OCTOBER 17, 2017,  VOLUME 24, ISSUE 2
GENERAL MEETING: October 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 
 
Each October, the general meeting of the Charlotte Writers' Club is devoted to the formation of critique groups. 

EDITORIAL
Maybe you need help! Maybe joining a critique group is just the thing that'll get you going - and keep you going - with the encouragement of some   writers who share your passion.  Typically, these groups meet on a regular basis to review each other's work and offer feedback and a little esprit. If you're interested in getting involved, then you  must come to our October 17 meeting.    Susan Mills Wilson, pictured here   (smaller than actual size), will be there to guide you. This is your opportunity to connect with other writers in your specific genre for advice and support. The meeting will be on the second floor. Take the elevator and follow the noise. DDC

Storytelling, Creativity and Life

A Nonfiction Workshop, with award-winning journalist Tommy Tomlinson.
Saturday, Oct. 21st,
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Providence United Methodist Church, room 104.
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28211

Tomlinson will help you get to the core of telling stories by unlocking the creativity inside, "and maybe," he adds, "along the way, help you become a better person."
  
Tomlinson's latest project is a memoir, The Elephant in the Room, about being an overweight man in America. He spent 23 years as a reporter, a local columnist, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary. 

Cost is $30 for CWC members, $40 for non-members. To learn more and/or sign up, visit our workshop page on our website: CWC Workshops

MEET-A-MEMBER
If you're new to CWC, and want to introduce yourself, send us a head shot (jpeg) and a brief bio to   newsletter@charlottewritersclub.org
Incidentally, this might be a good way for you to find a compatible critique group.

CHARLOTTE WRITERS' CLUB NORTH


There are still spots open for "Beyond Brushes and Pens," a poetry workshop connecting art and writing, hosted by Charlotte Writers' Club North, in cooperation with Mooresville Arts on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Led by poet Terri Wolfe, the workshop will be held at Mooresville Arts Gallery, 103 W. Center Avenue from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Please register by contacting Caroline Kane Kenna on the  CWC Workshop page.  Cost is $35 for CWC members and $45 for non-members. The workshop fee includes a $5 donation to Mooresville Arts, a non-profit. Let us know you are planning to participate by Thursday, October 5th. You can pay online, send CWC a check to P.O. Box 220954, Charlotte NC 28222, or bring your payment to the workshop. 

Wolfe holds a BA from UNC Charlotte and an MFA in Poetry from Queens University of Charlotte.  Co-author of Riding Out: Poems of Grief and Redemption (Mayflower 2008), Wolfe has had poems in numerous publications and anthologies.
She lives in Denver, NC and teaches small group poetry workshops. 

Participants will  view and discuss the visual arts and words, then create a poem.
"Beyond Brushes and Pens" is being held in conjunction with the 35th annual ARTOBERFEST at Mooresville Arts.  Samples of poems are available on the Mooresville Arts website. 

Click here for Workshops Fall 2017.


Outreach Opportunity

As a premier resource for writers, the Charlotte Writers' Club receives countless requests for advice and assistance each month. Nurturing writers and using our literary skills to serve the community are at the heart of the club's mission. Among those we hear from are incarcerated men and women who have discovered an interest in writing.
 
Recently, we have been receiving quite a few requests from inmates asking for critiques of excerpts from their work and for writing advice. If you are interested in providing assistance and encouragement, contact Gina Carroll Howard at gch3631@gmail.com for further information. 


CHARLOTTE LIT

Charlotte Lit has just released a full course catalog for 2017-18 with more than 40 courses, many taught by CWC members. Fiction 101 with Bryn Chancellor, Flash Fiction with Ruth Moose, and much more. Online:  Charlotte Lit
 
Charlotte Lit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit literary arts center, engaging and educating writers and readers, and building a stronger Charlotte through literature.



MEMBERSHIP DUES

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.
KUDOS
Mike Tuggle's latest book, The Genie Hunt, has been released by Solstice Publishing, and is available on Amazon.
Story line:
Attorney Buddy Vuncannon and his friend Coot Pickard stumble upon a criminal gang that  includes a mutual friend and a genie who does the gang's dirty work.



Jenifer Ruff's latest novel Only Wrong Once presents a nightmare scenario of bioterrorism.
In Los Angeles, FBI counterterrorism agent Quinn Traynor and his team receive a call from CDC agent, Madeline Hamilton. She's discovered the first victim of a lethal, unfamiliar virus. Their joint investigation uncovers evidence of an imminent bio-terror attack and their only hope is to identify the terrorists carrying the disease. With just two days remaining before it's too late, the FBI and the CDC race to prevent a pandemic. 

CONTEST NOTICES:
Visit the CWC Contest page for contest rules.  

Now open.
Closes: October 17, 2017
Announce Winners: December 19, 2017
Short fiction of up to 500 words.


CWC Nonfiction Contest  (article/essay)
Opens: October 17, 2017
Closes: December 19, 2017
Announce Winners: February 20, 2018
Nonfiction from 750-2000 words.

Selected Members' Reading entry opens October 17, 2017.
The Selected Members' Reading is open to all members in good standing of the Charlotte Writers' Club. Entries will be judged on the basis of quality, variety, and overall interest.
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INSPIRATION STATION
I think of myself as something of a connoisseur of procrastination, creative and dogged in  my approach to not getting things done.
-Susan Orlean

If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.
-Rita Mae Brown

A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave.
-Oscar Wilde

Of all the things I hate doing, writing is my favorite.
- DDC