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Lesbian Literature 2022 Virtual Event

By Charlotte Robinson, February 06, 2022

The LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Library in Gulfport, Florida is presenting the 5th annual ReadOut 2022: A Festival of Lesbian Literature to be held virtually from February 18th to 20th via Zoom. ReadOut 2022 is a unique hybrid of live-streamed interactive panels (Pods), prerecorded readings (Pearls) with chat opportunities between sessions. The festival will demonstrate how Lesbian Voices Persist & Prevail in these transformative times. More than 50 well-known lesbian authors are slated to present streamed Pods (aka panels) on themes such as elder lesbian writings, Black women writers, mystery, fiction & the intersection of friendship & careers as lesbian authors. With the magic of Zoom, readers & participants may attend this two-day free event from anywhere in the world. Barbara Talkov, ReadOut 2022 Organizing Committee stated, “I’m so excited about what ReadOut 2022 has to offer this year. Once again this festival will be virtual, available internationally & full of intriguing live panels & videos of authors reading from their literary works.” Some of the infamous authors included in Readout 2022 are Rita Potter, LaToya Hankins, Doris Bush, Stephanie Shea, Estela Gonzale, Carol Anne Douglas, Georgia Beers, Christiana Harrell & Sue Katz. ReadOut 2022 is produced by Barbara Talkov, Sally Otto, Susan Gore, Beth Settle, Kelsey Dye, & Sarah Jünke with technological & video-editing support by the staff of the Gulfport Public Library in Gulfport, Florida a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Gulfport, Florida. Since 2018 ReadOut has provided an inclusive event that showcases literature written by, for & about lesbians. To attend this fabulous free event you must register. 

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