Featured offerings: This winter, the Loft presents True North. Visit our True North page to learn more and plan your participation.

The Loft contracts with hundreds of published writers, agents, and editors to teach our classes. To learn about our diverse and talented roster of teaching artists, browse the list below.


Laura Goode

Laura Goode's most recent work is a collection of poems, Become a Name (Fathom Books, 2016). A Twin Cities Native, she received her BA and MFA from Columbia University and lives in San Francisco.

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Heather Goodman

Heather E. Goodman has taught writing at high schools, universities, and the Loft. She has attended Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, was a Loft Mentor Series Award recipient for fiction, and won the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award. Her work has appeared in Gray’s Sporting JournalShenandoahHunger Mountain, Crab Orchard Review, and Minnesota Monthly.

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Shawn Goodman

Shawn Goodman is the award-winning author of three YA novels, including Something Like Hope, inspired by his work with juvenile detention facilities. He works as a school psychologist in Ithaca, New York.

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Jared Goyette

Jared Goyette is a journalist. Most recently, he has reported on Black Lives Matter in the Twin Cities for a variety of news outlets, including the Guardian and the Washington Post.

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Sam Graber

Sam Graber is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been produced from NYC to LA. He is currently playwright in residence for Mission Theatre Company. He teaches classes at The Playwrights' Center. 

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David Grant

David Grant is a Twin Cities-based writer. As a playwright, he has been commissioned to write new work for the Minnesota Science Museum, Minnesota Historical Society, among others. As a screenwriter, he has written for Russell Simmons’ Def Pictures, HBO, and the Showtime Network. David has served, along with poet Ethelbert Miller, as mentor to the 2013 Fellows of the Givens Foundation’s Collaborative Retreat for African American Writers.

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Morgan Grayce Willow

Morgan Grayce Willow's poetry and prose have received numerous awards. She is the author of poetry collections and chapbooks, an anthologized memoir, and published essays. Read More

Sarah Green

Sarah Green is the author of Earth Science (421 Atlanta, 2016). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and won the Pushcart. She holds an MFA in Poetry and a PhD in English.

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Molly Beth Griffin

Molly Beth Griffin is an award-winning author of picture books and a YA novel. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and received the 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowship in Children's Literature.

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Keren Gudeman

Keren Gudeman is a former English teacher, coach and outdoor educator. Keren writes a blog and teaches with Improv Parenting, which teaches kids and adults improv to enrich relationships through creativity, play and spontaneity.

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Anne Guidry

Anne Guidry earned her MFA at The Ohio State University where she taught fiction and writing classes. She has led community writing workshops in collaboration with the Minnesota Literacy Council and the Minnesota Juvenile Correctional Institute, and has been the recipient of a residency fellowship at the Anderson Center and an Artists' Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

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Roy Guzman

Roy G. Guzman was born in Honduras and raised in Miami, FL. He is an MFA candidate in creative writing at the University of Minnesota. His work has appeared or will appear in Winter Tangerine, Juked, Superstition Review, Platypus Press's Wildness, The Collapsar, Assaracus, Public Pool, and Up the Staircase Quarterly.

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Amy Hallberg

As a longtime high school teacher of German—later Spanish—Amy played with other languages for years before turning to narratives in her native English. Amy's first book, Where the Other Me Lives: An American Life Reflected in Germany, will come out in 2017. A graduate of Carleton College, Amy holds certificates from The University of Chicago in Editing and German to English Translation and is a Martha Beck Certified Life Coach. 

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Cindra Halm

Cindra Halm writes poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, and articles. Her poetry chapbook, Inflectional Weather, is published by Press of the Taverner.

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Erik Hane

Erik Hane is a literary agent at Red Sofa Literary Agency, as well as a freelance editor and writer based in Minneapolis. He has previously served as an acquisitions editor at Oxford University Press and The Overlook Press, both in Manhattan, New York. His fiction can be found in places like Mount Hope and The Fat City Review. He writes a weekly piece for Rain Taxi Review of Books

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Rachael Hanel

Rachael Hanel is a writer, teacher, and author of more than 20 nonfiction books for children. Her adult memoir was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award, and her essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Read More

Tim Hanley

Tim Hanley is a comic book historian and the author of Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine (2014, Chicago Review Press) and Investigating Lois Lane: The Turbulent History of the Daily Planet’s Ace Reporter (2016, Chicago Review Press).

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Isabel Harding

Isabel Harding holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Minnesota. She teaches fiction classes at the Loft, and is a writing mentor for youth in Atlanta. Read More

Kate Harding

Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do About It, along with other books and personal essays. She has been published widely, and holds an MFA in Fiction.

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Mindy Hardwick

Mindy Hardwick has written YA and middle-grade novels. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and she facilitates a poetry workshop for teens in juvenile detention. She frequently teaches young writers.

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Keith Harris

Keith Harris has been a professional music journalist since 1997. He is the former Music Editor of City Pages and the Chicago Reader, a former Senior Editor at Blender, and the former Editor-in-Chief of Red Flag Media Publications in Philadelphia. In each of these positions, he’s helped inexperienced writers develop an individual voice and experienced writers fine-tune their style. His music criticism has appeared all over the place, including Rolling StoneSpin, the Village VoiceSlateSalon, the Star-Tribune and the Pioneer Press

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William Harris

William Harris is an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches creative writing to undergraduates. He's a columnist at Full Stop, and has also written for the Los Angeles Review of BooksThe AwlThe Point, and 3:AM.

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Ellen Hart

Ellen Hart is the author of thirty-two crime novels in two different series. She is a six-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery, and a four-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Fiction. She was recently honored by being named Mystery Writers of America’s 2017 Grand Master, the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing.  

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Erin Hart

Erin Hart is an award-winning and popular writer of crime novels set in Ireland, and is published internationally. She appears at writers’ conferences and festivals around the world. She's taught many genres of writing.

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Margaret Hasse

Margaret Hasse is the award-winning author of multiple poetry collections. She has received fellowships from the NEA, McKnight Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and Minnesota State Arts Board, among others. Read More