The Loft’s Wordplay will launch in May of 2019 and aims to be the biggest party for words Minnesota has ever seen. Imagine a weekend full of famous authors and celebrated books; a weekend of readings, conversations, workshops, kids’ activities, demonstrations, and one-of-a-kind happenings with outdoor stages, cooking stages, book signings, quiet reading corners, boisterous parties, food trucks, beer tents, and books, books, books.
Minnesota has one of the most celebrated literary communities in the country. We are rich with presses, locally owned bookstores, author events, writing classes, and great writers. We are perennially ranked one of the most literate communities in the country. A community like ours deserves a big party for books like Wordplay.
There will be something for every reader at Wordplay and most events will be free. Whether your book club reads literary fiction or paranormal zombie romance, whether you get your books at your library or on your e-reader, or even if the last book you read was a movie, this festival will be for you. Wordplay’s mission is to celebrate the ways in which people connect to and through words and welcomes anyone who shares a belief in the connective power of story.
The Loft is a haven for readers and writers, one of the largest centers of its kind of the country. Our mission is to advance the artistic development of writers, foster a thriving literary community, and inspire a passion for literature.