It's been one those weeks where you get the sense it is all coming together - that it's all worthwhile.
The week started with the fantastic news that no less than three of our Forum Members, Jade Mutyora, Andrew Kaye and Jonathan Pizarro had made it into the Untitled Writing: Voices Issue 1
Then, scattered like gold dust throughout the following days; supportive and empowering discussions with:
Inkandescent about their forthcoming anthology of outsider voices 'Mainstream'. Submissions open until the end of July.
Fruit Journal about bringing their top quality journal of LGBTQ+ writing to even more readers.
Damian Barr's Literary Salon about how we can develop our connection. Damian has been a great supporter of Out on the Page.
Saturday, saw us host our very first online Micro-Retreat - every place booked for what turned out to be a great session of writing, networking and sharing.
And to relax on Sunday, I dived into some free queer writing of my own, attending a regular online workshop zoomed out of Liverpool and hosted by the lovely writer and arts activist Steve Benson.
It might read as a bit of a list but I hope it gives you a sense of the connections that are being made by LGBTQ+ writers and literary professionals - something good is going to happen.