Monday, 7:30 pm EDT June 29, 2020
This program is part of Inside and Out Pride 2020 literary series, which offers solace and affirmation to the LGBTQ community during a time of isolation from trusted social groups and support networks.
The Center for Fiction is honored to host a reading with the 2020 “Lammy” winners in Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Gay fiction.
- Nicole Dennis-Benn (Patsy — Lesbian Fiction)
- Fiona Alison Duncan (Exquisite Mariposa — Bisexual Fiction)
- Hazel Jane Plante (Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) — Transgender Fiction)
- Bryan Washington (Lot — Gay Fiction)
Since 1989, Lambda Literary has nurtured and advocated for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve their legacies, and affirm the value of LGBTQ stories and lives. On June 1, the organization announced the winners of its 2020 Lammys, continuing its annual recognition of the best LGBTQ books published in a given year across dozens of categories.
“My people–my diaspora–are the LGBT people.” —Masha Gessen, 2019 Recipient of Lambda Literary Visionary Award
About Lambda Literary
For over 30 years, Lambda Literary has championed LGBTQ books and authors. No other organization in the world serves LGBTQ writers and readers more comprehensively than Lambda Literary. We believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published, and read. Click here to learn more.
About this series
Inside and Out
Inside and Out is a new series from The Center for Fiction to run this Pride Month 2020! The series offers solace and affirmation to the LGBTQ+ community during a time of isolation from trusted social groups and support networks. Featuring a phenomenal line-up of authors whose books center the unique experiences of queer characters, conversations will explore how sexuality and gender identity intersect with race, class, religion, and nationality.
Trauma and Healing Through Magic in Speculative FictionFree
Wednesday, 7:30 pm EDT April 21, 2021
45:15 Online: A Communal Writing Experience
Saturday, 2:00 pm EDT - 3:15 pm EDT April 24, 2021
Richard Wright’s The Man Who Lived Underground with Malcolm Wright and John Kulka
Tuesday, 7:30 pm EDT April 27, 2021
On America: We Are Each Other’s Harvest and the Legacy of Black Farmers
Wednesday, 7:30 pm EDT April 28, 2021
Olivia Laing on Everybody with Maggie Nelson$28
Thursday, 1:00 pm EDT May 6, 2021
Memoirs of a Fiction Writer: Courtney Zoffness and Gina Frangello in Conversation
Tuesday, 7:30 pm EDT May 11, 2021
Note/Books: The Night FallsFree
Thursday, 7:30 pm EDT May 13, 2021
Author/Translator: Maylis de Kerangal and Jessica Moore on Painting Time with Lydia Kiesling
Tuesday, 1:00 pm EDT May 18, 2021
How Do We Create a Philosophy of Translation?
Thursday, 7:00 pm EDT May 20, 2021
Martha Cooley on Buy Me Love with Sheridan Hay
Wednesday, 1:00 pm EDT June 2, 2021
Rivka Galchen on Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch with Christine Smallwood
Wednesday, 6:00 pm EDT June 9, 2021
On America: Women, Medicine, and Writing
Thursday, 6:00 pm EDT June 10, 2021
Lionel Shriver on Should We Stay or Should We Go with Meghan Daum
Wednesday, 7:30 pm EDT June 16, 2021
What Are the Strategies of 'Deviant' or Queer Translation?
Thursday, 7:00 pm EDT June 17, 2021
On Revision: Kiese Laymon and Peter Ho Davies
Tuesday, 6:00 pm EDT June 22, 2021