Charlotte Writers' Club


Volume 20 Issue 5

January 2014



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 21, 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 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Queens University Conference Center. About a dozen writers 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.
CWC-North to Host Tom Perkins

Join Tom Perkins, a poet, memoirist and engineer, for a fireside chat on Sunday, January 26 at 2 p.m. at The Warehouse, 9216-1 Westmoreland Rd., in Cornelius.

The British world traveler will take us on a journey that begins with World War II in London and moves to the Persian Gulf. After side trips and a week in Paris, Perkins will take us for a trip to the states aboard the Queen Elizabeth on her first voyage after the war.

The Charlotte Writers' North event is free and open to the public.
Recalling Memories for Your Family or the Public

For anyone ready to write memoirs or considering doing a non-fiction book or short stories, the Charlotte Writers' Club is sponsoring its annual six-week course: "Recalling Memories for Your Family or the Public," taught by Margaret Bigger, author/editor of 24 books.

Classes will be held 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays January 22-February 26 at Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road. Cost for CWC members is $60; non-members pay $72.

Register by calling Margaret Bigger at 704-364-1788. The class is limited to 20 participants so sign up soon!
Panelists Discuss Social Media and Writing at February Meeting 

For our February 18 meeting, a panel of experienced book industry representatives will discuss the evolving relationships between writers and publishers and social media. Come with your questions about the book biz and join in this sure-to-be-lively discussion!

This meeting is co-sponsored by the Women's National Book Association - Charlotte.
In This Issue
Selected Members Reading
CWC North Hosts Tom Perkins
Recalling Memories Class
Writing & Social Media Panel
2014 Calendar of Events
2014 Contest Calendar



Calendar of Events


CWC Charlotte

Jan. 21, 2014

Queens University Conference Center,
2229 Tyvola Road,

7 p.m.

Selected Members Reading.


CWC North

Jan. 26, 2014

The Warehouse

9216-1 Westmoreland Rd.

2 p.m.

World traveler, poet, and memoirist, Tom Perkins to host a fireside chat.



CWC Charlotte

Feb. 18, 2014

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

Social media panel with Women's National Book Association.



Contest Calendar 


Children's Short Story Contest  


Stories written for readers 8-12 years old. 


Deadline: Jan. 21, 2014. 


Anthony Abbott Student Poetry Prize


Open to all NC enrolled undergraduate students.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2014.



Motherhood: Lost and Found, a memoir by Ann Campanella, was just released. The story about the author's desire to have a child and her journey through infertility as her own mother spirals into Alzheimer's is set against the backdrop of Ann's love of horses.

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