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Videos from the Retreat

Every summer at the Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, Lambda Fellows and faculty share their work with each other and the world. Watch queer readings from Lambda Fellows and faculty going back to 2010. These recordings and more can also be found at Lambda’s YouTube channel.

2021 Retreat Reading Series

With faculty Samuel Ace, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Saeed Jones, Monica Palacios, and Robin Talley, Lambda Fellows participated in our first virtual retreat. Recordings are close captioned with ASL interpretation.

2019 Retreat Reading Series

The Lambda Fellows are joined by faculty members Tim Murphy, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Danez Smith, Mfoniso Udofia, and Linda Villarosa. Recorded at Otis College of Art in Los Angeles and the City of West Hollywood City Council Chambers.

2018 Retreat Reading Series

Under the tutelage of Luis Alfaro, Ryka Aoki, emily m. danforth, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, and Chinelo Okparanta, watch Lambda Fellows perform at Otis College of Art in Los Angeles and the City of West Hollywood City Council Chambers.

2017 Retreat Reading Series

With performances by Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Calvin Kasulke, Brandon Taylor, Robert Eric Thomas, and dozens more. Recorded at Otis College of Art in Los Angeles and the City of West Hollywood City Council Chambers.

2016 Retreat Reading Series

Watch Nico Amador, Chen Chen, Kai M Green, Juli Delgado Lopera, Peyton Thomas, and dozens more read from their work at the 2016 Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.

2015 Retreat Reading Series

Watch Sam Sax, Jeanne Thornton, Paul Tran, Nia Witherspoon, and dozens more read from their work at the 2015 Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.

2014 Retreat Reading Series

Watch Wo Chan, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Stephen Ira, Joseph Osmundson, and dozens more read from their work at the 2014 Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.

2013 Retreat Reading Series

Watch Kristen Arnett, Marcie Bianco, Che Gossett, SJ Sindu, Tommy Pico, and dozens more perform at the Retreat at the 2013 Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.

2012 Retreat Reading Series

Watch Miguel Morales, Nina Packebush, Rachel Pepper, and dozens more perform their work at the 2012 Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.

2011 Retreat Reading Series

Watch Cooper Lee Bombardier, Belo Cipriani, Robin Talley, and dozens more perform their work at the 2011 Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.

2010 Retreat Reading Series

Faculty Ellen Bass, Nicola Griffith, and Ellery Washington join Lambda Fellows Med Day, Eric Nguyen, and many more as they perform at the 2010 Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.

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