On Saturday, March 22nd, author Josh Funk and The Writers’ Loft are hosting a Pitch Practice / Open Mic in preparation for Pitchapalooza with The Book Doctors (Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry) at the 2014 NESCBWI Conference. This free social event is open to all. First, we’ll workshop pitches and later practice them in front of the group. So bring a pitch or query to work with or just come to see what a Pitchfest is all about. Additionally, feel free to share any material Open Mic–style. Refreshments and literary puns will be served.