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For classes, industry expert workshops, and agent/editor critique events at the Loft, you must register in order to attend. Members of the Loft receive priority registration and cost discount. Please note the registration deadlines.

For Craft Chats, Panel Discussions, Write-Ins, Social Events, Book Parties, and more, everyone is welcome – 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 most events.

Creating Well-Rounded Characters: A Workshop with Erin Bowman

Saturday, December 5, 2-4pm

erin bowman workshop flyer (1)People are shades of gray, and your characters should be too! No hero is perfect, and even the worst villain believes he is the hero of his own story. In this workshop, we’ll discuss what makes a compelling, believable, and complex character by examining his/her strengths, flaws, and motives. Come round out your cast with award-winning YA author Erin Bowman (The Taken Trilogy, Vengeance Road), who loves writing gray characters.

for Loft Members
for Non-Members

Registration Required. Register Here.

Snow date: Sunday, December 6 at 2:00PM

Upcoming Events

November Teen Writers Think Tank

If you’re a teen and you love to write, you’re welcome at the Writers’ Loft Teen Writers Think Tank!

2015 nano teen workshops flyerEvery year, we kick off our new season in November with a month long series of workshops by local authors, geared for teens. If you are writing a novel for NaNo in November, even better! We’re here to help, every Sunday in November from 2-4pm.

November 2015 Schedule:

  • 11/1: Ansha Kotyk – Writing Fast
  • 11/8: Anna Staniszewski – Grabbing Your Readers
  • 11/15: Tara Sullivan – Editing Toolbox
  • 11/22: AC Gaughen – Antagonists
  • 11/29: Heather Kelly – Keep Writing!

Membership in this group is free–you just have sign up, show up, love writing, and support other writing teens. As a member of this group, you can attend any programming at the Writers’ Loft FOR FREE, as long as that program isn’t sold out. Classes, workshops, crit groups, you name it!

If you are interested, please email Heather at writersloftma (at) gmail (dot) com.

NaNoWriMo Write-Ins

Trying to catch up on all those NaNo words, or just trying to get some writing done? Join us at the Writers’ Loft for some dedicated writing time! The first three Saturdays in November from 1-3pm.

Post-PiBoIdMo Brainstorming Session

Saturday, 12/5, 10am-12pm

You’ve done it! You signed up for Tara Lazar’s PiBoldMo challenge and have come up with thirty new ideas for picture books. Congratulations!

Now what do you do? Dump them into a drawer and forget about them? Of course not. Let’s build upon all your hard work and see what blossoms. Even if you didn’t register for Tara’s challenge, but have an idea germinating for a picture book, and are not sure which way to take it, this session is for you.

Hosted by Deb O’Brien, please bring one or two of your favorite concepts, your thinking cap, note paper, and be ready to pitch it to the group. Depending upon the number of attendees, we’ll either work together as one large group or break up into smaller circles. We may not be able to solve your problem, but maybe a new PB idea will sprout.

This session is open to all.
donation; Members $Free$.

And more coming soon …