Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 7 p.m.   
Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C., 28211

December Program: Phillip Shabazz

On December 15, the guest speaker will be Phillip Shabazz, a poet, author, teacher and artist. His works include XYZoom, poems concerning personal reflections on 9/11, and When The Grass Was Blue, an historical novel for young readers.


Additionally, at the December meeting, the winners of the Ruth Moose Flash Fiction contest will be announced. 

News from CWC-North Country
December 3 - 5, CWC-North will participate in "Christmas at Davidson" in cooperation with Main Street Books in Davidson.
Future News
January 19, 2016
At our annual showcase reading of Charlotte Writers' Club members, selected  members 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.

Deadline for entries is January  2, 2016.
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. Join here.

Thank you for your support!
Writing Prompt
Here are ten random words to inspire you. Try using one of them (or perhaps a combination of two or more) in the title of a story or poem. Maybe start a short story. See where they lead you.

If you have suggestions/ideas for writing prompts, please pass them along to us. Email Newsletter Chair.
In This Issue

December 15, 2015

General Meeting
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Providence UMC 
The meetings are always at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month.
General Meeting Location
Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Rd.

Click here for a map of the new location.
CWC Nonfiction Contest
Got histories? Memoirs? Something fascinating to tell? 
Get with it: the deadline is Dec.15.
Guidelines for entry can be found on the nonfiction contest page.
For a complete listing of CWC contests, please click here .
Kathie Collins's poem "El Camino" was awarded third prize in Kakalak 2015, published by Main Street Rag.
Lawrence Hippler's short story 
Blue Lager  wins first prize in the 2015 Central Indiana Writer competition.
Patricia Hooper's new poetry collection, SEPARATE FLIGHTS, has been awarded the Anita Claire Sharf Award and will be published in 2016 by the University of Tampa Press.  She has poems in the fall issue of The Yale Review and The Hudson Review.
Gilda Morina Syverson's memoir "My Father's Daughter: From Rome to Sicily" is a nominee for the Ragan Old North State Award for Nonfiction for 2015.

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