School Visits


Interested in bringing Sassafras to your campus or school community to read from hir novels? talk with students? lead a writing workshop?

For more information contact Sassafras at



Sassafras Lowrey is a teenage runaway who grew up to become the 2013 winner of the Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award. Hir books—Lost Boi, A Little Queermas Carol, Roving Pack, Kicked Out and Leather Ever After—have been honored by organizations ranging from the American Library Association to the Lambda Literary Foundation. Sassafras’ literary work focuses on themes of queer youth homelessness, the creation of chosen (queer) family, and genderqueer identities. Sassafras lives and writes in Brooklyn with hir partner, and their menagerie of dogs and cats. Learn more at


School talks include:

“Bad Influence: On Not Growing Up and Building Queer Worlds”

“Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30 (even me): LGBTQ Youth Homelessness and Programs that Work)


Sassafras is thrilled to be part of the Lambda Literary Writers In Schools  program for the 2017-2018 school year.

Click Here to download the: LOST BOI Conversation Starter