Charlotte Writers' Club


Volume 20 Issue 6

February 2014



Tweet! Tweet! Do you tweet? Do you use Facebook or prefer a face palm? Do you have questions about social media and writing? Wonder how the two are related? Then you don't want to miss our February meeting.


The Charlotte Writers' Club and the Women's National Book Association are teaming up once again to bring you a panel program of relevance for today's writers. Bring your questions for a panel presentation with six experts to our meeting on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Queens University Conference Center.


Also in this issue: the deadline for submissions for the Anthony Abbott Undergraduate Poetry contest has been extended to February 15, 2014.

CWC & WNBA Panel Presentation:
Writing and Social Media
For our February 18 meeting, a panel of experienced book industry professionals will discuss social media as it relates to writers and authors - both those already published and those hoping to be published, whether traditional or self-published.

Participants will include: agent Josh Adams; author Christy Lynn Allen; publicist Trisina Dickerson;  Executive Director of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Wanda Jewell; author and writing instructor, Maureen Ryan Griffin; and, author Gary Powell.


This meeting is co-sponsored by the Women's National Book Association of Charlotte. 

DEADLINE CHANGE: Anthony Abbott Undergraduate Poetry Competition 
The deadline for the Anthony Abbott Undergraduate Poetry Competition has been extended. Please note that submissions are now being accepted until Saturday, February 15.

Contest information and guidelines can be found here.
March 18: Critique Groups Powwow
In 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.  Groups of our members meet regularly, usually once a month but as often as they wish, to share work and get feedback from supportive but honest colleagues. 
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 of Charlotte, on-line, in bookstores, cafes, or people's homes.  Find a place where you fit in and your work can be tested and improved.
In This Issue
Social Media Panel
Deadline Change
Critique Groups Powwow
Calendar of Events
Contest Calendar
Member Kudos
Calendar of Events


CWC Charlotte

Feb. 18, 2014

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

A Panel Presentation examining the connection between social media use and writing success. 

Click here for map.


CWC Charlotte

Mar. 18, 2014

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

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

Click here for map. 

Contest Calendar 


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

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2014.



Congratulations to Jack Hemphill on the publication of his novel Redbriar. This is the story of the enduring love between a father and daughter separated by circumstances that seem impossible to overcome. Redbriar is available for purchase at Park Road Books and at


Congratulations to Vic Kirkman on the publication of his novel A Penny's Worth of Pearls. This piece of historical fiction is the story of a daring woman fighting against all obstacles to get an education for her children in the period following World War I. Copies are available for purchase at Park Road Books. Kirkman will be signing books at Park Road Books from 2-4 pm on Sunday, February 2.


Mike Tuggle has a story in the latest issue of Kzine, a British sci-fi/fantasy magazine. A young woman doesn't believe a mysterious client when he tells her she possesses unusual powers. But one morning she hears something in her attic and decides to investigate. Kzine for the Kindle is available at Congratulations.

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