Lambda's Emerging LGBTQ Writers Reading Series: Arielle Burgdorf, Celeste Chan, C. Julian Jiménez, & others

A 2021 WRITER’S RETREAT FELLOWS & WRITERS-IN-RESIDENCE READING featuring Arielle Burgdorf, Celeste Chan, C. Julian Jiménez, Natalie A. Martínez, Erica Frederick, David Paul, Stephan Nance, Megan Xotchilt, Camille Washington, Nik Traxler, Rose Himber Howse, Rukmini Girish, & Court Stroud

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.

Arielle Burgdorf is a writer originally from Washington, D.C. currently pursuing their PhD in Literature at UC Santa Cruz. Their writing has appeared in Tasteful Rude, Maximum Rocknroll, Crab Fat Magazine, and elsewhere.

Celeste Chan is a writer & filmmaker, schooled by Do-It-Yourself culture and immigrant parents from Malaysia & the Bronx. She founded & directed Queer Rebels and curated experimental film programs for MIX NYC.

C. Julian Jiménez (he/him) Queer, Latine writer. MFA/New School. LaGuardia LGBTQ History Grant award. Co-writer: Bulk-The Series. Assoc. Professor at Queensborough Community. Twitter @JulianChristo

Natalie A. Martínez is a queer Chicanx poet, Aries, twin, scholar & curator residing in the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples. She received her PhD from Arizona State University.

Erica Frederick (she/her) is a queer, Haitian-American writer and an MFA candidate in fiction at Syracuse University. You can find her on Twitter @ericafrederick

David Paul (he/him) is a Bay Area writer. An alumnus of the Community of Writers, his work explores sexual identity, displacement and family drama. He is currently working on a novel. His fiction has appeared in ZYZZYVA.

Stephan Nance (@HelloStephan) is a singer-songwriter and writer whose music has been featured by the National Audubon Society and Birding Magazine. They are currently working on a young adult novel set in Eastern Oregon.

Megan Xotchilt (they/she/ella), a queer Xicana from South L.A. who loves exploring intergenerational memory and healing through prose and playwriting. You can find her on Instagram @me6gy

Camille Washington is a playwright and arts administrator. She co-directs Good Company Theatre, Utah’s only Black-owned theatre, and was the 2019 David Ross Fetzer Foundation Emerging Playwright.

Nik Traxler is a queer nonbinary writer who lives in Seattle. A former high school teacher, Nik writes about messy queers & the people who love them. Nik’s first published short story will appear in a YA anthology.

Rose Himber Howse is a queer writer from North Carolina. She’s currently a Wallace Stegner fellow in fiction at Stanford University and a Steinbeck fellow in fiction at San Jose State University. Find her @rosehimber.

Rukmini Girish (she/her) grew up in Chennai, India and lives in Chicago, Illinois. Nonfiction: Essay Daily and Litro Magazine. Solo work: ABCD, Piven Theatre’s Lab Series. Perfect morning: tea, book, sun. @rukmini_girish

Court Stroud has worked at Univision, Telemundo, TV Azteca and CBS. His writing appears in the New York Times, Washington Post and Forbes. In 2019, he received a NY Press Association 1st Place Award. TW: @CourtStroudNYC