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Lambda LitFest, Los Angeles’ first and only LGBTQ literary festival, brings over 1,500 people together at dozens of literary events across Los Angeles.

Dates and Locations

This week-long literary festival will take place September 21 – 28, 2019 at venues around Los Angeles. The week will culminate with a performance/party hosted by Lambda Literary the evening of  Saturday, September 28 at the Pico Union Project.

Call for Proposals

Lambda Literary is currently seeking proposals for this year’s festival. See guidelines and submit your event proposal by June 1, 2019.

Successful proposals will embrace the racial, ethnic, gender,  dis/ability,  socioeconomic, and geographic diversity of our LGBTQ+ community. We hope  to reflect as many Los Angeles communities as possible, and to welcome queer writing communities from outside Los Angeles. See last year’s program here.

Propose a reading or literary performance event that reflects your community, your neighborhood, or your area of interest. It could be a group reading, a Moth-style storytelling challenge, a slam poetry hour, a panel discussion, a celebration of new LGBTQ+ books, a remembrance of a moment in LGBTQ+ history, or any other innovative addition to a week-long literary festival. Be creative and imaginative!

The Organizers

Lambda Literary would like to thank the LitFest Steering Committee for their hard work in organizing the festival.  The members are: Amy Scholder, Carrie Lee, Charlie Jensen, Corey Roskin, Joseph Rey, Lynn Harris Ballen, Mathew Rodriguez, Meliza Bañales (aka Missy Fuego), Dan Lopez, Steven Reigns, and LitFest Event Producer Sam Cohen.

Community Sponsors

LitFest’s community sponsors include Book Show, Book Soup, Women’s Center for Creative Work, A Love Bizarre, and Pieter. These sponsors are holding space during the Week of LitFest to host community-curated events. If you are considering hosting an event during the Week of LitFest and do not have a venue, it is likely that we will be able to fit you in at one of these places.