OutWrite


Outwrite is a celebration of LGBT literature, authors, writers, and poets.

OutWrite 2017, led by keynote speaker Cecilia Tan, just wrapped up and was a great success.

2018’s festival will kick off on Friday, August 3rd. On Saturday, August 4th, 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 5th.

There are many ways to get involved and support OutWrite:

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
If you would like to submit a proposal for the schedule, you may do so here:

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

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR
If you’d like to be an exhibitor at the 2018 festival, you will be able to sign up soon.

GET INVOLVED
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.

A QUEER ONE PAGE PLAY COMPETITION
From June 15 to July 15th 2017, OutWrite and Theatre Prometheus accepted entries for A Queer One Page Play Competition.  The competition rules and finalists are here.  Six plays will be put on in conjunction with a one-person play on February 7th, 2018.  More details TBA.

YOUNG WRITER AWARDS
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

'Lavender and Red' Author Talk with Emily Hobson   'Lavender and Red' Author Talk with Emily Hobson
  01/04/2018
  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
OutWrite Writing Workshop: Stereotypes   OutWrite Writing Workshop: Stereotypes
  01/31/2018
  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OutWrite Writing Workshop: Pacing   OutWrite Writing Workshop: Pacing
  05/16/2018
  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
#OutWrite2018   #OutWrite2018
  08/03/2018 - 08/05/2018
  All Day
Sponsor the 2018 OutWrite LGBT Book Festival   Sponsor the 2018 OutWrite LGBT Book Festival
  08/03/2018 - 08/05/2018
  All Day
#OutWrite2018 Exhibitor Table   #OutWrite2018 Exhibitor Table
  08/04/2018
  9:00 am - 6:00 pm