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The Loft Literary Center

1011 Washington Ave. S., Ste. 200 Minneapolis, MN 55415 | Minneapolis (Downtown) | 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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    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...
  • Dressing Room: Spoken Word
    Tonight, the Loft Literary Center presents a selection of spoken-word artists associated with Write Bloody Publishing, an independent publishing house based in Austin, Texas, that has become...
  • Dressing Room: Books
    David Mura will be celebrating the publication of his new book of poetry, The Last Incantations, on Friday with a reading at the Loft. The evening will double as a memorial for his late Aunt...
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    This Friday, local poet and memoir writer David Mura celebrates the publication of his first book of poems in 10 years, The Last Incantations. The author, whose previous awards include the...
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    Having fully recovered from St. Pat's Day, now you can celebrate Irish pride, literary-style. This Wednesday, local poets Joyce Sutphen, Tim Nolan, and Patricia Kirkpatrick, along with...
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    The Loft Literary Center's quarterly reading series, Equilibrium, returns this Saturday for a lineup of readers that includes Vicki Grise and Florinda Bryant, with special guests Emmanuel...
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    This Saturday PC Muñoz, one of the recipients of the Loft Literary Center's new Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship, joins programming director Bao Phi in curating Equilibrium, the...
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    Chris Kluwe, former punter for the Minnesota Vikings, has come out with a new book, Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities...
  • Dressing Room: Spoken Word
    Folks familiar with the Riot Act Reading Series may have done a double take when they heard the news that the event would be hosted by the Loft this month. Is the scrappy brigade of low-brow...
  • Dressing Room: The Written Word
    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...
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    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...
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    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...

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