Charlotte Lit’s Community Space: Studio Two

Studio Two is Charlotte Lit’s primary writing, learning, and community space, located in room 208 of the Midwood International and Cultural Center. Here’s what you need to know to use it.


Daily: Open Studio for Members

Studio Two is available to Charlotte Lit members as “Open Studio” when not in use for other Charlotte Lit or community events, during Midwood International & Cultural Center building hours, 7 am – 10 pm daily. (Check our online events calendar to see what’s scheduled in the room before you come by.)

The building and room are accessed by passcode. (Members: you can obtain the current codes by emailing admin@charlottelit.org or sending a text with your name to 336-926-8833.)

Weekly: Community Open Studio for All

Studio Two is open to all on Wednesdays from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Come hang out for quiet writing time. Bring a lunch if you like and plan to get some work done. Free and open to the public. (Need more open studio time? Daily open studio is a member benefit. You can join here for as little as $7/month.)


Studio Two Covid Protocols

Open Studio & Covid. Beginning August 1, 2022, these rules apply:

Occupancy. A maximum of six people will be allowed in the space at any time.
Vaccination. Full Covid vaccination is required. Before your first visit, email an image to staff@charlottelit.org.
Masks. Masks are required in Studio Two when there is more than one person present.

General Open Studio Guidelines. When working in Studio Two, we ask that you share the space according to the wishes of those present. The default condition is quiet. Phone calls cannot be made when anyone else is present. Music can be played only with the consent of all, and anyone has the right to request quiet. Please put things back where they were found, and use the trash and recycle bins. We’re open to suggestions and feedback at staff@charlottelit.org.


Reserving Studio Two for Private Events

Studio Two can be reserved for members’ private events. Here are the general guidelines:

  • The member making the request must be a Supporting or McCullers Society member.
  • For small-group meetings such as critique groups, all group members must be Charlotte Lit members (any level). Due to limited availability, recurring meetings are not possible.
  • Generally, no fee will be charged for one-time events such as book launches, and events held in partnership with Charlotte Lit. Rental fees will apply for most for-fee events.
  • Charlotte Lit reserves the right to determine which requests fit Studio Two’s mission, space and time limitations.