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

CREATE ENGAGING SCHOOL VISITS with Michelle Cusolito Saturday, May 9th, 1-4pm

michelle cusolito school visit workshop flyerWant to learn how to develop programs that attract the attention of schools and libraries? In this session, you'll draw upon your passions and skills to develop engaging programs that also touch on standards. We'll start with an brief overview of how to read education standards such as the Common Core (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). (It’s not as hard as you think!) We'll discuss creative ways to touch on standards and engage an audience without compromising your passions and artistic vision. We'll work in small groups to develop a plan for a vibrant school visit. The session concludes with suggestions for selling yourself and getting hired.

Cost: $30 for Loft Members; $45 for Non-Members

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Registration Deadline: May 2nd

More details available here.

AGENT & EDITOR BRUNCH AND CRITIQUES with Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency & Carter Hasegawa of Candlewick Press

Saturday, June 27th, 9:30am-12:30pm

june 2015 agent editor event flyerIt'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. Join us for a personal critique with either agent Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency or editor Carter Hasegawa of Candlewick Press. We will break in the middle to have a light brunch and hear what Joan and Carter have to say about the do's and don'ts of querying and more.

Cost: $65 for Loft Members; $85 for Non-Members

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Registration Deadline: June 8th

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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!
  • 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.