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.
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.
Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant 2013
The Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant is now available. Deadline for entries is March 28, 2014.
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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