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.
Summer Youth: Create, Learn, Grow, and Have Fun
100 creative writing classes for youth (ages 6–17) this summer. Download PDF of catalog.
Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference
May 1–3, 2015—featuring Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Andrew Karre, Connie Hsu, Molly Beth Griffin, and others. Find the full lineup, schedule, and registration info below.
Spring Classes Now Open
Let your writing blossom. Special AWP issue of the Loft Quarterly (PDF) now available.
Summer at the Loft
This is the summer where you jump-start your writing goals. The Jun–Aug 2014 publication (PDF) highlights more than 80 classes and events. Also, don't miss a 40 for 40 preview, writing advice from Ask Esther, and a profile of editor Joey McGarvey.
The Loft's First-Ever Pitch Conference
Some leading agents and editors from around the country will be at the Loft on Nov 13–14, 2015. Will you be pitching your work?
Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant 2015
The Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant is now available. Deadline for entries is April 3, 2015.
2015–16 Loft Mentor Series
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015–16 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose. Deadline for entries is April 27, 2015.
Give your manuscript its best shot
Loft Manuscript Critique & Coaching Services allow you to work one-on-one with an editor or author.
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.
Writers’ Block Blog
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