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Tuesday, NOVEMBER 17, 2015, 7 p.m.   
Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C., 28211

Panel discussion with the WNBA. 
No, not basketball. It's the Women's National Book Association. The subject will be: "I'm published, so now what?" featuring:
Renee Roberson, Alice Osborn, Karen Luddy, and Mica Gadhia (who paints pink and purple cows).
They can tell you what to do after you've finished your masterpiece. Read all about them on the CWC homepage.

Prizes for the Ruth Moose Flash Fiction contest will be awarded at this meeting
News from CWC-North Country
December 4 - 6, CWC-North will participate in "Christmas at Davidson" in cooperation with Main Street Books in Davidson.
Future News
Holidays always cause chaos, so here's a preview of what's happening next month. 
On December 15, the guest speaker will be Phillip Shabazz, a poet, author, teacher and artist. His works include XYZoom, poems concerning personal reflections on 9/11, and When The Grass Was Blue, an historical novel for young readers.

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.

Thank you for your support!
In This Issue

November 17

General Meeting

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Providence UMC 

The meetings are always at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month.
General Meeting Location
Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Rd.

Click here for a map of the new location.
Flash Fiction Contest
Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Workshop
Ruth Moose will conduct a workshop on writing flash fiction at Providence Presbyterian Church in Charlotte from noon to five p.m. on December 12. Sponsored by WritersWorkshop of Asheville. $75 or  $70 for members. Contact or phone 828-254-8111.
Participants will write to prompts and published examples of very short works. Prizes will be awarded at the November general meeting on Nov. 17.

Ruth has published 3 collections of short stories, 6 collections of poetry, and most recently her first novel.
For a complete listing of CWC contests, please click here .
 Gary V. Powell's story, "When," originally published at Blue Fifth Review, has been nominated for Sundress Publications' Best of the Net. Yay!
Tony Abbot has received the North Carolina Award, the highest civilian award given by the state. He is a teacher, scholar, and poet who has inspired students for over fifty years. Read about him at
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Ruth Moose's first novel, Doing it at the Dixie Dew, won the Malice Domestic Award and was published by St. Martin's Press. A sequel, Wedding Bell Blues, is due out August 2016. Ruth was formerly on the Creative Writing faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Writing Prompt
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