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Our next CWC general meeting is March 17th, 2020 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.

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MEETING RECAPS (click link)

MEMBER KUDOS  (click link)


March 17th, 2020 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Panel - Author Publicity and Marketing

March 17th, 2020 - Elizabeth Simpson Smith Short Story Contest Closes

March 21, 2020 - 1pm - 3:30pm- Short Story Workshop, Led by Abigail DeWitt

Register to read at OPEN MIC NIGHTS
Register for March 20th - 7pm - 9pm
Register for April 17th - 7pm -9pm
Register for May 15th - 7pm - 9pm

(You do not need to register to come to listen and support your fellow writers.)


Charlotte Lit -  4X4CLT, Wednesdays@Lit, a catalog of classes, Studio Two


Charlotte Readers Podcast: Where Authors Give Voice to Their Written Words 

North Carolina Arts Council - Artist Opportunites for Submissions.  Click on 'Literary Arts' links when you get to the page.

Arts and Science Council - Grants for Creative Individuals


OTHER Opportunities

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Waterbean Poetry Night at the Mic

Find more info at the Facebook Event page. (Please LIKE the page, if you haven't already, to stay connected on social media.)
  • Books by the featured poets will be available for purchase and signing during the 15-minute break (and possibly before). 
  • Featured program starts at 7:15, but please arrive early find a good seat and sample Waterbean's fantastic menu. Enjoy their great selection of coffee, tea, wine, beer, smoothies, sandwiches and desserts.
  • OPEN MIC follows the featured program and break. Sign up by 7:10; first come, first served; spots are limited! POETS and FLASH WRITERS are welcome to read or recite within a TIME LIMIT of FIVE (5) MINUTES at the mic (including explanations and comments). This means 1–2 pages maximum, a limit of 1–2 poems, time permitting. Your loyal host may adjust time limits at her discretion. Venue closes at 9 PM. 
  • Bring a poem or two, a friend or three! You'll love locally owned and operated Waterbean Coffee, home to this monthly reading series since April 2015!


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.


The Charlotte Chapter of the Women's National Book Association is hosting its Spring Meet the Author event at Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, (in the Park Road Shopping Center) in Charlotte on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 7 to 8:30 pm.  Authors to be featured: Abigail DeWitt, News of Our Loved Ones, Donna Everhart, The Moonshiners Daughter and Susan Zurenda, Bells for Eli. Check the WNBA Facebook page or click the link above for more details.


If winter is taking a toll on you get to the library, check out what’s happening at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Saturday, March 14th, award-winning poet and artist Shane Manier will present a full day workshop (10am - 4pm) at the South Boulevard library on Poetic Alchemy.


Mark Your Calendar for Sensoria, March 27 to April 5

As a part of this year’s festivities, CWC is sponsoring a panel discussion, Seeking Refuge: How Stories Can Save Us, on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 2:30pm, at the main campus. The panel will delve into the power of story in the lives of refugees and the panelist will reflect on their own experiences.

Panelists are:

  • Diya Abdo – Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. A second-generation Palestinian refugee and founder of ECAR, Every Campus a Refuge;
  •  Banu Valladares, came to Charlotte from Venezuela. She is the Executive Director at Charlotte Bilingual Preschool; former: N.C. Humanities Council, N.C. Arts Council, Program Director for Literature, community arts organizations;
  • Joseph Bathanti, former North Carolina Poet Laureate, 2012-2014. He is the co-founder of the Charles George VA Medical Center’s Creative Writing Program in Asheville; and has 18 award-winning collections of poetry, non-fiction and novels.
  • Gilda Morina Syverson is the moderator. She is an author, poet artist, educator and speaker and was born in a large Italian-American family.   

Visit the Sensoria website for more about this timely discussion and other free events of CPCC’s annual celebration of literature and the arts, including the Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer Joy Harjo, the United States Poet Laureate.


March 28th - The High Road Festival of Poetry and Flash Fiction

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 March 20th- 7pm - 9pm
Register for April 17th - 7pm -9pm
Register for May 15th - 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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