Wordplay Schedule

Virtual Wordplay Schedule

The Loft's Virtual Wordplay, presented by St. Catherine University and the Star Tribune, is coming May 2-8, 2021. You can still access an archived recording of some 2020 events for a limited time. These will begin to disappear from the site once we begin to announce the 2021 schedule. The full 2021 schedule will be available on March 25.

During these difficult times, we’re excited to present all Wordplay events free of charge. We’re grateful to our sponsors for their leadership, but your support is critical too! Help this innovative festival thrive by making a donation in any amount to support the Loft and Wordplay today. Thank you!

Archived 2020 Events: Week of March 30
Archived 2020 Events: Week of April 6

This week's St. Kate's Critical Conversation is Charles Yu in Conversation with Bao Phi.

Archived 2020 Events: Week of April 13

This week's St Kate's Critical Conversation is National Book Foundation at Wordplay: Laila Lalami and Randy Ribay

Archived 2020 Events: Week of April 20

This week's St. Kate's Critical Conversation is How To Be: A Conversation with John Freeman and Casey Schwartz.

Archived 2020 Events: Week of April 27

This week's St. Kate's Critical Conversations are Nick Flynn in Collaboration with Musician Guy Barash and Translated Works: A Bilingual Presentation with Sara Mesa and Katie Whittemore

Archived 2020 Events: Week of May 4

The St. Kate's Critical Conversations this week are Tightrope with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Truth Worth Telling with Scott Pelley, and Role Models with Karine Jean-Pierre, Jennifer Steinhauer, and Sylvia Acevedo