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Our next CWC general meeting is November 19th, 2019 at 6:30pm (ET).

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.

Membership

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

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5 Good Reasons to Join a Writers Association

MEETING RECAPS (click link)

MEMBER KUDOS  (click link)

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 Nonfiction Contest Opened until January 2nd, 2020

October 21st, 2019 "Bibliofeast,  The Charlotte Chapter of the Women's National Book Association is hosting its 10th annual book and author dinner. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, go to Bibliofeast2019.   

October 26th, 2019 at  1pm - 3:3opm - Nonfiction Workshop, Led by Mark Washburn

November 2nd, 2019 at 10am - 12pm - Experiential Tour of the Bechtler Museum: 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte NC 28202

November 8th-10th, 2019 - North Carolina Writers' Network Fall Conference in Asheville, NC

November 19th, 2019 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm  Mark deCastrique - North Carolina Mystery Novelist

November 23rd, 2019 at 4pm  - Adrian Gilman's book launch party at Main Street Books in Davidson.

Register to read at OPEN MIC NIGHTS
Register for November 15th - 7pm - 9pm
Register for December 20th - 7pm - 9pm

(You do not need to register to come to listen and support your fellow writers.)
 

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Charlotte Readers Podcast: Where Authors Give Voice to Their Written Words -  Click this link for Print version of Season Three

Literary Latte Podcast: The podcast with a Southern accent on writing.

Member Kris Wampler looking for authors to interview - Visit his Blog to contact him.

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OTHER Opportunities

November 8th-10th, 2019 - North Carolina Writers' Network Fall Conference in Asheville, NC

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Call for Personal Stories  - a publishing opportunity especially for new writers 750 words  •  by December 15, 2019

Theme:  That Southern Thing— living, loving, laughing, loathing, leaving “the South”

Click this link MORE INFORMATION and HOW TO SUBMIT.

ALSO: 6-Minute Stories from from the Personal Story Publishing Project -  Click this link NEW Podcast

Take a minute—just six of them, more or less—and listen to some true, personal  stories shared by experienced writers and new voices alike. These stories appear in the latest releases from the Personal Essay/Story Publishing Project: Bearing Up and Exploring, personal stories about “making do, bearing up, and overcoming adversity” and “discoveries, challenges, and adventure.”

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The Eggtooth Editions Chapbook Contest is accepting submissions from now until December 15, 2019.

Feefretcontaceggtootheditions@gmail.com witquestionsvisit Eggtooth Editions for complete guidelines.

Members can register to read at one of these OPEN MIC Nights at Mug's Coffee.  If you aren't reading, come out and support your fellow writers. 

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.

Register for November 15th - 7pm-9pm
Register for December 20th - 7pm - 9pm

(You do not need to register to come to listen and support your fellow writers.)

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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.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

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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