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February 27, 2021 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm.

Act 1: Playwriting & Screenwriting Basics for Beginners, a workshop with Elizabeth Searle

A virtual playwriting and screen writing workshop hosted by Charlotte Writers’ Club North will be held February 27, 2021. In this interactive workshop, Elizabeth Searle will outline the basics of writing for theater and film.  She will lead the group in several short writing exercises.  Volunteers will share their works for informal performance and discussion.

No experience is necessary—only a love of theater and film!  Although this is a virtual session, Elizabeth encourages participants to bring along popcorn or other snacks as everyone learns together.

Elizabeth is the author of five books of fiction, most recently her novel We Got Him, and the librettist of Tonya & Nancy:  The Rock Opera, which has drawn major media coverage and which has been produced around the country, including in Boston, Chicago, LA and in NYC.

Her previous books are: her novel Girl Held in Home, as well as Celebrities in Disgrace, a novella that the New York Times Book Review called ‘a miniature masterpiece’; A Four-Sided Bed, a novel nominated for an ALA Book Award, and My Body to You, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize. 

Celebrities in Disgrace and A Four-Sided Bed are produced as short films screening at festivals, most recently in Cannes, 2019.  A Four-Sided Bed is in development as a feature film; the script has won multiple awards.  Elizabeth’s theater works have been featured on Good Morning America, CBS, CNN, NPR, the AP and more. 

Tonya &Nancy: The Rock Opera has a 2020 production starring Broadway’s Andrea McArdle and a CD out from Broadway records.  The show has been reviewed as ‘brilliant and touching’ and has generated worldwide media attention.

To register and pay for the workshop please click on Virtual Playwriting Workshop.

Member Cost: $30
Non-member Cost: $40


2020-2021 CWC North Upcoming Events

August-September - Beyond Poems and Paintings: An Ekphrastic Art Exhibit

October 17, 2020 - 11am-1pm - Chronicling Death, Celebrating a Life led by Ken Garfield

January 7th, 2021 - 7:00 pm - Honoring Anthony “TONY” S. Abbott’s Life and His Last Book of Poem

February 4th, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmIn the Key of New York City: A Virtual Event with Rebecca McClanahan and Gilda Morina Syverson 

February 27th, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Playwriting and Screen Writing Workshop led by Elizabeth Searle

May 6th, 2021 - 7pmCeliac Mom by Ann Campanella: A Virtual Book Launch and Q&A


Thursday, May 6, 2021: 7 p.m. — Celiac Mom by Ann Campanella: A Virtual Book Launch and Q&A

What does it mean to go gluten-free?  Is it even possible?  Why would someone do it?

Ann Campanella and her husband were wedded to wheat until their daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of five.  A noncook, Ann became determined to keep Sydney safe from gluten, a substance that was literally poisoning her young daughter.  In her new memoir, Celiac Mom, Ann reveals the benefits and challenges of upending a wheat-filled life.

Ann will read short selections from her book and answer questions about her family’s transition to a gluten-free lifestyle.  She will share the health benefits they have seen and how Sydney has adapted to life without wheat.

This event is sponsored by Charlotte Writers’ Club North and Main Street Books.  It will be hosted on Zoom by Main Street Books. 

HOW TO REGISTER will be added when detail are available.

Ann Campanella is a former magazine and newspaper editor.  She is the author of the award-winning memoir, Motherhood: Lost and Found and four collections of poems.  Ann’s work has been published around the world, and she has discussed her writing on numerous podcasts. She was recognized by her hometown newspaper as one of the Most Influential Women in her community.  She lives on a small farm with her family and animals.

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