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

SAVE THE DATE! The third annual Naked Heart LGBTQ Festival of Words will take place in Toronto from November 10 to 12, 2017. Authors and writers: The 2017 Naked Heart festival application will be available online in May.

Naked Heart – the LGBTQ Festival of Words is the largest LGBTQ literary festival in the world and the most diverse in Toronto. 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). Naked Heart strives to be as accessible as possible with wheelchair accessible venues and ASL interpretation provided at readings, workshops and panel discussions.

Launched in 2015, Naked Heart is already the largest and most diverse LGBTQ literary festival in the world with over 2000 attendees. In 2016, we had over 90 writers present at 38 events.

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