Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Conjunctions, Ecotone, Fence, The Offing, Ploughshares, Tin House, and in many other magazines and anthologies. A 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, he has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Michener/Copernicus Society, Yaddo, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He has taught in the creative writing programs at Cornell, New York University, Rutgers University-Newark, Sarah Lawrence, the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and elsewhere. He currently teaches in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden. In Fall 2018 he will be a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
This event is held in conjunction with the first annual Lambda Litfest Los Angeles. Lambda LitFest is a celebration of contemporary voices honoring and expanding on the rich, diverse tradition of LGBTQ writers and readers in the Southland.