Wordplay Lineup!

Wordplay Lineup 2020

The Loft's Wordplay, presented by St. Catherine University and Star Tribune, represented a phenomenal year in books! This free, virtual festival took place from April 7 through May 9, and the full lineup is listed below. You can still access all of our archived events on our schedule page.

Tola Rotimi Abraham
Sylvia Acevedo
Tom Angleberger
Andrea Beaty
Rick Barot
Quan Barry
Andrea Bartz
Clare Beams
Tonya Bolden
Max Brallier
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Gabriel Bump
Patrice Caldwell
Kacen Callender
Alexis Coe
Claire Comstock-Gay
John Coy
Stephanie Danler
Sayantani DasGupta
Melissa de la Cruz
Natalie Diaz
Kate DiCamillo
Jessie Diggins
Mark Doty
Cyrus Grace Dunham
Kristín Eiríksdóttir
Jack El-Hai
Christopher Eliopoulos
Allen Eskens
Charles Finch
Debbi Michiko Florence
Nick Flynn
Heather Fox
John Freeman
Peter Geye
Matt Goldman
Emily Gould
Roy G. Guzmán
Wing Young Huie
Mara Hvistendahl
Steve Inskeep
Samantha Irby
Major Jackson
Karine Jean-Pierre
Ilya Kaminsky
Erin Khar
Lily King
Rebecca Dinerstein Knight
Nicholas D. Kristof
Larissa Kyzer
Laila Lalami
Minh Lê
Hilary Leichter
Edan Lepucki
Raymond Luczak
Tracy Nelson Maurer
Sara Mesa
Omar Mohamed
Lara Mimosa Montes
Poupeh Missaghi
Tracy O'Neill
Linda Sue Park
Thomas Peacock
Scott Pelley
Benjamin Percy
Junauda Petrus
Randy Ribay
Alison Roman
John Scalzi
Casey Schwartz
Jake Skeets
Danez Smith
Amber Sparks
Dennis Staples
Jennifer Steinhauer
Jan Stocklassa
Emma Straub
Jonathan Stutzman
Brandon Taylor
Deb Olin Unferth
Laura van den Berg
Jeff VanderMeer
Len Vlahos
Jacqueline West
Kawai Strong Washburn
Teddy Wayne
Kiersten White
Katie Whittemore
Deborah Wiles
Ashley Woodfolk
Rita Woods
Sheryl WuDunn
Kao Kalia Yang
Gene Luen Yang
Charles Yu
C Pam Zhang
Jenny Zhang