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Writer’s Retreat Impact
Since 2007, the Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices has provided over 500 emerging writers to write their truth in an exclusively queer space. The experience builds community for life and increases access to publishing opportunities.
All fellows participate in free public readings in Los Angeles during the Retreat and are invited to be published in Emerge, an annual anthology published by Lambda Literary.
Please Note: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to hit the pause button on this year’s retreat.
We are postponing the planned 2020 retreat until 2021 out of an abundance of care, particularly for those most vulnerable to the virus.
With the same fantastic faculty on board,Lambda Writers Retreat is now rescheduled for the second week of August 2021 (August 8th to August 15th of 2021).
We are deferring our 2020 applications to the 2021 Retreat. There will be no 2021 application period.
If you have any questions please contact [email protected]
Emerging writers since have taken part in the retreat since 2011.
Faculty, including Dorothy Allison, Danez Smith, Andrew Holleran.
genres, including poetry, young adult fiction, and playwriting
Anthologies, presenting Retreat Fellows work.
Last Year’s Fellows
Watch the fellows read from their work