The Loft Literary Center is one of the nation's leading literary centers dedicated to the advancement of writers, fostering a writing community, and inspiring a passion for literature.
Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference
April 25–27, 2014—featuring Jack Zipes, Jordan Brown, Anne Ursu and others. Download the conference catalog (PDF) or visit our conference home for a full lineup and schedule.
Summer Youth: Create, Learn, Grow, and Have Fun
90 creative writing classes for youth (ages 6–17) this summer. Download PDF of catalog.
Hero's Sacred Journey
Join the Loft and the MIA on Thursday, May 8 for an interactive event exploring the Sacred exhibition | 5:30–8:30 p.m.
May is the perfect month to try something new
Spring is on its way, really, and May is the perfect month to try out a Loft single session class. Try out a new genre or teaching artist, we have more than 30 classes and events this May. The May publication (PDF) is now available.
Get Your Mar/Apr Loft Plans in Order
Winter/Spring Loft classes are in full swing. The just published Mar/Apr 2014 publication (PDF) highlights more than 60 classes and events taking place in March and April.
Loft Online Classes
Live too far away? Can't find the time? Loft online classes can be taken at your pace, anywhere you are.
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Loft creative writing classes take place online and in-person and are offered to youth and adults.
Offerings include novel writing, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, sci-fi, mystery, publishing & career, multigenre, and many more.
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