Charlotte Writers' Club


Volume 19 Issue 5

January 2013



Happy New Year!  And welcome to a spring season of exciting literary events.  We start off with our annual Selected Members Reading on Tuesday, January 15, at 7 p.m., when we'll have a chance to hear a wide range of talent from within our own membership.  Don't miss it!

Selected Members Reading

Our annual showcase reading of Charlotte Writers' Club members will take place on January 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Queens University Conference Center.  Roughly a dozen writers, including winners of the recent Nonfiction Contest, will have an opportunity to regale us with their literary talent, reading from their best work.  This is always an exciting time when CWC members young and old get to "strut their stuff" before their colleagues.  Find out what your fellow Charlotte writers are creating and show your support.
Recalling Memories for Your Family or the Public
Margaret Bigger will once again lead her six-week course, "Recalling Memories for Your Family or the Public," on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. from January 23 to February 27.  This is an annual fundraiser to benefit the Charlotte Writers' Club.  Meetings will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road.  Bigger is the author of Recalling Your Memories on Paper, Tape or Videotape.  To register for the course, call (704) 364-1788.    
From Book Idea to the Book Shelf:
The Process and Business of Book Publishing 
For our February 19 meeting, a panel of experienced book industry representatives will discuss how a book goes from the idea stage to the finished book for sale to the reading public. Come with your questions about the book biz and join in this sure-to-be-lively discussion!

Participants will include: author, agent, editor, sales & marketing director, publicist, wholesale distributor, bookseller, and an independent book marketing, sales and promotion consultant.  This meeting is co-sponsored by the Women's National Book Association - Charlotte. 



We welcome writers in all genres and forms to join our Charlotte-area community.  Your membership in the Charlotte Writers' Club helps support writers, readers, and literacy at a critical time in our nation's and our city's history. Dues are $30 for individuals, $40 for couples, $20 for students, and $100 for patrons. You can pay on-line at or send a check to the Charlotte Writers' Club, P.O. Box 220954, Charlotte, NC 28222. Thank you for your support!  

In This Issue
Selected Members Reading
Memoir Workshop
Book Publishing Panel
2013 Calendar of Events
2013 Contest Calendar

Calendar of Events


CWC Charlotte

Jan. 15, 2013

Queens University Conference Center, 2229 Tyvola Road, 7 p.m.

Selected Members Reading and winners of the Nonfiction Contest.

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CWC Charlotte

Feb. 19, 2013

Queens University Conference Center, 2229 Tyvola Road, 7 p.m.

From Book Idea to the Book Shelf: A panel on the business of book publishing.   

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Contest Calendar 


Children's Short Story Contest.  Stories written for readers 8-12 years old.

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013. 


Anthony Abbott Student Poetry Prize.  Open to all NC enrolled undergraduate students.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013.


Deane Ritch Lomax Poetry Prize.  Our annual prize for the best poem of no more than 50 lines. 

Deadline: March 19, 2013.



The Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance (CAJA) invites local freelancers and budding writers to its inaugural

Charlotte Arts Journalism Conference: "Covering the Arts." If you enjoy the arts and want to learn to write about them, this conference is for you.


The conference will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the UNC Charlotte Center Building, 320 E. Ninth Street (at Brevard). Cost is $35 for adults or $15 for students and includes breakfast scones/coffee and lunch. For further information, go to


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