About Lambda LitFest Los Angeles 2018

The second annual Lambda LitFest Los Angeles is a celebration of contemporary voices honoring and expanding on the rich, diverse tradition of LGBTQ writers and readers in the Southland.

LitFest Launch

Join us on Saturday, September 29th at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (244 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012) in downtown Los Angeles for a full day of programming, featuring panels, talks, readings, and—new this year—low-cost workshops for festival attendees. Check out the full schedule here.



A Week of LitFest Community Programming

Sunday, September 30th – Friday, October 5th.
The celebration continues all week long across the Southland with a full schedule of fantastic, fun, and thought-provoking events from our community partners. Events take place throughout Los Angeles, so you’re sure to find something near you! Check out the full schedule here.


LitFest Closing

The festival comes to a close on Saturday, October 6th at Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park (7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046) with a live taping of the LA Review of Books (LARB) Radio Hour podcast with featured guest Patrisse Cullors, cofounder of Black Lives Matter. Click here for more information.


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