Events: Drop-In Programs Open All

The Loft hosts Craft Chats, Panel Discussions, Write-Ins, Social Events, Book Parties, and more. Everyone is welcome at any event on this page, even if you are new to the Loft! No registration necessary. Feel free to drop an email to writersloftma (at) gmail (dot) com if you have questions or are interested in attending.

Attendance is usually free (or discounted) for Members of the Loft. Donations are requested from non-members for all events other than Social.


Upcoming Events

Summer Evening Write-In Series

Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm

Join a small but dedicated group of writers on Tuesday evenings all summer to work together and stay on track! (come earlier or later if you like)

These write-ins are open to all. donation; Members $Free$.

Craft Chat: Marketing Your Books with Indie Bookstores

Wednesday, July 22, 7-9pm

Book marketing can seem like an overwhelming endeavor, but one of the best places to start is close to home: at your local independent bookstore. Whether this is your first book or your fifth, learn insider knowledge to help you approach independent bookstores about your book, build a fruitful relationship with booksellers, and prepare for your book launch or author event.

Join former bookseller and bookstore event coordinator Allison Pottern Hoch as she covers such topics as:

  • Who is in charge of making sure your book is on bookstore shelves
  • Do’s and don’ts of “cold-calling” a bookstore
  • How bookstores book events
  • Key information your bookstore needs to help promote you and your book
  • How your indie can be a powerful tool in your marketing toolkit
  • Must-haves for a successful book event

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This event is $Free$  and open to all. Hosted by the Writers’ Loft Marketing Rally Team.

Game Night & Manuscript Mixer

Friday, August 7th, 7pm

Come cool off with some dynamic fun games and meet some potential critique partners and beta readers! We can’t guarantee you’re going to win – but we can guarantee you’re going to laugh! The games will be interactive team games, but dress casual and comfortable. No experience necessary. You won’t want to miss this exciting evening of entertainment. As always, don’t forget to sample the Goblet of Fire.

This event is $Free$ and open to all.

Scribe & Snack Write-In

Friday, August 21st, 10am-2pm

Up your word count 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 session will feature the I Wish You S’Mores Cookies from author Hayley Barrett.

s'more cookies

This write-in is open to all. donation; Members $Free$.

Annual Loft Family Picnic

Saturday, August 29th, 12pm

Join us at the park down Cemetery Lane (just past the Loft). Bring your family and some food. Nuts are welcome (just mark those dishes and people). Rain date Sunday, August 30th.

This event is $Free$ and open to all.

And more coming soon …