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WeHo Reads: Shining Like Beacons

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month! We share our light and illuminate possibilities for living proud, safe, and free.

By City of West Hollywood's Arts Division - @WeHoArts

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, June 14 · 7 - 8:30pm PDT



About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

This online reading and panel discussion creates a safe space for writers who use their personal lives and literary careers as means to contribute to and strengthen their communities especially during LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. In collaboration with Lambda Literary, this event shines a light on and basks in the glow of talented writers with exceptional stories and ideas to share with the world.

K-Ming Chang is the author of Bestiary, Gods of Want, and the forthcoming novel Organ Meats. Golden is the author of A Dead Name That Learned How to Live (Game Over Books) and the photographic self-portraiture series On Learning How to Live. They currently live in Brooklyn, NY (Lenapehoking land). Kamden Hilliard is the author of MissSettl (Nightboat Books, 2022), their debut collection of poems, and a member of the Faculty at Choate Rosemary Hall. Natalie Wee a queer creator and the author of two poetry collections, Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines and Beast at Every Threshold. Born in Singapore to Malaysian parents, Natalie is currently a settler in Tkaronto.

The event is free and you can watch via YouTube Live on the WeHo Arts channel. Learn more at

WeHo Reads is a literary series presented by the City of West Hollywood. More information and events at BookSwell, a literary events and media company dedicated to lifting up writers from historically excluded communities, is producing the WeHo Reads 2023 season. Additional support is provided by UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and Poets & Writers as well as media partnerships with, Book Soup, and Los Angeles Review of Books.

About the organizer

The City of West Hollywood's Arts Division delivers a broad array of arts programs including: Art on the Outside (temporary public art), Arts Grants for Nonprofit Arts Organizations, City Poet Laureate Program, Free Theatre in the Parks, Human Rights Speaker Series, Library Exhibits and Programming, One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, Summer Sounds, Urban Art Program (permanent public art), WeHo Reads, and Winter Sounds. More info at or on social media at @WeHoArts