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Jan-Apr 2019
The Loft Presents Needs

This winter, the Loft presents Needs, featuring a number of linked classes and events to explore the theme.

No human can exist without food, water, and safety. After that, we need a reason to get up, explore, and connect. As Joan Didion said, "We tell ourselves stories in order to live." Through the sharing of ideas and experiences we come to understand the world around us and imagine what it might be like to wander in someone else's shoes.

The Loft believes that stories are a basic need. But how do stories teach us to live well? Why do we react with outrage or joy from news stories about people we've never met? Are there poems that get you out of bed in the morning? Do you read to your child (or to yourself) in order to sleep at night? Through the theme of Needs, the Loft will explore the ways in which the written word unpacks need and helps keep us alive, nourished, and connected.

Loft Classes

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.

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Work with the Best

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.

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Learn More About Classes

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.

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Reach Your Goals

Loft classes are designed to help you find, set, and reach your goals.

Not sure what to take? Call us at 612-379-8999 or email us at loft@loft.org.