The Loft's Wordsmith Conference

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Oct 3 - Oct 4, 2020


TUITION / COST:$425 (workshops and pitches are additional)


The Loft's Wordsmith: a Craft, Career, and Connection Conference for Writers will take place October 3 & 4, 2020. It will bring visiting agents, editors, and writers for a full weekend of sessions, pitches, one-on-one meetings, networking, and conversation.

The conference is intended for those ready to pitch their work, those already with a book out or with an agent, and those who want to get more prepared to publish their work. It's intended for prose writers and poets, genre and literary writers, beginning and advanced. In short, we are working hard to pull together a gathering that will feature meaningful sessions, workshops, one-on-one pitch and craft meetings, and networking opportunities for writers of all levels and genres.


Featured Writers Include:



Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature


1011 Washington Avenue South
Minnesota, United States

The Loft Literary Center

The Loft is a haven for readers and writers. Our mission is to advance the artistic development of writers, foster a thriving literary community, and inspire a passion for literature.

This work is essential. We believe that story, verse, and writing aren’t just nice things to have, or to put up on a shelf, but are core to a full existence. At their best, words help us connect, entertain, mourn, provoke, educate, and empathize.

We accomplish our work by bringing essential conversations, artists, readers, and learning opportunities together under one roof. In any given year, the Loft serves more than 12,000 people and enriches our literary ecosystem through contracts, awards, and grants that pay writers more than $400,000.

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