"Why the Short Story," A Workshop with Ruth Moose to Celebrate our 100th!

  • May 22, 2022
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Ivey Forum in The Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte NC 28207


  • Free to CWC Members, $40 for non members

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“Why the Short Story!”

Please join us on Sunday afternoon, May 22nd in Charlotte at the Ivey Forum in the Mint Museum on Randolph Road as Ruth Moose kicks off our Centennial Celebration showcasing the Charlotte Writers Club's commitment to writer education. This workshop, in our 100th year of words, is the third in our Centennial series of workshops we're offering and is free for CWC members, $40 for non members.

After an introductory writing exercise and group sharing, a discussion on the elements of short story will follow.  Q & A will include marketing and how workshops and professional organizations contribute to a writer’s success.  Ruth Moose was a member of Charlotte Writers Club in the 1970s when she lived in Charlotte and where she made many lifelong writer friends with whom she is still in contact today.  She was also a founding member of North Carolina Writers Network. 

The founder of the Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Contest, will get us primed for the gala by talking about her chosen genre, her life in it, her experiences as a CWC member and past member of the club leadership team, and how she built upon what she learned from it. 

This will be a hands on writing workshop. Participants should bring a paper composition notebook and a pen or pencil writing instrument. No laptops please. She will explain why. 

We hope those who attend this workshop will stick around for the Gala. Here is the link to register and purchase tickets for that too. CWC Gala.

However you may attend this workshop without attending the evening festivities.


RUTH MOOSE was on the Creative Writing faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill for 15 years. She’s published three collections of short stories, The Wreath Ribbon Quilt, Dreaming in Color and Neighbors and Other Strangers with individual stories published in the Atlantic, Alaska Quarterly Review, North American Review, Southern California Review and other places including publications in Holland, South Africa, England and Denmark. Moose has published six collections of poetry, most recently, The Librarian: and Other Poems and Tea: and Other Poems. Her novel, Doing it at the Dixie Dew, won the Mintoaur Books/Malice Domestic prize and was published by St.Martin’s Press in 2014, with a sequel Wedding Bell Blues in 2016. 

She’s received a MacDowell Fellowship, a North Carolina Årtist Fellowship and the prestigious Chapman Award for Teaching.  She won the PEN Award for Syndicated Fiction, the Robert Ruark Award for the Short Story, and the Sam Ragan Fine Arts Award. She has received 3 Pushcart nominations and a National Endowment of the Arts FellowshipShe lives in Albemarle, NC. 

Charlotte Writers' Club  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, P.O. Box 220954, Charlotte, NC 28222-0954

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