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Our next CWC general meeting is December 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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5 Good Reasons to Join a Writers Association

MEETING RECAPS (click link)

MEMBER KUDOS  (click link)


Nonfiction Contest Opened until January 2nd, 2020

December 17th, 2019 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm: Amber Smith York Times best-selling Young Adult novelist

December 17th, 2019 - Winners announced for the Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Contest

December 17th, 2019 - Poetry Contest Opens

January 4th - February 2020 - Beyond Poems and Paintings - Call for poetry submissions

January 21st, 2020 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm: Gary Hovis Suspense novelist

January 25th, 2020 from 1pm - 3:30pm  - Poetry Workshop, Led by David Radavich

Register to read at OPEN MIC NIGHTS
Register for January 17th - 7pm - 9pm
Register for February 21st - 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

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

  • The first session of Finding Home: Where Do I Belong? will be held on Sunday, December 15 from 2-4 pm at Main Library. Register here to attend this community conversation and writing workshop. (Several more sessions will be available from January – March 2020.)


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 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.”


The Eggtooth Editions Chapbook Contest is accepting submissions from now until December 15, 2019. witquestionsvisit Eggtooth Editions for complete guidelines.


Pinesong Awards for 2020 The North Carolina Poetry Society is now accepting submissions for 11 contests that comprise the adult portion of the Pinesong Awards for 2020. Contests close on January 12, 2020.

Cracking the Core of Fiction Writing: Character and Conflict for Teens and Tweens

Date and Time: January 18, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: Hobby Lobby, 7816 Charlotte Hwy, Indian Land, SC 29707

Supplies: Notebook and a pen. Or, use a journal from Hobby Lobby and a special set of colored pens!

Price: $25.00. For a $5.00 discount before December 31, please go to: write2ignite

Description: If you’re between the ages of 11-17 and love creating stories, then this is the workshop for you. Join North Carolina author, Carol Baldwin, for a fun and informative workshop that will help you create memorable characters with conflict—the driving force of a riveting story. Whether you’re writing fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, or a contemporary story, the principles you’ll acquire will move you forward on your writing journey.

Instructor: Carol Baldwin’s most recent book is Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8 (Maupin House, 2008). Her first young adult historical novel that takes place in Charlotte, NC is on submission. Ms. Baldwin enjoys teaching writing to adults and teens. Find free books and writing advice on her blog:

For more information please contact her at


March 6th  - 8th, 2020 - SAGA Writers' Conference

Are you a writer looking to get published?
Are you a published author looking to sell more books?
Are you a novice writer looking to learn about the business?
Are you an experienced author looking to hone your crafts?

SAGA is the Professional Development Conferenc for Genre Fiction Writers. This 2-day conference features best-selling authors, and top-flight editors.

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 January 17th - 7pm - 9pm
Register for February 21st - 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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