Welcome to the Loft!
The Loft advances the power of writers and readers to craft and share stories, to create and celebrate connections, and to build just, life-sustaining communities.
In 1974, a small group of writers gathered in the loft above a Minneapolis bookstore and created the foundation for a community of readers and writers.
Over the years, we have grown to become one of the nation’s leading independent literary centers. Annually, the Loft offers hundreds of classes, awards and grants for writers, readings and events, major festivals and conferences, and other resources for readers and writers.
As a member, your support gives us the tools to live into our vision: a world where the power of the word liberates minds, deepens relationships, and inspires movements for people and planet.
Whatever amount you choose to give, a donation to The Loft makes YOU a Loft member! Receive stellar member benefits including discounts on Loft classes and at local bookstores, early access to certain programming registration, and more -- all while supporting our thriving literary community.
Whether it's your first time, or you've given for years, your membership matters, and we're honored to earn your support.
Thanks for giving to the max for the Loft!