MEETING RECAPS (click link)
MEMBER KUDOS (click link)
New this year! Student Engagement
September 2nd - October 2oth - Beyond Poems and Paintings: Ekphrastic Art Exhibit 2 - Contest for Poets
September 24th from 6:45 pm - 9pm: In Partnership with MUG'S Coffee - LIVE Open Mic Night for CWC Members to read their work. With Mask Mandate we will still be meeting live. The Mic will be covered as well. Remember to wear your mask.
September 25th - 2:00pm - Finding a Story, a virtual writing workshop with Jill McCorkle.
September 25, 2021 - 7pm - Jill McCorkle – Virtual Reading and Conversation with Q&A via Zoom
October 11th - 7:00 pm: CWC’s Virtual Writing Salon with Tiffany Grantham
October 14th, 2021 - 10:30am - 12:00pm: CWC Fall Social will be a guided tour of the UNCC Botanical Gardens
October 19th - Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Contest Closes
October 19th - 7:00pm: CWC Meeting - Speaker TBD
October 22nd from 6:45 pm - 9pm: In Partnership with MUG'S Coffee - LIVE Open Mic Night for CWC Members to read their work. With Mask Mandate we will still be meeting live. The Mic will be covered as well. Remember to wear your mask.
Charlotte Lit - 4X4CLT, Wednesdays@Lit, Studio Two AND Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Classes!
The Writers' Workshop
Great Smokies Writing Program
Registration is Open for Fall 2021 - Fall class descriptions are now posted! Check them out on our website: Fall 2021 Classes.
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
The Workshops of Asheville
Call for submissions for three prose contests. For details about all three visit TWOA-Contests.
LITERARY FICTION: 5,000 words or less, enter can be short stories or a chapter of a novel. Deadline: September 30, 2021
IGNITE THE SPARK
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
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