I am thrilled to be attending the 2018 Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.*
I've been writing for decades, and I'm finally starting to view my work as art belonging to the larger LGBTQ community. This retreat is a huge opportunity for me as it will connect me to that community and foster my voice as an emerging queer writer.
To make this possible, I'm raising $750 toward my room and board in LA. Anything is much appreciated! As a thank-you, I will be donating volunteer hours at one of my favorite local literacy-promoting nonprofits, The Book Thing of Baltimore.
More information on the Writers Retreat is here:
*The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices was established in 2007 and is the first of its kind ever offered to LGBTQ writers: a one-week intensive immersion in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, genre fiction and playwriting. The Retreat is an unparalleled opportunity to be mentored by the very best writers in our community, to develop one’s craft, make connections with publishing industry professionals and build a strong community of peers.