COVID-19 Update (click here for our virtual events)
The Loft board met on Thursday, March 12 to discuss how we should best deal with the spread of the Coronavirus and COVID-19. Although we want to preserve everything that makes the Loft wonderful, including our in-person events and critique groups, our primary responsibility is ensuring that our members are safe.
Effective immediately, all scheduled events, including classes, craft chats, and critique groups, are moving online temporarily. If you have registered for a paid event, you'll receive an email about how that session will be delivered. If you are part of a scheduled critique group, the critique group leader will be in touch. We will continue to support our vibrant community of writers and illustrators—we'll just handle things a little differently for a while.
The board also discussed different ways that we can add value during this time. We'll be scheduling online-only events, including write-ins, ask-me-anythings, question and answer sessions, and the like. We will keep a running list of those events on this page. We'll start to schedule those online-only events by Monday, March 16.
We'll also be sending out emails to our newsletter subscribers more frequently; those emails will contain event updates, links to online sessions, and any updates on when we'll open the physical space back up.
As always, please reach out to us if you have any questions! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding!
Any events that use other platforms like Zoom will have links to the meetings and events. Look for those links here and in our Facebook group.
We'll keep the Loft's event calendar updated with these events as well. This page will change frequently, so check back often!
Tuesday, March 31:
11 am: "The Plot Thickens" with Rajani LaRocca (to be held on Zoom—https://zoom.us/j/969983602)
Wednesday, April 1:
Productivity Chat and Write-In with Heather Kelly (Facebook group)
Thursday, April 2:
2 pm: "Virtual Write-In" hosted by Sandy Budiansky (Facebook group)
Friday, April 3:
9:30 am: "Generating Ideas" with Erin Dionne (Facebook Live)
Saturday, April 4:
"Graphic Novels: A Crash Course" with Jarrett Lerner (register with Zoom at https://bit.ly/2ULbHx6)