ReadOUT 2021 Schedule

Schedule for ReadOut 2021

All times are Eastern Standard Time zone unless otherwise stated. A printable PDF of this schedule is available here.

Friday, February 26, 2021 

4:30pm-5:00pm EST (Live)

Welcome to ReadOut 2021:

Susan Gore of ReadOut 2021 and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center  

5:00pm-6:00pm EST (Live)

Pod / Interactive live-streamed session:

Susan Stinson & Sally Bellerose in Conversation

6:00pm-6:30pm EST

Pod / Pre-recorded session:

Ellen Levy / Lesbian Fiction Writers with Elena Graf and Cheryl Head 

6:30pm-7:30pm EST

Pearls: Opening Pearls / Pre-recorded readings with multiple authors:

RJ Samuel, An Outsider Inside; Sandra Gail Lambert, A Certain Loneliness; Bonnie Morris, Earlier Households; S.W. Andersen, A Call to Justice; Erin Zak, The Other Women; Mercedes Lewis, Glimpses of a Fractured Soul; Ellen Hoil, Traumatic Love; Carren Strock, Tangled Ribbons; Sue Katz, A Raisin in My Cleavage

Saturday, February 27, 2021

9:00am-10:00am EST

Pearls: Poetry & Politics / Pre-recorded readings with multiple authors:

Terry Baum, One Dyke’s Theater; Renee Bess, Between a Rock and a Soft Place; Giovanna Capone, “Playing with Fire”; Thea Iberall, The Swallow and the Nightingale; Kai Lorde, “Ev’ry Nigga Ain’t a Star,” & other poems; Lynn Ames, “46”; Janet Aalfs, Bird of a Thousand Eyes; Robin Hopkins/Jaimie Kelton, If These Ovaries Could Talk; Betty Jean Steinshouer, Long Road from Red Cloud 

10:00am-10:30am EST

Playtime / Women’s Music:

Dr. Jazz Normand New Orleans Jazz 

10:30am-12:00pm EST (Live)

Pod / Interactive live-streamed session: 

Rose Norman / Southeast Lesbian Writerswith Corky Culver, Barbara Esrig, Debra Gish, Gail Reeder, B. Leaf Cronewrite, Merril Mushroom, Rand Hall, and Marie Steinwachs 

12:00pm-12:30pm EST

Playtime / Women’s Music:

Barbara Ester and Beth York

12:30pm-1:00pm EST

Pod / On Speculative Fiction:

Tenea D. Johnson 

1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Pearls: Mystery & Fantasy / Pre-recorded readings by multiple authors:

Karen F. Williams, Coyote Blues; Lynn C. Miller, The Unmasking; Kelly Wacker, Aspen in Moonlight; Meredith Doench, Deadeye; Elle E. Ire, Patchwork; Toni Logan, Share the Moon; Dusty Miller, Danger Under Ground; S.T. Simper, The Fate of Stars; Carolyn Elizabeth, The Other Side of Forestlands Lake; Anne Laughlin, Money Creek; Karelia Stetz-Waters, Satisfaction Guaranteed; Jess Wilburn, A Far Better Thing; E.F. Schraeder, Liar: Memoir of a Haunting

2:30pm–4:00pm EST (Live)

Pod / Interactive live-streamed session: 

Sue Katz / Writing Elders with Jocelyn Watson, Jane Fleishman, and Carolyn Gage

4:00pm-4:30pm EST

Playtime / Women’s Comedy:

Fay Jacobs / 50 Shades of Fay 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

4:30pm–6:00pm EST (Live)

Pod / Interactive live-streamed session: 

Elana Dykewomon / Swimming in the Lesbian Depths with Barbara Ruth, Canyon Sam, Penny Micklebury, and Achy Obejas(click for more info)

6:00pm-7:00pm EST

Playtime / “Special Treat” Women’s Music from 1975 to Present:
Margie Adam with Chris Williamson, Meg Christian, and Holly Near; Kristen Ford; Melanie DeMore; Sharon Katz and the Peace Train
An hour of women’s music videos for you during our dinner break. Enjoy! 

7:00pm-8:30pm EST

Pod / Evening Performance: 

Carolyn Gage for a pre-recorded staged reading of  “Artemisia and Hildegard: An Exorcism in One Act” (click for more info)

Sunday, February 28, 2021

9:00am-10:30am EST

Pearls: Memory / Pre-recorded readings by multiple authors:

Jeanine DrJazz Normand, Sentenced to Lesbian Conversion Camp, or Why Can’t I Control My Dreams?; Nancy Manahan, On My Honor; Becky Thacker, Amazon Girls Handbook; Lois McGuiness, People Like Us; D’Lisa DarLuz, My Choice Not to Choose; Sara Yager, “Coming Out” outcome; Helen Renee Brawner, “Getting Sober in AA”; Kimberly Dark, Fat, Pretty and Soon to Be Old; Sallyanne Monti, Light at the End of the Tunnel; Edie Daly, Old Lesbian Memory Quilt; Sonja Franeta, My Pink Road to Russia; Winn Gilmore, The Oyster

10:30am-12:00pm EST (Live)

Pod / Interactive live-streamed session: 

Sheree Greer / Writing and Working Across Communities with Adrien Julious-Butler, Andrea Assaf, Chelsea Catherine,and Silk-Jazmyne Hindus

12:00pm-12:30pm EST

Playtime / Women’s Music: 

Brittany Baldwin

12:30pm-1:00pm EST

Playtime / Women’s Music:

Hardened & Tempered

1:00pm-2:00pm EST

Pearls: Romance / Pre-recorded readings by multiple authors: 

Hilary McCollum, Golddigger; Anna Burke, Night Tide; Jaycie Morrison, The Found Jar; JB Marsden, Yancy in Love; Riley Scott, On the Rocks; Luci Dreamer, Burden of Happiness; Becky Bohan, A Light on Altered Land; Rita Potter, Broken not Shattered; Carol Anne Douglas, Lancelot: Her Story; MB Caschetta, Pretend I’m Your Friend; Lila Bruce, Falling Slowly; Kathleen Culver, “Song”

2:00pm-2:30pm EST (Live)

Playtime / Women’s Music:

Tret Fure 

2:30pm-4:00pm EST (Live)

Pod / Interactive live-streamed session: 

Liz Edman / Feminist Theology 

4:00pm-4:30pm EST

Playtime / Women’s Performance:

Nia & Ness (click for more info)

4:30pm-6:00pm EST (Live)

Pod / Interactive live-streamed session: 

J.M. Redmann / Women of Mystery with Katherine Forrest, Carsen Taite, Cheryl Head, and Jessie Chandler (click for more info)

6:00pm-6:30pm EST (Live)

Virtual Celebration and Talkback

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