The Wordplay literary festival — forced online last year because of COVID-19 — is online again. It will run all week, beginning Monday, with three events a day, including conversations, readings and demonstrations. It's free. Helen Oyeyemi, Hanif Abdurraqib, Maggie Shipstead and others join local writers, including Benjamin Percy, Heid E. Erdrich and Kao Kalia Yang. Bill Meissner will write poems on demand. Go to loft.org/festival/about-wordplay. Devote the week to literature!

LAURIE HERTZEL