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Loft Literary Center event lets those too young to vote talk politics

You’ve got to be 18 to vote, but that doesn’t mean younger folks don’t have ideas and opinions about politics and the coming election.

To give voice to those young and disenfranchised, The Loft Literary Center’s teen council, InkTank, will sponsor an event at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 where they can express their views through the literary arts. It will be at the Open Book, 1011  Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Young folks will read poems, stories, statements or opinions during the nonpartisan event.

Loft officials said they’ve seen many young people very engaged and interested in the current political issues and wanted to offer an artistic forum for those who can’t express their views yet by voting.

The teen council is made up of nine area high school students who meet twice a month to share their writing and plan events.

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