Deadline November 30, 2016
Lambda is seeking literary programming proposals (readings,workshops,
events) for the events that will take place during the week (March 6-10) as
well as Sunday, March 12 QueerLit Pop-ups. Selected events will be included in
the official program guide. If you are interested in submitting a
proposal, please note the following:
· Event Description – Please be as detailed as possible and include names of participating
authors, readers, workshop leaders, etc. Participants’ commitments and contact
· Diversity -
Priority will be given to events that reflect the racial, ethnic, gender and
geographic diversity of Los Angeles.
· Location –
Although not required, we encourage proposals in *historical locations
significant to LA’s LGBTQ and literary history as well as locations near public
· Time – Events
should last approximately 1-1 ½ hours.
Further Event Proposal
* Historical locations might include events held at actual
locations (examples - ONE Archives, Wall Las Memorias, Mattachine Steps, June
Mazer Lesbian Archives, MCC Church, Tom of Finland House) or at/near an
important historical landmark that no longer exists (examples - A Different
Light, Jewel’s Catch One, Sisterhood Bookstore, The Women’s Building, etc.)
events: readings, book launches, small press parties, campus events etc.
*Pop-ups: Curate or organize an LGBTQ literary event wherever you are. Get a group together or do outreach to writer friends. Propose a reading or literary performance event that e.g. reflects your community or your neighborhood. It could be a reading built around a theme, a group poetry reading outside an historic venue, a 'Moth'-style storytelling challenge, or a slam poetry hour. Or a reading inspired by the location you choose, or an homage to a queer writer that you admire. Get creative and imaginative!
If your submission is accepted, your event will be posted on the Lambda LitFest webpage, with links on social media. The Lambda Queer LitFest can also provide you with a letter on Lambda letterhead, to use when getting permission from venues - confirming that your event is part of LQLFest.
PLEASE NOTE: The Lambda Literary Festival will not accept
commercial proposals designed to sell a product or service.