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.
Story/Teller: Rumaan Alam's Leave the World Behind with Tonya Pinkins, Marin Ireland, and Jessica Winter
Wednesday, 7:30 pm EDT October 21, 2020
Story/Teller with Jess Walter and David Duchovny$30
Thursday, 7:30 pm EDT October 29, 2020
On America: A Performance of James Baldwin's "The White Problem"Free
Thursday, 7:30 pm EDT November 5, 2020
The Art of the Short Story: Nicole Krauss on To Be a Man with Julie Orringer$30
Monday, 7:30 pm EDT November 9, 2020
Story/Teller with Jonathan Lethem, Edward Norton, and Kim Stanley RobinsonFree
Monday, 7:30 pm EDT November 16, 2020
Story/Teller with Zeyn Joukhadar, Samy Nour Younes, Leila Buck, and Jenn Baker
Tuesday, 7:30 pm EDT November 24, 2020
The Center for Fiction Annual Awards Benefit
Thursday, 7:30 pm EDT December 3, 2020