Wordplay registration will open to Loft members* on Thursday, March 14 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. *You must be a Loft member by Tuesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. in order to receive the pre-sale email invite.
Street Fest Access to Wordplay will be $10 and will include two-day access to everything going on except the paid workshops and special events at the Guthrie. All Street Fest purchases include a $5 book voucher. Youth 17 and younger will receive complimentary general admission (does not include a book voucher).
Two-day wristbands that include access to all events taking place on the two Guthrie Theater stages during the weekend. This access also includes Street Fest access and a $5 book voucher. The purchased wristband provides access to all Guthrie events, but does not guarantee a seat at every venue. Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Premier Access to Wordplay all access and includes guaranteed general admission seating at the Guthrie main stage, access to all other Guthrie and Street Fest events, a $5 book voucher, and a general admission ticket to the Friday night Rock Bottom Remainders concert at First Avenue. Plan ahead, Premier Access tickets will be limited.
VIP Access to Wordplay is all access and includes guaranteed general admission seating at the Guthrie main stage, access to all other Guthrie and Street Fest events, a $5 book voucher, a general admission ticket to the Friday night author event, a special access invite to the exclusive Friday night author cocktail party, and a Loft staff guide to help you best take advantage of your weekend.
For now, the VIP tickets are reserved for sponsors. We may be able to release a very limited number of these VIP tickets before the March 14 sale date. Stay tuned.
On Friday, May 10, the Loft and First Avenue will welcome the Rock Bottom Remainders for a special concert event. Doors at 8:30 p.m.; Concert at 9:00 p.m. Rock Bottom Remainder band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, Scott Turow, Mitch Albom, Amy Tan, Greg Iles, Roy Blount Jr., Ridley Pearson, Mary Karr, and Alan Zweibel. General admission tickets will be sold by First Avenue at a later date.
During the weekend, the Loft will host craft and writing lectures and workshops with visiting writers. Each will require pre-registration. The lectures will be shorter and cover a specific topic, while workshops will be longer and will include student feedback. Workshop or lecture registration includes a Street Fest Access wristband and a $5 book voucher.