ReadOut 2020

The third annual ReadOut was held on January 31-February 2, 2020 in Gulfport Florida at the Gulfport Library. Flyers from the event featuring the authors who presented are below, followed by media mentions, event photos, and an event description and schedule.

Event Flyers
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Media Mentions

"Gulfport’s Three-Day Celebration of Lesbian Literature, ReadOut, Kicks Off Next Week" - Creative Loafing

"ReadOut 2020 Lesbian Literary Event Explores “Why Our Stories Matter” - Out Coast

"Gulfport ReadOut Presents Readings by Lesbian Authors" - Tampa Bay Times

"ReadOut presents third annual festival of lesbian literature, events" - Watermark

"ReadOut 2020 Lesbian Literary Event Explores 'Why Our Stories Matter': Tampa Author Sheree L. Greer to Keynote and Lead Writer’s Workshop" - Florida Humanities 

"Gulfport ReadOut Wants to Hear From Authors Who Write for a Lesbian Audience" - Visit Gulfport

Event Photos
Event Schedule

ReadOut 2020:

3 DAYS OF EVENTS FOR READERS AND WRITERS!
ALL EVENTS AT GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
(Except Nia and Ness, at Catherine A. Hickman Theater)

FRIDAY:

3:00-5:00pm    Readings by romance authors with refreshments
7:00-8:30pm    Meet Keynote Speaker and Authors at Wine & Cheese

SATURDAY:

10:30-11:15am  Keynote Sheree Greer, "Why our stories matter"
11:30-12:15pm  Author panel 1 (Readings in multiple genres)
12:30-1:30pm   Lunch
1:30-2:30pm    Author panel 2 (Readings in multiple genres)
2:30-3:30pm    Author panel 3 (Readings in multiple genres)
10:00-4:00         Book sales and signings
5:30pm         Buffet at the Peninsula Inn's Isabelle's
8:00pm         Nia and Ness at the Hickman *tickets at
                          Brown Paper Tickets

SUNDAY:

8:30-9:00am      Breakfast
9:00-12:00pm    Workshop with Sheree Greer (SOLD OUT)
"YOU ARE THE PROTAGONIST: Using your experiences to create compelling fiction and non-fiction". This is a writing workshop that will help you hone your writing skills by figuring out exactly what you want to say and the best way to say it. Writing exercises will guide participants in exploring the emotional truths of their lives and crafting this material into powerful fiction or non-fiction. Appropriate for emerging writers as well as experienced writers. Please bring something to write on, something to write with, an open heart and an open mind.

12:30-1:00pm  Light Lunch

1:00-3:00pm   Author panel.

ALL LITERARY EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities."

Attending authors include: Lilia Bruce, RJ Samuel, Sarah Glenn, Becky Harmon, Riley Scott, Renee McKenzie, Becky Bohan, MB Austin, Leslie Lawrence, Meredith Doench, Robin Becker, Edie Daly, Lynn Miller, Lynn Carr, Erin Zak, Stefanie Deoul, Catherine Malorisi, Ellen Levy, Fay Jacobs, Tina Michele, Magnolia Robbins, Elle E.Ire

Saturday Dinner Menu at the Peninsula: 2937 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, Fl 33707
Red fish with mild curry sauce as a side
Chicken cordon bleu
Island rice (Vegetarian)
Isabels famous mac and cheese (Vegetarian)
Southern green beans (Vegetarian)
***Vegan Hearty Seasonal Potato and Vegetable Bowl
  (Red Bliss Potatoes with vegetables--sauteed in Olive Oil)
Cash bar