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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

Charlotte Lit Year Three—Year of the Tree

On Friday, May 4, we’re throwing a garden party to celebrate…
April 16, 2018/by Kathie Collins

Writing as Life?

What have I learned from writing, from life as a writer, and…
April 12, 2018/by Cathy Pickens

Find Your Place: Literary Events at This Week’s Sensoria Festival

Charlotte Lit is a proud partner for CPCC's fantastic Sensoria:…
April 8, 2018/by Lisa Zerkle

Pardon This Intrusion: Frankenstein 200 Years Later

Leslie Klinger, editor of the New Annotated Frankenstein, discusses…
April 2, 2018/by David Poston

UNCC’s Literary Festival Finds a Home in the Heart of the City

When I moved to Charlotte in 2015 for my teaching position in…
March 26, 2018/by Bryn Chancellor

Immutable Laws of Writing #2: An object in motion stays in motion

An object in motion stays in motion (and an object at rest stays…
March 19, 2018/by Paul Reali

The Grounded and the Floating

Zadie Smith reads as part of the Lenoir Rhyne Visiting Writers…
March 13, 2018/by Kristin Sherman

At Least I’m Not a Dancer — An apologia

"We seldom realize, I think, how very much we really are in the…
March 8, 2018/by Karon Luddy

Workshops and Residencies, Spring and Summer 2018

Editor's Note: We'll update this post periodically as we become…
March 5, 2018/by Kristin Sherman

Poet Stuart Dischell

The Arts at Queens proudly presents The English Department Reading…
March 5, 2018/by Julie Funderburk

It Is Okay to Weep in the Aisles

It is okay to weep in the aisles
wiping tears before handling…
March 1, 2018/by Irene Blair Honeycutt

On Parachutes and Literary Citizenship

Lately, I’ve been thinking about parachutes. Not related to…
February 26, 2018/by Patrice Gopo