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

Agent & Editor Brunch & Critiques

Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency & Julie Bliven of Charlesbridge

Saturday, October 18th, 10am-1pm

oct 2014 agent editor event flyer

It's hard to know when a query and first pages are working! That's why it's so important to have face time with an agent or editor. Please join us on October 18th for a personal critique with either Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency or Julie Bliven of Charlesbridge. We will break in the middle of critiques to have a light brunch and hear what Rebecca and Julie have to say about the do's and don'ts of querying. There will also be time for informal, on-the-spot critiques or social time with peers.

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Cost: $65 Writers' Loft Member, $85 non-member (Learn more about membership here.)

Registration deadline: October 4th

Prompt & Potluck Soiree

Looking for inspiration and an excuse to nosh and hang with friends? Join us for a Prompt & Potluck Soiree on Sunday, October 5th from 1–4pm.

The prompt is: Unaware

Here’s how it works:

  1. Look at the writing prompt and write something that incorporates it in whatever way makes sense to you. (For example if the prompt were “spices” you could write about cooking…a character with a spicy little attitude…someone named Coriander Allspice…) Write a picture book, a short story or flash fiction piece, a scene from a longer WIP, whatever you want.
  2. Sign up to bring either an appetizer, a dessert, or a drink.
  3. Come. Eat. Socialize. And share your piece. First drafts are acceptable, even encouraged.
This event is free and open to all.

Teen Writing Workshop Series

Are you a teen interested in writing a novel or participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)? Join us for a series of FREE writing workshops on Sundays in November from 2-4pm.

nano teen workshops flyer

Registration Required. Register Here for Free.

For more information, email writersloftma[at]gmail[dot]com.

Holiday Bazaar Book Fair

Join us on Saturday, December 6th in the afternoon to celebrate all the Loft book successes! Get ready to support your fellow writers and get your holiday shopping done all in one day. We'll have speakers and signings and books galore! If you are a published author, please RSVP to writersloftma [at] gmail [dot] com to let us know you would like to bring your books to sell. This event is free and open to the public.

Recent Blog Posts

  • This Fall at the Writers' Loft
  • Recap of Query Polishing with Kristine Carlson Asselin | via Kristen Wixted
  • Learning How to Read Like a Writer: A Valuable Tool | via AC Gaughen
  • The First Query Support Group by Dave Pasquantonio
  • This Summer At The Writers' Loft
  • New and Noteworthy at the Loft

    This fall we've got a Friday Write-In (9/19), Prompt & Potluck Soiree (10/5), an Agent & Editor Brunch & Critique Session (10/18), NaNo Write-Ins scheduled throughout November, and Holiday Book Bazaar (12/6). Plus our critique groups, think tanks, and as always ... a quiet place to write.
    All Welcome!


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