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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 - October 15th - Flash Fiction Contest Opened

September 17th, 2019 - 6:30pm  Gavin Edwards New York Times best-selling Non-Fiction author

September 27th, 2019 - 6:30pm - CWC Members Fall Social - Where: Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts Taproom-CAMP NORTH END                     1030 Woodward Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28206

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


September 28th, 2019 - 2pm - 4pm -  Member Shawn Keller Cooper, author of popular debut novel Drawing Down the Moon, will host a Book Launch and Signing at Park Road Books.

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

October 15th, 20019 - Critique Group Night


November 8th-10th, 2019 - North Carolina Writers' Network Fall Conference in Asheville, NC

Register to read at OPEN MIC NIGHTS
Register for September 20th - 7pm - 9pm REGISTRATION IS 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

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


Submissions will close on October 15th for the fourth annual New Writer Awards at Sequestrum. $1000+ in cash prizes will be awarded to writers yet to publish a book-length manuscript. Prose and poetry will be judged separately, with one grand prize winner (and runner-up prizes) in each genre.

Fiction and nonfiction guidelines are here: New Writer Awards for fiction and nonfiction 

Poetry guidelines are here: New Writer Awards for poetry

Find publications, send submissions, and keep updated on everything we're doing at Sequestrum.


November 8th-10th, 2019 - North Carolina Writers' Network Fall Conference in Asheville, NC


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.”


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 REGISTRATION IS 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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