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LLF Writers Retreat 2008 for LGBT Emerging Writers:

Here\’s a call from Charles Flowers for emerging writers:

Deadline Reminder for LLF Writers Retreat 2008 for LGBT Emerging Writers: Applications Must be Postmarked by APRIL 1, 2008

Applications are now being accepted for the second Lambda Literary Foundation Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT writers, to be held August 10-17, 2008, in Los Angeles.

2008 Workshop Faculty include Elana Dykewomon (Fiction, Regular), Rigoberto Gonzalez (Creative Nonfiction), Claire McNab (Fiction, Special Genre), and D.A. Powell (Poetry). Each workshop faculty member will conduct writing workshops with 8 students.

In addition, guest faculty include Dorothy Allison, Katherine V. Forrest, Eloise Klein Healy, and John Rechy. Guest faculty will offer special presentations, lectures, and readings for the retreat community.

To apply, please complete an application form and send it in with a writing sample, an autobiographical/artistic statement, and an administrative fee of $15 (check payable to Lambda Literary Foundation).

Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2008.

Please direct any questions to


Charles Flowers Executive Director Lambda Literary Foundation

Where & When August 10 – 17, 2008 Los Angeles, CA

Application Deadline: April 1, 2008


Elana Dykewomon (Fiction, Regular) is a fiction writer and poet, whose books include Moon Creek Road (stories); Beyond the Pale (an historical novel), which won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Novel and the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction; Nothing Will Be As Sweet As The Taste (selected poems); Riverfinger Women (a novel as Elana Nachman); and They Will Know Me By My Teeth (short stories and poetry). She has over twenty-five years of editing and teaching experience, and currently teaches both privately and at San Francisco State.

Rigoberto González (Creative Nonfiction) is the author of six books, including Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, which received the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. His seventh book, Men without Bliss, is a story due out later this fall. The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, and of various international artist residencies, he writes twice a month a Latino book column, now entering its sixth year, for the El Paso Times of Texas. He is contributing editor for Poets and Writers Magazine, on the Board of Directors of the National Book Critics Circle, and on the Advisory Circle of Con Tinta, a collective of Chicano/ Latino activist writers. He lives in New York City and is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-Newark.

Transplanted Aussie, Claire McNab (Fiction, Special Genre), has over 60 published books in a wide variety of genres, including children\’s literature. She is the author of three mystery series, starring Carol Ashton, Denise Cleever and, most recently, Kylie Kendall. Claire was the recipient of UCLA Extension Outstanding Instructor Award in Creative Writing 1997 and UCLA Extension Dean\’s Distinguished Instructor Award 2007.

D. A. Powell (Poetry) is the author of Tea, Lunch and Cocktails. The latter was a finalist for the Lambda Literary and the National Book Critics\’ Circle Awards. Powell\’s honors have included fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the James Michener Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America and the Larry Levis Award from Prairie Schooner. A New York Times review of Cocktails said of Powell \”No accessible poet of his generation is half as original, and no poet as original is this accessible. With his open-secret sexiness, his confident collage effects and his grave subjects, Powell could reach far beyond the segmented audiences most poets now expect.\” D. A. Powell\’s work appears in numerous anthologies. His recent poems appear in Kenyon Review, New Orleans Review, Poetry, New England Review and Virginia Quarterly Review. Powell teaches in the English Department at University of San Francisco.

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