Stand With Trans and Booksweet are excited to co-present Stand With Trans Youth Writer’s Night @ Booksweet in honor of Pride Month on Saturday, June 18 from 7-8:30 pm.
This live, in-person bookstore event seeks to provide a platform for transgender and/or non-binary youth to read their work to an audience of affirming, welcoming, and creative story lovers.
WANT TO BE A FEATURED READER AT THIS EVENT?
If you are a trans and/or nonbinary youth writer (ages 9-24) and interested in reading work at the event, please indicate your interest by filling out this form.
Submission Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2022
Readers will be selected and notified by Friday, May 20, 2022.
SELECTION CRITERIA + EVENT INFO
- Works do not need to be published — they can be emergent and/or in progress.
- 5-6 writers will be selected to read at this event by Booksweet co-owners and the Stand With Trans team.
- Each writer will be given 5-10 minutes for their reading, followed by a light audience Q&A about their work.
- Writing samples can cover any subject terrain. All topics, genres, and categories of writing are welcome
- As this event features youth writers (ages 9-24), submissions should be mindful of all-ages audiences (PG-13 is a good rule of thumb)
- Learn more about current Booksweet health and safety requirements for events.
SHOP TRANS AUTHORS @ BOOKSWEET
- During the month of March, Booksweet will donate 10% of all sales from the Every Day is Trans Visibility Day list to our friends at Stand With Trans.
- Explore the Booksweet Gender Reading List in-shop and online. This list of reads includes great resources, many of them by trans and non-binary authors.