About Wordsmith

Wordsmith is returning in person!

Wordsmith is the Loft's craft, career, and connection conference for writers. It is returning in person September 30–October 2, 2022. Registration opens June 16 for members and June 17 for the public.

We will be updating these pages in the coming months with 2022 information. In the meantime, stay up to date with the incredible authors, agents, and editors who will be joining us in the fall! We'll have the full lineup posted by the end of May.

Access Funding

Excited for Wordsmith but concerned about the cost? Apply for access funding, which will cover the cost of participation for ten applicants. The deadline is May 23, and recipients will be notified by June 3. Funding is available for Minnesota residents only.

We are so grateful to last year's sponsor Cornell College for helping make this event possible. Interested in sponsoring this year's Wordsmith? Learn more about our packages by contacting  Kaitlyn Bohlin at kbohlin@loft.org.