Our OutWrite 2023 Call for Proposals is open!

OutWrite 2023, Washington, D.C’s annual free LGBTQ Literary Festival, will be August 11th – 13th, and we’re looking forward to a combination of virtual and hybrid events showcasing LGBTQ+ literary excellence this Summer! OutWrite is accepting event submissions for the 2023 festival and are seeking readings, panels, and workshops exploring and celebrating all aspects of the LGBTQIA+ identity and literary space.

The deadline to submit is May 15th: Submit your proposal here.

Please note:
• Deadline to submit your event is May 15th, 2023.
• We encourage diverse panels and readings.
• Submit your event with as full a lineup of readers or panelists as you can. We cannot feature readings with one individual author.
• The event coordinator refers to the person who submits the event idea.
• We are looking forward to bringing OutWrite 2023 back with in-person events as well as virtual offerings.

We look forward to reviewing your ideas! Responses will be sent by May 31st.

Find out more about the festival here!

Meet the Staff: Audrey Jacobs

In big bold text on the left reads "Meet the Intern", underneath there is smaller text that reads "Welcome Arts Intern!". To the right there is an image of the new intern smiling.

Welcome Audrey to the DC Center! They will be assisting the Director of Arts and Cultural Programs with artistic events and programming at The DC Center including the OutWrite LGBT Book Fair this summer. They look forward to helping organize OutWrite, as well as supporting and growing their community through the DC Center’s activities and events. You can meet Audrey at the DC Center on weekdays and some evenings. 


Birthdate, Astro Sign

October 20, Libra

Where are you originally from? 

Bay Area, California

Why did you start working at the DC Center? 

As a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major, community-based services and solutions have always been at the center of my studies, so the DC Center was the perfect place where I felt I could really work directly with my community. I also really admire the DC Center’s many avenues and services that they provide and the work that they do.

What has been your favorite part about working at the DC Center?

I just started working here, but so far I’d have to say the energy and constant happenings that are always going on at the Center, the space always feels so vibrant and full of people or things going on.

What is your music anthem?

I love listening to indie music, folk music, and pop, and my top three artists would have to be Noah Kahan, San Fermin, and Xana.

What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community? 

How diverse and inclusive it is, and how it is so welcoming to such a wide range of people, especially people of color, people with disabilities, etc, which really isn’t something you can find in a lot of spaces.

What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there? 

I love Foggy Bottom, because that’s where I go to school, and it’s super close to the monuments so it’s always fun to go on a walk at sunset with friends to the monuments.

What is your favorite queer movie? 

I love The Miseducation of Cameron Post (but I still think the book is better)!

What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?

A really hot, bold, bright pink!   

Who do you look up to in the queer community?

Really any queer elders, especially in my community back home in California, who have done so much for the LGBTQ+ community and have been trailblazers for change and inclusion, even when it was a lot harder to be openly queer back then. They’ve made it possible for younger people like me to proudly celebrate their queerness, which is something I’m very grateful for.