april, 2020

26apr2:00 pm4:00 pmBoundaries & Border Crossings: Feminist Authors Crossing Lines


Event Details

As part of the Loft’s Boundaries and Border Crossings theme, writer, artist, and educator Glenda Reed will host a reading and panel discussion with feminist authors Ann Bancroft, V.V. Ganeshananthan, Carolyn Holbrook, and Ellie Krug.

Advance Tickets:
$10 General Admission
$5 Loft members

Featured artists:

ANN BANCROFT is one of the world’s preeminent polar explorers and an internationally recognized leader who is dedicated to inspiring women and girls around the world to unleash the power of their dreams.

V.V. GANESHANANTHAN is a fiction writer, journalist, and author of LOVE MARRIAGE, a novel set in Sri Lanka and some of its diaspora communities.

CAROLYN HOLBROOK is a writer, educator, and long-time advocate for the healing power of the arts. She is founder/Director of More Than a Single Story and author of TELL ME YOUR NAMES and I WILL TESTIFY (forthcoming 2020).

ELLIE KRUG is author of GETTING TO ELLEN: A MEMOIR ABOUT LOVE, HONESTY, AND GENDER CHANGE and has presented on diversity and inclusion to governmental entities, court systems, Fortune 100 companies, law firms, nonprofits, and colleges/universities.

Moderator GLENDA REED is an artist and writer whose work has appeared in literary journals and anthologies, including Creative Nonfiction and The Best Travel Writing. Her in-progress memoir follows the years she set out to sail around the world by hitchhiking on sailboats. Glenda Reed is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

About our Winter/Spring Theme, Boundaries and Border Crossings:

There has been much debate on the transgression of geographical borders and the impact this has on communities and individuals. These conversations raise various questions about how we define boundaries, whether geographical, social, cultural, or psychological and what happens when these boundaries are broken.

The written word allows us to cross borders and to explore what’s on the other side. In fact, stories are an invitation to transgress the boundaries that constrain us in search of a new perspective and better understanding. Through this theme the Loft invites readers and writers to consider what defines a physical or emotional border and why they might choose to cross it.


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST


The Loft Literary Center

1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis


The Loft Literary Center