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Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 4 pm - Please come to Main Street Books, 126 South Main Street in Davidson, for a book launch party for Poetry on Love and Lattes written by Adrienne Gilman. Charlotte Writers’ Club North and Main Street Books are partnering to help the Davidson poet celebrate her first publication. This event is open (and free) to all. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Adrienne will read poems from her inspirational journal, which includes a collection of original poetry, including witty one-liners. In the spirit of  Bella Grace Magazine, this book includes prompts and enchanting images that inspire the reader to write. The poetry is easily consumable, not intimidating or overly-academic.

She is a recovering lawyer-turned-author who moved to North Carolina with her husband Ben after graduating from Vermont Law School in 2002. Adrienne left the law after ten plus years of practicing to spend more time with her children and to write. They now have three young, active boys, and a fourth baby on the way. Adrienne enjoys all types of writing, including non-fiction and poetry, and is a member of Charlotte Writers' Club and North Carolina Writers' Network.


2019-2020 CWC North Upcoming Events

September 7, 2019 - 4pm - Poetry reading book launch for Southern Exposure by Elisa Troutman at Main Street Books, 126 South Main, Davidson,

October 5, 2019 - 1pm - 4pm - Workshop -Memoir led by Judy Goldman (CWCN)

November 23, 2019 - 4pm - Book launch party for Poetry on Love and Lattes written by Adriennne Gilman

February 22, 2020 - 1pm - 4pm -  Workshop - Personal Essay led by Patrice Gopo


Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 1pm - 4pm - Crafting a Compelling  Personal Essay, a workshop led by Patrice Gopo, at the Davidson Friends Meeting House, 625 South Street.  She is a Charlotte writer and the author of All the Colors We Will See Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness and Finding Our Own Way. The collection of essays was published in 2018. Charlotte Writers’ Club North is pleased to welcome her to Davidson.

What you will learn:  In this workshop, participants will learn the building blocks of writing an effective and satisfying personal essay. Through examples and writing exercises, we’ll learn how to write about our lived experiences in a way that unearths deeper meaning and connects with readers and the broader world.

Patrice Gopo draws on her experience as the child of Jamaican immigrant. She was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She enjoys exploring issues of race, immigration, and belonging.  Her collection of essays, All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way was published in 2018.

Her essays have  appeared in a variety of publications, including Catapult, Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, Full Grown People, and online in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Her radio commentaries have appeared on Charlotte, North Carolina’s NPR Station WFAE 90.7.  Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and she is the recipient of several Regional Artist Project Grants and a 2017-2018 NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship.  Patrice lives with her family in North Carolina.

To register and pay please click on Personal Essay Workshop

Members $30.00 -  Non-members $40.00

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