The Writers' Loft--Sherborn, MA

Because writing doesn't have to be a solitary pursuit.

Welcome to The Writers' Loft

A community dedicated to providing writers with what they need to get their careers to the next level. We have a quiet, drop-in writing loft and a community room for hanging out and special events. Come write with us!


Upcoming Events, Classes, & Workshops

NOVELISTS DEVELOP YOUR CRAFT with author Erin Dionne

April 2 - May 21 (8 Thursdays) 7:30-9:30pm

novel craft class erin dionne flyerCourse Description

Congratulations! You’re working on a novel! Developing a story and creating a sustainable character arc is no small feat—and sometimes, it can feel daunting. This workshop is geared toward writers who are interested in developing their craft, taking deeper looks at the elements of fiction. Through exercises and critiques, we’ll take our books to the next level.

We will study elements of theme, tone, mood, pacing, point of view, structure and discuss setting up series or tying up stand alones. In each session, we’ll critique one another’s work and apply specific techniques to our novels. Although you do not need to have a completed novel to take this class, upwards of 50 pages would be helpful.

In a supportive environment, we will critique each other's work-in-progress. To help you stay focused, we will use a partner-based model of learning and supporting one another.

Cost: $175 for Loft Members; $225 for Non-Members

Register Here

Registration Deadline: March 30th

More details available here.



Scribe & Snack Write-In

cookieUp your word count on Friday, March 27th from 10am-2pm* during our Scribe & Snack Write-In. Drop in for all or part of the day to write. Take a break at noon to chat over bagged lunches (we’ll provide the tea and coffee). This meeting will feature the Sweet Shamrock Bar from Hayley Barrett.

*Note: This Hayley led Write-In is taking place on the 4th Thursday of March, as opposed to the usual 3rd Thursday.

This event is open to all. $5 donation; Members Free.


Craft Chat: Planning Your Writing Career with Heather Kelly

creative business plan craft chat (2)-page-0These days, being a writer requires more than simply creating stories. On top of perfecting your craft, you need to be a marketer, tech guru, and so much more. How can you balance all of these demands without losing your way? By having a writing business plan!

Join The Writers’ Loft founder Heather Kelly as she shares strategies for mapping out your creative goals and gives you the tools to craft your own writing business plan.

This event is free and open to all.


Inaugural Marketing Rally Team Meeting

Selling books can be a lot of work. Maybe our Marketing Rally Team can share the load. On Wednesday, May 20th at 7pm we'll generate ideas, share tips, and brainstorm ways to support each other.

This group is open to everyone – published or aspiring -- and might be the right place for you if:
  • You have questions about book marketing
  • Need help with marketing
  • Want to get better at marketing
  • Even if marketing is your worst nightmare!
And/Or
  • You have some background in marketing
  • You know some clever marketing ideas you’d like to share
  • You would love to support Lofters with their marketing endeavors
Marketing can be more fun and more productive if we work as a team! We hope to make this a monthly group.

This event is open to all. $5 donation; Members Free.