Writers Workshop

Have you ever thought about writing creatively, and would like feedback on your creative project? Do you have a novel, short story, poem, or play inside of you that you've been developing? Come and join our workshop and receive the support and feedback that can help you get to that next level with your creative project!

Then The LOFT Writers Workshop wants you!

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Here's how it works:

  • Workshops are held every 3rd Wednesday of each month (There are exceptions) from 7:30-9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.
  • If you are looking to have your work reviewed, you need to submit your work by no later than the 2nd Wednesday and participate in the critique process.
  • Submitting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month gives everyone a week to read all the submissions and produce critiques for everyone's work.  Once you submit your work you too will receive access to the submissions where you will also need to write a brief critique on every piece of work submitted. (You'll also receive a guide for writing critiques--it's really easy and a quick read).
  • That 3rd Wednesday we will all meet and collectively review everyone's submission, writer by writer. Everyone will have a chance to weigh in and offer their assessment in a friendly and constructive atmosphere.  All writers who submitted are required to also attend, participate and produce critiques in order to receive their critiques and feedback.

The LOFT Writers Workshop meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. 

 

Please note the submission length will vary from month to month.  To join a workshop, learn about the submission length and other details, or if you have questions please contact [email protected]

 

Please note: MARCH 17 Workshop is a special event book reading (SEE BELOW)

2021 Spring and Summer Schedule| All classes are virtual until further notice

Workshop Month Submission Due by  Workshop (7:30 pm-9:00 pm) EST
April 2021  April 14, 2021  April 21, 2021
May 2021  May 12, 2021  May 19, 2021
June 2021  June 9, 2021  June 16, 2021
July 2021  July 14, 2021  July 21, 2021
August 2021 August 11, 2021 August 18,2021

 

 

 

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MARCH 17 EVENT (7:30-9:00 PM EST)

Come join us for an exciting evening with author Steven Salvatore, co-facilitator of The LOFT's Writers Workshop as we celebrate the launch of their debut novel, "Can't Take That Away" published by Bloomsbury. 

Come and learn about Steven's experience in publishing with a major publisher, tips on getting published, and best of all, enjoy a reading from their novel!
CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY is about Carey Parker, a genderqueer student who dreams of being a diva like their hero Mariah Carey, but when they are cast in the lead female role in the school musical, they face discrimination from a teacher, a few parents, and their tormentor, and are removed from the show. Carey must learn that in order to be their authentic self, they will have to find their voice, rally their friends, and fight against injustices from a closed-minded school administration.
The novel is available for purchase on March 9, 2021--and we encourage you to buy local for a personalized, autographed copy!
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If you live in Westchester, The Village Bookstore is located in Pleasantville, NY, and you can call 914-769-8322 to order a personalized, autographed copy!

 

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LOFT Social Groups are open groups that welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBTQ+ and allied communities. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.

Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants.