"There is nothing to writing.
All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." —Ernest Hemingway
I ran into this wry quote when perusing material from The Loft Literary Center.
Do you know it? The Loft
is a wonderful place, designed for writers and lovers of books. Its beginnings trace back
to a poetry reading by Robert Bly in 1973.
Now located in Minneapolis in a 1880’s vintage warehouse at 1011 Washington Avenue, it includes a small auditorium, classrooms, writing studios for rent, a book-centered gift shop, café and Minnesota Center for Book Arts where craftspeople create amazing books using traditional technology.
One of the features of the building that I really appreciate is that the architect was sensitive enough to leave historical traces from the building's past: a wonderful section of wallpaper or rough brick walls.
I notice that they have a number of online classes--a welcome addition--and two contests running right now, which may be of interest.
In Minneapolis? Check it out.Or go online and exlore. The Loft Literary Center
Part of their mission statement: "The Loft advances the artistic development of writers, fosters a thriving literary community, and inspires a passion for literature."