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  • Event
  • In-Person: Seaport
  • Adult (18+)

LGBTQ+ Writers' Weekend 2023

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Event Description

Between book bans, discriminatory laws, and countless other attacks on LGBTQ+ people, community and connection are needed more than ever. Be Queer, Write Books: GrubStreet’s 2023 LGBTQ+ Writers’ Weekend is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ readers and writers to celebrate themselves and find community with one another in a joyful atmosphere.

This inaugural LGBTQ+ Writers’ Weekend will revolve around the theme of resilience and includes a variety of stage events, craft and publishing seminars, a community expo, book prom party, and a multitude of community-building activities. Acclaimed authors and book industry professionals will share their perspectives on the queer literary landscape.

We're thrilled to host a weekend of programming that amplifies and celebrates queer voices, including:

Learn more about the weekend’s schedule and register via Eventbrite!

In the midst of many challenges, let’s celebrate and center queer community, queer joy, and the power of LGBTQ+ people sharing their stories. We can't wait to welcome you to the Writers' Stage this October for (one or all of!) these exciting events.

About Writers' Weekends

Twice this year, GrubStreet will host Writers' Weekends to celebrate and highlight the work of diverse communities within the writing world. Each Writers' Weekend will feature special events — readings, craft sessions, keynotes, parties, and more — to explore how writing intersects with identity, culture, and society. Our inaugural LGBTQ+ Writers' Weekend is taking place October 27-29, and we're thrilled to have a weekend of programming open to the whole community that amplifies and celebrates the voices of LGBTQ+ writers.



Event Format

The LGBTQ+ Writers' Weekend 2023 will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.



Covid-19 Policy:

For the LGBTQ+ Writers' Weekend 2023, masks are required for the opening keynote, discussion panel, and closing reading ceremony in solidarity with the disabled and/or chronically ill members of the community. Masking is otherwise highly encouraged throughout the weekend's events.

Format/Location

This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.


Covid-19 Update:

GrubStreet's space will be mask-optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in person.


Space Accessibility:

Our space is ADA accessible with automatic door openers, ADA-compliant restrooms, desk and table spacing, braille signage, and elevator. Our classrooms can be equipped with ALS for hard of hearing individuals. We cannot guarantee a scent-free environment. For more accessibility requests, please contact our Operations team at [email protected] or (617) 695-0075.