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1980 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
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1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
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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
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Writers in Conversation: On Craft
The Loft presents award winning, New York Times best selling author Benjamin Percy and memoirist and novelist Lidia Yuknavitch, whom the New Yorker calls a "wild, remarkable writer"—as they discuss the writer's craft.
Ben will read from his forthcoming book on craft, Thrill Me (due fall 2016 from Graywolf Press), and elaborate on matters of skill, inspiration, imagination, and immersion into the writer's life in a lively discussion with Lidia and Loft students.
Come grab a glass of wine or coffee at Open Book and be a part of the conversation!
Lidia Yuknavitch is a fiction and nonfiction author. She has written two novels, The Small Backs of Children, Dora: A Headcase, and three books of short fiction, Her Other Mouths, Liberty's Excess, and Real to Reel, as well as a memoir, The Chronology of Water, and a critical book on war and narrative, Allegories of Violence.
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.
• Regular: $10.00
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Their Great Gift: A Picture Book Collaboration
For most picture books, authors and artists work separately, but there can be benefits to breaking this rule. Join author John Coy, photographer Wing Young Huie, and editors Andrew Karre, and Carol Hinz as they discuss Their Great Gift, an immigration story that required close cooperation at each step, resulting in a unique and distinctive book. Find out about the joys and challenges of collaborating on a project and what opportunities this presents for your own work.
This event is open and free to the public; and in conjunction with the Loft Children's & Young Adult Literature Conference - May 5-7, 2016. (The_Loft_Library)… (more)
Book Talk: A Dialogue with Andrea Davis Pinkney
Please join us for a conversation with New York Times Bestselling author and publisher Andrea Davis Pinkney, and Lisa Von Drasek, Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections, University of Minnesota as they delve into the artistic process of creating books for children and young adults. This insightful discussion reveals the joys and challenges of creative expression, while celebrating literacy’s power.
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Mentor Series Reading: Joni Tevis
The 2015–2016 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents creative nonfiction mentor Joni Tevis reading along with program participants Jody Lulich (nonfiction) and Beth Mayer (fiction).
Joni Tevis, a former factory worker, park ranger, and seller of cemetery plots, now writes and teaches for a living. Her essays have appeared in Orion, The Oxford American, Ecotone, DIAGRAM, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. Her first book of nonfiction, The Wet Collection, which explored the connections between poetry and prose in a series of linked lyric essays, was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award. The World Is On Fire, her newest book of nonfiction, explores ideas of ghost towns, tourist traps, and atomic dread. She teaches literature and creative writing at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.
Jody Lulich is a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He is an award-winning international speaker and has many scientific publications. One of his joys is the time that he spends playing classical piano. His creative writing can be found in his Journal which stays close to his heart. Beth Mayer’s fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review, The Sun Magazine, New Writing from the Midwest (Ohio University-Swallow Press), and American Fiction 13 (New Rivers Press).
For 2014–15, the Loft Mentor Series selected Beth Mayer as a finalist in fiction and gave her work further Honorable Mention distinction. She holds an MFA from Hamline University and currently directs the Creative Writing Certificate at Century College. Beth serves as a fiction editor with Redbird Chapbooks, and lives with her husband, two teenagers, and little white dog in Lakeville, Minnesota.
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Reading with Kao Kalia Yang
The Loft Literary Center proudly presents Kao Kalia Yang author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. Yang will be reading from her highly anticipated second book, The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father, the story of Bee Yang, a song poet who sacrificed much for his children's future in America
In the Hmong tradition, the song poet is the keeper of the stories of his people: their history, tragedies, joys and losses; it is he who invokes the spirits and the homeland. The Song Poet follows a young Bee as he grows into his art, as he grows into manhood in a country ruined by war, as he is forced into a refugee camp and then into exile. It follows him all the way to a Minneapolis housing project where crushing work and poverty eventually drive the songs away, though not before he has forged a better way for his children. In Yang’s deft hands, it is about the legacy of a father’s art—both the beauty of his poetry and the stories born in his children—as well as a profound look at the realities of the refugee experience, the before and the after.
Kao Kalia Yang was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Asian American Literary Award and received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award. She lives in Minnesota.
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Nodin Poetry Anthology Reading
The Loft Literary Center proudly presents a Nodin Poetry Anthology Reading featuring Nicole Borg, Sharon Chmielarz, Jenny Yang Cropp, Elissa Cottle, Margot Furtunato Galt, Rita Haawes, James P. Lenfestey, Charles Mundale, Dara Syrkin, Marcy Steinberg, and Marilynne Thomas Walton.
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Coffee House Press Launch with Dylan Hicks
The Loft Literary Center and Coffee House Press Proudly Presents Dylan Hicks author of The Amateurs.
Dylan Hicks is a songwriter, musician, and writer. His work has appeared in the Village Voice, New York Times, Star Tribune, City Pages, and Rain Taxi, and he has released three albums under his own name. A fourth, Sings Bolling Greene, was released as a companion album to his first novel Boarded Window. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Nina Hale, and son, Jackson.
About The Amateurs:
Archer is a sex-toy heir. His best friend, John, is as earnest as Archer is feckless. John’s girlfriend, Sara, writes Archer’s semi-celebrated novels for him. Sara’s roommate, Lucas, wishes he’d never lost his girlfriend to the man. Money, friendship, and resentment unspool in the conversation we have as we’re coming of age and coming to grips. (The_Loft_Library)… (more)
Wild Kid's Book Club
Join us to discuss "Alien in My Pocket #1: Blast Off!" by Nate Ball. When a four-inch-tall alien crash-lands through Zack McGee's bedroom window, Zack is sure he's about to become the first victim in a new War of the Worlds. But when the alien turns out to have weapons that are more ticklish than terrifying, Zack realizes that rather than protect the world from the alien it's up to him to protect the alien in his pocket from the world.
