3rd Annual Lambda LitFest Brings a Week of Queer Literature to the Community
Author: Sue Landers
September 12, 2019
Join us at Lambda LitFest, back for its third year and bringing over 1,500 readers and writers together in a week of free, community-curated LGBTQ+ literary events across Los Angeles during the last week of September! LitFest continues its mission to bring together and showcase the talents of queer writers in all stages of their careers.
Readings will range from a launch of Hustling Verse, an anthology of poetry by sex workers to Queer Diasporic Kinship, a reading in which queer children of migrants explore complex, connective language. Local favorites such as Myriam Gurba and Kate Durbin will read at Intensely Feeling Pop Culture! and celebrated out-of-towners like Magdalena Zurawski, Selah Saterstrom, and Kristen Nelson read at Chosen Family. Queer-run presses such as Red Hen, Foglifter, and Spork have organized evenings showcasing their authors.
The festival culminates in a series of Lambda-curated events featuring Tegan and Sara, Dynasty Handbag, Danez Smith, Karen Tongson, Phranc and other innovative voices from our community. These main day events are now fully reserved, but you may join the official waitlist HERE, or you may offer to volunteer at the Main Day events by answering this questionnaire.
Other highlights of LitFest include Survival of The Femme-ist: Queer Sex Workers Unite! at the Masonic Lodge, Celebrating the Asian-American LGBTQ+ Experience offering an evening of special performances, poetry readings, and activities articulated with CAM’s current exhibits, and Otis College of Art and Design’s Visiting Writers Series where award-winning, L.A. Times bestselling author Nina Revoyr will present work that explores inhabitants in the city’s margins and reflects a complex, multi-ethnic and ever-evolving L.A.
For more info about Lambda Litfest, including our full schedule of events, visit here.
To volunteer at any of our events throughout the week, click here.
We can’t wait to see you at LitFest!