Lambda's Emerging LGBTQ Writers Reading Series: Erik Brown, Elliot Joyce, Isaiah Holbrook, & others

A 2021 WRITER’S RETREAT FELLOWS & WRITERS-IN-RESIDENCE READING featuring Erik Brown, Elliot Joyce, Isaiah Holbrook, Kayla Upadhyaya, andie millares, Cherri Buijk, Celeste Yim, Jesús I. Valles, Danielle Buckingham, Lane Stanley, D. Nolan Jefferson, Chad Morgan, & Craig Willse

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.

Erik J. Brown (he/him) is a Young Adult writer based in Philadelphia. His debut novel, ALL THAT’S LEFT IN THE WORLD, will be published by Harpercollins/Balzer+Bray in March 2022. Twitter @WriterikJB

Elliot Joyce is an avid fan of exploring his own complex relationship with gender, family, and culture through his writing. He enjoys playing D&D on the weekend and getting caught in the rain. Catch him on Twitter @eleldelmots

Isaiah Holbrook holds a BA in English from Saint Francis University & an MFA in Creative Writing from Oregon State University. His work appears in The Rumpus, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Harvard Review, and more.

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya (@KaylaKumari) is a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Miami. She is a fiction editor at TriQuarterly and a writer for Autostraddle.

andie millares is a writer and earring maker with work published in Catapult, Foglifter Journal, Underblong, and elsewhere. She is a Kundiman Poetry Fellow. For her erratic thoughts, follow @andiemillares on Twitter.

Cherri Buijk finished her MFA at Florida Atlantic University (2020), where she wrote her first collection of short stories. She has been published in Catamaran Literary Reader, Shirley Magazine, & Foglifter (forthcoming)

Celeste Yim (they/them) is a writer for Saturday Night Live. Celeste was the 2019 recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Canadian Women Artists’ Award. MFA: NYU Tisch 20′. Follow them @celestrogen.

Jesús I. Valles (they/them) is a queer Mexican immigrant, writer-performer from Cd. Juarez/El Paso. Their work has been featured in The New Republic, Palabritas, The Adroit Journal, PANK, NPR’s Code Switch, and more.

Danielle Buckingham, aka Dani Bee, is a Chicago-born, Mississippi-raised writer based in Oxford, Mississippi. Dani’s work has been published in Midnight & Indigo, New Orleans Review, Raising Mothers, and elsewhere.

Lane Michael Stanley is a trans filmmaker and playwright. Their first feature film ADDICT NAMED HAL premiered at the Santa Barbara FF. Their plays have been produced by 19 theaters in 8 states.

D. Nolan Jefferson aka D. aka Derrick aka @geekandahalf (he/him) is a writer, a librarian, a fan of tacos, golden age hip-hop, coffee, and thought provoking, boundary pushing art. He loves to twirl on his haters because life is too short and thinks you should also.”

Chad Morgan’s work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, Court Green, Columbia Poetry Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of Indiana University South Bend and Columbia College Chicago, he lives in Chicago.

Craig Willse is an editor, writing coach, & teacher living between LA & NYC. He’s the author of The Value of Homelessness. Craig’s working on a few TV pilots and a novel about an unhappy college professor.