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1817 Central Avenue, #302
Charlotte, NC 28205

March 2019

Flash Fiction Intensive: Write, Edit, Polish, Submit

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Avenue, #302
Charlotte, NC 28205
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$110 – $130 3 tickets left

Everybody’s talking flash fiction, with online and print journals, anthologies and contests offering numerous paths to publication. Some authors are even writing complete novels-in-flash. In this class, we’ll explore what makes micro narratives of 50, 250, or 1,000 words pop off the page, and how writers can convey character, arc and emotion in a small space. We’ll read a range of flash fiction examples, experiment with short-shorts through a series of exercises, discuss venues for our micro masterpieces, then polish…

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April 2019

Author for Hire: The Joys and Challenges of Ghostwriting

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Avenue, #302
Charlotte, NC 28205
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$55 – $65 12 tickets left

Nearly everyone and every organization has a story to tell. But even the most brilliant individuals and entities don’t always have the wherewithal or time to write. They need writers. This class will teach you about the business of ghostwriting, how to build your brand and market yourself as a ghostwriter, and how to find opportunities. What gets ghosted? Just about anything you can imagine: books (all flavors of fiction and non-fiction), corporate manuals and modules (training, operations, best practices),…

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Read Like a Writer: The Craft of Close Attention

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Avenue, #302
Charlotte, NC 28205
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$55 – $65 1 ticket left

Explore fiction by learning to read like a writer––alert to the craft on the page. We’ll look at stories by Alice Munro and Edna O'Brien, two writers whose work has often appeared in The New Yorker. You’ll read the stories in advance; Kathryn Schwille will lead us in a close look at their narrative gifts.

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May 2019

“I Just Call Them Pieces”: Prose Poems, Meditations, and Other Hybrid Forms

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Avenue, #302
Charlotte, NC 28205
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$55 – $65 9 tickets left

Sometimes a poem pushes against the shape we’ve decided it should take, extending itself to the margins of one page, and the next. At others, a piece of prose decides to be fussy, demands that every other sentence be indented, or all punctuation be dropped. Suddenly, we’re in no man’s land. And, so what? There’s a lot of room in that country for exploration. Does it really matter what we call these renegade writings? In this class, we’ll study a…

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4X4CLT Master Poetry Class: Writing Through Conflict

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Avenue, #302
Charlotte, NC 28205
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$55 – $65 12 tickets left

This event is part of our 4X4CLT project, which includes a quarterly poetry+art poster release party and a master class by the quarter's featured poet.  With Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs. In this workshop, after a discussion of ways to approach those moments or events that sometimes feel too difficult to fully think about let alone put on the page, a multi-part writing prompt will help you build a foundation of facts before feelings, from which you will then be guided to consider…

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