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Read Out: A Festival of Lesbian Literature

Tuesday, December 3, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mary Phillips

ReadOut: A Festival of Lesbian Literature is held in the colorful town of Gulfport, on Florida’s Boca Ciega Bay, just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport. It is a richly diverse community with a robust lesbian presence. It is presented by the LGBTQ Resource Center, a non-profit organization within the Gulfport Library. For more information, email:

 ReadOut 2020 will take place Friday, January 31 – Sunday, February 2, in Gulfport, Florida.

This year, acclaimed novelist Sheree L. Greer, whose most recent work, Bars, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, will be the 2020 keynote speaker and workshop leader.

The theme for this year’s event is “Why Our Stories Matter.” In addition to the keynote, workshop, social events and book sales opportunities, Saturday night will feature entertainment at Gulfport’s Hickman Theatre by Nia and Ness, a dancer-poet performance art duo based in Brooklyn, New York.

Friday afternoon readings will be dedicated to Romance and Erotica; Saturday morning and afternoon will feature a mix of Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry. The workshop and panel discussion will take place Sunday.

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