2019 Featured Event: Intentional Intersectionality: Amplifying Queer Voices of Color

A literary event featuring queer writers of color reading their work followed by a discussion focusing on safe and inclusive spaces, identity, and building community.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Reception: 6:30 – 7 p.m.

Program: 7 – 9 p.m.



  • B.A. Williams | poet and host of un::fade::able – the requiem of Sandra Bland
  • Catherine Chen | poet and co-founder In-Flux Collectiv: Queer Reading Series
  • Evan Kleekamp | writer
  • Reuben Hayslett | poet
  • Roxana Preciado | poet


  • Eugene Owens | Adult Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library, Exposition Park Branch
  • Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo | Social justice poet and co-leader Women Who Submit

This event is part of Lambda LitFest 2019, which takes place during the week of September 21-28, 2019, when over 1,500 people will come together in various venues around Los Angeles to celebrate LGBTQ+ writers and literature.

Accessibility, parking, and public transportation information is available on the Armory’s website:


This event is co-organized by Cody Sisco, Rachelle Yousuf, and Sakae Manning with support from partner organizations, including BookSwell, Resonant Earth Publishing, Poets & Writers, Armory Center for the Arts, and Lambda Literary.