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Current News

The Loft Announces Wordplay

Announcing the 2017 Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant Winners

Announcing the 2016–2017 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry & Creative Prose Winners

Loft Executive Director, Britt Udesen, selected to join National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program

Loft Announces 2016 Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship Recipients

Mentor Series Readings with Sherry Quan Lee and Marisha Chamberlain, Flip the Script!, and other January/February 2016 Events

Talking Volumes: Jane Smiley, Lonely Arts: Fiction, EQ: R. Vincent Moniz Jr. and Natalie Diaz, and other December 2015 Events

Talking Volumes: John Irving, Story of the Book: Shannon Gibney, EQ: Christian Collier, and other November 2015 Events

LeAnne Howe: McKnight Reading, As Curated By: More than a Single Story, Talking Volumes: Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink, and other October 2015 Events

McKnight Poetry Fellows Reading, No Star Where: New Poems by Bao Phi, Talking Volumes: Jonathan Franzen, and other September 2015 Events

Loft Announces the Winners of the 2015–2016 Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose

Britt Udesen Named Next Loft Executive Director

Loft Announces the Winners of the 2015 Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant

Loft Announces 40 for 40 to Mark 40th Anniversary

Secret Colors Revisited: A Dialogue on Race & the Arts

Special Reading with Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, As Curated By: Cave Canem, Mentor Series Reading: Patricia Smith, and other June 2015 Events

Radical Nonfiction Storytelling, Mentor Series Reading: Dani Shapiro, The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, and other May 2015 Events

The Loft Literary Center Announces 2015 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers

BUST Magazine Reading Hosted by Roxane Gay and Amber Tamblyn, EQ at AWP Supershow, Mentor Series Reading: Ru Freeman, and other April 2015 Events

Poetry Out Loud State Competition, Third Thursday: Art + Lit, Mentor Series Reading: Kao Kalia Yang, and other March 2015 Events

Loft's Executive Director To Step DownPublisher's Weekly

Loft Literary Center Director to Depart—Minnesota Public Radio

Jocelyn Hale to Leave The Loft Literary CenterStar Tribune

Jocelyn Hale to Step Down as Loft Executive Director in August

Mentor Series Reading: Diego Vázquez Jr., Claudia Rankine, Flip the Script!, and other January/February 2015 Events

Talking Volumes: Richard Ford, Art of Series Student Reading, and other December 2014 Events

EQ: Surviving the Mic with Nikki Patin, Bookmatch, Nikky Finney McKnight Reading, and other November 2014 Events

Talking Volumes: Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, the Loft's Teen Writers' Conference, and other October 2014 Events

Jim Moore Publication Launch, Charles Baxter and The Art of Series, National Book Award Nikky Finney, and other September 2014 Events

The Loft Announces the Winners of the 2014–2015 Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose

Janet Burroway Reading, WordSong with Florestan Recital Project, and other August 2014 Events

Talking Volumes: Elizabeth Gilbert, Murder and Mayhem with Kate Racculia, and other July 2014 Events

Galactic Web of Wonder, Pretend the World CD Release Party and Reading, and other June 2014 Events

Loft Receives Three $75,000 Grants for Spoken Word Programs from the Surdna Foundation, Plus, The Hero's Sacred Journey, An Evening of Modern Love, and other May 2014 Events

The Loft Literary Center Announces 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers

Sacred Salon, Write Bloody Showcase, Who's Afraid of a Children's Story, and other April 2014 Events

Loft Announces the 2014–2015 Mentor Series

Poetry Out Loud State Competition, Mentor Series: Cathy Park Hong, and other March 2014 Events

Loft Announces 2014 Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship Recipients

Mentor Series: Peter Campion, Mark Wunderlich Publication Launch, and other January/February 2014 Events

2013 Shabo Award Winners

Talking Volumes, Luis Rodriguez, Kate Lebo, and other November 2013 Events

Talking Volumes, McKnight Deadline, Second Story Reading Series, and other October 2013 Events

Annual Gathering, the Loft’s Equilibrium Featuring E.G. Bailey, and other September 2013 Events

Inroads Final Reading with Robert Karimi, Reception to Celebrate Jerod Santek, and other August 2013 Events

Chris Kluwe to Read at The Loft Literary Center on June 30

First Pages Day Conference, the Secret Sauce of Book Marketing, LitPunch, and other June 2013 Events

The Loft Literary Center Announces 2013 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers

David Small, Isabelle Allende, and other May 2013 Events

The Loft Literary Center Announces Leadership Promotions

Loft Hosts Children’s and Young Adult Literature Conference Featuring David Small, Sarah Stewart, Donna Bray, and William Alexander

Loft Hosts Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Writing Conference Featuring William Kent Krueger and Marcus Sakey

Mentor Jewell Parker Rhodes, Literary Witness Jane Hirshfield, Equilibrium, and Other April 2013 Events

Oliver De La Paz, Minnesota State Arts Board Grant Winners, the Riot Act Reading Series, and Other March 2013 Events

Mentor Series, National Book Award Winner William Alexander, Literary Love Fest, and Other February 2013 Events

Short-Short Salon, Minnesota Magazine Mingle, and Other January 2013 Events

Loft Announces 2013 Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship Recipients

Emily Dickinson's Black & White Birthday Ball and Other December 2012 Events

Talking Volumes: Erin Morgenstern & Other November 2012 Events

The Dead Writers' Party at the Loft

Frederick Manfred Celebration & Other October 2012 Loft Events

Equilibrium Anniversary & Other Late September 2012 Loft Events

Loft Announces Completion of Five-Year Strategic Plan and Plans for Future

Leslie Adrienne Miller Book Launch & Other Early September 2012 Loft Events

2012 McKnight Artist Fellowship Winners

2012 Emerging Writers' Grant Recipients