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1971 Commonwealth Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
1420 Eckles Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108-1030
1991 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108
1984 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
2003 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108
1980 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
1536 Hewitt Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104
2238 Carter Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
2375 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
2380 Wycliff St. #102, Saint Paul, MN 55114
1558 W. Minnehaha Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
1755 Prior Avenue N., Falcon Heights, MN 55113
777 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114
1579 University Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
2057 Snelling Avenue North, Rosveill, Minnesota 55113
2642 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114-1057
2100 N. Snelling Avenue, Roseville, MN 55113
3032 Hennepin Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55408
3000 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
1940 Lexington Ave N, St Paul, MN 55113
2180 North Hamline, Roseville, MN 55113
1831 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
1771 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
Mark L. Winston, Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive
Loft Student Reading
Students in The Loft Literary Center's class for writers of color and Indigenous writers with renowned teacher and author, David Mura, will read new work on Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m. The reading will take in the place in the Target Performance Hall at Open Book and will be followed by a reception in the Literary Commons. This event is free and open to the public.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. (The_Loft_Library)… (more)
Summer 2016 Student Reading
Please join us for the Summer 2016 Student Reading, where students from the Loft Literary Center's winter classes share their work. The evening will start with an open mic and will be followed by the student readers. (The_Loft_Library)
Lonely Arts: Creative Nonfiction
In this new event series, The Loft Literary Center and Hazel & Wren repurpose the form of speed dating to help writers find what they really need—a good critique partner. The energy will be high, the mood will be light, and the talk will be heady—an evening of conversation and craft to remember. The September edition will be for writers of creative nonfiction (memoir, essays, narrative nonfiction). Admission includes one beer and light snacks from Urban Growler. (The_Loft_Library)… (more)
Event location: Urban Growler, 2325 Endicott St, St Paul, MN 55114
Ben Percy Publication Reading for Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction
The Loft presents award winning, New York Times best selling author Benjamin Percy for a publication reading of his new release Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction (Graywolf Press, 2016). Q and A, book sales, and signing will follow.
Benjamin Percy is the author of the forthcoming Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction. He is also the author of three novels, most recently The Dead Lands, as well as two books of short stories. His honors include an NEA Fellowship, the Whiting Writers’ Award, two Pushcart Prizes, and the Plimpton Prize. (The_Loft_Library)… (more)
Tinderbox Editions Reading
The Loft Literary Center proudly presents a Tinderbox Editions Reading featuring Kelly Hansen Maher, Athena Kildegaard, Katharine Rauk, Opal C. McCarthy, and Kevin O'Rourke.
Kelly Hansen Maher is originally from Northeast Minneapolis, but has made a home in the rural college town of Grinnell, Iowa since 2014. Poems from Kelly’s forthcoming collection, Tremolo, have recently been featured in The Briar Cliff Review, New Orleans Review’s web features, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. In 2014, Kelly was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board grant to develop a book about her family members’ institutionalizations and sterilizations in 1930s Minnesota. Kelly also writes on gardens, landscape, art, and creativity. Kelly loves teaching in a variety of settings, most especially with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop.
Athena Kildegaard grew up in St. Peter, Minnesota and has lived in Chicago, Sydney, Austin TX, New Orleans, Oxford MS, Guanajuato Mexico, and Roskilde Denmark. She now lives and teaches in Morris, Minnesota. She's the author of three books of poetry: Rare Momentum (a series of fibonaccis), Bodies of Light (a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award) both from Red Dragonfly Press, and Cloves & Honey (a book of love poems that resulted from a year of writing a love poem every day) from Nodin Press. She's the recipient of grants from the Lake Region Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Kildegaard gardens, plays the piano, and will try pretty much anything at least once.
Katharine Rauk is the author of the chapbook Basil, published by Black Lawrence Press, and has poems published in Pleiades, Harvard Review, Hobart, Best of the Net 2012, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. Her poems have been choreographed by dancers as well as performed by musicians. She reviews books for Scout and teaches at North Hennepin Community College and The Loft Literary Center.
Opal C McCarthy is a poet, singer, and embodied creativity teacher living in Minneapolis. She is the author of Surge: An Oral Poetics from eohippus labs press. Opal's poems have appeared in La Petite Zine, alice blue review, The Pinch, Finery, and other journals. Trained as a yoga & meditation teacher and many healing modalities, Opal works as a mentor for aspiring writers, offering whole-body strategies to nurture creative fire and inspire follow-through on writing projects.
Kevin O’Rourke lives in Seattle, where he works for the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and edits The Hairsplitter. He studied art at Kenyon College and writing at the University of Minnesota. His work has been published in Cobalt Review, Seneca Review, Tammy, and The Collapsar, among others. (The_Loft_Library)… (more)
Fall 2016 Student and Teaching Artist Reading
Please join us for the Fall 2016 Student and Teaching Artist Reading, where students and teaching artists from the Loft Literary Center's fall classes share their work. The evening will start with an open mic and will be followed by the readers. (The_Loft_Library)
Writers in Conversation: Patrick Rosal and Elissa Altman
The Loft presents Patrick Rosal and Elissa Altman as they discuss elements of craft in writing. Patrick will read from his latest work, a book of poems entitled Brooklyn Antediluvian, and Elissa will read from her forthcoming memoir Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw before settling in to elaborate on matters of craft, inspiration, history, and politics, and how they converge in the mind of a writer intent on telling her or his story.
Patrick Rosal is the author of four full-length poetry collections. His newest book is Brooklyn Antediluvian (2016). Boneshepherds (2011), was named a small press highlight by the National Book Critics Circle and a notable book by the Academy of American Poets. He is also the author of My American Kundiman (2006), and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive (2003). His collections have been honored with the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award, Global Filipino Literary Award, and the Asian American Writers Workshop Members' Choice Award. In 2009, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines. He is co-founding editor of Some Call It Ballin’, a literary sports magazine.
His poems and essays have been published widely in journals and anthologies including the New York Times, Tin House, Drunken Boat, Poetry, New England Review, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Grantland, Brevity, Breakbeat Poets, and The Best American Poetry. His work has been recognized by the annual Allen Ginsberg Awards, the James Hearst Poetry Prize, the Arts and Letters Prize, Best of the Net among others. His chapbook Uncommon Denominators won the Palanquin Poetry Series Award from the University of South Carolina, Aiken.
Elissa Altman is the critically-acclaimed, award-winning author of Poor Man's Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking, the James Beard Award-winning blog of the same name, the Washington Post column "Feeding My Mother", and a finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize. She is a contributor to publications ranging from Tin House and Dame Magazine to O: The Oprah Magazine, Saveur, and the New York Times; and has spoken live at TEDx on the moral imperative to care for senior citizens. A 2016 resident fellow at Vermont Studio Center, Altman writes full time from her home in Newtown, Connecticut. (The_Loft_Library)… (more)
Thomas G. Andrews, Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War
Thomas G. Andrews
, Killing for coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War
Lecture, “The Colorado Coalfield Wars,” and signing, Minnesota History Center (added from Harvard University Press)
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