Writer, educator, and activist Monica Carter has been named LLF’s LGBT Writers in Schools Program Coordinator. Having spearheaded the Foundation’s newest program as a volunteer for the past year and a half, Monica Carter, as an LLF staff member, will be responsible for organizing author visits to high school and university literature classes, facilitating the popular My Story Book Club for young adults, and leading the development of the program and the Foundation in an exciting expansion of its mission: working with young people to promote LGBT literature.

Monica Carter is a writer with ten years experience working in the Los Angeles literary community including managing independent bookstores, organizing and marketing LGBT literary events, and promoting translated literature. As well as a book reviewer, she has been a judge for the Best Translated Book Award for the past five years and curates her own website, Salonica World Lit, dedicated to international literature and culture. Monica has taught for PEN in the Classroom and created an anthology of students’ writing entitled Green Light. A fellow in the 2010 PEN Center’s Emerging Voices and the 2012 Lambda Literary LGBT Emerging Voices fellow, she recently graduated from the PEN Center’s Mark Fiction program. Monica’s work has appeared in Black ClockBloomThe Rattling Wall and Cactus Heart.

“I’m thrilled to have Monica become a member of our staff,” said LLF Board President, Dr. Judith Markowitz. “As a volunteer she was an integral part of growing the LGBT Writers in Schools program. As a staff member, she brings a high level of energy, innovation and expertise to developing the program’s future.”

To learn more about the LGBT Writers in School Program click here. To arrange an author visit to your school, or to discuss any other aspect of the program, e-mail Monica at mcarter@lambdaliterary.org.





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