ReadOUT 2023 Festival

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.

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

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Funding for this event is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the programs do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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

Author Brian Broome, Growing Up Black And Queer In Ohio

Live at the Gulfport Library and live-streamed on Sunday, February 19th at 12:00 pm.  

Book signing to immediately follow.


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)

Sunday, 12:00 PM Keynote Presentation: Brian Broome at the Gulfport Public Library 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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