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.-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
If @ The Loft Presents A Very Star Wars Cabaret
Date
Time
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
2019 Poetry Project Student Reading
Please join us to celebrate the conclusion of the 2019 Poetry Project. Participants from the year-long 2019 Poetry Project will read from their completed manuscripts. The Poetry Project is led by Danez Smith.
Artists
Price
Regular $0.00
Member $0.00
Low Income $0.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Writing Project Readings
Date
Time
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
2019 Memoir Writing Project Student Reading
Please join us to celebrate the conclusion of the 2019 Memoir Writing Project. Participants from the year-long 2019 Memoir Writing Project will read from their completed manuscripts. The Memoir Writing Project is led by Nicole Helget.
Artists
Price
Regular $0.00
Member $0.00
Low Income $0.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Writing Project Readings
Date
Time
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
2019 Novel Writing Project Student Reading
Please join us to celebrate the conclusion of the 2019 Novel Writing Project. Participants from the year-long 2019 Novel Writing Project will read from their completed manuscripts. The Novel Writing Project is led by Peter Geye.
Artists
Price
Regular $0.00
Member $0.00
Low Income $0.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Writing Project Readings
Date
Time
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Mentor Series Reading with Ross Gay and Douglas Kearney
The Loft Literary Center Presents a 2019-2020 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentors Ross Gay and Douglas Kearney and fellows Chee Vang, Halee Kirkwood, Heather Quinn, and Misty Schwab.
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $5.00
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Loft Mentor Series Audience 2018
Date
Time
5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
2020 Member Party: Wordplay Reveal
Loft members: Come celebrate the wonderful community of member supporters who make it all possible at the Loft. We'll raise a glass to the many successes of the year plus let you in on a the first exciting author names headlining Wordplay 2020, the largest celebration of the written word in Minnesota coming May 9.
Price
Free
Location
The Loft at Open Book
Wordplay Lineup Coming Soon
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 $5.00
Member $10.00
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