About Spring Writes


Lambda LitFest LA presents Spring Writes, April 14-15, 2018. All events FREE and open to the public. 2nd Annual Lambda LitFest LA coming in fall. Accepting proposals now for A Week of LitFest ’18.


An Evening with Richard Blanco

Saturday, April 14th, 5:00pm at Emerson College, LA Bordy Center

Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco in conversation with fellow Cuban-American author Eduardo Santiago. A reading by Blanco will be followed by a discussion of his work, life, and the vital importance of LGBTQ voices in our current cultural climate.

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Queers Who Submit

Sunday, April 15th, 12:00-2:30pm at 826LA Echo Park

Facilitators Ashaki Jackson and Ashley Perez demystify the publication process while fostering community in a supportive and encouraging space. Participants are asked to bring work they are ready to submit. The workshop will cover best practices for submitting work to literary journals and other publications. Presented in partnership with Women Who Submit. RSVP required due to limited seating.

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Writing Queer Characters for the Screen

Sunday, April 15th, 3:00pm at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

Panelists Jen Richards (Her Story), Brittani Nichols (Transparent and Suicide Kale), and Michelle Badillo (One Day at a Time) discuss the joys and challenges of bringing LGBTQ representation to television, cinema, and the web. Short clips of each writer’s work will be interspersed with a lively discussion exploring craft, politics, and what it means to be queer in the writer’s room (and on the screen). Moderated by Trish Bendix, managing editor at INTO.

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Spring Writes, a production of Lambda LitFest LA, is dedicated to bringing curated and community-driven literary programming to the Southland.


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Lambda Literary would like to thank the LitFest Steering Committee for their hard work in organizing Spring Writes and the 2nd annual LitFest LA festival. The members are: Lynn Harris Ballen, Samantha Cohen, Seth Fischer, Missy Fuego, Ron Gutierrez, Rosalind Helfand, Charles Jensen, Steven Reigns, Kevin Robertson, Mathew Rodriguez, Corey Roskin, Amy Scholder, Brandi Spaethe, Carrie Truong, and Tony Valenzuela.