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A Note About COVID
Now that state and county mandates have been lifted and we lean into this new level of normal, we ask that you:
- provide full COVID vaccination proof, and
- continue to social distance while in the building—with or without a mask—as fits your comfort level.
Members and guests, when you RSVP, you will be prompted to take a photo of your vaccination card and email it to MembershipCWC@yahoo.com. You’ll only have to do it once and we will have you on our VIP List. As you arrive for the meeting, we will check you off the list. We will also accept showing vaccination cards at the door as a last-minute emergency—though prefer not to have to do this because we don’t want to have to turn anyone away as we follow city & county mandates.
If you have questions, concerns, or thoughts, please contact us.
Line by Line: Making Every Word Count
Speaker: Kelly Mustian
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 6:30 p.m.
Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28210
Whether you’re an outliner or a freestyler, a novelist, a poet, or a writer of other forms, you get where you’re going with a writing project one line at a time. It’s at the sentence level where you can set a cadence that enhances your style, create an atmospheric sense of place, build suspense through wordplay, and develop memorable characters using carefully crafted dialogue. We’ll discuss writing sentences that impact readers’ emotions while furthering the overall story.
Kelly Mustian is the author of the USA Today and SIBA bestselling novel The Girls in the Stilt House, which Publishers Weekly describes as a “remarkable debut” and a “nearly flawless tale of loss, perseverance, and redemption.” Published in 2021, the novel was shortlisted for the 2022 Crook’s Corner Book Prize. Kelly’s work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, and she is a past recipient of a Blumenthal Writers Award and a Regional Artist Grant from the North Carolina Arts and Science Council.
She is originally from Natchez, Mississippi, and after years of migrating around the country, she now lives in North Carolina.
Author Website: https://kellymustian.com
CWC's Virtual Writing Salon & Social Time
On Monday, TBD in the fall at 7 pm come write for 75-minutes or so. We’ll have a little face time, a little catch up time before she spins instrumental music for your mind to riff on. Following each prompt, there will be time for volunteers to read aloud.
Please join us, there is no pressure, no angst, just you and your writing instrument and your untamed creativity. Bring your own characters, write with your own story in mind or let your thoughts dance across the page. Shake off the dust of the day and perhaps when we’re done, those tunes will have you humming something brand new, a song that really jazzes you. Writers of all genres, all stages of the craft are welcome. CWC members will receive an invitation with the Zoom link. If you want to be our guest contact us here and we’ll send you the link.
Tiffany is a Children’s Service Specialist for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, short story-fiction writer and secretary for CWC’s executive board. Learn more about Tiffany by clicking on her page. Check out her website and blog at Creatiffwritng.
Details on how to REGISTER will be added when available.
Click on the link below to view photos and program recap from previous meetings.
2022-2023 CWC Club Meetings - 100 Year Anniversary
September 20, 2022 - Speaker: Kelly Mustian
October 18, 2022 - Speaker: AJ Hartley
November 15, 2022 - Speaker: Landis Wade
December 20, 2022 - Critique Group organization meeting
January 17, 2023 - Speaker: Yasmin Angoe
February 21, 2023 - Speaker: Morry Alter
March 21, 2023 - Speaker: Tom Gill
April 18, 2023 - Speaker: (Poet TBD)
May 16, 2023 - Speaker: Terry Roberts
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AT A GLANCE - The Entire 2021-2022 CWC Main Activities by Month
Click HERE to get printable 2021-2022 At a Glance Club Activity Calendar
Join Home Town Reads - We’re a community dedicated to serving local authors across the country, by helping them connect with readers in their hometown through what we call the Read Local movement.
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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