March 21, 2017,  VOLUME 23, ISSUE 7
If you're reading this, chances are you're a writer. If so, you've probably been asked odd and unanswerable questions by non-writers like "Where do you get your ideas?" I find it disturbing that they don't know. Perhaps they are novices in the realm of thinking, and have searched, in vain, for ideas in liquor stores or the entrails of  sacrificial goats. I suggest that the next time you have this question thrown at you, just cite Whitman at them: "Writing should be the settlement of dew on the leaf." Then pat them on the head, and walk away.      DDC

Tuesday, March 21, 2017,  7 p.m.   
Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28211

Program for March meeting
Combined meeting with WNBA
Small Press Submissions
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, 7 p.m.

Providence United Methodist Church 

 (Upstairs Room 214)
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28211 

LAST CHANCE to Support CWC by Shopping Online at Barnes and Nobles through March 2nd!
Any purchases made online at using the book fair number 12077293 at checkout from February 26th - March 2nd will  support CWC. For every eligible item that is purchased online at Barnes & Noble on behalf of the Charlotte Writers' Club, Barnes & Noble contributes up to 12% of the purchase price to the Charlotte Writers' Club.


The CWC Book Fair at Barnes and Noble February 25th was a success.  Check out the news coverage from some of area authors that was LIVE on Monday February 20th.


 CLICK HERE to view news coverage.


Photos from February 21st Club Meeting with Tommy Tomlinson
Kakalak 2017
Kakalak , one of the premier publications featuring writers from our region, is open for submissions beginning March 1st for art and poetry by Carolinians or about the Carolinas.  Deadline is May 15.  For information and guidelines click HERE.   


Playwriting Workshop: Led by Marla Brown
April 22, 2017 - 10am - 3pm
Warehouse Performing Arts Center
9216 Westmoreland Road
Cornelius, NC 28031 

  Please come to Cornelius for a playwriting workshop, on Saturday April 22, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  From Page to Stage is  a practical approach to writing a 10-minute play, a staple of the current theater scene.
Bring a sack lunch and whatever you use to compose: pen and paper, laptop or tablet. The fee for the workshop is $55 for Charlotte Writers' Club members and $60 for non-members. Go to the WORKSHOPS page to pay.
Preregistration is required. Contact Connie Fisher at for more information.  CWC North is sponsoring this event in cooperation with The Warehouse PAC.  
Short Story Workshop, Led by Byrn Chancellor, English Prof. UNCC
Saturday, April 1, 2017: 10am- Noon
Providence United Methodist Church
Room 104
Cost: $30 for Charlotte Writers' Club members, $40 for non-members.  

Go to the WORKSHOPS page to pay. To register, click on the email link on the CWC Workshop page. That link will create an email for you to send to register.
For the general meeting on April 18, the guest speaker will be Irish poet Adrian Rice.

September 2017, Flash Fiction workshop

November 2017, Nonfiction workshop
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 singles, $ 50 for couples, 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

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

Click here for a map of the location.
Contest notices:
Visit the CWC Contest page for contest rules.  

(CWC Members Only)
Announce Winners: April 18, 2017
Short Story from
750-1500 words.
Poetry Contest
Now open.
Closes: March 21, 2017 
Announce Winners:  
May 16, 2017
Poetry of fewer than 50 lines; haiku excluded.
Elizabeth Simpson Smith Contest
Opens: March 21, 2017
Closes: May 16, 2017
Announce Winners: September 18, 2017
A short story between 1500-4000 words.
Notes on writing
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. 
- Robert Frost

Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
- Willa Cather

I can't write five words but that I change seven.
-  Dorothy Parker

There's no such thing as writer's block. That was invented by people in California who couldn't write.
-Terry Pratchett

  Fiction is about stuff that's screwed up.
- Nancy Kress

Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.
-  Truman Capote

Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner

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