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Our next CWC general meeting is September 17th, 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.

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MEETING RECAPS (click link)

MEMBER KUDOS  (click link)


August 20th, 2019 - Flash Fiction Contest Opens

September 5th - 6th - 7th - Carolina Mountain Literary Festival - Burnsville, NC (30 minutes from Asheville, NC)

September 7th, 2019 - 4pm - Poetry reading book launch for Southern Exposure by Elisa Troutman at Main Street Books, 126 South Main, Davidson, NC

September 11th, 2019 - 6:30pm -  David Radavich will do a dramatic reading his my book, America Bound, at Charlotte Lit in Studio 2 (Room 208), 1817 Central Avenue in Charlotte.

September 17th, 2019 - Gavin Edwards New York Times best-selling Non-Fiction author

September 28th, 2019 - 10am - 12:3opm - Flash Fiction Workshop led by Charles Israel


October 5th, 2019 - 1pm - 4pm Workshop -Memoir led by Judy Goldman (CWCN)

October 15th, 20019 - Critique Group Night


Register to read at OPEN MIC NIGHTS
Register for September 20th - 7pm - 9pm READER REGISTRATION FULL
Register for October 18th - 7pm - 9pm
Register for November 15th - 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

SCBWI Carolinas’s 2019 Fall Conference, 09/27/2019 through 09/29/2019: Registration for SCBWI Carolinas 27thannual fall conference, STORIES IN PICTURE AND PROSE, is now open. REGISTER HERE -  Ausust 23rd LAST DAY to register.

Conference Countdown and Deadlines

For information on the schedule, deadline dates, hotel reservations, faculty bios and presentations, including Tips, Tidbits and the Inside Scoop, addressing those questions most participants have about our conference, visit SCBWI 27th Annual Conference.


The University of New Orleans Press is looking for full-length fiction manuscripts, either novels or short story collections, for the fifth annual Publishing Lab Prize. The selected author will receive a ten thousand dollar ($10,000) advance on royalties and a contract to publish their winning manuscript with UNO Press. The work does not have to be regionally focused. There is no word limit. There is no limit on subjects covered. Submissions are open until August 31st. More information, including the Submittable link, can be found at: University of New Orleans Press.


Ocober 3rd - 6th - 2019 Moonlight & Magnolias Conference - THE WRITE ROAD - Peachtree Corners, GA


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.”


We are excited to announce the Northern Lights Book Awards! The NLBA considers children’s books to be an art form and honors books that excel in aesthetic and literary qualities with an emphasis on permanency. As we hold a high regard for the superb titles you present every year, we would like to extend an invitation for your children’s and YA authors to submit their titles for the 2019 Northern Lights Book Awards at no cost.

Authors: No need to fill out any forms.

Simply mail two (2) books per title to:

Northern Lights Book Award
6840 Frank Long Rd
Jamesville NY 13078

Please direct questions to

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 September 20th - 7pm-9pm READER REGISTRATION FULL
Register for October 18th - 7pm-9pm
Register for November 15th - 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.

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