Loft Themes

Loft Themes

Much like how an art museum might present a special exhibit, the Loft is introducing seasonal thematic programming. Our themes will help connect you across many of the Loft program offerings. We believe that poems and stories can be an important lens through which to view the world, and can be part of important issues and conversations in civic life. Loft themes will compel us all to look at the words we write and authors we read in new ways.

Sense of Adventure (Winter: Jan–Apr 2021)

Every time you open a book you are embarking on a new adventure. Many of us grew up loving stories of exploration into cold and treacherous places, on ships in distant seas, facing ferocious beasts and unknown destinations. Those pages were a safe way to take risks, go beyond normal boundaries, try new things, even to make terrible choices we’d never make off the page. There are also journeys more subtle and closer to home, explorations of new tastes or flavors. Every book is an invitation to walk in someone else’s shoes and see the world in a new way.

Through this theme, the Loft invites readers and writers to explore something (anything) from a new perspective with an unexpected outcome. Join us for a celebration of adventure and a chance to explore. We will present the work of explorers, adventurers, and guides.

Sense of Adventure Offerings

Here are the classes and events offered in the Sense of Adventure theme this winter.

Upcoming Themes

Winter 2021 (Jan–Apr 2021): A Sense of Adventure

Previous Themes

Fall 2017 (Sep–Nov 2017): Vigilance

Winter 2018 (Jan–Mar 2018): True North

Spring 2018 (Mar–May 2018): To Be Honest

Fall 2018 (Sep–Dec 2018): Fairy Tales

Winter 2019 (Jan-Apr 2019): Needs

Fall 2019 (Sep-Dec 2019): If

Fall 2020 (Sep-Dec 2020): Choice and Chance

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