The 2010 Atlanta Queer Literary Festival took place earlier this month. Author and AQLF board member, Collin Kelley, shared this slideshow with LambdaLiterary.org.

The premiere LGBT literary Festival in Atlanta, the 4th annual AQLF brought together a diverse assortment of poets, novelists and authors for a week-long celebration of readings by some of our favorites, which included Lambda Award finalists Ana Božičević, Amy King, Elliott Mackle and Daniel Allen Cox, alongside LambdaLiterary.org contributors Lara Zielinsky and Jonathan Lerner, and other Award-winners like Cary Alan Johnson and Ken Harvey.

Planning is already underway for 2011 assures AQLF board member Cleo Creech.

“The big news for next year though is that we’re moving the date of the festival back to June,” Creech explains via email. “This next festival will be our 5th anniversary and we will be returning AQLF back to it’s Stonewall roots.”

1. AQLF Opening Night at Charis Books featured poets and writers (from left): Alice Teeter, Timothy Wright, Bailey Lynn, Karen Head, Antron-Reshaud, Maudelle Driskell and Mose Hardin.

1. AQLF Opening Night at Charis Books featured poets and writers, from left, Alice Teeter, Timothy Wright, Bailey Lynn, Karen Head, Antron-Reshaud, Maudelle Driskell and Mose Hardin.

2. AQLF co-director and poet Megan Volpert performed during the Jewish Showcase at Outwrite Books.

2. AQLF co-director and poet Megan Volpert performed during the Jewish Showcase at Outwrite Books.

3. International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission executive director Cary Alan Johnson gave the keynote address at the Auburn Avenue Research Library.

3. International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission executive director Cary Alan Johnson gave the keynote address at the Auburn Avenue Research Library.

4. AQLF co-director/poet/novelist Collin Kelley and poet Steven Reigns performed at the Decatur Library.

4. AQLF co-director/poet/novelist Collin Kelley and poet Steven Reigns performed at the Decatur Library.

5. AQLF founder Franklin Abbott welcomed the audience at the Opening Night. (Photo by Colin Potts)

5. AQLF founder Franklin Abbott welcomed the audience at the Opening Night (Photo by Colin Potts)

6. There were big audiences for the panels on journalism, African-American writers and the social media panel, which included (left to right): Jef Blocker, Joanna Hoffman, Cleo Creech and Collin Kelley.

6. There were big audiences for the panels on journalism, African-American writers and the social media panel, which included, left to right, Jef Blocker, Joanna Hoffman, Cleo Creech and Collin Kelley


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One Response to “Atlanta Queer Literary Festival [Slideshow]”

  1. Collin Kelley 27 October 2010 at 11:11 PM #

    Thanks for posting these! We appreciate it!



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