Samuel R. Delany at Naked Heart 2016 (Photo: Mitchel Raphael)

TO APPLY AS AN AUTHOR OR PRESENTER AT NAKED HEART 2018, fill out our application form here:

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 at 11:00pm EST

The fourth annual Naked Heart LGBTQ Festival of Words will take place in Toronto from November 9, 10 and 11, 2018.

Launched in 2015, Naked Heart is the largest LGBTQ literary festival in the world and the most racially diverse literary festival in Ontario. This festival in the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood of Toronto includes workshops, panels, performances and discussions for writers and lovers of words. The festival hub is at Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church Street), the world’s longest-running LGBTQ bookstore. Naked Heart strives to be as accessible as possible with wheelchair accessibility at all venues and 16 hours of ASL interpretation provided at readings, workshops and panel discussions.

To see last year’s program: or download the PDF here.

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