Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Hats off to Amazon.com
The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced that it has received $25,000 from Amazon.com. Lambda Literary, the leading national nonprofit organization for the LGBT literary community, will use the grant to support the Writers' Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices, to be held August 8th through August 15th, 2010 at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles.
The Writer;s Retreat is the first of its kind offered to LGBT writers. It is a one-week intensive immersion in fiction, nonfiction or poetry taught by some of the gay community's most talented and celebrated authors and instructors. Students of the Writers' Retreat spend the week working on their manuscripts and attending lectures by publishing industry professionals.
"Amazon.com's support of Lambda Literary reflects its ongoing commitment to the development of emerging voices in the LGBT community, and beyond," said Tony Valenzuela, LLF's Executive Director. "The mission of the Writers' Retreat is to foster the continued vitality of LGBT writers whose work fully explores the LGBT experience, and Amazon.com's grant helps ensure the success of our efforts."
"Amazon.com shares Lambda Literary's commitment to developing great new authorial talent," said Jon Fine, director of Author & Publisher Relations for Amazon.com. "We are proud to be able to support the Writers' Retreat as it nurtures the next generation of LGBT literature and writers."
Hats off, Amazon.com