Charlotte Writer’s Club

The last meeting of the CWC for the 2011-2012 season was held on Tuesday, May 15th at the Queens University Sports Complex on Tyvola Road.  Congratulations to David Radavich and the other officers for a great year.  The programs were outstanding and the new meeting venue is outta site.

The speaker for May was Valerie Nieman, novelist and poet living in Greensboro, NC.
Nieman has received a variety of literary awards, including two Elizabeth Simpson Smith awards in fiction and the Greg Grummer Prize in poetry. She is also a teacher and an excellent program speaker.    Two things that I came away with were, write where you are and don’t be afraid to make a place or a structure a character in your novel (think House of Seven Gables). She read passages from her latest novel “Blood Clay” set in rural NC tobacco country.  I bought the book and found it to be a page turner.

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