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About Charlotte Lit

Human beings are storytellers. The impulse to find meaning in and weave narrative from life experience is the foundation of all art. It’s the way we understand ourselves and one another. A vibrant literary arts community increases that capacity to engage and understand.

Charlotte Lit’s mission is to equip community members to more deeply engage literature in all its forms––from oral storytelling to the great American novel, poetry to playwriting, memoir to long form journalism.

Whether you’re a published writer or someone just discovering the joys of reading, Charlotte Lit has programming that will expand and deepen your relationship with language and bring you into community with others who seek the kind of respectful, literature-based conversations that build a stronger Charlotte.

Charlotte Lit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Donations are tax deductible.

Recent Blog Posts

The Collegeville Institute: A Place to Belong

On the first evening of a workshop entitled, “Exploring Identity…
July 8, 2018/by Patrice Gopo

Memoir: The Struggle is Real

After more than 30 years of writing advertising copy for unabashedly…
June 26, 2018/by Malia Kline

SAFTA Writers’ Coop: Tin roof. Porch. Woodstove. Outhouse. Sold.

Editor’s Note: As we move into summer, Litmosphere will appear…
June 19, 2018/by Beth Gilstrap

Summer Reading Picks from Park Road Books

Ah, summer!  Time to dig your toes in the sand and crack open…
June 5, 2018/by Charlotte Lit Admin

Tyree Daye’s “River Hymns”

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, author of Rocket Fantastic and featured…
May 29, 2018/by Lisa Zerkle

Immutable Laws of Writing #3: Writer’s Block Does Not Exist

Writer’s block does not exist.
That might seem harsh, especially…
May 22, 2018/by Paul Reali

Where’s the Library at, a**hole?

In the old grammar joke, that’s how the bright freshman responds…
May 15, 2018/by Lisa Zerkle

Read Like a Pro

It’s open mic night. It seems simple enough. Just get up there…
May 7, 2018/by Richard Allen Taylor

Heroes and Mermaids: A Deep Dive into Jung’s Archetypal Ocean

If you’re a writer or lit lover (and if you’re reading this…
April 30, 2018/by Kathie Collins

3 Ways to Improve Your Writing

I spend a lot of time staring at a blank computer screen, my…
April 26, 2018/by Jodi Helmer

Becoming Human: A White Person’s Reckoning with Race

Book Review: Debbie Irving's Waking Up White and Finding Myself…
April 23, 2018/by Melissa Neal

Novels in Progress: Axel Dahlberg’s “Schmed”

Chapter 1

Mom buried Dad in his half of the cemetery plot…
April 18, 2018/by Axel Dahlberg