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Friday, April 20 2012
Tamra Wilson, our recent winner of the Children’s Story contest, was a short story panelist at the VA Festival for the Book in March, and she is also the 2012 First Place winner of the Union County Writers Club Literary Contest for her story, "Death Traps." Congrats Tamra!
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Sunday, February 12 2012
Patricia Hooper has been awarded the 2011 Lawrence Goldstein Poetry Prize. The $500 award is given annually for a poem published in Michigan Quarterly Review. Poet Albert Goldbarth served as the judge.
Posted by: CWC AT 05:24 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, January 30 2012
Congratulations to Cynthia A. Williams. Her short novel, BANYAN, was recently published as an e-book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Click here or here for more information.
Posted by: CWC AT 06:37 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, November 28 2011
New CWC member Kris Wampler recently published his first e-book on The book, Love Train, is available in Kindle edition. Click here to view the book on Amazon. Congrats Kris! 
Posted by: Charlotte Writers' Club AT 01:23 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, March 17 2011
Richard Allen Taylor will be appearing on Cathy Smith Bowers' "Poet Laureate Hour" radio show scheduled for Sunday, March 20, 5:00-6:00 pm. Cathy, our North Carolina Poet Laureate, invites one poet a month to appear on the program to talk about and read poetry. Cathy will interview Richard and he may also read from his 2010 book, Punching Through the Egg of Space (available for purchase on line at Please listen live, if you can, or listen later.

To listen to the show online on Sunday, folks will just need to get to (since it's internet radio) at showtime and click on the "stream" button. On Monday, and for the week after, they can navigate to and click on the arrow beside "Listen" any time. After a week or two, the show will move to the ibiblio archive, where it'll be available 24/7.
Posted by: Charlotte Writers' Club AT 07:14 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, December 22 2010
Earl J. Wilcox has a poem appearing in the anthology, Relationships and Other Stuff, published in December 2010. Five of Earl's poems have appeared in The New Verse News during the past three months. The poem, "Touching All the Bases," appears in the Fall 2010 issue of Aethlon, and the poem, "Catching Baseballs and Poems," appeared in a recent issue of Nine: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture.
Posted by: Charlotte Writers' Club AT 08:03 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, December 22 2010
Diana Pinckney has won the 2010 EKPHRASIS Prize for her poem "The Kiss of Water", after The Last Supper. Ekphrasis is a journal of poems written about art. She also has poems in three 2010 anthologies, Luck, The Sound of Poets Cooking and Imagining Heaven. Diana's fourth collection of poems, Green Daughters, will be released from Lorimer Press in April 2011.
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Saturday, November 20 2010
CWC member Kathy Gruhn published her first book, My Baby Compass, An Easy Program to Help Your Child Think, Speak, Move & Thrive, Birth to Two. It is the first book of a series. It is a program that allows a parent to assess if their child is meeting their developmental milestones along with activities to enhance over 275 skills. If a parent is concerned about their child's progress in the following areas-- speech, hearing, vision, physical, cognitive and social/emotional -- the reference manual provides helpful information. Kathryn Thorson Gruhn is a Speech-Language Pathologist that has practiced for over 35 years. The book is available on or learn more about the book and future series at
Posted by: Charlotte Writers' Club AT 01:17 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Sunday, September 05 2010
Celebities for Breakfast
Shelley Stout released her second novel on August 16. It's Celebrities for Breakfast, a romantic comedy.
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Sunday, August 01 2010
Willie Elizabeth Towles, who writes under the name Elizabeth Towles, recently won second place in the Family Stories contest with her story, “A Ticket to the Past.” The contest was sponsored by, which is an online site for writers and readers based in Munich, Germany.
Posted by: Charlotte Writers' Club AT 09:02 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, July 13 2010
Diana Pinckney has poems recently published in RHINO, Imaging Heaven Anthology, and Luck: A Collection of Facts, Fiction, Incantation & Verse.
She also has poems forthcoming in Iodine, In the Red/In the Black, an Anthology of Profit & Loss, and The Sound of Poets Cooking anthology.
Her poems are archived online in such journals as FutureCyclePoetry, PersimmonTree, SouthernWomen'sReview, WildGoosePoetryReview, ThePedestalMagazine, and CharlotteViewpointMagazine.
Diana's fourth collection of poems, Green Daughters, is forthcoming from Lorimer Press in 2011.
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Monday, July 12 2010

This page is for CWC members to share their recent writing-related accomplishments. Each entry will be categorized by member and the kind of news he/she is sharing.  To share your kudos* with fellow members, click on the link at left and fill out the form.  

*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.

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