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.

http://www.charlottewritersclub.org/calendar_of_events
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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