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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.
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