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Past OutWrite Events

OutWrite has been pleased to host a number of festivals and competitions over the years. Learn more about our past events below.

OUTWRITE 2022

OutWrite 2022 will be held August 5-7, 2022. Stay tuned for calls for panels, information about our chapbook competition and more ways to be involved in next year’s festival!

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.

OUTWRITE 2020

OutWrite 2020 was held July 31 to August 2, 2020. View panels and readings from the virtual festival.

Learn more about the 2020 OutWrite Chapbook Competition here. Read more about the winners here.

2019 CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

Learn more about the 2019 OutWrite Chapbook Competition here.

2018 FESTIVAL JOURNAL AND TOTE BAG

You can get a copy of our first festival journal and our 2018 tote bag here.

2017 A QUEER ONE PAGE PLAY COMPETITION

In 2017, OutWrite and Theatre Prometheus coordinated A Queer One Page Play Competition.  The competition rules and finalists are here.  Six plays were put on in conjunction with four directors on February 7th, 2018.  More details here.

2016 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.