News on the Run…Queer’s the Word at Shout, Lambda Finalists announced…

9 Mar

Queers-The-WordAwfully sorry for the short notice on this one, but it sounded too good not to mention. The SHOUT festival – currently being held in Birmingham and the West Midlands – is hosting Queer’s The Word, a creative writing and poetry workshop tomorrow (Sunday 10th March) from 2pm-5pm. Aimed at new and emerging queer writers, the event is being hosted by author and poet Sophia Blackwell.

According to the website blurb, the workshop will be: “full of tips on learning to express yourself, editing your work, finding inspiration all around you, and getting your writing out there, this session is bound to inspire and get the creative juices flowing. For all levels from absolute beginner to advanced.” Tickets still seem to be available here and are a snip at a mere fiver.

25th-Annual-Lambda-Literary-Awards-300x123Meanwhile, Wednesday 6th March saw the finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards being announced. Now in their twenty-fifth year, the Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing for books published in 2012. A huge congratulations to Brit author Lesley Davis whose novel Dark Wings Descending is nominated in the Lesbian Romance category, and to Jeanette Winterson who is nominated in the Lesbian Memoir/Biography category for Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? A full listing of all the nominations can be found here, and the winners will be announced during a ceremony on Monday June 3, 2013. We’re keeping our fingers crossed…

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