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.
40 for 40
40 events over 40 hours to celebrate 40 years! | Join us: August 21–22
Make Your Mark
The return of Master Mondays, a writing the family legacy conference, and answers to your questions from Esther, all in the Fall 2015 Loft Quarterly (PDF).
Summer Youth: Create, Learn, Grow, and Have Fun
100 creative writing classes for youth (ages 6–17) this summer. Download PDF of catalog.
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.
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.
Sign Up for a Class
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
Captioning and Composing