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
Narration: Finding the Right Voice
Artists
Allison Wyss
Date
September 23, 2020-November 4, 2020
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Poetry Graphic
Natural Wonder: the Poet as Scientist
Artists
Sarah Ann Winn
Date
September 23, 2020-November 18, 2020
Monday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Childrens and YA Graphic
The Journey to Publication: Tips & Tricks for Kid Lit Authors
Artists
Mari Kesselring
Date
September 23, 2020-November 4, 2020
Monday
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Fiction Graphic
Over the Transom: SF/F for Intermediate Writers
Artists
Lyda Morehouse
Date
September 23, 2020-November 18, 2020
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Poetry Graphic
Dear Reader: Using Letters as a Poet
Artists
Freesia McKee
Date
September 23, 2020-November 4, 2020
Monday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
The Lyric Essay: A Memoir in Parts
Date
September 23, 2020-November 18, 2020
Monday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Poetry Graphic
Disturbance and Possession: Exploring the Composition Process
Artists
Jude Nutter
Date
September 29, 2020-November 17, 2020
Time
Noon-2 p.m.
Tuesday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $280.00
Member $252.00
Publishing and Career Graphic
Teaching in Community: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers
Artists
Halee Kirkwood
Date
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $0.00
Member $0.00
For Readers Graphic
Loft Book Club for Allies and Aspiring Antiracists: White Fragility & How to Be an Antiracist
Date
October 6, 2020-December 8, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday
Genre
For Readers
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $0.00
Member $0.00
Fiction Graphic
Something Old, Something New: Writing the Fairytale Retelling
Artists
Kathryn Harlan
Date
October 7, 2020-November 18, 2020
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Fiction Graphic
Variations of the Form: Intermediate Short Fiction
Artists
Beth Gilstrap
Date
October 7, 2020-November 18, 2020
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Blogging for Beginners
Artists
Jinnene Foster
Date
October 7, 2020-November 18, 2020
Monday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Writing Diverse Nonfiction
Artists
Rachel Werner
Date
October 7, 2020-December 9, 2020
Monday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $312.00
Member $280.80
Creative Process Graphic
Journaling for Self-Care: Writing Through Challenging Times
Artists
Brenda Hudson
Date
October 7, 2020-October 28, 2020
Time
Noon-2 p.m.
Wednesday
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Memory and Memoir: How to Navigate Your Wiggly Mind
Artists
Kate Meadows
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Saturday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Fiction Graphic
Breathing Life into Character
Artists
Aurelia Wills
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Multigenre Graphic
The Art of Theme and Voice in Fiction and Memoir
Date
Time
Noon-5 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $87.50
Member $78.75
Basics Genre Graphic
First Steps into Writing
Date
October 13, 2020-November 17, 2020
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Tuesday
Genre
Basics
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Poetry Graphic
Organic Poetry
Date
October 14, 2020-November 4, 2020
Time
Noon-2 p.m.
Wednesday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
Youth Graphic Marker
Loft After-School: Telling Story—Creating Compelling Characters
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
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
The Creative Nonfiction Writing Group
Artists
Rachael Hanel
Date
October 14, 2020-December 9, 2020
Time
4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $280.00
Member $252.00
Writing Habit Image
The Writing Habit
Artists
Rosanne Bane
Date
October 14, 2020-November 18, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Poetry Graphic
Traditional and Contemporary Forms: 6 Poems in 6 Weeks
Artists
Melanie Figg
Date
October 15, 2020-November 19, 2020
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Thursday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Writing Family Matters
Artists
Ge Gao
Date
October 15, 2020-November 5, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
Publishing and Career Graphic
The Business of Writing: Edit, Polish, Query, Submit
Artists
Kali VanBaale
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00