influence on Kentucky’s writers as a whole.  

"No matter what level of writer you are, you had a chance to benefit, to take a class, to open for a more featured writer, to be a featured writer, to get your work published, to take classes and workshops.  It is a real literary community, and I think that that’s enough reason by itself to celebrate."

In addition to poetry, the celebration will feature live music from Coralee and the Townies, bourbon, and a barbecue dinner.  The event begins at 6:00 PM in Gratz Park and admission is $23.