Charlotte Writers' Club


Volume 20 Issue 10

June 2014



The Charlotte Writers' Club is heading into its annual summer break. Thanks for joining us for a great year of programming, contests, and inspiration. Hope you have a chance for some summer relaxation, trying something new, and maybe finishing that writing project you've been staring at for a few months. We'll see you again in a couple months!

New Location for 2014-2015


When you join us for our September 2014 meeting to kick off another great season of programming, be sure to make your way to our new location! Programs for the 2014-2015 year will be held at Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road. 

Webmaster Wanted


The Charlotte Writers' Club is looking for a new webmaster to begin work in September 2014. This person presents the CWC's virtual face to members and visitors. 


Key responsibilities include:

  • Design, update, and maintain the club website to keep information current. This includes, but is not limited to, information about time, date and location of meetings; future and past programs; workshops; contest rules, deadlines, judges, and winners; current board members; history of the club; and links to related websites of interest to members.
  • Assures that the site is user-friendly, particularly to the public, so that it attracts writers to join the club and enter CWC contests.

For more information or to express interest, please contact Gina Howard at  

"The Self in the Poem" Workshop


David Radavich will present a workshop exploring "The Self in the Poem" on Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to noon at Providence United Methodist Church. A version of the poet's "self" functions as the speaker in every poem, but what is the nature of that self? In relation to what other persons or objects in the poem? How different is a persona poem? What masks might the poet put on or take off? In a dramatic monologue, what selves are being expressed? These and other questions of lyric identity and relationship will be examined through a variety of poems in discussion. 


Cost: $25 for Charlotte Writers' Club members, $35 for non-members. To register contact Pay the workshop fee by clicking on the Donate button to your left and indicating if you will attend the workshop as a member or non-member. 

Members Invited for Newsletter Feature


There are still a few slots open for members to participate in the Meet-A-Member feature for next year's newsletter. This is your chance to introduce yourself to the CWC membership and tell us a bit about you and your writing. The Editor will provide a few questions for you to answer, you provide a photo, and away we go.


If you're interested, send an email to with Meet-A-Member in the Subject line.

The CWC Leadership Team for 2014-15
At the May 20 meeting, the membership elected a new Board with the following leaders:
  • Gina Carroll Howard, President
  • Jack Hemphill, Vice-President
  • Immediate Past President, David Radavich
  • Treasurer, Ruth Mills
  • Secretary, Lisa Thornton
  • Programming Co-Chairs,  
    Glenda Blaisdell-Buck
    Gary Powell
  • Contest Co-Chairs,
    Kelli Horne
    Helen Kimbrough
    Eddie Bell
  • Membership Chair, Virginia Smith
  • Newsletter Editor, Rebecca Vincent
  • Webmaster, Erin Ryan
  • CWC-North Liaison, Caroline Kenna
  • Critique Group Co-Coordinators,
    Lorraine Fico-White
    Sandra Niedzialek
  • Publicity Chair, Ron Berry

A special thank-you to those Board members who are rolling off this year: Charles Israel, Matthew Calloway, Chuck Lindblom, Alica Laurido, Bridgett Bell Langson, Blair Peery, Gary Martin, and Tasha Steimer.

NCWN Summer Writing Residency
The North Carolina Writers' Network 2014 Squire Summer Writing Residency will be held July 10-13 on the campus of William Peace University in Raleigh.
This conference offers an intensive course in a chosen genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry), with fifteen hours of workshop sessions over the four days of the program. Registrants work in-depth on their own writing, as well as their colleagues', while also studying the principles of the genre with their instructor. Other features include faculty readings, panel discussions, and open mic sessions for residents. 


For more information or to register, click here.


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. Dues are $30 for individuals, $40 for couples, $20 for students, and $100 for patrons. You can pay on-line at or send a check to the Charlotte Writers' Club, P.O. Box 220954, Charlotte, NC 28222. Thank you for your support!  
In This Issue
New Location
Webmaster Wanted
Poetry Workshop
Newsletter Feature Openings
CWC Leadership Team
NCWN Summer Writing Residency

Calendar of Events


"The Self in the Poem" Workshop with David Radavich

Providence United Methodist Church

Saturday, May 31,

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

2810 Providence Road

Charlotte, NC 28211  

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