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

The Loft's Signature Events

The Loft's signature, recurring events include:

  • The Mentor Series: A mentor coaches two writers of poetry or prose. The three do a public reading together.
  • Equilibrium: EQ is our nationally renowned, hugely popular spoken-work series.
  • The McKnight Series: A prominent American author serves as a judge and selects authors for fellowships. All do Loft readings.
  • Big Ideas: Big Ideas is a series from the Loft that puts literature at the center of dynamic conversations and brings together readers and writers to explore the most pressing issues and questions facing our society today.