Categories: Books/Authors, Children
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Spring 2016 Student Reading
Please join us for the Spring 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)
Bend Taste of WIC event
Set up literacy/nutrition activity. Gave away books. Cleaned up library accounts.
Categories: Reception, Ages 0-5, Adult, All Ages
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Marge Barrett Publication Launch
The Loft presents an evening with author Marge Rogers Barrett celebrating the release of her new memoir, Called: The Making & Unmaking of a Nun. The book recounts Barrett’s life growing up in a large Catholic family in Marshall and St. Paul, Minnesota, joining a convent in 1963, leaving, and answering other “calls.”
The launch event will include a conversation with Loft Executive Director Britt Udesen and Barrett about the process of writing this story over a large swath of time, the experience of becoming a nun, a teacher, a wife and mother, a sister caring for family members. The discussion will include excerpts from the book and a Q &A with the audience.
Marge Rogers Barrett is proud to be a part of Minnesota’s literary tradition, graduating with a BA in English from the University of St. Catherine and completing Master’s work in education and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota. She’s taught in high schools and universities, and for the past ten years, adults in the community—at the Loft Literary Center, the Jewish Community Center, MinnPost, the Collegeville Institute, and workshops in the Cities and around the country. She has published poetry and prose in numerous journals, stories in Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web 2009, the Minnesota Historical Society’s The State We’re In, and a poetry chapbook, My Memoir Dress.
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Lonely Arts: Poetry
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 June edition will be for writers of poetry.
Before the dating starts, hitch up with Hazel & Wren for a short-order activity to break the ice and get the creative juices flowing. Then prepare to meet your match in an hour led by Joey McGarvey! Participants will connect in short, one-on-one sessions, guided by questions and prompts that will allow them to rapidly plumb each other’s literary interests, influences, and inspirations. The energy will be high, the mood will be light, and the talk will be heady—an evening of conversation and craft to remember.
Admission includes one beer (or N/A drink) and light snacks from Urban Growler.
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Event location: Urban Growler, 2325 Endicott St, St Paul, MN 55114
Mentor Series Reading: Sean Hill
The 2015–2016 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents poetry mentor Sean Hill reading along with program participants Elizabeth Horneber (nonfiction) and Jeanne Lutz (poetry).
Sean Hill was born and raised in Milledgeville, Georgia. He is the author of Dangerous Goods (Milkweed Editions, 2014) and Blood Ties & Brown Liquor (UGA Press, 2008). He’s received numerous awards including fellowships from Cave Canem, the Region 2 Arts Council, the Bush Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, The Jerome Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, the University of Wisconsin, and a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. Most recently, he received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in Callaloo, Harvard Review, The Oxford American, Poetry, Tin House, and numerous other journals, and in several anthologies including Black Nature and Villanelles. Hill is an editor at Broadsided Press, a monthly broadside publisher. He’s currently a visiting professor in the creative writing program at UA-Fairbanks. More information, as well as poems, can be found at his website: www.seanhillpoetry.com.
Elizabeth Horneber was raised in upstate New York, studied in Greece, and taught English in China. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her nonfiction essays have been published by AGNI, Hunger Mountain, Yemassee, Monkeybicycle, and others. She teaches creative writing in Mankato, Minnesota.
Jeanne Lutz grew up on a dairy farm in southern Minnesota, attended the University of Ireland, Galway, earned her BA in English from St. Catherine University, spent two years in Tokyo, and now divides her time between running the family farm and living in the North Loop of Minneapolis. She is the author of the chapbook Hearts and Harrows, co-written with Richard Donnelly, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Stories for the Seventh Generation, Conduit, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Poetry City, USA, and elsewhere. She has also participated in readings at the Loft, Carol Connolly’s Readings by Writers series, Midstream, Barbaric Yawp, KAXE radio station, Poets and Pints, the Anderson Center, and the 2015 Cracked Walnut Literary Festival. “As a poet,” Jeanne Lutz says, “I think it’s important to keep asking Gauguin’s famous set of questions, ‘Where do we come from? Who are we? And where are we going?’”
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Writers in Conversation: Natalie Goldberg Presents The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This ZigZag Life
The Loft Literary Center presents an evening of conversation on writing craft with Natalie Goldberg as we celebrate the release of her newly published book The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This Zig Zag Life and the 30th anniversary re-release of her landmark book on writing craft and creativity, Writing Down the Bones. Expect a lively reading, discussion, and Q and A, followed by a reception.
Natalie Goldberg is the author of Writing Down The Bones: Freeing The Writer Within (1986), which broke open the world of creativity and started a revolution in the way we practice writing in this country. The book has sold over one million copies and been translated into fourteen languages. Since then she has written nine other books, including the novel Banana Rose. Natalie is also a prolific painter. Her book Living Color: A Writer Paints Her World, describes painting as her second art form. Her lively watercolors are exhibited at Ernesto Mayans Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and you can see her paintings on this website. Top of My Lungs (Overlook Press), contains forty poems, twenty of her paintings in color and an essay, “How Poetry Saved My Life.” Natalie has been teaching seminars in writing as a practice for the last thirty years. People from around the world attend her life-changing workshops and she has earned a reputation as a great teacher. The Oprah Winfrey Show sent a film crew to spend the day with Natalie for a segment on Spirituality that covered her writing, teaching, painting, and walking meditation. She currently lives in Northern New Mexico.
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Mark L. Winston, Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive
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)
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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