Announcing: Charlotte Lit’s Studio Two!

Charlotte Lit has grown fledgling wings and is ready to fly.

No, we’re not leaving our current nest—we’re adding another. We’re going out on a limb and opening a second studioon the first floor of the Midwood International & Cultural Center.

We’ll use Studio Two for Charlotte Lit classes and social events. The rest of the time will be a greatly expanded Open Studio for our members. Instead of two Open Studio sessions each week, members will have Open Studio hours every day.

Here’s what you can expect to experience at Charlotte Lit’s Studio Two:

  • A first-floor room that’s accessible to all.
  • A beautiful and comfortable space with sofas, tables, desks, and natural light. (And wi-fi, of course.)
  • A writing reference library.
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks.
  • Keycode access for members whenever the room is not in use.

We created Charlotte Lit to be a center—a place to write, research, read, and connect—a vibrant community of writers and lit lovers. This is the next leap we must take—and we need you with us.

It’s a community effort—and a $5,000 challenge!

We want to make Studio Two available to all members without raising rates or limiting access to the higher membership levels. So, we’re asking you to voluntarily support this project, to help us cover Studio Two’s operating costs.

One of our members (who has asked to remain anonymous) has made a generous challenge donation of $5,000! All our members need to do is match it. 

Would you consider making a one-time year-end donation? Or better yet, please consider upgrading your membership from General or Family to Supporting, or from Supporting to McCullers Society. And if you’re not yet a member, now is a great time to join us.

We need just 40 people to join or upgrade to meet the challenge. Will you?

Even if you don’t think you’ll use the Open Studio aspect yourself, we hope you share our vision of a true center for the literary arts in Charlotte, one that provides accessible space for our growing community.

Here’s where you go to join, upgrade, or donate. Thank you!