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OutWrite is Washington, D.C.’s annual LGBTQ literary festival. Events are free and open to the public.

 

OUTWRITE 2022

OutWrite 2022 will be held August 5-7, 2022. We’re seeking reading, panel, and workshop submissions for our 2022 festival. The deadline to submit is March 15, 2022. Submit your event here: https://bit.ly/Call4OutWrite2022.

Stay tuned for our chapbook competition and more ways to be involved in next year’s festival!

OutWrite holds events throughout the year. You can learn more about them below under “Upcoming OutWrite Events” and on our Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram.


OUTWRITE 2021

OutWrite 2021 was held August 6-8, 2021. The festival featured over 25 readings, panel discussions, and workshops and more than 80 LGBTQ authors from around the DMV and world. View recordings of our events.

For just a taste of our 2021 events, view below:



OUTWRITE 2020

OutWrite 2020 was held July 31-August 2, 2020. View panels and readings from the virtual festival. Learn more about past OutWrite events.


OUTWRITE JOURNALS

Read our 2021 journals below:

The cover of “We Got This: Black Writers on Imagination, Joy and Liberation” is shades of dark purple. “We Got This” is in a white font with orange blended in. On the bottom, there are illustrations of three Black people. One has long hair in shades of orange and black, wearing earrings and a nose ring and necklaces, one has a hair wrap, and one has a fade. They are all looking at each other.

[View PDF: We Got This-Black Writers on Imagination, Joy and Liberation]

Watch the journal reading below:

[View PDF: Celebrating Ten Years of OutWrite]

Watch the journal reading below:

View journals from previous years here.


OUTWRITE CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

For the past three years, OutWrite has held a chapbook competition and Neon Hemlock Press has published the winners. View the winners.

winners of our OutWrite 2021 chapbook competition
The winners of our 2021 OutWrite chapbook competition. From left to right: Hannah Soyer, Jason B. Crawford, and Mari Ness.

See the 2021 chapbook winners read below:


FOLLOW OUTWRITE ON SOCIAL

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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

OutWrite is only possible with the dedication and support of our Planning Committee and a team of festival volunteers. Learn more about our team. Email outwritedc@gmail.com if you’d like to volunteer with our festival.


EXHIBITING

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual exhibiting is limited at this time.


 

OutWrite Posts

 

Upcoming Outwrite Events

Queer Book Club – Via Skype

Queer Book Club – Via Skype

12-09-21
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Queer Book Club - Via Skype - Moved to Dec 9th

Queer Book Club – Via Skype – Moved to Dec 9th

12-30-21
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Queer Book Club - Via Skype

Queer Book Club – Via Skype

01-27-22
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Queer Book Club - Via Skype

Queer Book Club – Via Skype

02-24-22
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Queer Book Club - Via Skype

Queer Book Club – Via Skype

03-31-22
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Queer Book Club - Via Skype

Queer Book Club – Via Skype

04-28-22
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Queer Book Club - Via Skype

Queer Book Club – Via Skype

05-26-22
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Queer Book Club - Via Skype

Queer Book Club – Via Skype

06-30-22
The Queer Book Club meets on the last Thursday of the month to discuss queer books by queer authors. If ...
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Queer Book Club - Via Skype

Queer Book Club – Via Skype

07-28-22
The Queer Book Club meets on the last Thursday of the month to discuss queer books by queer authors. If ...
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Queer Book Club - Via Skype

Queer Book Club – Via Skype

08-25-22
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Queer Book Club - Via Skype

Queer Book Club – Via Skype

09-29-22
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Queer Book Club - Via Skype

Queer Book Club – Via Skype

10-27-22
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