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**

Fiction Graphic
Awkward is my Superpower: Writing Sex
Artists
Allison Wyss
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Low Income $49.00
Poetry Graphic
First Vision, Then Revision
Artists
Halee Kirkwood
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Low Income $49.00
Publishing and Career Graphic
Scrivener 102
Artists
Nicole Kronzer
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Saturday
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Low Income $36.75
Publishing and Career Graphic
You've Finished Your Book Now What? Pitch It!
Artists
Savannah Brooks
Date
Time
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $105.00
Member $94.50
Low Income $73.50
Poetry Graphic
Free Verse Poetry: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers
Artists
Roy G. Guzmán
Date
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $15.00
Member $13.50
Low Income $0.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Publishing and Career Graphic
Away from the Desk: Residencies, Conferences, Fellowships, and More
Artists
Robin Rozanski
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Low Income $49.00
Multigenre Graphic
Afternoon Dialogue Intensive: Authentic Dialogue Across Genre
Date
Time
Noon-5 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $87.50
Member $78.75
Low Income $61.25
Poetry Graphic
Loft Fall Lunchtime Sampler Class: Poetry
Artists
Susan Niz
Date
Time
Noon-1 p.m.
Tuesday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $5.00
Member $5.00
Fiction Graphic
Loft Fall Evening Sampler Class: Fiction
Artists
Allison Wyss
Date
Time
6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $5.00
Member $5.00
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Loft Fall Lunchtime Sampler Class: Creative Nonfiction
Date
Time
Noon-1 p.m.
Thursday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $5.00
Member $5.00
Basics Genre Graphic
Start Here! Quick Intro to Creative Writing, Session 1
Artists
Holly Day
Date
Time
5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday
Genre
Basics
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $10.00
Choice and Chance
Big Ideas Readers Seminar: Choice and Chance
Artists
Arriel Vinson
Date
September 8, 2020-December 1, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday
Genre
For Readers
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $157.50
Member $141.75
Basics Genre Graphic
Start Here! Quick Intro to Creative Writing, Session 2
Artists
Holly Day
Date
Time
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday
Genre
Basics
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $10.00
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Loft Fall Evening Sampler Class: Creative Nonfiction
Artists
Tamara Dean
Date
Time
6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $5.00
Member $5.00
Fiction Graphic
Introduction to Fiction
Artists
Allison Wyss
Date
September 14, 2020-October 19, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Fiction Graphic
Master Class: Fiction
Artists
Peter Geye
Date
September 14, 2020-December 7, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $630.00
Member $567.00
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Master Class: Creative Nonfiction/Memoir
Artists
Nicole Helget
Date
September 14, 2020-December 7, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $630.00
Member $567.00
Poetry Graphic
Introduction to Poetry
Artists
Susan Niz
Date
September 14, 2020-October 19, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
Date
September 15, 2020-October 20, 2020
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Tuesday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Working on Your Memoir
Artists
Anika Fajardo
Date
September 15, 2020-December 8, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $420.00
Member $378.00
Fiction Graphic
Write Your Novel
Artists
Brian Malloy
Date
September 17, 2020-December 10, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $420.00
Member $378.00
Poetry Graphic
Master Class: Poetry
Date
September 17, 2020-December 10, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $630.00
Member $567.00
Multigenre Graphic
Writing Mindfulness
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Saturday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Creative Process Graphic
Create a Writing Routine that Works for You
Artists
Melanie Figg
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Childrens and YA Graphic
Leaping into Middle-Grade Fiction
Artists
Anika Fajardo
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Saturday
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25