november, 2017

12nov2:00 pm4:00 pmMore Than a Single Story: Vigilance in Uncertain Times


Event Details

The Loft presents More than a Single Story: Vigilance In Uncertain Times moderated by Carolyn Holbrook. Panelists for this event will be April Gibson, David Grant, Qais Munhazim, David Mura, and Diane Wilson. More information on the event and panelists can be found here:

Vanessa Hua, author of the short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities said “This country was built on the backs of immigrants and people of color, and in times of war, we have protected this country, too. We need to hear these stories more than ever at a time when the president questions our loyalty, when he denies the disabled, the queer community, and the marginalized their humanity. Every hurled slur, every stereotype and assumption denies us our stories ― and I’m vowing to tell as many and as deeply as I can in the years ahead.”

The writers in this discussion will examine how writing and literature bear witness, and how it helps them hold light and maintain their center in the darkness of the uncertain times we are living in.

This event is part of the Lofts thematic programming, Vigilance.

Much like how an art museum might present a special exhibit, the Loft is introducing seasonal thematic programming. Our themes will help connect you across many of the Loft program offerings. We believe that poems and stories can be an important lens through which to view the world, and these themes will compel us all to look at the words we write and authors we read in new ways.

This fall, our theme will be Vigilance: How can poems and stories help us to maintain attention over long periods of time? How does language bear witness? Through the theme of Vigilance, the Loft will explore the ways in which words help us hold light in the darkness.

We invite you to explore our fall theme of Vigilance in as many ways as interest you. The video and listings below highlight the ideas and opportunities to participate throughout the fall.

Advanced tickets guarantee a general admission seat and help cover the Loft’s costs to host the event. Pay-what-you-can tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the event on a first-come, first-served basis. No one turned away for lack of funds. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. Seating is general admission (not assigned).

$10.00 (Non-Member Price)
$5.00 (Member Price)


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


The Loft Literary Center

1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis