A 2021 WRITER’S RETREAT FELLOWS & WRITERS-IN-RESIDENCE READING featuring Anthony Green, Ariel Estrella, Lulu Duffy-Tumasz, Hannah Suchor, Trevor Ketner, Guthrie Blechman, Octavio R. González, A. Light Zachary, Benjamin Garcia, Anna Dorn, Aroh Akunth, & Joni Whitworth
The Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices presents for the first time a week-long public Reading Series that celebrates the emerged and emerging queer, trans, and nonbinary Faculty, Fellows, and Writers-in-Residence to attend our 2021 virtual retreat. Join over 60 LGBTQIA+ writers as they perform excerpts of their literary art. Each Reading Series event includes ASL interpretation and is closed captioned. FREE.
The 2021 Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices Reading Series is sponsored by Books Are Magic.
Anthony Green is an award-winning writer/director from Memphis, TN residing in Ward 7. His writing includes a short stories collection #BlackGayStoriesMatter, stage play When Boys Exhale, & film The Souls of Black Pebbles
Ariel Estrella (they/them) is a queer Latinx/e scholar hailing from Queens, NYC. Ariel is pursuing a PhD in Literatures in English specializing in queer of color lyricism and art. @arielmestrella
Lulu Duffy-Tumasz is a playwright based in Philly. Lulu studied playwriting and queer theory at Bard College, and is currently in graduate school to be a psychotherapist. They can be found ranting on twitter: @queerwhosneers.
Hannah Suchor (@hannahsuchor) is a writer from Wisconsin, an educational consultant in Shanghai, and a UMN Twin Cities fiction MFA. Their writing has appeared in Lunch Ticket, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, and elsewhere.
Trevor Ketner, author of 2020 National Poetry Series-winner [WHITE] (UGA Press), has been a fellow for Poets House, The Poetry Project, and Saltonstall Foundation. They hold an MFA from the University of Minnesota.
Guthrie Blechman uses fiction to illuminate the joy and trauma, marginalization, power, and complexity of their queer and trans community. They live in Chicago with their partner and 3 cats.Twitter: @guthrieblechman.
Octavio R. González teaches at Wellesley College. His chapbook The Book of Ours was a selection of Letras Latinas at Notre Dame. He’s revising his new collection, “Limerence: The Wingless Hour.” Twitter: @TaviRGonzalez
A. Light Zachary (@yyzachary) is an autistic, bigender writer in Canada. Also a poetry editor with @thepuritan, their chapbook “I build it better” will be published by @rahilasghost later this year.
Benjamin Garcia’s first collection, THROWN IN THE THROAT was selected for the 2019 National Poetry Series. A CantoMundo & Lambda Literary fellow, he serves as faculty at Alma College’s low-residency MFA program.
Anna Dorn is a writer and former attorney living in Los Angeles. She has published two books and has one forthcoming. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @___adorn.
Aroh Akunth (They/Them) is Dalit Queer Writer-Curator interested in building worlds that center the lived experience of their peoples. They are the current curator of Dalit Queer Project and Dalit Art Archive.
Joni Renee Whitworth (they/them) is a poet, producer, and curator from rural Oregon. Their work has appeared in Tin House, Proximity Magazine, SWWIM, Smeuse, Superstition Review, and elsewhere.