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Lambda Literary Writers Virtual Retreat

By Charlotte Robinson, August 09, 2021

The Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices is taking place virtually for free now through August 14th via Zoom. For the first time Lambda Literary is presenting a week-long public Reading Series that celebrates the emerged & emerging queer, trans & nonbinary Faculty, Fellows & Writers-in-Residence to attend their 2021 virtual retreat. Join over 60 LGBTQIA+ writers as they perform excerpts of their literary art. Each Reading Series event includes ASL interpretation & is closed captioned. This is the first time in Lambda Literary retreat's 14 year history that their Reading Series is open to the public. Participating August 9th are authors Arielle Burgdorf, Celeste Chan, C. Julian Jiménez, Natalie A. Martínez, Erica Frederick, David Paul, Stephan Nance, Megan Xotchilt, Camille Washington, Nik Traxler, Rose Himber Howse, Rukmini Girish & Court Stroud. Participating August 10th are authors Erik Brown, Elliot Joyce, Isaiah Holbrook, Kayla Upadhyaya, andie millares, Cherri Buijk, Celeste Yim, Jesús I. Valles, Danielle Buckingham, Lane Stanley, D. Nolan Jefferson, Chad Morgan & Craig Willse. Participating August 11th are authors Mimi Tempestt, Jack Kaulfus, JET Toomer, Trystan Reese, Jubi Arriola-Headley, Doctora Xingona Diana Alvarez, Jaime Estepa, Dior Stephens, Katie Jean Shinkle, Dionne Richardson, Dale Corvino & Elizabeth Evers. For over 30 years Lambda Literary has championed LGBTQ books & authors. No other organization in the world serves LGBTQ writers & readers more comprehensively than Lambda Literary. They believe that LGBTQ literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture & that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published & read. Lambda Literary Writers Virtual Retreat is sponsored by Books Are Magic the Reading Series featuring Samuel Ace, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Saeed Jones, Monica Palacios, Robin Talley & over 60 more LGBTQ writers. 

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