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Our next CWC general meeting is September 21st, 2021 at 6:30pm (ET) via ZOOM

CWC Mission Statement 

Charlotte Writers Club supports local writers and promotes their development through education, recognition, and community. 

Welcome to the Charlotte Writers Club website!

The Charlotte Writers Club (or CWC, as our members affectionately call it) provides a great opportunity for writers of all forms—and there are so many—to meet and discuss the latest trends, commiserate on projects, find critique groups, and participate in contests and workshops. This club is for you, the writer, to help develop your craft and keep the words coming. Sign up for our free newsletter to stay up-up-to date on the latest CWC speakers, contests, workshops, and member kudos.

This club has something for everyone. Come meet fellow writers—poets, novelists, creative writers, short-story writers, essayists, article writers, journalists, dramatists, editors, fablers, ghost writers, historical writers, lyricists, playwrights, reporters, rhymers, satirists, scriptwriters, sonneteers, autobiographers, biographers, and more—story tellers of all kinds.

Note: Hover over MENU items to see their related pages.


If you are a current member, your annual dues are payable one year from last renewal date. SIGN IN to the membership database to check your renewal date on your profile.

Click HERE to login.  LOG IN button will be in the top right hand corner of the Join Us page. OR Contact the membership chairperson if you are unsure of your status.

For prospective members, the CWC sponsors a wide range of activities that nurture, support and promote the writing life. This  includes contests, critique groups, monthly meetings, and periodic workshops. 

Your membership dues help fund all club activities. Please join us in supporting writers, readers and literacy in our community.

For more information on membership and joining the Charlotte Writers Club, click on Membership.

To receive our monthly newsletter

Go to the bottom of any page on this site, including this page. Find the yellow box that says "Sign Up for our Email Newsletter". Type in your email, then click Go. 

Select 'CWC Member Contacts' if you are a current member, or 'Non-Member' if you are still thinking about joining. The newsletters and meeting recaps contain important information and announcements.


Club Events

MEETING RECAPS (click link)

MEMBER KUDOS  (click link)

August 9th - 7:00 pm: CWC’s Virtual Writing Salon with Tiffany Grantham 

August 17th - Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Contest Opens

August 18th - 7:00 pm: Suffrage 101 - Virtual celebration of the 101st anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.

August 27th from 6:45 pm - 9pm. In Partnership with MUG'S Coffee - LIVE Open Mic Night for CWC Members to read their work.

September 18th - Charlotte Shout: Day of Words: Workshop 12pm - Open Mic 2pm-4pm - Let the Laureates Tell It  7:30pm

September 25th - 2:00pm - Finding a Story, a virtual writing workshop with Jill McCorkle.

Partner Events

Charlotte Lit -  4X4CLT, Wednesdays@Lit, a catalog of classes, Studio Two

Two, year-long intensives to help guide your prose and poetry projects to the finish line. Hurry, deadline for applications is August 1st. Programs begin in September.

AUTHORS LAB: Complete a novel or a memoir with a little help from your friends. wherever you are in the process, idea to completed first draft, Authors Lab helps you develop stronger writing skills, which will be with you for this book and beyond. Six weekend intensives in Charlotte, customized coaching, and the support of a cohort community. Learn more at AUTHORS LAB
POETRY CHAPBOOK LAB: Write, revise, and publish a chapbook. Featuring monthly work-shopping with Dannye Romine Powell; quarterly one-on-one mentoring from a second award-winning poet; four master classes; and chapbook publication from Charlotte Lit’s new Writers/South Press. Learn more at POETRY LAB. 

The Writers' Workshop

Great Smokies Writing Program 
Fall class descriptions are now posted! Check them out on our website: Fall 2021 Classes. 

Whether you're a beginner, an old pro, or anywhere in between, we've got a class for you. 

Registration is OPEN. If you took a class in the Spring or Summer you can complete the Continuing Student Form (which will be linked on our website.) If you have not taken a class with us yet in 2021, you'll need to complete the "New Student" application through CFNC, and complete residency verification with RDS (also linked on our website.) 

Charlotte Readers Podcast: Where Authors Give Voice to Their Written Words 

North Carolina Arts Council - Artist Opportunites for Submissions.  Click on 'Literary Arts' links when you get to the page.

