WLT offers a number of free virtual programs throughout the year. Whether you’re looking to hone your craft, demystify the publishing process, or get insight on the writerly life, there’s something for everyone.
To join us for any of our special events, all you need to do is RSVP on the event page. We’ll send out the login information a couple of days ahead of the event. And if you can’t make it, you can find recorded panels and presentations on our Youtube channel or our podcast.
Our Ask Us Anything program gives writers the chance to ask authors and publishing professionals any and all of their burning questions on a specific topic. Participants have the chance to send in questions ahead of time as well as ask them during the webinar. During the event, chat box chatter is encouraged, giving participants the chance to meet other writers. Previous topics include querying agents, writing middle grade and young adult, genre fiction, and many more.
Partnering with an indie bookstore or other community organization, WLT On the Craft of Writing features an author or two discussing their craft in relation to their newest releases. Previous guests include Kate Winkler Dawson, Amy Gentry, Sherri L. Smith, and more.
WLT Off the Beaten Craft
WLT Off the Beaten Craft is a free presentation from an author who knows their stuff, focused on a genre, form, or topic that we don’t often get to talk about. Previous topics include the art of the ghazal, interdisciplinary art, fanfiction, and more.
Most of our programming discusses topics on the craft and business of writing, but we don’t often get to talk about what it’s like to be a human who happens to be a writer. This program provides free presentations from writers and professionals on best practices for the writing life, from mental health discussions to yoga for writers, there’s something for everyone.
Every November, we bring our writing time and our writing community together for dedicated writing meet-ups throughout the month. Log in, sit down, write. It’s that easy. These are 3-hour sessions on Zoom. No speaker or presentation, but your friendly WLT staff will welcome you and invite you to say hello to your fellow writers at the start. After that, cameras off and microphones off for the writing session and then the group will come back together at the end for a “we did it! Goodnight!”