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Our next CWC general meeting is October 20th, 2020 at 6:30pm (ET) via ZOOM

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.


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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A WORD from the CWC Executive Board

All CWC meetings, workshops and social interactions will be conducted online through at least Spring of 2021. The executive board voted unanimously to go virtual. Video conferencing allows us to continue meeting while helping our club members stay safe and sane and be socially distant in these uncertain times. The leadership team is busy creating programs and events for the 2020-2021 program year that we hope will make this new normal as interactive as possible. Keep checking the website for news and information. If you have ideas, questions or concerns contact CWC President Caroline Kane Kenna.


MEETING RECAPS (click link)

MEMBER KUDOS  (click link)


August 14th - September 24th - “Open House” - Beyond Poems & Paintings - Mooresville Arts Center

September 17th: 1pm - 3pm -  Chronicling a Death, Celebrating a Life led by Ken Garfield  

September 19th - 1pm - 3pm:  Non fiction Workshop led by Brenda Miller: The Art of Personal Essay

October 5th - 7pm: CWC's Virtual Writing Salon and Social Time

October 20th 6:30 - 8:30pm - CWC Critque Group Information Meeting

October 20th - Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Contest Closes

October 20th - CWC Non Fiction Contest Opens

October 24th - 1oam - 12pm: The Poet Witnesses: Writing Documentary Workshop led by Jaki Shelton Green


September 18th, 2020 Virtual Open Mic Night -  Registration is Full 

October 16th, 2020 Virtual Open Mic Night - Link to register will be sent in an email to CWC members.

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

Open Mic Nights will remain virtual until Spring 2021


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

North Carolina Writers Network

The Writers' Workshop


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 Resources for Writers


OTHER Opportunities

Saturday, October 3rd at 4 pm

Rowan Public Library Virtual Author Talk: John G. Hartness

Charlotte Horror/Fantasy author, and founder and publisher of Falstaff Books, John G. Hartness, will talk vampires, monsters, and bringing the thrills and chills to Carolina readers, as well as answering questions about writing and publishing! Register to participate in this free Zoom meeting by going to RPL October Author TalkRegistrants will receive the Zoom information by noon on Friday, October 2nd. Participants who do not want to download the free Zoom app can also dial in for an audio-only experience. For more information about the program please email


October 22nd - 6pm - 7pm - Dramatizing Your Poetry Workshop, led by David Radavich
To register, go to: Charlotte Lit

November 10th - 14th: The Writingest State Online Conference, hosted by North Carolina Writers Network.
To register, go to: NCWN Conference


Thursday, November 19th at 7 pm

Rowan Public Library Virtual Author Talk: Blake Crouch

NYT bestseller and NC native, Blake Crouch will participate in a Q&A about writing, the speculative genre, and what it’s like to have Hollywood adapt your work. Register for this free and fun zoom event here:RPL November Author Talk. Registrants will receive the Zoom information by 3 pm on Thursday, November 19th. Participants who do not want to download the free Zoom app can also dial in for an audio-only experience. For more information please email

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. 


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

September 18th, 2020 Virtual Open Mic Night - Registration is Full. This is a ZOOM meeting.

October 16th, 2020 Virtual Open Mic Night - Link to register will be sent in an email to CWC members. This is a ZOOM meeting.

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.

In person Open Mic Nights at Mug's Coffee on HOLD until COVID-19 mandates for reduced capacity at our location is lifted.

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


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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