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February 2020

Writing Sprints

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 14, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 17, 2020

Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Avenue, #208
Charlotte, NC 28205
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Writing Sprints at Charlotte Lit are two-hour blocks of focused writing time, available for members and held twice-weekly in Studio Two. Each sprint session follows the Pomodoro Technique: 25 minutes of focused time during which you agree with yourself to sit and write, followed by a five-minute break — repeated four times, for a total of two hours. Writing Sprints meet Monday evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Thursdays 11 a.m.–1 p.m. No pre-registration is required; just stop by. (Writing Sprints are…

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Pen to Paper

February 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 27, 2020

Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Avenue, #208
Charlotte, NC 28205
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A weekly gathering for writers: anyone who is starting (or restarting) to write, or established writers who want the learning and growth that comes with wise guidance and group support. “Pen to Paper” is led by author Megan Rich, and meets Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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March 2020

Laundry Day: Be a Part of the Narrative

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Avenue, #208
Charlotte, NC 28205
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Free 12 tickets left
Andrea Downs

As women, our voices are often silenced. Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry is an ongoing community art movement that responds to this silencing by creating opportunities for women (cis women, trans women, women identifying, and non-binary people) to share experiences of strength, unity, and resistance of oppression, injustice, and exclusion through visual storytelling. This year Charlotte Lit will host two Laundry Day workshops: Saturday, September 28 and Saturday, March 7 (1 – 3:30 pm). Each workshop will provide an opportunity for…

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Wednesdays@Lit: Pedestal Magazine Poetry Reading: Jan Beatty

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Avenue, #208
Charlotte, NC 28205
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Charlotte Lit and Pedestal Magazine present a reading and conversation with Jan Beatty and Al Maginnes, 6:30 pm. Free and open to the public. No registration required, just drop by. Seating is limited; doors will open at 6:15. Jan Beatty’s fifth book, "Jackknife: New and Selected Poems," won the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize. Her last book, "The Switching/Yard," was named by Library Journal “One of 30 New Books That Will Help You Rediscover Poetry.” The Huffington Post named Beatty one of…

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April 2020

Poetry Salon with Joy Harjo – Lottery Entry

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Avenue, #208
Charlotte, NC 28205
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Free

Joy Harjo ——-——-——-——-——-——-——-——-——-——-——- Charlotte Lit is honored to host an intimate conversation with US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, in partnership with Central Piedmont Community College's Sensoria Festival. By agreement with Sensoria, we have ten tickets available, which will be allocated by random lottery, with first priority given to Charlotte Lit members. Here's how the process will work: Enter the lottery by "purchasing" a free ticket, below, by 11:59 p.m. March 1. You can enter only for yourself. Do not request more…

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Wednesdays@Lit: Making a Living as a Writer

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Avenue, #208
Charlotte, NC 28205
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Can one make a living as a writer? (Spoiler alert: yes!) And if so, how? 6:30 pm. Free and open to the public. No registration required, just drop by. Seating is limited; doors will open at 6:15. This event is part of our free monthly Wednesdays@Lit series.

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May 2020

Wednesdays@Lit: Conversation: LGBTQ Writers and Writing

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Avenue, #208
Charlotte, NC 28205
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A facilitated conversation about LGBTQ writing, writers, and audiences. Guests TBA. 6:30 pm. Free and open to the public. No registration required, just drop by. Seating is limited; doors will open at 6:15. This event is part of our free monthly Wednesdays@Lit series.

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June 2020

Wednesdays@Lit: Shaping a Memoir-in-Essays with Rebecca McClanahan

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Avenue, #208
Charlotte, NC 28205
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Rebecca McClanahan Seeing the Forest in the Trees: The Challenges and Rewards of Shaping a Memoir-in-Essays Rebecca McClanahan will discuss the challenges and rewards of shaping her new book, In the Key of New York City: A Memoir in Essays (Red Hen Press, May 19, 2020) and offers suggestions to writers working in this form. The writer of a memoir composed of separate, stand-alone essays faces challenges that the writer of a single-arc narrative memoir does not. Although each essay can…

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