Thursday, January 19, 2012

January news from the Loft

Some recent news from The Loft Literary Center:

The mission of the Loft is to foster a writing community, the artistic development of individual writers, and an audience for literature.

11 Online Classes Start February 6
Online classes are flexible enough to fit even the busiest of schedules. Classes that start Feb 6 include sci-fi/fantasy, poetry, fiction, memoir, food writing, and many others.

Winter classes start next week (starting January 23). There is still time to sign up for some great classes, including those taught by Kate St. Vincent Vogl, Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, Jude Nutter, and David Schwartz.

Manuscript Reviewer: The Loft is excited to add Ben Barnhardt as an online manuscript reviewer and editor. Ben has worked as an editor at Milkweed Editions on a wide variety of books including adult, young adult, and middle-grade fiction.

If you missed the controversy around New York Times writer Garth Risk Hallberg's "Why Write Novels at All", there is a recap on the Writers' Block.

Mentor Series: John Hildebrand
Friday, February 3, 7 p.m. at the Loft at Open Book.
The Loft Mentor Series continues with nonfiction mentor John Hildebrand (author of three books including Reading the River: A Voyage Down the Yukon) and participants Lynne Maker Kuechle and Ann McKinley. A reception follows.

Playwright Class
The Playwrights' Center is offering an "Introduction to Playwrighting" taugh by Joe Waechter. The class starts March 14.

The Loft Literary Center is located at 1011 Washington Avenue S. in Minneapolis, MN 55401, but the online classes can be taken from anywhere in the country and are a great value.

Incorporated in 1975 in a space above a Minneapolis bookstore, The Loft Literary Center has grown to become the nation’s largest and most comprehensive literary center. It is located in the award-winning Open Book literary arts building in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the heart of one of the most literate and book-friendly regions in the country.

 The Loft Literary Center is a nonprofit arts organization offering services for readers and writers at every level. From novels to children’s literature, from playwriting to poetry, from spoken word to memoir, there’s something for everyone at the Loft. Programs include readings by acclaimed local and national authors, classes, weekend genre conferences, competitions and grants, open groups, writers’ studios, and much more.

The list of acclaimed authors who have appeared at the Loft over the years reads like a Who’s Who of American letters. The Loft is a unique community of people engaged in the reading and writing life.

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