Current Class List

Loft Classes Through August 31

No classes will take place in Loft physical spaces now through August 31, 2020. We still intend to hold fall classes, and we hope to be able to offer in-person classes then, but we will continue to assess and inform as more health and safety information comes to us. Adult classes will be released on a rolling basis each month on our website. All youth classes are currently available on our website. Classes listed in our summer youth print catalog will be taking place virtually at the times listed.

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 continue as planned. Classes that were originally proposed as in-person classes will have live meetings using video conferencing via Zoom through the summer of 2020, some enhanced by Google Classroom. "Online-flex schedule" means you can take the class on your own schedule on the learning portal. "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**

Poetry Graphic
Entering the Next Room of the Poem
Artists
Mark Doty
Date
Time
1 p.m.-3 p.m. CDT
Monday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $250.00
Member $225.00
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
Date
June 2, 2020-July 7, 2020
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Tuesday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Low Income $147.00
Play- and Screenwriting Graphic
Experiments and Dreaming in Playwriting: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers
Artists
Junauda Petrus
Date
June 3, 2020-June 13, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $30.00
Member $27.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Fiction Graphic
Summer Fiction Class Sampler: Introduction to Writing Fiction
Artists
Allison Wyss
Date
Time
6 p.m.-7 p.m. CDT
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $5.00
Member $5.00
Low Income $5.00
Multigenre Graphic
Journaling for Self-Care: Writing Through Challenging Times (Pay What You Can for First Responders)
Artists
Brenda Hudson
Date
June 9, 2020-June 30, 2020
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Tuesday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Basics Genre Graphic
First Steps into Writing
Date
June 9, 2020-July 14, 2020
Time
Noon-2 p.m.
Tuesday
Genre
Basics
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Low Income $147.00
Play- and Screenwriting Graphic
Introduction to Writing for Television
Artists
Bo Kaprall
Date
June 10, 2020-July 29, 2020
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Wednesday
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $280.00
Member $252.00
Low Income $196.00
Poetry Graphic
Introduction to Poetry
Artists
Susan Niz
Date
June 10, 2020-July 15, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Low Income $147.00
Creative Process Graphic
Loft Summer Sampler Class: Confidence Builder for Writers
Artists
Robin Rozanski
Date
Time
6 p.m.-7 p.m. CDT
Wednesday
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $5.00
Member $5.00
Low Income $5.00
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Summer Memoir Class Sampler: Find the Meaning in Your Memoir
Artists
Glenda Reed
Date
Time
6 p.m.-7 p.m. CDT
Thursday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $5.00
Member $5.00
Low Income $5.00
Creative Process Graphic
Keep Writing: Designing & Nourishing a Daily Creative Practice
Artists
Kris Woll
Date
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m. CDT
Thursday
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Low Income $36.75
Poetry Graphic
Summer Poetry Class Sampler: Writing Beautiful Poems in Challenging Times
Date
Time
6 p.m.-7 p.m. CDT
Monday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $5.00
Member $5.00
Low Income $5.00
Fiction Graphic
Beyond the Basics
Artists
Benjamin Obler
Date
June 17, 2020-August 26, 2020
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $390.00
Member $351.00
Low Income $273.00
Poetry Graphic
Night Writer: Poems from the Darkness
Artists
Sarah Ann Winn
Date
June 17, 2020-July 29, 2020
Monday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Low Income $163.80
Childrens and YA Graphic
Reading—and Writing—Diverse KidLit & YA
Artists
Rachel Werner
Date
June 17, 2020-August 12, 2020
Monday
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Low Income $218.40
Fiction Graphic
Settings That Shine
Artists
Kate Heartfield
Date
June 17, 2020-July 29, 2020
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Low Income $163.80
Creative Process Graphic
The Writer's Muse: Explorations in Creativity
Artists
Jackie Cangro
Date
June 17, 2020-July 29, 2020
Monday
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Low Income $163.80
Multigenre Graphic
Storyboard Intensive: Your Book Starts Here
Date
June 17, 2020-July 15, 2020
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $195.00
Member $175.50
Low Income $136.50
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
How to Write Essays (Personal Essays, Op-Eds, and Nonfiction Essays)
Date
June 17, 2020-August 12, 2020
Monday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Low Income $218.40
Fiction Graphic
Novel Openings: The First Five Pages
Date
June 17, 2020-July 29, 2020
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Low Income $163.80
Multigenre Graphic
So You’ve Got Experience You Want to Write About?
Date
June 17, 2020-July 15, 2020
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $156.00
Member $140.40
Low Income $109.20
Fiction Graphic
Evil and Empathy: How to Create Complexity in Villains and Other Characters
Artists
Allison Wyss
Date
June 17, 2020-July 29, 2020
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Low Income $163.80
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
The Story You Have to Tell
Artists
Emily Heiden
Date
June 17, 2020-August 19, 2020
Monday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Low Income $218.40
Fiction Graphic
From Novice to Novelist
Artists
John DeDakis
Date
June 19, 2020-June 20, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $122.50
Member $110.25
Low Income $85.75
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Introduction to the Lyrical Essay
Artists
Cole Williams
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon CDT
Saturday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Low Income $36.75