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!
Erin Dionne is the author of five middle grade novels, including the Edgar-nominated mystery Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking (Dial Books 2013). She's taught writing for over 10 years at the college level and enjoys helping others whip their books into shape. Follow her on Twitter @erindionne.
The class will run for 8 Wednesdays, May 7-June 25, from 7-9pm at the Writers' Loft
Cost: $200 non-member, $150 Writers' Loft member (Learn more about membership here.)
Registration deadline: May 5th.
Spaces limited, first-come-first-served, with priority placement to Loft members. (Priority placement means that non-members may register at any time, but their applications will only be considered after April 17th.)
For additional course details, visit the Classes page.
Join Rebecca Podos and Carter Hasegawa for a morning of query do's and don'ts! Our industry professionals will start off with a panel-style presentation on the topic of queries. Then we will break out into peer one-on-one critique sessions (speed dating style). Each registrant will also have a one-on-one critique with either Ms. Podos or Mr. Hasegawa. We will provide a light brunch and wrap up with a Q & A session.
May 17th, 10am-12:30pm
Cost: $65 for Writers' Loft members; $85 for non-members. (Learn about membership here.)
Registration and submission package deadline: May 3rd.
NOTE: by registering for this event, you commit to critiquing your peers' submission package as well. We hope this will help you gather more insight into your manuscript and connect with possible critique partners.
Spaces limited, first-come-first-served, with priority placement to Loft members.(Non-members may register at any time, but their applications will be queued and considered after April 17th.)
For additional session details, visit the Agent & Editor Programs page.
Chapter Book Craft Chat. On Tuesday, May 13th at 7:30pm, Miriam Glassman, author and illustrator of the acclaimed chapter book Call Me Oklahoma, will lead an informal discussion on tips and techniques for creating chapter books for young readers. Whether you're a chapter book pro or a newbie, come join us for this info-packed event. This event is free and open to all.
Check out our new classes and workshops! Erin Dionne is teaching an eight week class on Developing Your Novel in May. And, we have an exciting opportunity to have a critique by agent Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency or by Carter Hasegawa, assistant editor at Candlewick Press. Don't wait too long to register--space in these events is limited. It's never been a better time to join the Loft community!