Join & Support

Loft Members Make the Difference

As part of our fiscal year-end member drive, your support keeps the Loft's thriving community of readers and writers going strong. Join or renew with a member contribution of any amount and ensure the Loft is here for you when you need it.

Member gifts through Aug 31 qualify for:

  • All standard member benefits commensurate with gift amount (scroll to grid below).

  • Early member-only registration on Aug 21 for our new Wordsmith writers conference.

  • Writing prompt and reading recommendations from Wordplay author, Esmé Wang.

  • New Loft member sticker.

  • Loft staff’s fall reading recommendations

  • Knowledge that YOU help put literature at the center of civic life.

If you have any questions, please contact the Loft’s membership team at or 612-215-2598.

Loft's Leadership Circle

We’re grateful to receive contributions at all levels, and we’re honored to show special recognition for those who give at the highest levels as a part of the Loft’s Leadership Circle. Your generous investment helps guide us into a bright future.

Loft Leadership Circle
Member Benefits

To thank you for your support, the Loft offers a number of benefits. As a Loft benefits-eligible member (contributing at least $60 in a calendar year), you receive:

Class & Conference Discounts

A 10% tuition discount on Loft classes and conferences.
(Eligible to members who have contributed at least $60 in the past year or all sustaining members.)

Event Discounts

Free or reduced admission to all Loft events at Open Book.
(Eligible to members who have contributed at least $60 in the past year or all sustaining members.)

Priority Access

Priority access to exclusive literary and community events such as Wordsmith, the Year-Long Writing Projects, and Wordplay.

Rental Privileges

Rental privileges to Loft Writers’ Studios and the Book Club Room.

Community Partner Discounts
  • Magers & Quinn Booksellers ( 10% discount on purchases.
  • Milkweed Editions ( 20% discount on purchases made in their store.
Loft Tote Bag

Stop by our office with your member coupon to redeem a complimentary tote bag.

Leave a Legacy
Planned Giving at the Loft

Make a gift with a lasting impact on future generations of readers and writers. A gift through your will, estate, or other planned designation marks your legacy as a visionary Loft leader.

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