Charlotte Writers' Club


Volume 20 Issue 7

March 2014



March is the month each year for our annual Critique Groups Powwow.  Come meet other writers who share your interests and explore possibilities for groups that can spur and improve your writing.  Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at the Queens University Conference Center on Tyvola Road.

March 18: Critique Groups Powwow
On 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.  We will discuss ways to make critique groups successful and helpful to you.   
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, on-line, in bookstores, cafes, or people's homes.  Find a place where you fit in and your work can be tested and improved.
Wanted: New Board Members
As we plan ahead for next year in the Charlotte Writers' Club, we are looking for new Board members who can assume leadership positions in the organization. This is an ideal opportunity to develop new organizational skills and to give back to the community of writers who nurture each other in our area. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact CWC president, Gina Howard, for further information by Monday, March 3.
CWC Writers Panel to Present at Sensoria
A panel of Charlotte Writers' Club members will present at this year's Sensoria Festival on Thursday, April 10 on the subject of "Living Our Legacy" using poetry and prose.
Helen Kimbrough, a children's book author, will address the legacy of the African-American experience. Jack Hempill, a Vietnam War veteran, will talk about how his experience and those of other Americans inform his work and our national psyche. Grace Ocasio will look to her own family and the legacies that they leave.
The presentation will take place in the Levine Auditorium on CPCC's Levine Campus in Matthews at 9:30 a.m. For more information on the topic and speakers, click here.
For directions to the Levine Campus, click here, and scroll to the bottom of the page.


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
Critique Groups Powwow
Wanted: New Board Members
CWC Panel at Sensoria
2014 Calendar of Events
2014 Contest Calendar

Calendar of Events


CWC Charlotte

March 18, 2014, 7 p.m.

Queens University Conference Center, 2229 Tyvola Road

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

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CWC Charlotte

April 15, 2014, 7 p.m.

Queens University Conference Center

2229 Tyvola Road

Morri Creach, poet and author of Letters from the Coast, will be our guest poet for National Poetry Month.

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Contest Calendar 


Deane Ritch Lomax Poetry Prize.  Our annual prize for the best poem of no more than 50 lines. 

Deadline: March 18, 2014.

Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Contest
For stories of up to 500 words. 

Deadline: April 15, 2014.



Member Joseph Cavano is proud to announce that his story, "The Widow's Tale," has been selected by editor/author, Cliff Garstang (What the Zhang Boys Know) to appear this fall in the Press 53 Anthology, Everywhere Stories: Fiction from a Small Planet. There were over 600 submissions.

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