Lambda Literary has partnered with libraries, bookstores, and festivals across the country to celebrate finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards. All readings are free and open to the public.

April 13 – Hormel Center, San Francisco Public Library

Reception at 5:00 pm; Reading at 6:00 pm in the Latino-Hispanic Room.

Featuring: Malinda Lo, Kevin Killian, Z Egloff, Minal Hajratwala, Elana Dykewomon, Dexter Flowers, Matt Dean, Randall Mann, and Karin Kallmaker.  Hosted by Tony Valenzuela, Katherine Forrest and Karen Sundheim.

100 Larkin Street (at Grove), San Francisco, CA 94102
Hormel Center page

April 22 – LGBT Center, New York City

Reception at 6:30 pm
Reading at 7:00 pm.

Featuring: Dale Peck, Rakesh Satyal, Rob Byrnes, Frank Anthony Polito, Matt Dean, Christa Orth, Gabriel Rivera, Donal Mosher, David Ciminello, Bobbie Geary, Ana Bozicevic, Julie Abraham, Emma Marie Perez and Douglas A. Martin. Hosted by Don Weise and Antonio Gonzalez.

208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014
LGBT Center Website

May 4 – Gerber/Hart Library, Chicago

Reading at 7 pm

Featuring: J.E. Knowles, Kristin Naca, Rob Byrnes and Debbie Gould. Hosted by Judith Markowitz & Karen Sendziak.

1127 West Granville Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660

For more information call 773-381-8030.
Gerber/Hart Library Website

May 10 – Skylight Books, Los Angeles

Reading at 7:30 pm.

Featured authors to be announced. Hosted by Noel Alumit and Tony Valenzuela.

1818 N. Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Skylight Books Website

May 15 – Saints & Sinners Festival, New Orleans

Featuring: Cecila Tan, Rob Byrnes, Carsen Taite, Audrey Beth Stein, G. Winston James, James Magruder, Jill Malone, Emma Marie Perez, J.M. Redmann, Greg Herren. Hosted by Paul Willis.

Check festival schedule for time and location:
Saints & Sinners Literary Festival



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  • Ron Fritsch

One Response to “Lambda Award finalists read in NYC, LA, SF, Chicago, and New Orleans”

  1. […] Reminder: Lambda Literary Award winners will be announced at the 22nd Annual Awards dinner and ceremony on May 27 in New York City.  Click here for tickets and information.  And if you wish to attend one of the readings by Lammy finalists around the country, click here for details. […]



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