Writing classes for adults, teens and kids

Write about your life experiences, build writing skills, or learn to be persuasive in writing with these classes from The Loft Literary Center at Hennepin County libraries.

Start Your Writing Life at 55+

Have you found time to devote to your novel-in-progress? Interested in writing a memoir so favorite family stories aren't forgotten? With creative writing prompts and exercises, learn simple tips for starting – and staying with – your writing project.

Reclaiming Language in Writing

Explore how writers of color use language to resist erasure, reform what determines legitimacy, and alter our own relationships to writing.

Family Writing Time: Telling Family Stories

Kids and their grown-ups. Vacations that went awry, adventures with pets, sibling rivalry – all can be fodder for your own hilarious stories. Learn how to write and share your favorite family tales.

Be Persuasive in Writing

Everybody needs to write persuasively sometimes: writing a letter to the editor, posting a Yelp review or emailing customer service. Discover practical steps to advocating for yourself and your position in a persuasive way.

Writing the Dark: Life’s Difficult Subjects

 How do you write about difficult topics, such as mental illness, family turmoil, school troubles or addiction, in an authentic and compelling way? Learn to weave life's difficult subjects into your creative prose or poetry in ways that honor and illuminate those challenging experiences. For teens in grades 8-12.

Funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.