Upcoming Events

Loft Events

Upcoming Loft events are listed below.

Most events allow for advanced ticket purchases. 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.

Date
Time
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Loft Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers Student Reading
Students in The Loft's class for writers of color and Indigenous writers will read new work on Wednesday, August 21st at 6:30pm. The reading will take in the place in the Target Performance Hall at Open Book and will be followed by a reception in the Literary Commons. This event is free and open to the public.
Price
Regular $0.00
Low Income $0.00
Member $0.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Harryette Mullen in Conversation with Douglas Kearney
  Join us for a special reading by Harryette Mullen. Following will be a discussion moderated by poet, performer, and librettist Douglas Kearney.     
Price
Regular $5.00
Member $10.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Harryette Mullen
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8 p.m.
McKnight Reading: Cristina Garcí­a
Please join us for a reading by 2019 McKnight Fellowship in Creative Prose judge Cristina Garcia! Catered reception to follow.
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Date
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Loft Member Meetup
Members make everything possible at the Loft, so come make some bookish buddies at our members social hour.
Price
Regular $0.00
Member $0.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The Loft Presents If: Celebrating Octavia Butler
As part of the Loft's fall theme 'If,' join us for a conversation between Autumn Brown and Chaun Webster celebrating one of the most influential speculative fiction writers of all time, Octavia Butler.
Artists
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Loft If Theme Graphic
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The Loft Presents If: Big Ideas with Madeline Miller—Why is If the Most Important Word?
As part of the Loft's fall theme 'If,' the Loft presents Big Ideas with Madeline Miller.

 
Artists
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Big Ideas Graphic
Date
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Fall 2019 Student and Teaching Artist Reading
The night will begin with the student readers and will culminate with a reading by a teaching artist. Limited reading slots are available to students from in-person and online Loft classes. See listing for details.
Price
Regular $0.00
Member $0.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The Loft Presents If: Catfishing on Catnet: Naomi Kritzer with Kelly Barnhill
Hugo-award-winning author Naomi Kritzer discusses her near-future novel, Catfishing on CatNet, about a cat-picture-loving artificial intelligence and its online human friends. Naomi is joined by World Fantasy Award winner and Newbery Medalist Kelly Barnhill in a discussion about coming of age in the 21st century, online friendships, and how much the Internet knows about you. 
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Loft If Theme Marker 2
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The Loft Presents If: A Very Star Wars Cabaret
The Skywalker Saga of Star Wars ends this Winter. As part of the Loft's fall theme 'If," this cabaret features writers and thinkers who are also fans of the blockbuster series sharing creative work involving Star Wars. Celebrations, critiques, and creature features abound! Featuring Saymoukda Vongsay, Matthew Kessen, Luis Lopez, Shannon Gibney, and Jodi Byrd.
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
A Very Star Wars Caberet