MAY 2015 | VOLUME 21, ISSUE 9
May Program: Bob Strother
Join CWC on Tuesday, May 19, at Providence UMC at 7:00 p.m. for a program featuring two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and award-winning author Bob Strother. 

Strother has over one hundred stories, essays, and poems in print. His work has been published internationally, and his short story "Doughnut Walk"-originally published in the 2011 Petigru Review-has been adapted for film. Previous publications include a collection,
Scattered, Smothered, and Covered and a novel-in-stories, Shug's Place. His new novel, Burning Time, is scheduled for release later this year. Strother is also a contributing writer for Southern Writers Magazine. Bob lives with his wife, Vicki, in Greenville, South Carolina.
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"Enacting Your Character" Workshop
CWC-North is hosting a workshop,  Enacting Your Character , on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius, NC.

What is the best way to create a character who is compelling and convincing for readers and audiences? What aspects of characters define their personalities and drive their actions? How can these qualities be revealed in language? Join Charlotte playwright, essayist and poet  David Radavich to talk about the nuts and bolts of building a strong, complex, believable character from the ground up. 

Following a discussion of theory, participants will be asked to develop their own characters in the dynamic context of their chosen genre, whether drama, fiction, or other forms. The goal will be to create characters in action.

The fee to participate is $25 for CWC members, $35 for non-members. To register, please click here.

Questions? Contact David Radavich at or Caroline Kane Kenna, CWC-North liaison, at  
Members Needed for Meet-A-Member Feature
The Charlotte Writers' Club newsletter is now accepting applicants for the Meet-A-Member section for next year.

It's as easy as 1...2...3...

1. The guidelines are simple: be a member in good standing with the CWC.

2. Signing-up is simple: send an email to expressing your interest. The editor will fill the slots on a first-come, first-featured basis in the 2015-2016 programming year.

3. Being featured is simple: fill out a set of questions and send in your picture. We'll do the rest!
Know a young writer in high school or college? Did you know we have a student membership option? Why not support a budding writer, encourage a dreamer, and enhance a young person's opportunities to develop with a membership to the Charlotte Writers' Club for the Charlotte student in your life? A CWC membership will open doors for them to compete in contests, join a critique group, and network with like-minded individuals. 

Click here to purchase a student membership for the young writer in your life.
In This Issue
May 2
Workshop: "Enacting Your Character" 
Led by David Radavich
10 a.m. - noon
Warehouse Performing Arts Center, Cornelius

May 19
General Meeting
Short Story Writer
Bob Strother
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Providence UMC
General Meeting Location
Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Rd.

Click here for a map of the new location.
Elizabeth Simpson Smith Short Story Contest
May 19, 2015

For a complete listing of CWC contests, please click here .
Writing Prompt
Start your story with "April showers bring May flowers, at least, that's what my ______ used to tell me." Then end your story with, "And that, officer, is why I had to murder my _______."

By Brian A. Klems
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