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Founded in 1974, the Loft is the nation's largest literary center, serving more than 50,000 people annually. It offers a wide range of programs for writers and literature lovers, including classes, workshops, performances, readings by prominent authors, grants for writers, and a radio program featuring literary news.
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Tonight, join all the cool lit kids at the Loft Literary Center for its first-ever Short-Short Salon. The event centers on Marge Barrett's Short-Shorts Contest. Barrett, who also teaches flash ficti... More »
Minneapolis is undoubtedly a book-smart city, but this Thursday the Loft Literary Center is raising the bar by hosting its first-ever tournament of "literary destiny." Here, 12 contestants will be crafting faux definitions for unusual words. The... More »
This week, the Loft Literary Center and Mizna will continue their innovative series, Equilibrium, by featuring two rising stars in the spoken-word world: Remi Kanazi and Jamaica Heolimelekalania Osorio. Associate Program Director Bao Phi says he... More »
The Twin Cities boasts two fine academic programs for writers who want to hone their craft and get an advanced writing degree: Hamline University and the University of Minnesota. But for the writing dilettante or toe-dipper; or for someone who simply doesn't have the time, money, or desire to pursue a degree; or even for the experienced writer who already has a degree in hand, the Twin Cities is lucky to have a place like the Loft. Incorporated in 1975, it's the nation's largest independent... More »
Amid the patchwork of 19th-century flour mills and 20th-century kitsch (and vast expanses of parking lot) that forms its downtown-Minneapolis neighborhood, the Open Book literary center manages to fit right in, in the best possible way. Rather than snub the surroundings, architect Garth Rockcastle took an archaeological approach to the renovation of the center's three turn-of-the-century commercial buildings and created a gritty palimpsest of past and present usage. Vestiges of the... More »
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