MEETING RECAPS (click link)
MEMBER KUDOS (click link)
August 9th - 7:00 pm: CWC’s Virtual Writing Salon with Tiffany Grantham
August 17th - Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Contest Opens
August 18th - 7:00 pm: Suffrage 101 - Virtual celebration of the 101st anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.
August 27th from 6:45 pm - 9pm. In Partnership with MUG'S Coffee - LIVE Open Mic Night for CWC Members to read their work.
September 18th - Charlotte Shout: Day of Words: Workshop 12pm - Open Mic 2pm-4pm - Let the Laureates Tell It 7:30pm
September 25th - 2:00pm - Finding a Story, a virtual writing workshop with Jill McCorkle.
Charlotte Lit - 4X4CLT, Wednesdays@Lit, a catalog of classes, Studio Two
The Writers' Workshop
Great Smokies Writing Program
Fall class descriptions are now posted! Check them out on our website: Fall 2021 Classes.
Whether you're a beginner, an old pro, or anywhere in between, we've got a class for you.
Registration is OPEN. If you took a class in the Spring or Summer you can complete the Continuing Student Form (which will be linked on our website.) If you have not taken a class with us yet in 2021, you'll need to complete the "New Student" application through CFNC, and complete residency verification with RDS (also linked on our website.)
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
Check out what’s happening at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Check out Resources for Writers. On-going virtual programs Write Like You Mean It! and Poetry in Pajamas and more that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library offers for writers.
Events from Other Writing Organizations
Stage Play Writing Competition by Screen Craft - Deadline June 1st to August 31st, Annually
Visit the Screen Craft Website.
This contest is a great opportunity to have your ideas considered by professional writers as this contest seeks to showcase excellent plays that have great film or TV adaptation potential.
855-503-5500 - HOLLYWOOD, CA
Or send an email to INFO@SCREENCRAFT.ORG
Killer Nashville’s 15th Annual Writers’ Conference - August 19th-22th in Franklin, TN.
Focused on mystery, thriller and suspense genres.
Learn more at Killer Nashville and REGISTER HERE.
The Workshops of Asheville
Call for submissions for three prose contests. For details about all three visit TWOA-Contests.
Hard Times: 5,000 words or less about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Deadline August 30, 2021
LITERARY FICTION: 5,000 words or less, enter can be short stories or a chapter of a novel. Deadline: September 30, 2021
IGNITE THE SPARK
SCBWI Carolinas members are invited to Ignite the Spark by writing—and drawing—MicroFiction.
Fast, furious fun and inspiration... all within one hour!
Hosted by John Strong & Linda Gerber
Ignite the Spark will be held every third Tuesday of the month.
For more information
Ignite the Spark New Facebook Group
Request to join here!
Queen City Suspects, a New Sisters in Crime Chapter
This Charlotte chapter, was started in December 2019 and is looking for writers and readers and anyone interested to join. Sisters in Crime (SinC) is an international organization founded in 1986 to promote the professional development and advancement of women writing crime fiction. For more about the organization contact the president, Jacy Sellers, at QC Suspects.
Weekend Writeaways at Home
Includes writing time, workshops — and a bunch more ! All levels and genres welcome. Sliding scale - choose your payment comfort level.
Weekend Writeaways at Home are held quarterly.
Hindsight is a collection of stories about 2020, written by people just like you. They are seeking nonfiction stories from people around the world that capture what it was like to wake up every day to a new normal — whether that means navigating emergencies as a first responder or tying the knot over Zoom.
Hindsight is an independent, one-time publication. The very best submissions will be compiled into a print anthology, which will be published in 2021.
Submission fee: None
Length: Up to 2,000 words
Compensation: Writers whose work is selected for the print anthology will receive a complimentary hard copy of the book, as well as a digital file.
To learn more, please visit our website: Hindsight
The Charlotte SHOUT! 2021 will be held Sept. 17-Oct. 3, 2021.
Charlotte SHOUT! is an aspirational multi-week festival designed to showcase our community by celebrating Charlotte's creativity and innovation through art, music, food, and ideas. Located primarily in Uptown Charlotte, SHOUT! will feature exceptionally curated programming from around the corner and around the world.