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The next CWC Member Meeting will be December 13th at 6:30pm at the Tyvola Senior Center in Charlotte, NC
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.
CWC Mission Statement
Charlotte Writers Club supports local writers and promotes their development through education, recognition, and community.
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.
Thank You to Our Partners!
CWC Centennial Events
MEETING RECAPS (click link)
MEMBER KUDOS (click link)
November 23rd, 2022 - 6:45pm - Open Mic Night at Mug's Coffee
December 2nd, 2022 - Elizabeth Simpson Smith Short Story Contest Opens
December 12th, 2022 - 7pm: Virtual Writing Salon with Tiffany Grantham
December 13th, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm: CWC Meeting at the Tyvola Senior Center Critique Group Creation and Support
December 13th, 2022 - Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Contest winners announced
December 23rd, 2022 - 6:45pm - Open Mic Night at Mug's Coffee
January 3rd, 2023 - CWC Nonfiction Contest Closes
Click HERE to get printable 2021-2022 At a Glance Club Activity Calendar
Charlotte Lit - 4X4CLT, Wednesdays@Lit, Studio Two
The Writers' Workshop
Great Smokies Writing Program
If you've taken a class this Spring or Summer, you can complete the continuing student form.
If you haven't taken a class yet in 2021, please renew your residency status with RDS and complete the "New Student" application through CFNC.
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 Library. Check 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
EVOLUTION OF WORDS & ART
An Ekphrastic Exhibition
The Ekphrastic form is a pairing of the written word and visual art. It is a written-word description, or a vision in words, inspired by a work of art.With this exhibit, an ekphrastic committee will pair selected writers with selected visual artists to examine the state of change that is constant in our world -- how we evolve within ourselves, our cultures, our society, even nature itself.
The Entry Deadline for writers & visual artists is December 1, 2022. (There are separate entry forms for writers and visual artists – you may submit in both categories, and multiple submissions in either category are acceptable.) Go to charlotteartleague.org and click on the “Calls to Artists” to find the entry forms.
To enter, writers will provide a one-page sample of writing (any genre) inspired by visual art or a visual image as their entry. You need not provide the work of art with your writing sample. Writers chosen to participate based on their entry sample will then receive a piece of art (via email) to respond to, with a due date of February 1, 2023. Artists and writers will be notified by December 15, 2022, if they have been selected for participation. Writers will be invited to read their work and sell books at the Opening Reception.
Opening Reception: March 10, 2023 (6-9pm)
Exhibit Dates: March 10, 2023 - April 7, 2023
Go to charlotteartleague.org and click on CALLS TO ARTISTS to submit.
Contact Chris at email@example.com or 336/489-0066 with any questions or for more information
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.
In Partnership with MUG'S Coffee - LIVE Event for CWC Members to read their work, 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.
Note: November & December Open Mic Nights will be on the Wednesday prior to the Holiday.
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.
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.