Greetings! This is our new events calendar. Tip: click the "Categories" button to add or remove filters (e.g., to see only "Workshops" or only "Charlotte Lit Events"). We are adding community lit events as we find them, on our quest to have a comprehensive literary arts calendar for the Charlotte area. Have an event to share? Send it to admin@charlottelit.org.
Mar 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
8:00 pm
PaperHouse Theatre presents a staged reading of selected scenes from the stage version of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, written by Rebecca Gilman, based on the Carson McCullers novel. Three performances: Friday, March 24, and Saturday,[...]
FROCK Shop
8:00 pm
PaperHouse Theatre presents a staged reading of selected scenes from the stage version of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, written by Rebecca Gilman, based on the Carson McCullers novel. Three performances: Friday, March 24, and Saturday,[...]
FROCK Shop
5:00 pm
PaperHouse Theatre presents a staged reading of selected scenes from the stage version of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, written by Rebecca Gilman, based on the Carson McCullers novel. Three performances: Friday, March 24, and Saturday,[...]
FROCK Shop
7:00 pm
Queens University of Charlotte’s Everett Library, the Center for Latino Studies and the Department of World Languages are pleased to partner with the 2nd annual El Quixote Festival. This year’s statewide celebration will commemorate the work[...]
Ketner Auditorium, Sykes Learning Center, Queens University of Charlotte
Mar 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
Mar 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
8:00 pm
John Darnielle is an author and musician based in Durham, North Carolina. His novel, Wolf in White Van, was a New York Times bestseller, a National Book Award nominee, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book[...]
McColl Center for Art & Innovation
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Join us April 1 at 2:00 p.m. for a screening of the 1952 film The Member of the Wedding, based on the Carson McCullers novel, and starring Ethel Waters, Julie Harris, and Brandon De Wilde. Presented in partnership[...]
Main Branch, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
9:30 am
Charlotte Lit and the Sensoria Festival present a panel discussion: Carson McCullers: The History behind Her Stories. Central Piedmont Community College (building and room to be announced). Free. More details to follow. The Arts & Science[...]
CPCC
Apr 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
Apr 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
With Van Jordan. This is a class not only on the craft of writing but also the craft of thinking visually about writing. On a craft level, we will explore film and examine ways in which[...]
Charlotte Lit
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
With Kathryn Schwille. In this workshop we’ll talk about how to write effective dialogue, when to use it and what it can do—and not do. How can speech reveal character? How can it do more than[...]
Charlotte Lit
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Thanks to writer Evangeline Billy, the Beatties Ford Road Branch Library now offer a Writer’s Workshop. No fees or dues. Open to scripters of all genres, an arena to hone skills, get critiques, and be[...]
Beatties Ford Regional Branch Library
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Join us monthly on Sunday of the second weekend from 2:00-3:30 to hear our special guests read from their published work. And, bring your own work (published or not) for the open mic that follows.[...]
Charlotte Lit
4:00 pm
Coordinators for this meeting are Bernadette Rasmussen, Editor-Journalist-Published Short Story Author and Shantala Kay Russell, Organizer of The Charlotte Write to Publish Group Meetup, Published Journalist, Self-Published Writer, Editor, Young Writer Class Instructor. Meeting Agenda[...]
The Last Word Bookstore
Apr 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
6:30 pm
About this group: Do you want to get published? If your dream is to write a book and share it with the world, this is the group for you. Join us to talk about writing, publishing, finding[...]
McAllister's Deli
Apr 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
7:00 pm
Third Tuesday of the month, Charlotte Writers’ Club monthly meeting. Featured presenter plus club news. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, 28211. (No meetings June-August.)
Providence United Methodist Church
7:00 pm
Charlotte Lit co-founder Kathie Collins leads a discussion of Carson McCullers’ novel The Member of the Wedding. Wednesday, April 19, 7pm, at Charlotte Lit. Wednesdays@Lit are free for members, $5 for non-members. The Arts & Science Council is the[...]
Charlotte Lit
Apr 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
7:00 pm
The best way to learn the craft is to read it, so we’ll devote the first part of the class to reading and discussing sample poems that exhibit a variety of techniques. Afterwards, we’ll dive[...]
Charlotte Lit
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
Calling all songwriters! Join me in this fun, creative workshop that will run the entire gamut of songwriting. Ways to find inspiration, crafting a song, connecting the verse to the chorus, how to find a[...]
Charlotte Lit
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Every fourth Wednesday. Featured readers followed by open mic (sign up for open mic by 7:15). Co-hosted by Iodine Poetry Journal editors Jonathan K. Rice and Leslie M. Rupracht. Waterbean Coffee, Northcross Shopping Center, 9705[...]
Waterbean Coffee
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Paula Martinac’s fourth novel, The Ada Decades, was recently published by Bywater Books. She is the author of three other novels, including Out of Time, which won a Lambda Literary Award for Fiction and was a finalist[...]
Charlotte Lit
Apr 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
May 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Wednesdays@Lit Join Charlotte Lit members from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday nights this fall for inspiring and educational community gatherings. Events rotate through four formats: Lit Writes (write-ins), Lit Chats (facilitated conversations), Lit Reads (member readings), and[...]
Charlotte Lit
May 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
2:00 pm
Join us May 7 at 2 p.m. for a staged reading of The Square Root of Wonderful, Carson McCullers’ only original-source full-length play, with actors from Three Bone Theatre. ImaginOn’s Wells Fargo Playhouse, 300 East 7th Street. Free.[...]
ImaginOn
May 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
6:30 pm
About this group: Do you want to get published? If your dream is to write a book and share it with the world, this is the group for you. Join us to talk about writing, publishing, finding[...]
McAllister's Deli
May 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
10:00 am
Writers often place a hard line between the acts of writing and revising. While the first is seen as an act of joyful inspiration, the second is generally viewed as drudging perspiration. In this workshop,[...]
Charlotte Lit
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Thanks to writer Evangeline Billy, the Beatties Ford Road Branch Library now offer a Writer’s Workshop. No fees or dues. Open to scripters of all genres, an arena to hone skills, get critiques, and be[...]
Beatties Ford Regional Branch Library
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Join us monthly on Sunday of the second weekend from 2:00-3:30 to hear our special guests read from their published work. And, bring your own work (published or not) for the open mic that follows.[...]
Charlotte Lit
4:00 pm
Coordinators for this meeting are Bernadette Rasmussen, Editor-Journalist-Published Short Story Author and Shantala Kay Russell, Organizer of The Charlotte Write to Publish Group Meetup, Published Journalist, Self-Published Writer, Editor, Young Writer Class Instructor. Meeting Agenda[...]
The Last Word Bookstore
May 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
7:00 pm
Third Tuesday of the month, Charlotte Writers’ Club monthly meeting. Featured presenter plus club news. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, 28211. (No meetings June-August.)
Providence United Methodist Church
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
7:00 pm
The best way to learn the craft is to read it, so we’ll devote the first part of the class to reading and discussing sample poems that exhibit a variety of techniques. Afterwards, we’ll dive[...]
Charlotte Lit
May 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Every fourth Wednesday. Featured readers followed by open mic (sign up for open mic by 7:15). Co-hosted by Iodine Poetry Journal editors Jonathan K. Rice and Leslie M. Rupracht. Waterbean Coffee, Northcross Shopping Center, 9705[...]
Waterbean Coffee
May 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
May 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit
Jun 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am
Charlotte Lit’s Plaza-Midwood studio is open to Charlotte Lit members every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiet writing time is from 11:30-1:15, with 15 minutes of optional writing chat from 1:15-1:30. Beverages[...]
Charlotte Lit