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 p.m.
Who's Watching?: The White Gaze & the Reclamation of Black Performance
With a keen eye for performances both grandiose and subtle, these authors demonstrate how inextricably Black performance is woven into the fabric of American culture.
Wordplay 2021 Black Performance Final
Date
Time
9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Out of this World

Dhonielle Clayton has brought together a groundbreaking collection of fantasy short stories from 15 authors in A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology, Namina Forna introduces a world in which the color of blood determines fate in The Gilded Ones, Joan He asks if a STEM prodigy should even bother saving the earth in The Ones We’re Meant to Find, and Charlie Jane Anders explores themes of identity and destiny against the backdrop of an intergalactic war in Victories Greater Than Death.

Wordplay 2021 Out of This World
Date
Time
Noon-1 p.m.
Intercontinental Series featuring Federico Falco and Jennifer Croft

First published in spanish in 2016, Charco Press is releasing A Perfect Cemetery—finalist of the GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ SHORT STORY PRIZE and translated by Booker Prize Winning writer Jennifer Croft—for the first time in English. A collection of funny, dark, and interrogative interconnected stories set in the Córdoba mountains of Argentina.

Price
Free
Location
Online
Wordplay 2021 Federico Falco
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tending the Earth
As the environmental crisis grows increasingly urgent, these writers remind us that the “natural world” at stake is not simply land and resources; it’s also our deeply held relationships with the places we call home.
Tending the Earth Wordplay TNC
Date
Time
7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Pastries, Poetry, and Prose: Heid E. 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 E. Erdrich.
Artists
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Online
Heid Erdrich Pastries Poetry Prose