In-Person: Seaport
Writers' Weekends

LGBTQ+ Writers' Weekend 2023

Friday, October 27th through Sunday, October 29th
In-Person: Seaport
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
150 seats max

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.

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  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction
  • Young Adult & Children's Literature
  • Professional Development & Skills

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