Arts and Science Council - Grants for Creative Individuals

Check out what’s happening at Charlotte Mecklenburg LibraryCheck out Resources for Writers.  On-going virtual programs Write Like You Mean It! and Poetry in Pajamas and more that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library offers for writers.

Events from Other Writing Organizations

Stage Play Writing Competition by Screen Craft - Deadline June 1st to August 31st, Annually

Visit the Screen Craft Website.

This contest is a great opportunity to have your ideas considered by professional writers as this contest seeks to showcase excellent plays that have great film or TV adaptation potential.

Contact Information

855-503-5500 - HOLLYWOOD, CA

Or send an email to INFO@SCREENCRAFT.ORG 

Killer Nashville’s 15th Annual Writers’ Conference - August 19th-22th in Franklin, TN.

Focused on mystery, thriller and suspense genres.

Learn more at Killer Nashville and REGISTER HERE

The Workshops of Asheville
Call for submissions for three prose contests.  For details about all three visit TWOA-Contests.
Hard Times: 5,000 words or less about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Deadline August 30, 2021

LITERARY FICTION: 5,000 words or less, enter can be short stories or a chapter of a novel. Deadline: September 30, 2021


SCBWI Carolinas members are invited to Ignite the Spark by writing—and drawing—MicroFiction.
Fast, furious fun and inspiration... all within one hour! 
Hosted by John Strong & Linda Gerber

Ignite the Spark will be held every third Tuesday of the month.
For more information

Ignite the Spark New Facebook Group

Request to join here!

Queen City Suspects, a New Sisters in Crime Chapter

This Charlotte chapter, was started in December 2019 and is looking for writers and readers and anyone interested to join.  Sisters in Crime (SinC) is an international organization founded in 1986 to promote the professional development and advancement of women writing crime fiction. For more about the organization contact the president, Jacy Sellers, at QC Suspects. 

Weekend Writeaways at Home

Includes writing time, workshops — and a bunch more ! All levels and genres welcome. Sliding scale - choose your payment comfort level.

Weekend Writeaways at Home are held quarterly.

Hindsight is a collection of stories about 2020, written by people just like you. They are seeking nonfiction stories from people around the world that capture what it was like to wake up every day to a new normal — whether that means navigating emergencies as a first responder or tying the knot over Zoom. 

Hindsight is an independent, one-time publication. The very best submissions will be compiled into a print anthology, which will be published in 2021.

Submission fee: None
Length: Up to 2,000 words
Deadline: Rolling

Compensation: Writers whose work is selected for the print anthology will receive a complimentary hard copy of the book, as well as a digital file.

To learn more, please visit our website: Hindsight


The Charlotte SHOUT! 2021 will be held Sept. 17-Oct. 3, 2021.  

Charlotte SHOUT! is an aspirational multi-week festival designed to showcase our community by celebrating Charlotte's creativity and innovation through art, music, food, and ideas. Located primarily in Uptown Charlotte, SHOUT! will feature exceptionally curated programming from around the corner and around the world.

In Partnership with MUG'S Coffee - LIVE Event for CWC Members to read their work July 23rd from 6:45pm - 9pm. Registration is limited to 12 readers who must be members. Each reader will get 10 minutes to read their work. 

Members can register to read at one of these OPEN MIC Nights.  Every 4th Friday - Find your date on the events page when you click the link.  If you aren't reading, come out and support your fellow writers. 

You do not need to register to come to listen.

Please NOTE: This is NOT a publicity event for our authors.  The goal is to support our members as they practice reading in public.  If you are looking for feedback for your writing, please explore our Member Critique Groups.

Kudos To Our Members!!! Our members are working hard and we want to share their accomplishments in the newsletter and on our website's blog. Submit your Kudos* to the Newsletter and the Website.

*As a non-profit organization, The Charlotte Writers Club is not allowed to promote any sales related information but we can include the following: your name, name of the work, contact information for you, and brief information about you, your work, contests or anthologies involved, etc.


The Policies and Procedures for the Charlotte Writers Club can be found HERE.


One of our many successful events from February 2017 was our Bookfair at Barnes and Noble.  Click HERE for news coverage.

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