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City of West Hollywood Co-Sponsors First Annual Lambda LitFest

Post Date:March 03, 2017 7:50 AM

lambdalitfestThe City of West Hollywood, through WeHo Arts, will co-sponsor the first annual Lambda LitFest, a week-long celebration honoring and expanding the rich and diverse tradition of LGBTQ writers and readers in West Hollywood and throughout the greater Los Angeles areas.

Several Lambda LitFest events will take place in the City of West Hollywood — all events are free to attend:

  • An Evening with Bryan Fuller will take place on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the City of West Hollywood’s City Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The event will feature Fuller in conversation with Alonso Duralde and Dave White, of the popular TV and film podcast Linoleum Knife. Fuller, a successful, openly gay TV writer and producer, has written for Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, and Wonderfalls. His forthcoming highly anticipated TV series are Star Trek: Discovery and American Gods. 
  • Gay Theatre, Its History, and Its Future will take place on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. Coordinated by Victor Bumbalo and featuring Michael Kearns, Robert Patrick, Tom Jacobson, Mary Casey, Odalys Nanin, and Donald Jolly, this event is an opportunity to gain perspective on the roots of LGBTQ theater and its impact on LGBTQ culture with some of the people who helped create it, and to hear thoughts about its direction from those working in the field today.
  • Sister Spit: The Next Generation will take place on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the City of West Hollywood’s City Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. Sister Spit began in 1994 as a group of “the most notorious, talented and just frickin’ interesting women and dykes,” that toured all over the United States. Sister Spit: The Next Generation continues in the tradition of the original group by taking an intersectional and often humorous lens to the issues of feminism, race, size, class, identity, technology, gender, and sexuality. 
  • Literary Drag Race — All Stars Pop Up will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at The Abbey, located at 692 N. Robertson Boulevard, in the Cabana Bar. Loosely modeled around RuPaul’s Drag Race, the event will feature Victor Yates in RuPaul “boy drag” and performers in various styles of drag, with three pit crew members. The performers will read new work that they have written or pages from banned books.  
  • No Cure for Madness — Queer Male Poets on Death, God, and Desire, will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Book Soup, located at 8818 Sunset Boulevard. This event will present a poetry reading by three queer men of color — Kazim Ali, Blas Falconer and Miguel Murphy, whose work transgresses mainstream and heteronormative norms of both body and spirt.

Additional events will take place throughout the Los Angeles area and online during the week-long festival, which also features a full day event on Saturday, March 11, 2017. For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit www.weho.org/wehoreads or www.lambdalitfest.org/events. All Lambda LitFest programs are free to attend.

Lambda LitFest programming is made possible with the support of the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

For additional information about WeHo Arts, please visit www.weho.org/arts or follow @wehoarts on social media.

For more information, please contact Mike Che, Arts Coordinator, at (323) 848-6377, or mche@weho.org. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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