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