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29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (image courtesy Lambda Literary)

The Lambda Literary Awards, or the “Lammys,” as they affectionately call themselves, are meant to honor the best LGBTQ books of the year in celebration of LGBTQ publishing. This year, there are 169 finalists, chosen from over 1,000 book submissions from over 300 publishers, by a panel of over 60 literary professionals. Next Tuesday, April 23, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe will host the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards Finalists Readings, with 14 of those finalists in attendance.

(image courtesy Housing Works Bookstore Cafe)

Readers include Julia Van Haaften, Ely Shipley, Jeanne Thornton, Darnell L. Moore, Tom Cardamone, Catherine Maiorisi, Eileen Myles, Paul Lisicky, Lexie Bean, Joy Ladin, Jennifer Fink, Nathan Alling Long, Claire O’Dell, and Joseph Olshan. All 14 will be reading at the event.

More information can be found here. While admission is free, guests can RSVP here.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 7–9 pm
Where: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, SOHO, Manahattan

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