Student Writing Program

To encourage, recognize, and reward good writing – we’ve been doing it for 100 years! – the Charlotte Writers Club sponsors a variety of programs for specifically for students: virtual office hours during the school year, an annual Ask an Author event, student-oriented workshops, and a writing contest.  

Services in the Charlotte Writers Club’s (CWC) Student Writing Program are open to all students in the Charlotte Metro area (public, private, homeschooled, etc.). 

All components included in our Student Writing Program are FREE to local students. The Program is part of our mission to support local writers of all ages and genres, and promote their development through education, recognition, and community.

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Coordinator:

Monthly Virtual Office Hours

Office hours are held twice a month during the school year and take place virtually (via Zoom) to accommodate as many students as possible. Office hours allow students to engage with CWC members and other authors willing to assist with writing projects (school papers, fiction, non-fiction, poetry—really anything!). Students can share their work, discuss the craft of writing and its challenges, whatever proves beneficial.


Two CWC volunteers are available during each office hour session. Please contact for assistance. 

Student Story Contests

We have two separate contests for each of the following age groups:

1. Grades 5 through 8

2. Grades 9 through 12


The top three winners in each age group will receive cash prizes, a year’s membership to

Charlotte Writers Club, and more!!

Contest dates: November 28, 2024 – January 31, 2025, at 11:59 PM.

Student stories can be in any fiction genre and must be between 500 – 1,000 words.

Winners will be celebrated at our March 18, 2025 monthly meeting and will have the opportunity to

read their work. Friends and family welcome!

Good luck to everyone!

We are excited about the possibilities and looking forward to reading your entries!

5th Grade – 8th Grade Division 


9th Grade – 12th Grade Division