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. 

Wordsmith will allow the Loft will consolidate its conferences into one large gathering. We will be bringing esteemed agents, authors, speakers, and editors to town, and the content will include many aspects of the previous 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.

We expect to make lineup announcements in the spring of 2019 and open registration sometime in July of 2019. Please mark your calendar and save the dates.

If you are interested in teaching at Wordsmith, please see our details page.