The Loft's Wordplay, presented by St. Catherine University and Star Tribune, represents a phenomenal year in books! This lineup brings together some of our best contemporary writers from best-sellers to emerging artists, locally grown to internationally celebrated, emerging to award-winning—including several Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalists and winners.
We will also be kicking off the weekend with a concert at First Avenue featuring the Rock Bottom Remainders. The weekend features more than 100 authors including Stephen King, Mitch Albom, Tommy Orange, Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Jared Diamond, Edwidge Danticat, Natasha Trethewey, Bill Mckibben, and many more. We can't wait to celebrate May 11-12 with all the readers and writers in the region. Registration opens March 14 for Loft members, March 15 for the general public.
As with any big effort like Wordplay, our lineup and schedule are subject to change. We will post any lineup updates at the top of this page as soon as we know them.
- Due to a scheduling conflict, Jamaica Kincaid will no longer be able to attend Wordplay.