Saturday, January 4 from 9:30 – Noon. Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, Inc., 1817 Central Avenue, #302. – Submissions and Contests: Share Your Writing with the World. Submission is an exciting step in a writer’s life, and for some of us, it can be a little daunting. But it doesn’t have to be! Bring a polished piece of writing (poetry, short fiction, or nonfiction) and leave with all the tools you need to submit your work and become a published author. You may even win a prize along the way. We’ll tackle market research for journals, magazines and contests, submission systems. cover letters and short biographies. Register here: https://www.charlottelit.org/event/submissions-and-contests/
❤ Friday, February 14, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon. Fall in Love with Poetry on Valentine’s Day! ❤ The most profound poems often come from everyday life—hearing the wood thrush, growing apples, or slipping on your favorite old shoes. We’ll learn how to elevate the “ordinary” by studying poems by Ted Kooser, Jane Kenyon, Donald Hall, beloved local favorite Ruth Moose and more. You’ll leave with at least three new poems of your own and an inventory of ideas for many more! Bring your favorite writing gear and get ready for wild new prompts guaranteed to make you fall in love (again and again!) with poetry. The Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro, N.C., at 44-A Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312. To register, visit The Joyful Jewel in person or call (919) 883-2775.
Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Central Carolina Community College at Pittsboro, N.C. – Write a Short Story in a Day! Warning! Writing short stories is both fun and addictive, especially after you learn the winning formula behind the classics. From the original inspiration to the 5 basic elements of a successful story, your “Do-It-Yourself Short Story Kit” will provide all you need to draft a traditional short story. You’ll also leave with tips for revision and submission for publication. Register here.
Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Central Carolina Community College at Pittsboro, N.C. – Revision and Submission: Share Your Writing with the World. This course will guide beginning writers through the steps of revision and preparing work for submission for publication. We’ll participate in exercises for copy-editing, revision, writing tailored biographies, cover letters, and the research necessary to find appropriate publications for our work. Register here.
Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Randolph Library. – Find the Writer in You! Join Randolph Writers (in affiliation with Piedmont Area Author’s Network) for a morning of workshops designed to help you find the time to write and the resolve to stick with it! We’ll also cover the basics of short story writing and how to turn your memories into essays. Free and open to the public. Refreshments and door prizes! Registration link coming soon.