The Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose offers twelve emerging Minnesota writers the opportunity to work intensively with six nationally acclaimed writers of prose and poetry.
Congratulations to the 2018–19 Mentor Series Fellows: in creative nonfiction Hilal Isler, Debra J. Stone, Jeannie Goodspeed, and Mimi Iimuro Van Ausdall; in poetry Ariane Sandford, Jaya Stenquist, Brianna Flavin, and Maitreyi Ray; and in fiction Jessie Lee-Bauder, Haeyoon Fry, Molly Olguín, and Anessa Ibrahim.
The mentors for the upcoming season will be poets Danez Smith and Natalie Diaz, nonfiction writers Angela Pelster and Moustafa Bayoumi, and fiction writers V.V. Ganeshananthan and Carmen Maria Machado.
The Loft Mentor Series is supported by grants from the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by Loft members.