The Loft Literary Center

Teaching Artist - Youth Programs

The Loft Literary Center is a literary arts organization dedicated to advancing the artistic development of writers, fostering a thriving literary community, and inspiring a passion for literature. The Loft offers writing
classes for adult and K-12 students year-round. While the Loft is physically located in Minneapolis, MN, all adult programming will take place online until May 31st, 2021, and all youth programming will take place online until September 1st, 2021; we are open to (and welcome!) teaching artists located outside of the Twin Cities to teach with us.

We are currently seeking teaching artists for Young Writer's Program 2021; our writing camps for k-12 students that take place from June to August.

What We're Looking For in the The Loft’s Young Writers’ Program move online
Writers, teachers and artists who are enthusiastic about nurturing the creative writing life of young people ages 9-17 are invited to submit class proposals. The deadline for class proposals for summer youth is Monday, November 16th 2020. The summer session is the biggest term of the year for children and teens, with the most classes offered, and therefore the most opportunity for teaching.

For summer classes, we will be offering a mix of 8 week, 4 week, and weeklong-intensive classes, classes will typically meet for 60-90 minutes during the AM (between 10am-12pm CDT) or PM (between 1pm -3pm CDT) hours (Mon - Fri). If you feel your class warrants a different time frame, put it on your proposal and it will be considered.

The Loft’s Young Writers’ Program has featured offerings in the past such as poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, historical fiction, fantasy, fairy tales, spoken word, irony, satire, SAT/ACT essay writing, Graphic Fiction, and writing for zines. We also invite course proposals for playwriting, screenwriting, songwriting, journalism, and humor writing, among many others.

Much more extensive information can be found on our website here at

You can also contact the Loft's program coordinator, Brianna Low, at or 612-215-2595 with any questions.

Contact Information

Brianna Low, Program Coordinator, Youth Programming
1011 Washington Ave S
Contact Phone: 
(612) 215-2595
Contact e-mail: