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

December Scribe & Snack Monthly Friday Write-In

Up your word count on Friday, December 19th 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). December’s snack is Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints.

Chocolate Peppermint ThumbprintsWe plan on holding this Write-In on the 3rd Friday of every month, but check Calendar to the right to be sure.

This event is open to all. $5 donation; Members Free.


Book Launch: THE GOSSIP FILE by Anna Staniszewski

The Gossip File by Anna StaniszewskiSaturday, January 10th at 2pm: Come celebrate the release of THE GOSSIP FILE, the third book in the Dirt Diary series, with Lofter Anna Staniszewski. Anna wrote and revised large parts of the book at The Writers’ Loft, so it’s only fitting that we celebrate the book’s birthday there too! There will be a short reading and Q&A, along with snacks and book-related crafts. Copies of Anna’s novels will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Wellesley Books.

(Snowdate on January 11th at 2pm)

This event is free and open to all.


January Scribe & Snack Monthly Friday Write-In

Almond Toffee cookies

Up your word count on Friday, January 16th 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). With a nod to all those (futile) 2015 resolutions, the signature offering for January will be…. Cooking Light’s Oatmeal Toffee Cookies.

This event is open to all. $5 donation; Members Free.


All-Star Non-Fiction Author Panel

On Saturday, January 24th from 1-3pm, join Sarah Albee, Leslie Bulion, Loree Griffin Burns, Susan Goodman, and April Jones Prince for a fascinating panel discussion on writing nonfiction for young readers. From biographies to beetles, bodily functions to bees, these prolific writers have the inside scoop on this increasingly vital segment of publishing.

Books by authors will be available for purchase and signing.

(Snowdate on January 25th, 1-3pm)

This event is open to all. $5 donation; Members Free.


Writing Romance: A Craft Chat with Marissa Doyle

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.


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