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
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
McKnight Judge Reading: Hanif Abdurraqib
Please join us for a public reading by the 2021 McKnight judge in Creative Prose, Hanif Abdurraqib.
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Online
Hanif Abdurraqib McKnight
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Craft Conversation with Sigrid Nunez
Sigrid Nunez joins the Loft for a virtual craft conversation with Peter Geye. 
Price
Regular $15.00
Member $10.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Online
Sigrid Nunez Wordsmith Deconstructed
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wordsmith Agent Panel
Come ready with your publishing and agenting questions for this esteemed agent panel including Annie Hwang, Mackenzie Brady Watson, and Alec Shane. We'll talk query letters, agenting, publishing, and leave plenty of time for your questions too. 
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Online
Ask the Agent WSDecon
Date
Time
6 p.m.-7 p.m.
McKnight Fellowship Application Tutorial and Q and A
Join us for a free online session on how to apply for a McKnight Artist Fellowship in Writing. Director of Events and Awards Bao Phi will give an overview, present and answer some Frequently Asked Questions, and then take questions from the audience. Audience members should be ready to type their questions in the Memo section, and the session will be recorded and posted online. You must preregister for this event.
Artists
Price
Regular $0.00
Member $0.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Online
McKnight Artist Fellowships
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Story of the Book: The Farmer's Lawyer
In 1983, Sarah Vogel filed a class action lawsuit in the state of North Dakota on behalf of 8,400 family farmers during the height of the farm crisis. Join Sarah, her book coach Leigh Stein, and the book's eventual literary agent Mackenzie Brady Watson to explore how 90 boxes of decades-old notes became a powerful forthcoming book.   
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Online
Farmers Lawyer Story of the Book Sarah Vogel
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Carnival Lights and A Council of Dolls—Native Authors on the Continuing Horrors of Colonization

The number of missing Indigenous women in North America has reached an epidemic, while horrific news of the remains of Native schoolchildren discovered at boarding schools seems to be a daily occurrence. Chris Stark and Susan Power, both of whom are releasing books related to these subjects, will be in discussion for this very special online event as a part of the Loft's Outside My Window fall theme.

Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Online
Carnival Lights native women