Charlotte Writers' Club


Volume 19 Issue 7

March 2013



Thanks to everyone who helped make our Feb.19 meeting a rousing success, especially Mary Struble Deery and Susan Walker of the National Women's Book Association.  You still have time to enter the Literary Services Raffle.  Go to


March is the month each year for our annual Critique Groups Powwow.  Come meet other writers who share your interests and explore possibilities for groups that can spur and improve your writing.  Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at the Queens University Conference Center on Tyvola Road.

March 19: Critique Groups Powwow
On March we once again hold our annual critique groups "powwow," designed to bring together our members who would like to strengthen their networks to other writers in their chosen forms.  We will discuss ways to make critique groups successful and helpful to you.   
We invite both newer members who are not currently in a group and those who may want to expand their group or branch out into new areas.  Attendees will be able to visit multiple groups to find what they need.    
Our groups meet by day or night, in the north and in the south, on-line, in bookstores, cafes, or people's homes.  Find a place where you fit in and your work can be tested and improved.
Sensoria Festival in April at CPCC 
Each year the Charlotte Writers' Club participates in  the Sensoria Festival of the Arts at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.  This year we will co-sponsor two events:
On Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Tate Hall on the CPCC Main Campus, Michael McFee will read and discuss his work for National Poetry Month, along with winners of the Anthony Abbott Student Poetry Prize.  McFee has published fourteen books, most recently a collection of poetry, That Was Oasis (Carnegie Mellon, 2012), a chapbook of one-line poems, The Smallest Talk (Bull City, 2007), and a collection of prose, The Napkin Manuscripts: Selected Essays and an Interview (University of Tennessee, 2006). He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at UNC-Chapel Hill.
On Thursday, April 18, at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall on  the  CPCC Main Campus, four CWC writers will present their work in a group presentation called  "Writing the World."   Kristin Sherman, Ann Tsao, Nitin Vyas, and David Radavich read their work about the Philippines, China, India, and the Middle East.  Don't miss this special event, one of our featured readings of the year.
Wanted: New Board Members
As we plan ahead for next year in the Charlotte Writers' Club, we are looking for new Board members who can assume leadership positions in the organization.  This is an ideal opportunity to develop new organizational skills and to give back to the community of writers who nurture each other in our area.  If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact either Mary Struble Deery, membership chair, or David Radavich, our current president, for further information.  Stretch your wings!


We welcome writers in all genres and forms to join our Charlotte-area literary 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
Critique Groups Powwow
Sensoria Festival in April
Wanted: New Board Members
2013 Calendar of Events
2013 Contest Calendar

Calendar of Events


CWC Charlotte

March 19, 2013, 7 p.m.

Queens University Conference Center, 2229 Tyvola Road

Our annual critique groups powwow, connecting writers to each other. 

Click here for map.


CWC Charlotte

April 16, 2013, 7 p.m.

Tate Hall, CPCC Main Campus

1206 Elizabeth Avenue

Charlotte, NC 28204

Michael McFee will be our guest poet for National Poetry Month, along with winners of the Anthony Abbott Student Poetry Prize.

Click here for map.


CWC Charlotte

"Writing the World"

April 18, 2013, 12:30 p.m.

Tate Hall, CPCC Main Campus

1206 Elizabeth Avenue

Charlotte, NC 28204

Four writers from the Charlotte Writers' Club read their work about the Philippines, China, India, and the Middle East.

Click here for map.


Contest Calendar 


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

Deadline: March 19, 2013.


Check out our inaugural
Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Contest.  For stories of up to 500 words. 

Deadline: April 16, 2013.



Davidson Community Players is producing Margaret Edson's prize-winning play, Wit, from Feb. 28 to March 17.  The author will attend the March 2 performance and participate in a talk-back.  Contact (704) 892-7953.


The Write2Ignite! Conference for Christian Writers of Literature for Children and Young Adults meets March 15-16 at North Greenville University near Greenville, SC.  Details and registration at


A co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series seeks stories about how to stay sane in this world for 30 Days to Sanity, an online stress/resiliency program.  Send stories of up to 1200 words to 30 Days to Sanity, P.O. Box 31453, Santa Fe, NM 87594-1453 or email 



A former basketball coach named Butch English seeks a co-writer for a book on "recruiting champions."  Contact


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