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ReadOut is expanding this year!

The sixth annual ReadOut: A Festival of LGBTQ+ Literature will be held February 17- 19, 2023, live in Gulfport (FL) as well as virtually on Zoom. 

Our theme this year is, Literary Queeries – A pitch letter for valuing LGBTQ+ literature, one presentation at a time! 

This year’s festival will celebrate published and emerging authors from across LGBTQ+ and allied communities with panels, individual readings and workshops. 

Presentations will be on-site, live streamed or prerecorded. ReadOut is committed to involving a wide array of voices.

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Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir by Brian Broome

Schedule for ReadOut:

Friday, Feb. 17, 2023:
Opening Panels (5:00 – 7:30 PM)

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023:
Panels, Authors Readings, and Workshops (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023:
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Panels, Authors Readings, and Workshops (9:00 AM – 5:30 PM)

1:30 PM Keynote Presentation: Brian Broome at the Gulfport Casino and live streamed.  Brian Broome’s debut memoir, Punch Me Up to the Gods, is an NYT Editor’s Pick and the winner of the 2021 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction.

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