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.

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Upcoming Events

Writing Romance: A Craft Chat with Marissa Doyle

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Tuesday, February 10th at 7:30pm: Romance is the Rodney Dangerfield of fiction; it’s the genre that “don’t get no respect.” On the other hand, with sales of .08 billion dollars in 2013, it’s by far the most popular form of genre fiction. On Tuesday, February 10 at 7:30 pm (just in time for Valentine’s Day!) join YA author and president of the Romance Writers of America’s Young Adult Chapter Marissa Doyle to talk about how romance novels are like both sonnets and football games, the craft of writing romance, and the romance publishing world. Books by the author will be available for purchase and signing.

(Snow Date: Wednesday, February 11th at 7:30pm)

This event is free and open to all.


February Scribe & Snack Monthly Friday Write-In

cookieUp your word count on Friday, February 20th from 10am-2pm for our monthly 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 month we feature the Chocolate Heart Peanut Butter Cookie.

This event is open to all. donation; Members Free.


Prime Time Rhyme: A Craft Chat with Josh Funk

Rhyming picture books are frowned upon by agents and editors. Yet numerous rhyming picture books get published every year. Why? How? Join us on March 3rd at 7:30pm as Josh Funk discusses the reasons that make writing in rhyme difficult, several dos and (many) don’ts, what tools to use, and how to get your manuscript in front of the right editors and agents. Writing in rhyme is not for everyone. But when it’s done right, it adds an extra element of charm that no publisher can resist.

(Snow Date: Wednesday, March 4th at 7:30pm)

This event is free and open to all.

And more coming soon …

 

Past Events

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