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Big Ideas

"The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been hidden by the answers.” James Baldwin said that. And we agree.

In a time when you can follow the news and access almost any piece of information at any time, it can feel overwhelming to even make sense of these fundamental questions about life and the world. At the Loft, we believe storytelling and poetry offer a way to take a deep dive into the big questions we face, providing new angles, empathies, and insights.

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.