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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.


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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Georgia Greeley

Georgia A. Greeley is a teaching artist at the Loft and Minnesota Center for Book Arts. She has published poetry, memoir, and essay, as well as fictional short stories for children. Georgia is also a publisher of limited edition fine press books and prints. Her Artichoke Press imprint was established in 2003. She has been awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant for Children’s Literature and a 2008 Shabo Award for Picture Book Manuscript. Georgia is a 2014 Jerome Book Arts Fellow.

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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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Marjorie Hakala

Marjorie Rose Hakala is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the MFA program at Hamline University. She has published nonfiction and criticism in The Millions, Rain Taxi, The Review Review, The Font, and Water~Stone Review, and she is also the author of a picture book, Mermaid Dance.

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Amy Hallberg

Amy Hallberg is a Master Certified Life Coach and Writing Mentor, known for her quicksilver mind and intuitive heart. Teaching German and Spanish refined her instincts for reading connections on many levels. Amy envisioned her forthcoming first book, German Awakening: Tales From an American Life while leading student exchanges to Karlsruhe. She was selected for The Loft’s Foreword Writing Apprenticeship in Creative Nonfiction and has collaborated with amazing mentors and peers ever since. Her second memoir, Where the Other Me Lives, is currently in revision.

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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

Kate Heartfield

Kate Heartfield was the opinion editor at the Ottawa Citizen until she left in 2015 to become a freelance writer and editor. Her first novel, a historical fantasy called Armed in Her Fashion, is coming from ChiZine Publications in 2018, and she is writing an interactive historical novel for Choice of Games. She has published more than 30 science fiction and fantasy stories in venues such as Strange Horizons and Escape Pod.

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Nicole Helget

Nicole Helget has published a memoir, adult novels, and middle-grade novels. Her work has received starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher's Weekly, Minnesota State Arts Board grants, and numerous awards.

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Katherine Hengel

Katherine Hengel Frankowski’s narrative nonfiction has appeared in Harvard Review and elsewhere. She’s published several nonfiction books for children, including Garden to Table. She lives in Northeast Minneapolis with her husband, daughter, son and dog and provides professional editing and advising through Minnie Editorial in the Northeast Arts District. 

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Jessica Hennen

A recent graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Jessie Hennen debut novel is Awaysickness.  She has also taught advanced level fiction classes, published widely, and is a founding member of Munich's first English-language improv troupe.

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