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The Loft's Virtual Wordplay!

The Loft's Virtual Wordplay, presented by St. Catherine University and the Star Tribune, will take place April 7–May 9. More than 100 authors across multiple digital channels, all from the comfort of your socially distanced home.

Wordplay 2020 Lineup
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
Noon CDT-1 p.m. CDT
How'd You Do That? Tips and Tricks Learned Through the Loft's Wordplay for Great Virtual Conversations
Since the Loft pivoted to move Wordplay, our 100-author book festival online, we've received numerous inquiries about how we pulled it off. As a staff, we don't have the capacity to answer all the questions we're receiving individually, so we thought we'd pull together a webinar session to go over our process.

We'll talk through our programming and format choices, how we connected with speakers and got them on board, and go behind-the-scenes to show you the technology platforms (Crowdcast, Zoom, & OBS), choices, setup, and approaches that helped us deliver our virtual programming. We'll leave time at the end of Q&A.
Price
Regular $35.00
Location
Online
Howd You Do That Webinar
Date
Time
7 p.m. CDT-9 p.m. CDT
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
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Online
Loft Mentor Series Audience 2018
Date
Time
7 p.m. CDT-9 p.m. CDT
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
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Online
Loft Mentor Series Audience 2018