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.
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day
12:00 am
The BOOM festival is Charlotte’s annual showcase of contemporary and experimental art created on the fringes of popular culture. We’ve gathered a unique coalition of artists, volunteers, nonprofits, local businesses and neighborhood organizations to transform[...]
Plaza Midwood
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
10:00 am
With Maureen Ryan Griffin. Learning and practicing revision tools and strategies; feedback on at least one of your own poems. What is revision, after all, but bringing sparkling fresh vision to a piece of writing and[...]
Covenant Presbyterian Recreation Center
12:00 pm
Co-hosted by Charlotte Lit and The Light Factory. Poems that describe or speak directly to a work of visual art are called Ekphrastic. Join Charlotte Lit and The Light Factory for an all-ages, drop-in workshop that allows[...]
The Light Factory
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
4:00 pm
The Charlotte Writers’ Club and Park Road Books have teamed up to present Ask an Author: A Forum for Young Writers. This is a free event! Students who are interested in writing are invited to join[...]
Park Road Books
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
1984–Book Discussion with Lisa Zerkle, poet and Charlotte Lit’s 4x4CLT curator. About Wednesdays@Lit: Join Charlotte Lit members from 7 pm most Wednesday nights for inspiring and educational community gatherings.
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
12:00 am
UNC-Charlotte’s Department of English and Center City presents a daylong literary festival featuring children’s authors, including Shelby Bach, Tia Capers, Janaka Lewis and others, and fun activities for kids; and an evening reception, reading, and[...]
UNC Charlotte Center City Campus
10:00 am
Join Gilda Morina Syverson’s three-hour workshop on your path to getting published. Fifteen steps toward publication and handouts will be provided, along with a Q & A period.
Myers Park Baptist Church
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
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
6:00 pm
Please join us to discuss classic dystopian novels on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm. In May, we will be discussing The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. No membership required. Light refreshments[...]
Main Branch, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
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
An introduction to the art of writing haiku—the short poetic form imported from Japan. We’ll start with a haiku walk to gather images for writing. Then we’ll spend time in the classroom writing haiku, learning[...]
Charlotte Lit
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 28 – Jun 3 all-day
12:00 am
With Maureen Ryan Griffin. Come explore time-tested ways writing can increase your happiness level! This class will not only teach you how to use writing as a tool to increase your sense of well-being, but[...]
John C. Campbell Folk School
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
Jun 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
Jun 8 @ 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 10 @ 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
2:00 pm
Join us on selected Sundays 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. As always, we’ll have[...]
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
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
What a Character! How to Introduce and Develop Your Protagonist, Then Hurl Them into Crisis Begin new work or develop your work-in-progress centered on your main character’s behavior before, during, and after the story’s inciting[...]
Charlotte Lit
Jun 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
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
Jun 15 @ 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 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
Jun 22 @ 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 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
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 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
Jul 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
Jul 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
Jul 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
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
Jul 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
Jul 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
Jul 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