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Creativity coach, writing and creative process instructor, speaker, author of Around the Writer's Block: Using Brain Science to Write the Way You Want (Penguin/Tarcher 2012) and Dancing in the Dragon's Den (Red Wheel Weiser), Teaching Artist at the Loft Literary Center.

Open Your Writing Possibilites

Twin City Writers

Do you ever wonder what’s behind all the buzz about the Loft Literary Center? Considered the possibility that maybe you should check it out?

Or if you already understand why the Loft has such a fabulous reputation, have you been entertaining the thought maybe it’s time you came back? Maybe to register for another class or attend a reading?

Here’s your chance: Open your writing to new insights and inspirations at the Loft’s Open House and Student Reading on Saturday, May 21 from 10 am to 1 pm.

I, Patti Frazee, Kate St. Vincent Vogl, Jorie Miller, Linda Back McKay and other Loft teaching artists will each lead a 15-minute mini-class and Q&A. Brief writing exercises and tips will give you a preview of what you might expect in a summer class.

Many other teaching artists will also be available for informal, one-on-one conversations about summer classes and other writing questions.

To maximize the inspiration, join the audience for the Student Reading in the Performance Hall. The power and beauty these writers can pack into a short reading is amazing.

Watching them might plant the idea that someday you’ll be reading to an appreciative audience. Or if that idea is already in your head, confirm your conviction that that’ll be you standing up there reading your work someday very soon!

No Need to Worry About Money

The Open House is free. Classes are priced on a sliding fee scale based on your total household income. Many Loft classes offer scholarships and there are work-study opportunities, too.

Anyone on the Education Staff will be happy to explain the options and answer your questions.

Writers Outside the Twin Cities

Don’t despair! The Loft is offering more online classes that anyone in the world can participate in. If you’re a couple of hours away from Minneapolis, please consider driving in for the day.

Wherever you’re from, if you see me at the Open House, please say “Hi” – I’d love to meet you or chat with you again!

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