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Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7 p.m. 
Judy Goldman -
 Engaging Your Reader's Empathy: How to Establish Voice in Memoir
Providence United Methodist Church (Room 104)
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28211

Judy Goldman is the author of a two memoirs, Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap and Losing My Sister; two novels, Early Leaving and The Slow Way Back: and two books of poetry, Wanting To Know the End and Holding Back Winter.

 Losing My Sister was a finalist for both Southeast Booksellers Alliance’s Memoir of the Year and ForeWord Review’s Memoir of the Year. Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Kenyon Review, Gettysburg Review, Ohio Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Crazyhorse, and Real Simple magazine; her book reviews in The Washington Post and The Charlotte Observer; her commentaries on public radio in Chapel Hill and Charlotte. and is a member of Charlotte Writers’ Club.

Judy is a member of the Charlotte Writers' Club and lives with her husband in Charlotte, NC. They have two married children and four grandchildren.

How can you be your authentic self in your memoir?  After all, writers want to be liked.  We want to be engaging.  It’s easy to try to portray charm at the expense of honesty. Judy will talk to you about being candid and genuine in your work — which will, in turn, help you connect more intimately with your reader.


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Click on the link below to view photos and program recap from previous meetings.


2018-2019 CWC 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.

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.

October 2, 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


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


2019-2020 CWC Upcoming Club Meetings

Theme: Exploring the Mystery of Writing (By Genre)

September 17, 2019 - Gavin Edwards New York Times best-selling Non-Fiction author

October 15, 2019 - Critique Group Night

November 19, 2019 - Mark deCastrique - North Carolina Mystery novelist

December 17, 2019 Amber Smith - New York Times best-selling Young Adult novelist

January 21, 2020 - George Hovis -  Suspense novelist

February 18, 2020 - Tim Reinhardt - Playwright and Fiction novelist

March 17, 2020 - Panel - TBD

April 21, 2020 - Diana Pinckney - Poet

May 19, 2010 - Phillip Lewis - Literary Fiction novelist

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Charlotte Lit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit literary arts center, engaging and educating writers and readers, and building a stronger Charlotte through literature.

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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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