Learn with Lambda
Learn with Lambda is a new Lambda Literary program put in place to ensure LGBTQ+ writers have access to literary arts pedagogy and community throughout the year.
We offer our community access to panels, craft workshops, and meetings with publishing professionals in order to uplift LGBTQ+ writers’ work and grow their writing careers.
This year we will offer a variety of programming aimed to broaden our community by holding panels and workshops in collaboration with the other programs of Lambda Literary: LGBTQ Writer’s in Schools, the Lambda Literary Awards, and The Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.
Stay tuned for the 2023 Learn with Lambda Calendar of Events!
Past Learn with Lambda Events
Writing Messy Characters: 2 Day Boot Camp
Saturday, March 12th & Saturday, March 19th 2022
8:00 am PT – 11:00 am ET
11:00 am ET – 2:00 p.m. ET This Block
In this 3-hour, two-day class led by Milo Todd, we’ll look at “good” messy queers, “bad” messy queers, stereotypes, redemption, interiority, and mainstream media representations. Along with a lecture segment, we’ll also take time to discuss some common anxieties when writing a complex queer character, brainstorm craft elements for your story, and engage in some writing exercises.
Limited Partial Scholarships available. To request a partial scholarship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Milo Todd’s fiction focuses on trans history, the trans experience, and the trans body. His work has appeared in SLICE Magazine, Response Magazine, Foglifter Journal, Home is Where You Queer Your Heart, Emerge: The 2019 Lambda Fellows Anthology, Writer Unboxed, Dead Darlings, GrubWrites, Everyday Feminism, and more. He was selected for the 2021 Tin House Winter Workshop, received a 2021 Monson Arts residency, was a 2020 Pitch Wars Mentee, a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction, and a 2016 Pechet Fellow for the Novel Incubator Program. He’s an Assistant Fiction Editor for Foglifter Journal and a Fiction Reader for Split Lip Magazine. He can be found at www.milotodd.com.
Lambda Literary strives to host inclusive, accessible events. Closed captioning will be available for all attendees. If you would like to request an ASL Interpreter, please email Lambda Literary’s Program Coordinator, Molly Thornton, at Admin@LambdaLiterary.org.
Finding an Agent for Your Fiction LGBTQ Book
Sonali Chanchani, Serene Hakim, Kiana “Kiki” Nguyen, Rebecca Podos, & Kent Wolf
moderated by Nicole Shawan Junior
Watch this previously recorded interactive discussion to help LGBTQ+ fiction writers find an agent and learn how to navigate the publishing process. This panel provides key guidance on how literary agents work with writers to get published and make a living. Panelists offer practical tools on traversing the publishing process. This panel is for those interested in being published by both small and big publishing houses.
Finding an Agent for Your Nonfiction LGBTQ Book
Robert Guinsler, Christina Morgan, Patrick Munnelly, & Ayla Zuraw-Friedland
moderated by Nicole Shawan Junior
Watch this previously recorded interactive discussion to help LGBTQ+ nonfiction writers find an agent and learn how to navigate the publishing process. This panel will provide key guidance on how literary agents work with writers to get published and make a living. Panelists will offer practical tools on traversing the publishing process. This panel is for those interested in being published by both small and big publishing houses.