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A Reading by Finalists of the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Mon, May 7, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Join finalists of the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards for readings of their nominated works. Now in its thirtieth year, the Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) celebrate achievement in LGBTQ writing for books published in 2017. The finalists were chosen from nearly 1,000 submissions from over 300 publishers. 67 literary professionals, including booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, authors, academics and previous Lammy winners and finalists volunteered countless hours of reading, critical thinking, and invigorating discussion to select the finalists in 23 categories. The Lambda Literary Awards ceremony will be held on June 4, 2018 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at 566 LaGuardia Place in New York. It is the most prestigious and glamorous LGBTQ literary event in the world.  Lambda Literary believes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture, and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published and read. Admission to the readings is free. The participating authors will have books for purchase and signing. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Independence Library. 

Independence Library
18 S. 7th Street (7th Street between Market & Chestnut)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-685-1633

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