OutWrite LGBT Book Festival
OutWrite LGBT Book Festival

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Outwrite is a celebration of LGBT literature, authors, writers, and poets. This year’s festival will kick off on Friday, August 4th with an event in collaboration with Smut Slam DC, location and details to be announced soon! On Saturday, August 5th, there will be a full day of readings, panels, book sales, and exhibitors. To finish the weekend, a number of writing workshops will be held on Sunday, August 6th.

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker is Cecilia Tan.  Cecilia is an author, editor and publisher at Circlet Press, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

There are many ways to get involved and support Outwrite….

Outwrite is looking for sponsors to help us expose the DC Community to more LGBT Literature. For more information on sponsoring OutWrite, click here.

If you’d like to be an exhibitor at the 2017 festival, you can sign up here. Exhibitor tables will be $50 from May 1st to June 15th (when we will be closed to further exhibitors). The exhibit tables will be open from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM on Saturday August 5th. Exhibitors may begin setting up their tables at 9:00 AM and are asked to have their table cleared by 6:00 PM.

In addition to our annual festival, OutWrite has events throughout the year, typically quarterly.  You can learn more about them below where it says “Upcoming OutWrite Events” and on our Facebook page.  We’d also love for you to engage with us on Twitter.

In 2016, we presented the Deacon Maccubbin Young Writer Awards, made possible by DC Front Runners Pride Run, to three young writers.  You can read more about the awards here.

Upcoming Outwrite Events

2017 OutWrite LGBT Book Festival   2017 OutWrite LGBT Book Festival
  08/04/2017 - 08/06/2017
  All Day
OutWrite Exhibitor Regular Rate   OutWrite Exhibitor Regular Rate
  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sponsor a Writer at OutWrite 2017   Sponsor a Writer at OutWrite 2017
  10:00 am - 6:00 pm