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NEXT CWC CLUB MEETING DETAILS

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Tuesday, Febraury 19, 2019, 7 p.m. 
Kathy Izard, Giving Voice to your Passion
Providence United Methodist Church (Room 104)
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28211

Kathy Izard is an author and speaker who helped bring transformation to Charlotte in homelessness, housing and mental health. Her award-winning memoir The Hundred Story Home has been featured on NPR and inspires people to be changemakers in their communities. In November, she will be honored as a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer at the Clinton School of Public Service.

Giving Voice to Your Passion: How to Tell Effective Stories about What Matters Most
In this talk, Kathy will share some lessons she's learned about getting what matters to you most onto the page - and into a publisher's hands. When Kathy Izard began working on her first manuscript in 2011 her writer's voice wasn’t yet fully formed, but she knew she had important stories to tell about the four years she had spent working with homeless people in Charlotte. She felt she had witnessed some miracles and felt passionate about getting those stories into the world. After six years and fifteen drafts, those stories were woven into a manuscript that became an award-winning, self-published memoir and finally, a book contract for The Hundred Story Home.
In this talk, Kathy will share some lessons she's learned about getting what matters to you most onto the page - and into a publisher's hands.  

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Check out OPEN MIC Nights -   Every 3rd Friday
February 15th - March 15th - April 19th - May 17th
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Click on the link below to view photos and program recap from previous meetings.

MEETING RECAPS

2018-2019 CWC Upcoming Club Meetings

Theme: Finding Our Voices

Whether we're communicating the day's traffic report or our heart's deepest longing, as writers we must develop voices that suit our specific projects and that resonate with our particular ways of being in the world.  We have to give our fictionn characters authentic-sounding dialogue, focus on letting the voices of real people shine through our creative nonfiction, and hear the music that invites our poetry to sing.  And after we've written, we need to know how to find the clearest routes for sending that voice into the world.  This season, Charlotte Writers' Club programming will highlight the myriad of ways voice matters and operates in our writing lives.

October 2nd, 2018 - Randell Jones, Giving Life to Historical Voices: How to Identify Your Subject, Research, Write, Market, and Sell Historical Nonfiction
October 16, 2018 -- Critique Groups, How Critique Groups Operate and Why You Should Join One
November 20, 2018 -- Patrice Gopo, Where Your Voice Meets the World's: The Personal Essay as a Vehicle for Social Change
December 18, 2018 -- Jeff Jackson, I Said, You Said, She Said: Selecting the Best Point of View for Your Work
January 15, 2019 -- Dede Wilson, Charlotte Writers' Club Voices from the Past
February 19 2019 -- Kathy Izard, Giving Voice to Your Passion: How to Tell Effective Stories about What Matters Most
March 19, 2019 -- Gail Martin & John Hartness, Panel Discussion: Pros, Cons and Tips for the Three Major Paths to Publishing: Big Press, Small Press and Self-Publishing
April 16, 2019 -- Dannye Romine Powell, Sending Your Voice into the World: Contests, Journal Submissions, and Other Paths to Publication
May 21, 2019 -- Judy Goldman, Engaging Your Reader's Empathy: How to Establish Voice in Memoir

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7 p.m. 
Gail Martin & John Hartness - Panel Discussion: Three Paths to Publishing
Providence United Methodist Church (Room 104)
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28211

Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Her urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Her epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, and the Assassins of Landria. Her newest titles include Tangled Web, Vengeance, The Dark Road, and Assassin’s Honor. As Morgan Brice, she also writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance.

John G. Hartness is an author, publisher, and podcaster from Charlotte, NC. He is the author of multiple novel series, co-founder and publisher of Falstaff Books, and a member of the Authors & Dragons podcast. Falstaff Books is a small press dedicated to publishing the best of genre fiction’s “misfit toys,” having published over 50 titles with authors ranging from first-timers to NY Times bestsellers, with no signs of slowing down any time soon. John is the award-winning author of the urban fantasy series The Black Knight Chronicles, the Bubba the Monster Hunter comedic horror series, the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter dark fantasy series, and many other projects.

Authors Gail Z. Martin and John G. Hartness are prolific genre authors, regularly cranking out one book after another to readers with an appetite for their work and they know something about the publishing world.


Panel Discussion: Pros, Cons and Tips for the Three Major Paths to Publishing: Big Press, Small Press and Self-Publishing
You have completed a manuscript for a book. Now what? Where to publish? How to publish? What’s best for you and what’s not?


In this panel discussion, authors Gail Z. Martin and John G. Hartness offer their insights into the three major paths of publishing: big press, small press, and self-publishing.


Through their prolific first-hand experiences as authors who make a living publishing their books, they will share what they’ve learned so you can decide what’s right for you, or what goals you want to set to get there.


The theme for the speaker series this year is voices, so come join us to learn how best to get your voice into the world.

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AT A GLANCE - The Entire 2018-2019 CWC Year's Main Activities by Month

Click HERE to get printable 2018-2019 At a Glance Club Activity Calendar

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Charlotte Lit promotes a deeper understanding of self, community, and world by inspiring and educating readers, developing and supporting writers, and promoting creative, arts-focused conversations that strengthen and transform our community.

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