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Writer's Loft Program - Spring 2014

  • Wednesday, January 1, 2014  -  Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Writer's Loft is a trimester studio program based on one-on-one mentoring. We focus on improving your writing skills and moving you toward the completion of a publishable manuscript. You may study with a different mentor each trimester, or continue with the same mentor throughout for two or three trimesters.

The Writer's Loft is as much a community of writers as it is a school for writing, and you are welcome to continue to enroll with us as long as you wish. Many of our graduates continue to enroll in The Writer's Loft, finding our mentoring format an ideal way to help shape, sharpen, and complete future writing projects.

One-on-One Mentoring: This is the heart of The Writer's Loft. Each trimester you contract to produce three packets of writing that will further your overall writing goals. Each packet is submitted to your mentor on a pre-set schedule. It will be returned to you fully critiqued within two weeks. In addition to writing, you and your mentor will also set out a reading schedule consisting of one to three books per trimester. You are required to submit one reflection paper on each book assigned along with your writing packet. You and your mentor will determine the length of your writing packet and reflection paper.

Mid-Semester Telephone Conference with Your Mentor: While you and your mentor are free to work out any on-going communication schedule you wish, at least once during each trimester the two of you are expected to have a thirty-minute conference call to assess how things are going.

Graduation: Upon successful completion of three trimesters, you are invited to a special Writer's Loft graduation at the Fall Conference. Attendance at graduation is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged. Your presence will encourage other students, and they will benefit from talking with you and learning from your experience.

Tuition: Fall and spring trimesters cost $1250. Tuition does not cover books, materials, travel, or room rentals. Tuition for the summer trimester is $1000. The summer trimester does not include an Orientation Weekend.

  • Registration Deadline is January 10, 2014 
    Payments being made by mail should be made out to Middle Tennessee State University and mailed to:
Eve Shockley
MTSU - University College
PO Box 54
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN  37132

Come join us and be a part of this thriving community of writers!.

Tuition for the summer semester is $1,000.  Fall and spring semester tuition is $1,250.  A deposit of $200 (applied toward the tuition) is required at the time of enrollment with the balance due no later than the first day of the semester.