The Francene Marie Show

Saturday 6:00am-7:00am

Have you thought about being an author? So many of us have hundreds of pages still in draft mode. Some are waiting on a book deal, others more training and some, just down right lazy. Becoming an author is easy when self publishing through the many online bookmaking and publishing tools. Have you heard of a local non-profit named Charlotte Lit to assist us if we’re in need of honing our writing chops? 

For instance, Charlotte Lit’s Authors Lab program helps to get a book out of our head and onto paper. They have these craft classes, including a cohort community, customized coaching and so much more to get us on the road to authorship! Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts center dedicated to elevating and celebrating the literary arts in our community. Charlotte Lit was formed in August 2015 by writers Kathie Collins and Paul Reali (who jointly serve as the organization’s executive director) and began offering this type of programming in February 2016.


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