I am immensely excited to have been selected to attend the Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices this year!
This will be my first writing retreat and I am looking forward to this much-needed intensive immersion to allow me to work on my book project—in the fiction workshop with Chinelo Okparanta—which chronicles a closeted queer Latina's journey to visit family in Latin America with her "friend" who is actually her partner.
Right now, I work as a freelance writer and artist in New York City where the cost of living is far from affordable. And, though I consider this retreat a worthy investment, it will also put added financial pressure on me—particularly since I will have to cover airfare and travel expenses in addition to my normal living expenses.
Attending this retreat is an unbelievable privilege and opportunity and I would sincerely appreciate your support in helping me make this happen—anything helps!
Here are some additional perks that I'd like to offer if you decide to help me out:
$10+ | I'll send you a personalized thank you postcard and extend the option to keep you updated on my book's progress!
$25+ | The above PLUS I'll send you a sneak peak WIP excerpt from my novel that I workshop during the retreat.
$50+ | The above PLUS a digital art print and 2 stickers! (see some of my work on Instagram: @ludileiva) (US only)
$100+ | The above PLUS 2 hours of editing help/workshopping a written piece of yours OR a 1-hour phone call where I can answer any questions you may have about writing, illustrating, freelancing or anything else I might be able to shed some light on!
Also, please note that any and all donations made are tax deductible. Thanks in advance for helping to support an emerging queer voice like mine.