Charlotte Litmosphere

Welcome to Charlotte Lit’s literary arts blog. What you’ll find here: reviews, interviews, craft essays, previews of literary arts events, and anything else that catches our attention, updated most Mondays.

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Workshops and Residencies, Spring and Summer 2018

Editor’s Note: We’ll update this post periodically as we become aware of additional options. Do you want to take your writing to the next level? Or make some serious progress on a writing project? Or maybe just connect in a different way with a writing community? If so, you may want to attend a conference, […]

Poet Stuart Dischell

The Arts at Queens proudly presents The English Department Reading Series and poet Stuart Dischell, Thursday, March 15, 7 pm, Ketner Auditorium, Sykes Building, Queens University of Charlotte. More Info The poet Stuart Dischell’s fifth collection, Children with Enemies, has recently been released by The University of Chicago Press. His first, Good Hope Road, was […]

It Is Okay to Weep in the Aisles

It is okay to weep in the aisles wiping tears before handling grapes, sampling wines. Red or white?  Just choose. Your heart won’t know the difference. No matter that the woman with the chic side braid—her child pushing the cart, training to become  a customer— stares at you as though you’re out of line, then […]

On Parachutes and Literary Citizenship

Lately, I’ve been thinking about parachutes. Not related to jumping out of airplanes and free-falling until you snap your parachute open. Rather, I remember over thirty years ago and filing into my school gymnasium along with the rest of my first-grade class. We sprinted around the perimeter of the room for a warm-up, our eyes […]