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
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
A Garden of Black Joy: Global Poetry from the Edges Of Liberation & Living
For two years Black Table Arts has gathered poems from around the world on black joy. That work will be published as A Garden of Black Joy: Global Poetry from the Edges Of Liberation & Living curated by Keno Evol.
Artists
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Black Table Arts
Date
Time
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
BOUNDARIES & BORDERS: More Than A Single Story: Transracial Adoptee Voices

As part of the Loft's Boundaries and Border Crossings theme, this More Than a Single Story discussion will explore the histories of transracial and transnational adoption in their communities.

Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Boundaries-Borders
Date
Time
8 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
BOUNDARIES & BORDERS: Equilibrium: Whose Border? Featuring Bobby Wilson
As part of the Loft's Boundaries and Border Crossings theme, the Loft will host a special EQ showcase featuring artists troubling the notion of borders and enforcement. The event features Bobby Wilson, with opening performances by Peuo Tuy, Roy G. Guzmán, and Kokou Doeh.

This event is cosponsored by the Minnesota Freedom Fund and the James H Binger Center for New Americans.
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Boundaries-Borders
Date
Time
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Loft Spring Member Meetup
Members make everything possible at the Loft, so come make some bookish buddies at our members social hour.
Price
Free
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Group at Loft Event
Date
Time
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
BOUNDARIES & BORDERS: Feminist Authors Crossing Lines
As part of the Loft's Boundaries and Border Crossings theme, writer, artist, and educator Glenda Reed will host a reading and panel discussion with feminist authors Ann Bancroft, V.V. Ganeshananthan, Carolyn Holbrook, and Ellie Krug.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 
Price
Regular $5.00
Member $10.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Boundaries-Borders
Date
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Spring 2020 Student and Teaching Artist Reading
Price
Free
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Loft Logo
Date
Time
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Mentor Series Reading with Melissa Febos and Gretchen Marquette
The Loft Literary Center Presents a 2019-2020 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentors Melissa Febos and Gretchen Marquette and fellows Michael Garberich, Patti Kameya, Claudette Webster, and Gen Del Raye.
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Loft Mentor Series Audience 2018
Date
Time
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Mentor Series Reading with Jennine Capó Crucet and Junauda Petrus
The Loft Literary Center Presents a 2019-2020 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentors Jennine Capó Crucet and Junauda Petrus and fellows Nicola Koh, Rachel Castro, Jennifer Hildebrandt, and Tara McDaniel.
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Loft Mentor Series Audience 2018