Celebrating the written word
Annual Workshop: Recalling Memories for Your Family or Public - led by Margaret Bigger
Author and editor Margaret Bigger is offering her annual six-week course: Recalling Memories for Your Family or the Public. This opportunity is sponsored by the CWC and is designed for anyone considering writing a memoir or non-fiction book.
Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. from January 23rd-February 27th. Classes will meet at Christ Episcopal Church on 1412 Providence Road. The last class is a luncheon with Margaret in her home.
The cost for CWC members is $60.00 and for non-members the cost is $72.00
Textbook: $14.00 (Optional) [Pay for textbook at the class].
Giving Voice to Your Passion: How to Tell Effective Stories about What Matters Most
When Kathy Izard began working on her first manuscript in 2011, her writer’s voice wasn’t yet fully formed, but she knew she had important stories to tell about the four years she had spent working with homeless people in Charlotte. She felt she had witnessed some miracles and felt passionate about getting those stories into the world. After six years and fifteen drafts, those stories were woven into a manuscript that became an award-winning, self-published memoir and finally, a book contract for The Hundred Story Home. Join as Kathy shares some lessons she's learned about getting what matters to you most onto the page--and into a publisher's hands.
Your RSVP is greatly appreciated, as it helps us prepare for this as well as future meetings.
Please arrive between 6:30 and 6:50 so we can get everyone signed in and seated and begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Linda’s recent book, Behind These Hands, shows how the life of a teenage piano prodigy is upended when her two younger brothers are diagnosed with Batten, a rare neurodegenerative disease. In its starred review Kirkus says, “Free verse evokes the myriad emotions brought up by the story's numerous well-balanc.ed themes. The result is a richly woven, unforgettable symphony of feelings and words.” Linda enjoys advocating for better mental health through National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and conducting writing workshops. She lives in Charlotte, NC, where she and her husband love to sit on the screened porch to watch the grass grow.
Writing from the Heart in Verse
Writing about life’s peaks and valleys in free verse form can be a constructive way to deal with emotional issues. You don’t have to be a professional writer to enjoy the benefits.
In this workshop we will explore the expertise of contemporary authors who have mastered verse novels. We’ll dissect various writing styles to determine the key ingredients that these authors have used to penetrate readers’ hearts. Participants will have an opportunity to dig deep for a nugget of their own that can best be expressed through the power of verse.
Charlotte Writers' Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, P.O. Box 220954, Charlotte, NC 28222-0954