The Writers’ Loft

The Writers’ Loft is a community dedicated to helping writers achieve greatness. We have a quiet, drop-in writing space and a community room for special events or just hanging out situated on the 4th floor of The Landing at Hudson Mills.

Come write with us—because writing doesn’t have to be a solitary pursuit. Email Us to find out more or to join our mailing list.

The Writers’ Loft offers a wide variety of events, from multi-week classes and craft chats to panel discussions and group write-ins. Here’s a sampling of the events we offer — and check out our list of upcoming programs!

Classes & Workshops

We offer multi-week opportunities for you to dive into the nuts and bolts of writing and illustrating. Past classes have focused on writing novels and editing and revising your work.

Want a working session? Our workshops give you the opportunity to learn AND put your new learning to use right away!

Scroll through some examples of past classes & workshops (presented in no particular order):

Craft Chats: These sessions the craft of writing, illustrating, and getting your work published.

Critique Groups: Picture Book, Middle Grade, Romance, Young Adult…Email Us to find out more or join our mailing list. You do not need to be a member to attend a critique group however we do ask for a $5 donation from non-members. Email us and indicate which group(s) you’d like to join.

KidLit Book Club: Join fellow writers for a monthly discussion of children’s books with a focus on middle-grade and young-adult novels.

All are welcome, members and non-members.

Panel Discussions: We bring together authors and other publishing professionals to talk about a specific topic in an informal setting.

Agent & Editor Sessions: Publishing professionals lead a session on a specific topic, or on publishing in general, and usually offer a personalized critique to every attendee.

Write-Ins: Every month, we hold one or more write-ins — quiet time to focus on your writing and editing, and breaks for snacks or lunch.

Mentoring: Our members have deep knowledge of writing, illustrating, publishing, and technology, and we love to share what we know! Contact us if you want to pick our brains on anything writing-related, and we will do our best to find you a Loft member who can help!

Anthology Opportunities: See our FAQ section.

Book Parties

We love to celebrate our successes! We hold book parties for our members who have had their works published, and we also gather as a community for fun events throughout the year. 2022 Holiday Book Bazaar below: