JANUARY 19, 2016,  VOLUME 22, ISSUE 5
HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is the year that we've all been waiting for. All our writing efforts are going to be rewarded, fame and glory will come like you won't believe! It's gonna be YUUUGE!

Tuesday, January 19,2016, 7 p.m.   
Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C., 28211

January Program: 
January 19, 2016
At our annual showcase reading of Charlotte Writers' Club members, a dozen or so 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.
Click HERE for entry guidelines.
Introducing Donald C. Fidler, a native North Carolinian
with a BA in chemistry, MD, and psychiatry residency at
UNC-Chapel Hill. He has retired from teaching, and now
spends his time writing plays, writing and directing
short films, and presenting lectures about cultural
psychiatry and the arts. He has four plays premiering
in other U.S. cities, and expects to be producing
plays here before long. He has also recently published
a textbook:  Psychiatry for Actors: Building a character
using Psychiatric Principles.
His inspiration? "I write in public parks, restaurants,
taverns, coffee bars, airports, and on planes and trains.
I enjoy meeting people from numerous cultures,
avoiding tourist places and seeking out people in
villages. The world is my backyard."
You can get in touch with him at:

News from CWC-North
January 27, 2016 - Partnering with Iodine Poetry Journal to welcome Dannye Romine Powell to the Waterbean in Huntersville.
9705 Sam Furr Rd
Ste A
HuntersvilleNC  28078
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

April 30, 2016 -
Gary Powell, Flash Fiction Workshop and Reading.
The cost of this workshop   is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. 
The Warehouse Performing Arts Center  - 9216 Westmoreland Road - Cornelius, NC
Time: TBD
Future News
February general meeting:

Tuesday, February 16, 2015, 7 p.m. 
John Claude Bemis, Author

John Claude Bemis is an award-winning children's book author, musician, and educator. The first novel in his Clockwork Dark trilogy,  The Nine Pound Hammer, was selected as a New York Public Library Best Children's Book for Reading and Sharing. His trilogy continues with  The Wolf Tree and  The White City and has been described as "original and fresh" and "a unique way of creating fantasy." His novel,  The Prince Who Fell from the Sky, was an Amazon Editor's Pick for Best Book for Summer Reading.  John is also the author of the picture book  Flora and the Runaway Rooster, which he wrote for Heifer International. His forthcoming novel,  Out of Abaton: The Wooden Prince (March 2016), is a fantasy reimagining of the Pinocchio story. John is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from UNC Chapel Hill's School of Education and served as the 2013 Piedmont Laureate for Children's Literature. He lives with his wife and daughter in Hillsborough, NC. Visit him online at  johnclaudebemis.com.

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 Prompts 
Here are some 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.

ewe flaunt wiki
quinine sleeve
wasps noose dignity
zag Tanzania have
taproot freedom heard
flux wisteria timidity
unbroken quibble disaster
jeer slovenly extort
Camelot hot rod grouch
tomorrow shade deck

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

In This Issue
General Meeting Location
Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Rd.

Click here for a map of the location.
January 20, 2016 - February 24, 2016: 2 - 4 p.m. on Wednesdays  
Recalling Memories for Your Family or the Public.
Christ Episcopal Church
1412 Providence Road
Members - $60
Member Vietnam Veterans - $30
Non-Members - $72
Non-Member  Vietnam Veterans - $36
Textbook: $14 including tax (optional)
To enroll, write a check to the Charlotte's Writers' Club and mail it to:
Margaret Bigger
3901 Silver Bell Drive
Charlotte, NC 28211
Questions: Call Margaret at 704-364-1788

Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Contest Winners
Judge: Tommy Tomlinson
1st Prize: Paul Reali, "How to Wake Up"
2nd Prize: Victoria Wright, "A Ghost Story"
3rd Prize: William McIlwain, "The Bell Tower"

Honorable Mentions:
Kathie Collins, "Before Reading"
Gary Powell, "In the Parking Lot"
Katherine Barringer, "The Bracelet"

For a complete listing of CWC contests, please click here .

Anne Kaylor has a new collection of poetry, Unwilling to Laugh Alone, recently released by Main Street Rag Publishing Company.

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