A Centennial Gala Like No Other!
Please join us as Charlotte Writers Club celebrates 100 years of
supporting, educating, and promoting local writers
We will gather at the Mint Museum (2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte) on Sunday, May. 22nd from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Bring your plus one and get ready to party like only writers can!
We're celebrating our story, our collective successes, and our tremendous milestone—couldn’t have done it without you! We'll raise a glass to our founder, to each other, to writing, to readers, and to the next century.
There will be live music, hors d'oeuvres catered by La Tea Da, drinks (beer, wine, lemonade), a silent auction, and more! Each guest will receive a special CWC Centennial coffee mug to take home.
This is your chance to commune with fellow scribes, share stories, encourage each other, even receive absolution for writerly transgressions. You can peruse items from our secret vault as you learn a bit about our history, all that we have accomplished, and our vision for the next 100 years.
Parking is free and access to the museum is easy.
The cost for this event is $30 for you and $30 for your guest. The museum and our caterer need a final headcount so please register you and your guest and pay by May 14th at 11:59 pm.
Our Keynote Speaker: Dannye Romine Powell is unable to present her talk.
Joseph Bathanti, a friend of Dannye's, of CWC and a former NC Poet Laureate will speak in her place.
Joseph Bathanti – NC Poet Laureate, 2012-2014; Professor, Dept. of English, McFarlane Family Distinguished Prof. in Interdisciplinary Ed., Appalachian State University, et.al. 18 Award Winning Publications of Poetry, Non-Fiction, Novels; LSU press publication in March, 2022 of Light at the Seam: Poems, https://today.appstate.edu/2018/05/02/bathanti
Dannye Romine Powell is a journalist and a poet. For 20 years, she was book editor of the Charlotte Observer, and for 20 she was a local front news columnist. She's published five books of poetry, two of them have won the Brockman Campbell Award and the most recent, "In the Sunroom with Raymond Carver," won the Roanoke Chowan Award.
Her individual poems have appeared in a number of journals, including the Paris Review, the New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, Harvard Review Online, Arts & Letters, etc. She's won fellowships in poetry from the NEA, the NC Arts Council and Yaddo. Her book, "Parting the Curtains," includes interviews on craft with such Southern writers as Eudora Welty, Walker Percy, Shelby Foote, Kaye Gibbons, Pat Conroy, William Styron and Doug Marlette.