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Lambda LitFest Los Angeles

September 30 - October 5

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The second annual Lambda LitFest Los Angeles is a celebration of contemporary voices honoring and expanding on the rich, diverse tradition of LGBTQ writers and readers in the Southland.

Lambda Curated Programming

Join us on Saturday, September 29th at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in downtown Los Angeles for a full day of programming, featuring panels, talks, readings, and—new this year—workshops for festival attendees.

LitFest LA will also include exhibitor booths this year. Check back soon for details on how you can apply.

The festival will close on Saturday, October 6th at Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park with a live taping of the LA Review of Books (LARB) Radio Hour podcast with featured guest Patrisse Cullors, cofounder of Black Lives Matter.

A Week of LitFest

Sunday, September 30th – Friday, October 5th.

The celebration continues all week long across the Southland. Our community partners are busy preparing a full schedule of fantastic, fun, and thought-provoking events for festival attendees. Events will take place throughout Los Angeles, so you’re sure to find something near you! We will be releasing the full
schedule soon. Stay tuned.

Featured Speakers

  • Adam Silver
  • Addie Tsai
  • Alicia Gaspar de Alba
  • Alison Arngrim
  • Amy Spalding
  • Anastasia Higginbotham
  • Anhel Jacobo
  • Ann Tweedy
  • Antoinette LaFarge
  • Antonia Crane
  • Bonnie Morris
  • Bonnilee Kaufman
  • Brontez Purnell
  • Camirin Farmer
  • Carson Beker
  • Cathleen Chambless
  • CB Lee
  • Celeste Chan
  • Charles Jensen
  • Cheryl Klein
  • Chingy (aka Lani Ching)
  • Christopher Zeischegg (aka Danny Wylde)
  • Claudia Rodríguez
  • Daniel Coca Herrara
  • Daniel J. Ellis
  • David Crabb
  • David Lewis-Peart
  • David Rocklin
  • Elizabeth Hall
  • Eloise Klein Healy
  • Eric Newman
  • Gracia Hortum
  • Hannah Einbinder
  • Happie Micha Edwards
  • Huilo
  • Imani Tolliver
  • Irene Suico Soriano
  • Jade Phoenix
  • Jade Renegade
  • Jamie L. Moore
  • Jana Fisher
  • Jayy Dodd
  • Jen O’Connor
  • Jeremy O’Keefe
  • Jewelle Gomez
  • Jonathan Alexander
  • Josh Sabarra
  • Jubi Arriola-Headley
  • Kay Ulanday Barrett
  • Kerry Slattery
  • Kevin Downing
  • Kim Dower
  • Kitty Tsui
  • Lee Wind
  • Linda Ravenswood
  • Lizann Dennis
  • Louise Moore
  • Mariana Marroquin
  • Mathew Rodriguez
  • MG Hennessey
  • Michael Kearns
  • Michelle Tea
  • Miranda Garcia
  • Mitch Monroy
  • Muriel Leung
  • Nancy Au
  • Natalia Vigil
  • Natalie West
  • Nathan Ramos
  • Nikita O. Ferrer
  • Niza Jay Ncoyini
  • Noel Alumit
  • Omar González
  • Omar Rivero
  • Patricia Aguilar
  • Patrisse Cullors
  • Philip Littell
  • Pickle
  • Randa Jarrar
  • Riley Silverman
  • Robin Podolsky
  • Ronna Magy
  • Sandra Esqueda
  • Seth Fischer
  • Sho
  • Steven Reigns
  • T.K. Le
  • Tadeusz Von Moltke
  • Tee Franklin
  • Terry Wolverton
  • Tobi Harper
  • Vanessa Carlise
  • Wendy C. Ortiz
  • William Nedved
  • Yazmin Monet Watkins
  • Yuska Lutfi Tuanakotta
  • Zach Stafford


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