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



Prime Time Rhyme: A Craft Chat with Josh Funk

rhyme craft chat flyerRhyming picture books are frowned upon by agents and editors. Yet numerous rhyming picture books get published every year. Why? How? Join us on March 3rd at 7:30pm as Josh Funk discusses the reasons that make writing in rhyme difficult, several dos and (many) don'ts, what tools to use, and how to get your manuscript in front of the right editors and agents. Writing in rhyme is not for everyone. But when it’s done right, it adds an extra element of charm that no publisher can resist.

(Snow Date: Wednesday, March 4th at 7:30pm)

This event is free and open to all.

Scribe & Snack Write-In

Up your word count on Friday, March 6th 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 edition will feature the Hopeful Spring Berries & Cream from Nancer Ballard.

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


Using Scrivener to Enhance Your Writing Process with Alicia Gregoire & Dave Pasquantonio

scrivener craft chat flyerScrivener is mentioned everywhere these days. It's a word processor, but it's also so much more. This powerhouse piece of software helps a writer in every part of a book's journey, from the pre-planning stages all the way to self-publishing options. Spend Saturday, March 7th from 2:30-4pm with Alicia Gregoire and Dave Pasquantonio, discussing tips and tricks to make your Scrivener experience as amazing as that work in progress.

(Snow Date: Sunday, March 8th at 2:30pm)

This event is free and open to all.

The Writers' Loft's 2nd Anniversary Party Manuscript Mixer

Come one, come all on Friday, March 20th from 7-9pm! Celebrate the Loft's 2nd Anniversary with PB, Chapter Book, MG, YA, NA, Adult Fiction, Non-Fiction, & Memoir writers!
  • Find beta readers or critique partners for your manuscript!
  • Practice your pitch (because they'll want to know what your story is about before they offer to read it)
  • Or just hang out and meet some other Lofters!
  • Sample the Goblet of Fire!
This event is free and open to all.

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.