Wordplay Lineup!

Wordplay Lineup 2021

The Loft's Wordplay, presented by St. Catherine University and Star Tribune, represents a phenomenal year in books! This free, virtual festival takes place from May 2-8, 2021. The full lineup is listed below. Please visit here for the festival schedule.

Atinuke
Hanif Abdurraqib
Kazim Ali
Ted Anderson
Mateo Askaripour
Alison Bechdel
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Linda Bondestam
James Lee Burke
Maria Burns Ortiz
Dhonielle Clayton
Chelsea Clinton
Jennifer Croft
Sayantani DasGupta
Blue Delliquanti
Heid E. Erdrich
Federico Falco
Melissa Febos
Namina Forna
Carrie Fountain
Gabriela Garcia
Kaitlyn Greenidge
Yaa Gyasi
Shannon Hale
Joan He
Laurie Hertzel
Kazuo Ishiguro
Randa Jarrar
Douglas Kearney
Donika Kelly
Halee Kirkwood
Jon Klassen
Michelle Knudsen
Dean Koontz
Marjorie Liu
Megan Maynor
Meg Medina
Bill Meissner
Brittney Morris
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Hoa Nguyen
Trung Le Nguyen
Kathryn Nuernberger
Helen Oyeyemi
Connie Palmen
Benjamin Percy
LeUyen Pham
Bao Phi
Charnelle Pinkney Barlow
ReBecca Koenig Roloff
Kathryn Savage
Sofía Segovia
Maggie Shipstead
Elisa Shua Dusapin
Moheb Soliman
Rivers Solomon
Tarshia Stanley
Jason Tharp
Christian Trimmer
Britt Udesen
Elissa Washuta
Diane Wilson
Mike Wohnoutka
Kao Kalia Yang
Kachina Yeager