Special Events

The 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.

Ask Us Anything

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.

Third Thursdays

On the Third Thursday of each month, we host a discussion focusing on a specific topic of interest to writers and readers, bringing together distinguished panelists for a conversation moderated by a WLT staff member.

To join us for Third Thursday, 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 our recorded panels on out YouTube channel or our podcast.

WLT - BookPeople Events

Our official bookseller for our Third Thursday programs is BookPeople. You can buy our panelists books and support an indie bookstore here.

Saturday Craft Seminars

A few times a year WLT offers the special WLT Saturday Craft Seminars, events featuring a presentation and conversation with an author who has just released a book on the craft of writing. Everyone who buys a ticket will receive a signed copy of the book and access to the live event on Zoom.

WLT On the Craft of Writing

WLT hosts On the Craft of Writing talks a few times a year, partnering with an indie bookstore or other community organization, featuring 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

A few times a year, the WLT hosts Off the Beaten Craft, 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.

WLT On the Writing Life

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.

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