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.
2018 Memoir Writing Project Student Reading
Participants from the year-long 2018 Memoir Writing Project will read. The Memoir Writing Project is led by Nicole Helget.
Location
The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
Artists
Memoir Writing Project
Date
Time
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
2018 Novel Writing Project Student Reading
Participants from the year-long 2018 Novel Writing Project will read. The Novel Writing Project is led by Peter Geye.
Location
The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
Artists
Novel Writing Project
Date
Time
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
2019 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, the largest festival for books in Minnesota coming May 11-12, 2019.
Location
The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
Group at Loft Event
Date
Time
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
2018 Memoir Writing Project (Section 2) Student Reading
Participants from the year-long 2018 Memoir Writing Project will read. The Memoir Writing Project is led by Nicole Helget.
Location
The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
Artists
Memoir Writing Project
Date
Time
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Mentor Series Reading with V.V. Ganeshananthan
The Loft Literary Center Presents a 2018-2019 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentor V.V. Ganeshananthan and fellows Debra J. Stone and Ariane Sandford. 
 
Location
The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
Price
$10.00
Mentor Series Audience
Date
Time
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Healing Trauma Across Communities: More Than a Single Story
One of the devastating tools within the colonizers’ toolbox has been the practice of Divide and Conquer, creating fear and distrust among and between Indigenous and communities of color. Part of the Loft's Needs theme, this More Than a Single Story conversation will discuss how sharing our stories, not just of pain, but also of our beauty and strength, has allowed us to survive this practice.
Location
The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
Price
$10.00
Needs Theme Graphic
Date
Time
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Mentor Series Reading with Angela Pelster
The Loft Literary Center Presents a 2018-2019 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentor Angela Pelster and fellows Brianna Flavin and Molly Olguín. 
 
Location
The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
Artists
Price
$10.00
Mentor Series Audience
Date
Time
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Flip the Script!
Join youth poets from around Minnesota, along with some of the most dynamic, creative Spoken Word artists in the country, for a one-day conference focusing on both writing and performance. Registration required, which will open soon at www.TruArtSpeaks.org.
Location
The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
Flip the Script Image
Open Seats
Sold Out
Date
Time
7 p.m.-11:35 a.m.
Mentor Series Reading with Moustafa Bayoumi
The Loft Literary Center Presents a 2018-2019 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentor Moustafa Bayoumi and fellows Anessa Ibrahim and Jaya Stenquist.  
 
Location
The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
Price
$10.00
Mentor Series Audience