Virtual ReadOut Festival

9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Event Details

The LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Library in Gulfport, Florida presents ReadOut 2021: A Festival of Lesbian Literatureheld virtually through Zoom on February 26-28, 2021. This free festival will feature leading lesbian authors and is open to an international audience.

The LGBTQ Resource Center is proud to once again bring back this annual festival for its fourth year! The theme for this year’s event is Lesbian Voices Persist and Prevail.

ReadOut 2021 will be a unique hybrid of live-streamed interactive PODS, prerecorded readings in strings of PEARLS, and PLAYTIME entertainment and chat opportunities between sessions. Entertainment will be provided by lesbian musicians, spoken word artists, and comics. The festival will demonstrate how Lesbian Voices Persist and Prevail in these transformative times.

Well-known lesbian authors including Sally Bellerose, Elana Dykewomon, Sheree Greer, Sue Katz, Rose Norman, Jean Redmann, Liz Edman, and Susan Stinson are slated to present 90-minute live-streamed PODS (aka panels) on themes such as elder lesbian writings, Black women writers, mystery, fiction, and the intersection of friendship and careers as lesbian authors.

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Event Type(s): Virtual / Online Program
Age Group(s): Adult