GENERAL MEETING: December 18, 2018, 7:00 p. m.

Providence United Methodist Church, Room 104
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28211

 Jeff Jackson
I Said, You Said, She Said: Selecting the Best Point of View for Your Work
Finding the right storytelling voice for a project is essential. How do you decide whether it should it be told by an omniscient narrator, one of your characters, several characters, or even a stand-in for yourself? What do you do when what initially seemed like the best choice starts to feel constraining? Jeff Jackson will discuss how to use point of view effectively so it energizes your work, highlighting some of the rewards and pitfalls offered by different approaches. He'll also share several tricks and techniques for how to bend point of view to your story's specific needs. 
Jeff Jackson  is the author of the novel  Mira Corpora , which was a Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected one of the best books of 2013 in Salon, Slate, and New Statesman. His short fiction has appeared in  Guernica,  Vice, and The Common. Six of his plays have been produced in New York City by the Obie-Award winning Collapsable Giraffe theater company. He curates the New Frequencies series of cutting-edge music, film, and literature events at the McColl Center in Charlotte. Check out his  website  at
Closes: January 2, 2019
Winners announced: February 19, 2019
Nonfiction from 750-2000 words.

Poetry Contest opens December 18, 2018.
Closes February 19, 2019.  
Winners announced: April 16, 2019.
Poetry of fewer than 50 lines; haiku excluded. Open to all CWC members and to non-member residents of the North and South Carolina. Student category is open to any North Carolina undergraduate student. 
Please Note! There will be poetry workshops on January 19th and 26th. See details below. 
Volunteer Opportunity
Barnes and Noble Gift Wrapping - December 22nd
10 volunteers are needed for our partnership with Barnes and Noble this holiday season. CWC gets to keep donations made to us that day. 
Please email the CWC President (click the link) with timeslot you'd like.

Date Shift Volunteers
December 22nd 10am -Noon  
Noon - 2pm  
2pm - 4pm  
4pm - 6pm  
6pm - 8pm Debra Wallin


POETRY WORKSHOP: January 19, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm 
Led by Joseph Bathanti
Location  -  Providence United Methodist Church (room 104)
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28211
Cost is $30 for CWC members and $40 for non-members.
To register and pay the workshop fee click on  Poetry Workshop

POETRY WORKSHOP: January 26, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Led by Irene Blair Honeycutt
Location  - Davidson Friends Meeting House
625 South Street, Davidson, NC 28036 
Cost is $30 for CWC members and $40 for non-members.
To register and pay the workshop fee click on   Poetry in the Passing Moment

MEMOIR CLASSES: January 23, 2019 - February 27, 2019 - 2pm - 4pm 
Recalling Memories for Your Family or the Public 
6 week class led by long time member Margaret Bigger
Location - Christ Episcopal Church
1412 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

The cost for CWC members is $60.00 and for non-members the cost is $72.00.
Textbook: $14.00 (Optional)  [Pay for textbook at the class].
To register and pay the workshop fee click on Memoir Class

SHORT STORY WORKSHOP: February 9, 2019, 10am - 12:30pm
Led by Sarah Creech
Location  - Providence United Methodist Church (room 104)
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28211

Charlotte Writers Club member Landis Wade has launched a podcast that focuses on Charlotte area authors and those who visit the Queen City. It is called Charlotte Readers Podcast: Where Authors Give Voice to Their Written Words.
The show has eleven authors who will read and talk about their work on a weekly basis from October through December. The initial line-up includes a number of members of the Charlotte Writers Club and authors who have spoken to the club. 

 CWC Open Mic Night at Mug's Coffee!
CWC and Mug's Coffee are partnering to provide an opportunity for CWC Members to read their work every third Friday of each month from 7pm - 9pm. 
This is a great opportunity for our members to share what they've written and gain experience reading in public. This is a necessary skill to promote your writing. The added benefit is being able to network with other writers.
Next Open Mic Night: December 21, 2019


Susan Mills Wilson,
our critique groups chair, announces the release of her new mystery suspense novel, Twisted Fate, available at Amazon Books.

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Please "LIKE" our Facebook page to encourage discussion among fellow writers and keep up with the club offerings.
I'd been having a little trouble concentrating on my writing lately, so last month I went to see my phrenologist. After examining me, he asked if I had perhaps been recently banging my head against a wall. 
"I have indeed," I said, amazed at his diagnostic skill. "In fact, I do so each evening after watching the news."
"Well," he said, "I think you need to cut back on that. The damage is significant, but reversible. I'm putting you on a strict diet of romantic comedies and cartoons."
After a few weeks on this regimen, I feel much better. I recommend it, but if it doesn't work for you, try padding the walls.                             DDC

Membership in the Charlotte Writers' Club entitles you to participate in workshops, critique groups, contests, and guest speaker programs. The cost is a modest $35 per year for individuals and $20 for students. 
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.
To Join or Renew click this  Membership Link and follow the instructions. 

Charlotte Writers' Club 
P.O. Box 220954
Charlotte, NC 28222