Upcoming Classes

Who Is Your Boo Radley?

Exploring Elements of Fiction and Finding Your Story

Thursdays, Sept. 17-Nov. 11, 2015

The class will explore the craft behind Harper Lee's beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird. While the focus is on fiction, students may find material to explore creative nonfiction/​memoir as well.

This in-person class is offered by the Loft Literary Center. Sign up by August 21 for an early bird discount.

Indie Publishing Toolbox

October 10, 2015

In this four-hour workshop, you'll learn basic tools, like workflow and publication lingo, as well as practical advice for where to start, what to look for, and what you need to know to produce a book cost-efficiently.

This in-person class is offered by the Loft Literary Center. Sign up by August 21 for an early bird discount.

Navigating the Self-publishing World

Online Class!

Oct. 19-Nov. 29, 2015

Get hands-on learning on how to self-publish a book. Various publishing options will be presented and discussed, including how to publish to maximize your indie publishing success in print form, ebook form, or both!

This online class is offered by the Loft Literary Center. Click on the link below for more information. Sign up by August 21 for an early bird discount.

Author Reading on YouTube


Patti Frazee is the author of two novels. Cirkus was published by Alyson Books in 2006 and re-released in Kindle version in December 2011. Cirkus was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and was a Minnesota Book Award Finalist. Patti's second novel, Out of Harmony, was released in January 2012.

Patti grew up in Fremont, Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She received a BFA in theatre and went on to work at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts for two summers. After a brief stint in New York City and a longer stint in Nebraska, Patti eventually moved to Minneapolis.

She left the acting life and pursued her dream of becoming a writer. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University in 2002. In 2005, Patti was awarded an honorable mention in the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Lesbian Writer's Fund.

Patti is a professional copy editor, copywriter, and proofreader. She has worked with companies such as Llewellyn Worldwide Publishing (specifically with their Flux imprint), Hazelden Publishing, and U.S. Bank.

She also works with indy authors to self-publish their books, advising them in all facets along the way and even serving as a book designer. She has worked with authors such as Lorna Landvik and Toni McNaron.

Patti lives in Minneapolis with her wife, and their dog and two cats.

Selected Works

...Frazee’s probing work is an ode to the power of the imagination and the ongoing quest for identity. -- Pamela Carter Joern, author of The Floor of the Sky
A feast of words and dreams...
--Susan Power, author of Roofwalker and Grassdancer

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