The Loft Literary Center

1011 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-215-2575
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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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  • Slam champion Bao Phi reads new poems at the Loft
    Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 8 a.m. by Sheila Regan

    Bao Phi has been busy this year. Not only is he the programming director of the Loft Literary Center, he’s been a single co-parent to his five-year-old daughter, Sông, and involved in community activism work. He has also managed to ...

  • Nepantla celebrates queer poets of color
    Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8:03 a.m. by Sheila Regan

    A diverse lineup of established and up-and-coming queer poets of color will be taking over the Loft Literary Center on Saturday for a reading co-hosted by Graywolf Press and Coffee House Press. The event will celebrate the launch of...

  • Claudia Rankine
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 3 a.m. by Sheila Regan

    Poet, cultural critic, and playwright Claudia Rankine will be giving a reading at the Loft Literary Center this Friday. Rankine is the author of five books of poetry and a play, Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue. Citize...

  • Charles Baxter and the Art Of Series
    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 4 a.m. by Melissa Wray

    The Art Of Series is a book project published by Graywolf Press and edited by Charles Baxter. Each short work in the series is by a different contemporary author, and explores the craft of writing in various genres of fiction, nonfi...

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