Current Class List

Loft Classes Through December 31

No classes will take place in Loft physical spaces now through December 31, 2020. All classes will be released on a rolling basis each month on our website.

All adult in-person classes taking place during the Loft's fall term — September–December, 2020 — will move to live meetings in virtual spaces using Zoom, with some also using Google Classroom as a learning enhancement. Students will need to have, or create, a Gmail account in order to access Google Classroom and the supplemental class materials posted there. Each class will be assigned a Loft staff member as “classroom host” to help with questions or issues that may arise with having classes online. It is also likely that classes will develop their own email listservs, but that will be up to the teaching artist's discretion. This includes all meetings of the 2020 Poetry-, Creative Nonfiction/Memoir,- and Novel Writing Projects.

The Loft has been offering online classes since 2011 using an online learning platform (called Moodle) that does not typically include live video conference meetings and allows students to login any time during the week to participate. Classes with this format will now use Wet.Ink instead of Moodle. Wet.Ink is a platform designed just for writers. "Online-flex schedule" means you can take the class on your own schedule in Wet.Ink, without live meetings. Most of these classes involve more sharing of writing with feedback from your classmates and the teaching artist as well as text-based lectures and discussions.

"Online-live" are classes offered in real time with live video conference meetings.

Each class will have specific instructions for access once you register. If you have questions, feel free to call us at 612-379-8999 or edu@loft.org.

Testimonials from our virtual classes conducted by video conference.

"It works—an effective way to learn and to have questions answered, particularly during these times."

"Taking an online class helps to take your focus off of what is going on in the world and provides hope for the future by helping you refocus on writing and the joy and satisfaction it can offer you and your audience."

"When I signed up for this class, it was an in-person class. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a very positive experience."

**All class times are listed in CST**

Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Showing, Telling, and Holding Back in the Personal Essay
Date
October 21, 2020-November 18, 2020
Monday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $156.00
Member $140.40
Fiction Graphic
Intimacy and Conflict: Making a Scene
Artists
Allison Wyss
Date
October 21, 2020-November 18, 2020
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $156.00
Member $140.40
Youth Graphic Marker
Loft After-School: Telling Story—Story Arcs
Artists
Ty Chapman
Date
Time
4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $15.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
For Readers Graphic
Understanding Climate Justice: Reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Artists
Emily Wolahan
Date
October 23, 2020-November 13, 2020
Time
5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Friday
Genre
For Readers
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $100.00
Member $90.00
Choice and Chance
Tarot Tells the Story
Artists
Phoebe Tsang
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Multigenre Graphic
Exploring the Verse Novel
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Saturday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Poetry Graphic
Poetry and the Imaginary Landscape
Artists
John McCarthy
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Publishing and Career Graphic
The Art of Grant Writing
Artists
Bruce Berglund
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Saturday
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Beyond the Memoir: Writing Personal, Creative Nonfiction (and Getting It Published)
Artists
Tony Jones
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Youth Graphic Marker
Poetry: Raise Your Voice
Artists
Ty Chapman
Date
October 24, 2020-October 31, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Fiction Graphic
Making a Scene: Writing Dramatic Action in Fiction
Artists
Amanda Minoff
Date
October 26, 2020-December 7, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Childrens and YA Graphic
Opening Your Writer’s Mind: The Art and Craft of Picture Book Text
Date
October 28, 2020-November 18, 2020
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Wednesday
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
Youth Graphic Marker
Loft After-School: Telling Story—The "Why" Of Storytelling
Artists
Ty Chapman
Date
Time
4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $15.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Youth Graphic Marker
Loft After-School: Teen Writing Group
Artists
Ty Chapman
Date
November 4, 2020-November 18, 2020
Time
4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Low Income $36.75
Pay What You Can $0.00
Fiction Graphic
Advanced Short Fiction Workshop
Artists
Robert Voedisch
Date
November 4, 2020-December 16, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Childrens and YA Graphic
Choice and Chance: Writing “You Choose” Middle Grade Fiction
Date
November 5, 2020-December 17, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Poetry Graphic
“Things You Didn’t Put on Your Résumé”: A Generative Poetry Workshop
Artists
Mary Ardery
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Saturday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Multigenre Graphic
Afternoon Character Intensive: Bring Your Characters to Life on the Page
Date
Time
Noon-5 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $87.50
Member $78.75
Fiction Graphic
Outlining and Novel Generation
Artists
Maggie Taylor
Date
November 7, 2020-November 28, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
Youth Graphic Marker
Upside Down: Writing the Familiar Into Strange
Artists
Roohi Choudhry
Date
November 7, 2020-November 14, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Multigenre Graphic
Revising to Regain Momentum
Artists
Emily Wolahan
Date
November 9, 2020-December 7, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
Poetry Graphic
After Inspiration: Revising, Ordering, and Submitting Poems
Artists
Lisa Higgs
Date
November 10, 2020-December 8, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Moments into Memoir
Date
November 12, 2020-December 10, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
Poetry Graphic
Erasure Poetry
Date
November 12, 2020-December 10, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
For Readers Graphic
Reading the (Whole) Room: Race and Queerness in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Date
November 12, 2020-December 10, 2020
Time
10 p.m.-Midnight
Thursday
Genre
For Readers
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $100.00
Member $90.00