Teen Groups


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.


During the year, we meet once a month on a Sunday.


Authors you’ll meet at the TWTT:


  • AC Gaughen, author of the Scarlet series

  • Anna Staniszewski, author of the I’m With Cupid series

  • Keri Majors, author of This is Not a Writing Manual, and founder of YARN, online magazine that publishes teen and adult authors’ works side by side

  • Erin Dionne, author of Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies (and more)

  • Ansha Kotyk, author of Gangsterland

  • and more!


Teen Writers Think Tank FAQ


1. Do I have to be currently writing something in order to join?

No. But you do have to love to write and love to read, and enjoy learning and talking about writing and reading. Everyone’s busy with homework and school. But this is a great place to connect with other peers who are passionate about books and writing.


2. Do I have to write novels to join?

No. We kick off our season during NaNo because it’s so much fun, but you don’t need to be a novelist to come. You could be a poet, a picture book writer, a writer/illustrator, or just love stringing words together.


3. What’s the most important thing I should know before coming?

The most important thing to know is that this is a supportive, affirming group of teens who love to write and talk about books.


4. I’m an adult, but this content looks great. Can I sit in?

Occasionally, we’ll let an adult sit in on a workshop for TWTT. But most of the time, the group is a private, safe place for the teens to talk writing (and more). We limit adult involvement to the one adult co-leader of the group, normally. But, feel free to email the Loft and see if you can sit in on a specific workshop.