About Wordsmith

The Loft's Wordsmith

A craft, career, and connection conference for writers | November 1–3, 2019

We're very excited to announce Wordsmith: a craft, career, and connection conference for writers. The conference will take place November 2–3, 2019 at the McNamara Alumni Center. Some pre-conference workshops and events will take place at the Loft on Friday, November 1 and there may be a workshop/public event on Monday, Nov 4. 

Wordsmith will bring esteemed agents, authors, speakers, and editors to town, and the content will include many aspects of the previous Loft genre conferences and the Pitch Conference. But there will be a lot more too. Parts of the conference will be specific to certain levels, genres, and audiences, but much of the conference will bring together all attendees for keynotes, workshops, and networking.

The conference is intended for those ready to pitch their work, those already with a book out or with an agent, and those who want to get more prepared to publish their work. It's intended for prose writers and poets, genre and literary writers, beginning and advanced. In short, we are working hard to pull together a gathering that will feature meaningful sessions, workshops, one-on-one pitch and craft meetings, and networking opportunities for writers of all levels and genres.

The 35 conference sessions will be broken into tracks of Craft, Connection, Career, Tech & Tools, and Publishing. And there will be ample time to network with fellow conference attendees.

Registration opens August 21 for Loft members at 10 a.m. (August 22 for the general public). Please mark your calendar and save the dates.

Loft Wordsmith 2019 is Coming!