The Loft's fall lineup is here—online, adult, and youth—including the If theme classes, visiting teaching artists Janet Burroway, Hanif Abdurraqib, Richard Blanco, Téa Obreht, and Ibi Zoboi, and a whole lineup of returning favorites.
The Loft's Young Writers' Program returns for a full lineup of summer offerings. Classes run week-long starting the week of July 8. Come grow, laugh, explore, and find your story!
Throughout the year, the Loft offers hundreds of in-person, online, and youth classes in standard genres like poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as offerings in numerous other offerings including creativity, the business side of writing, and genre specifics like mystery, romance, and screenwriting to name a few.
Whether you write novels or sestinas, memoir or 'zines, movies or blogs you’ll find a class just right for you at the Loft.
Loft teaching artists are experienced, professional writers. More importantly, they are committed to working with a wide range of writers—from new writers building their confidence to experienced writers ready to hone their craft and seek publication.
Learn everything there is to know about how Loft classes work— including our code of conduct and our cancellation and refund policies—all in one handy, downloadable PDF document.
Loft classes are designed to help you find, set, and reach your goals.
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Interested in Loft online classes, but not quite sure how they work? This document helps answer the most frequent questions we receive about our online classes.
The Loft has a scholarship pool that provides access to a number of Loft offerings. Learn more and apply on our scholarship page.
The Loft offers classes aimed at youth all year round, with the bulk of our offerings taking place in the summer. Classes are designed for youth of all abilities and focus on developing a lifelong passion for storytelling, reading, and writing. Most classes break down into age ranges of 6–8; 9–11; 12–14; 13–17; and 15–17. Search our listings by category "youth" to get started.