Skip to main content
Charlotte Writers' Club
About CWC
Board of Directors
Speaker Guidelines
Calendar of Events
Meeting Photos
Critique Groups
Open Mic Nights
CWC Socials
Contact CWC

Want to make a donation?
Click the button below.

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.


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.

Sign Up for our Email Newsletter

5 Good Reasons to Join a Writers Association

MEETING RECAPS (click link)

MEMBER KUDOS  (click link)


Nonfiction Contest Opened until January 2nd, 2020

November 19th, 2019 from 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.

December 17th, 2019 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm: Amber Smith York Times best-selling Young Adult novelist

December 17th, 2019 - Winners announced for the Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Contest

January 21st, 2020 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm: Gary Hovis Suspense novelist

January 25th, 2020 from 1pm - 3:30pm  - Poetry Workshop, Led by David Radavich

Register to read at OPEN MIC NIGHTS
Register for December 20th - 7pm - 9pm
Register for January 17th - 7pm - 9pm
Register for February 21st - 7pm - 9pm

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


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.


OTHER Opportunities

National Novel Writing Month

November is NaNoWriMo! This is a 30-day writing challenge with participants all over the world!

Spend the month immersed in the act of writing for writing's sake and get your creative juices flowing. The goal is to hit 50,000 words by November 30th.
Register on the website, track your word count, compete with friends and connect with other nanowrinos in the area at  nanowrimo.

Check out what Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraries are offering to support your quest.
If you search nanowrimo 2019, you will find times and locations of the regional and branch libraries offering space in November
where you can write with your peers. cmlibrary

And if you are closer to Gaston County, the TECH@Lowell Branch Library, 203 McAdenville Rd, in Belmont, is opening its doors
for two write ins,  Monday, November 18th, from 4pm to 5pm gasonlibrary


Charlotte Lit is hosting writing sprints in Studio Two on Monday, November 17th, and November 25th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
and on Thursday, November 21st 11 am to 1 pm. Charlotte Lit


Submission Deadline December 1, 2019: Thin Air Magazine invites all writers, emerging and established alike, to submit to our Spring 2020 issue. We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts.  Our editors are also interested in pieces that defy categorization. Regardless of form, we want material that feels fresh. The pieces we accept tend to surprise us and remind us why we fell in love with reading in the first place.  We continually strive to publish authentic work from a multiplicity of perspectives.  


We publish and circulate our journal annually. Alongside our  print journal, we also offer the opportunity for publication through our online Web Features with no submission fee at all.  


Is the landscape of your piece one which we’ve never seen before? Send us your most resilient work, something that will survive above 7,000 feet. We’re excited to read it.


Please submit via the Thin Air Magazine Submittable Page


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”


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.”


The Eggtooth Editions Chapbook Contest is accepting submissions from now until December 15, 2019. 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 December 20th - 7pm - 9pm
Register for January 17th - 7pm - 9pm
Register for February 21st - 7pm - 9pm

(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.

Charlotte Writers' Club
Charlotte Writers' Club

P.O. Box 220954
Charlotte, NC 28222
If you have a question or concern about this website, please contact the Webmaster.
2006-2018 © All rights reserved.