Memberships & Donations

Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, Inc. — “Charlotte Lit” — is a member and donor supported nonprofit arts organization.

Memberships and private donations are our primary source of funding, enabling us to serve the community with literary arts programming for readers, writers, and arts enthusiasts.

However you choose to give, thank you for supporting the literary arts in Charlotte. We’re here for you, and couldn’t do our work without you.

Please note: We added a new top-level “McCullers Leadership Circle” membership ($1,000+), and renamed two of the other levels: the old McCullers Society is now called Patron Membership, and the old Student membership is now called Starving Artist Membership.

Membership Options

General Memberships

  • GENERAL MEMBERSHIP
  • $75 per year or $7 per month
  • Benefits: Member pricing for classes, access to Open Studio and our lending library, 20% off Scrivener writing software, 40% off Freedom distraction blocker, access to our members-only Facebook community and resource group, and access to exclusive members-only events.
  • FAMILY MEMBERSHIP
  • $100 per year or $9 per month
  • Family Membership is a General Membership that extends the benefits to all members of your household.
  • STARVING ARTIST MEMBERSHIP
  • $25 per year
  • Starving Artist Membership is a General Membership for students and writers on a budget.

Benefactor Memberships

  • MCCULLERS LEADERSHIP CIRCLE
  • $1,000+ per year
  • The McCullers Leadership Circle is a group of loyal supporters investing in Charlotte Lit’s future and helping achieve our vision of becoming the Southeast’s premier creative writing and literary arts center. [Learn more here]
  • PATRON MEMBERSHIP
  • $500 per year or $42 per month
  • Benefits: All Supporting Member benefits, plus a 1-hour editorial consultation with a Charlotte Lit faculty member.
  • SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP
  • $250 per year or $21 per month
  • Benefits: All Family Member benefits, plus a subscription to “Litmosphere: Journal of Charlotte Lit,” studio rental at special member rates and an invitation to our annual donor recognition event.