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.
This Is Major! Shayla Lawson and Phoebe RobinsonFree
Tuesday, 7:30 pm EDT July 7, 2020
The Art of the Short Story: Benjamin Nugent on Fraternity with Leslie JamisonFree
Wednesday, 7:30 pm EDT July 8, 2020
New Classics: André Aciman and Stacey D'Erasmo on Olivia by Dorothy StracheyFree
Thursday, 7:30 pm EDT July 9, 2020
45:15 Online — A Communal Writing ExperienceFree
Saturday, 2:00 pm EDT - 3:15 pm EDT July 11, 2020
Sheila Kohler on Open Secrets with Sheridan HayFree
Tuesday, 7:30 pm EDT July 14, 2020
American Horror: Stephen Graham Jones on The Only Good Indians with Victor LaValleFree
Wednesday, 7:30 pm EDT July 15, 2020
The Long View: New Fiction from Edmund White and Yiyun LiFree
Friday, 7:30 pm EDT July 31, 2020