Upcoming Events

Loft Events

Upcoming Loft events are listed below. All events through September 1, 2021 are virtual.

For In-person events: Advanced tickets guarantee a general admission seat and help cover the Loft's costs to host the event. Advanced tickets are non-refundable. Pay-what-you-can tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to most events on a first-come, first-served basis. No one turned away for lack of funds.

All virtual events are offered with a pay-what-you-can price point. All admission helps cover the Loft's costs to deliver high quality literary events.

Date
Time
4 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Big Ideas: Sense of Adventure with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Carolyn Finney, and Anthony Taylor
Many of us in Minnesota revel in the joys of getting outside but the "great outdoors" isn't necessarily as transcendent, as universal, or as one-size-fits-all as it's often been portrayed. Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Carolyn Finney join us for this Big Ideas conversation on the ways our racial identities shape our relationships to the natural world. This conversation will be moderated by Anthony Taylor.
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Online
Big Ideas Sense of Adventure 2
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Sense of Adventure: Member Meet Up featuring Trivia Mafia

While we can’t meet in person, we can give our literary noggins a communal workout thanks to a virtual member meet up featuring Minneapolis’ beloved Trivia Mafia. Honing in on questions that call upon our Sense of Adventure theme for the season, teams will explore a world of literary trivia. Winners will receive a special prize! Plus! Stay until the end to learn more about the virtual Wordplay Festival’s lineup for May 2-8, 2021.

Artists
Price
Regular $5.00
Member $0.00
Location
Online
Sense of Adventure Trivia
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Pastries, Poetry, and Prose: Ross Gay and Patrick Rosal
Join the Loft for a special new online series: Poetry, Prose, and Pastries. Featuring acclaimed authors, we'll dig into all things delicious, whether we're talking about books, baked goods, or both. Each hour-long session will begin with a chat about favorite treats and desserts, followed by discussion of emerging and under-the-radar literary artists, craft talk, and a Q&A with the live online audience. This event will feature Patrick Rosal and Ross Gay.
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Online
Patrick Rosal Ross Gay Pastries Poetry Prose
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Pastries, Poetry, and Prose: Alissa Nutting
Join the Loft for a special new online series: Poetry, Prose, and Pastries. Featuring acclaimed authors, we'll dig into all things delicious, whether we're talking about books, baked goods, or both. Each hour-long session will begin with a chat about favorite treats and desserts, followed by discussion of emerging and under-the-radar literary artists, craft talk, and a Q&A with the live online audience. This event will feature Alissa Nutting.
Artists
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Online
Alissa Nutting Pastries Poetry Prose
Date
May 2, 2021-May 8, 2021
Time
3 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wordplay 2021 Enhanced Ticket with Ishiguro
The Loft's Wordplay 2021 is coming May 2-8! This enhanced ticket is now sold out.
Price
Regular $50.00
Member $50.00
Location
Online
Open Seats
0
Wordplay 2021 Enhanced Ishiguro Ticket
Date
May 2, 2021-May 8, 2021
Time
3 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wordplay 2021 Enhanced Ticket
The Loft's Wordplay 2021 is coming May 2-8! Sign up today for your enhanced ticket to the event.
Price
Regular $35.00
Member $35.00
Location
Online
Wordplay 2021 Enhanced Ticket Standard
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Pastries, Poetry, and Prose: Heid Erdrich
Join the Loft for a special new online series: Poetry, Prose, and Pastries. Featuring acclaimed authors, we'll dig into all things delicious, whether we're talking about books, baked goods, or both. Each hour-long session will begin with a chat about favorite treats and desserts, followed by discussion of emerging and under-the-radar literary artists, craft talk, and a Q&A with the live online audience. This event will feature Heid Erdrich.
Artists
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Online
Heid Erdrich Pastries Poetry Prose