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August 18th at 7pm -  Suffrage 101

Event is free. REGISTER HERE

Please join us for Suffrage 101 on Wednesday, August 18 at 7 p.m. for a virtual celebration of the hundred and first anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment and an investigation of the complexities of the women’s suffrage movement. Newbery-Honor winning author Carole Boston Weatherford, Davidson Professor of History Emerita Dr. Sally McMillen, and documentary filmmaker Jinna Kim will be in conversation with journalist Pam Kelley about the complexities of the women's suffrage movement.

Our line-up includes:

  • Jinna Kim, Charlotte documentary filmmaker of Chinese Girl Wants Vote
  • Dr. Sally McMillen, Professor of History Emerita of Davidson College and author of Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement
  • Carole Boston Weatherford, Newbery Honor-winning author of Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer

Moderating will be Pam Kelley, a longtime Charlotte journalist and author of Money Rock: A Family’s Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South This illuminating event will be free with registration and is co-sponsored by Charlotte Writers’ Club North and Main Street Books of Davidson.

2021-2022 CWC North Upcoming Events

August 18, 2021 - 7pmSuffrage 101: Virtual celebration of the 101st ratification of the Nineteeth Amendment

September 2nd - October 20th 2021 - CWCN and Mooresville Art - Beyond Brushes and Pens 2 Exhibition (paintings & poems)

September 25, 2021 - 2pm - Finding a Story: Virtual Workshop wth Jill McCorkle

October 14, 2021 -  7pm - Virtual Reading and Conversation with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, author of Even As We Breathe


Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom

Finding a Story, a virtual writing workshop with Jill McCorkle

Presented by Charlotte Writers’ Club North

In this interactive workshop for beginning writers and veterans, Jill McCorkle will discuss ways to take an idea and get it onto the page.  She will lead the group in short writing exercises with prompts connected to “finding a story.”  There will be time for questions and answers. 

North Carolina’s own Jill McCorkle has been called “a born novelist” by the New York Times.  She has published six novels and four collections of short stories and her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories several times, as well as The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction.  A recipient of the North Carolina Award, she is currently a faculty member of the Bennington College Writing Seminars and is affiliated with the MFA program at North Carolina State University.



Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle - Virtual Reading & Conversation
Thursday October 14, 2021 at 7 p.m.

EVEN AS WE BREATHE, the author’s award-winning debut novel

Presented by Main Street Books of Davidson & Charlotte Writers’ Club North

Event is free, and a registration link will posted when available.

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and their first published author, will read selections from Even As We Breathe and discuss her teaching and writing experience.  She holds degrees from Yale University and the College of William and Mary.  Even As We Breathe was named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2020.  Her first novel manuscript, Going to Water, won a creative writing award from The Native American Literature Symposium and was a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Annette’s work has appeared in Smoky Mountain Living Magazine, The Atlantic, and other journals.   

After serving as executive director of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, Annette returned to teaching at Swain County High School. She is the former co-editor of the Journal of Cherokee Studies and serves on the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina Writers’ Network.  The author lives in Qualla, NC with her husband and their two sons.

A nineteen-year-old yearns to escape his hometown of Cherokee, North Carolina and takes a summer job at Asheville's luxurious Grove Park Inn. With World War II raging in Europe, the resort is the temporary home of Axis diplomats and their families being held as prisoners of war.  This richly written debut novel explores the immutable nature of the human spirit and the idea that physical existence, with all its strife and injustice, will not be humanity's lasting legacy.

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