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Wednesday, 16 February 2022 17:31

ReadOut 2022: The Festival That Celebrates Lesbian Literature Is Back!

The ReadOut 2022 lesbian literature festival.

The ReadOut festival is back for another year, and this time they've lined up an excellent keynote speaker in Michèle Alexandre, the Dean of the College of Law at Stetson University. Alexandre is well-qualified to speak on the topic of strengthening lesbian voices through literature and law - she's the first African-American woman and LGBTQ person to serve as Dean at Stetson, and she's also authored several books on gender, sexuality, and civil rights. In her talk, Alexandre will explore how lesbians have been historically underrepresented in both literature and law, and what can be done to change that. It promises to be a fascinating and illuminating talk, so be sure to catch it if you can.

The ReadOut Lesbian Literature Festival

Every year, lesbian literature fans gather at the Gulfport Public Library in Florida for ReadOut, an event celebrating the works of authors who write for and about lesbians. Attendees can browse a wide selection of books, meet fellow book-lovers, and get in touch with their favorite authors. In addition to promoting lesbian literature, ReadOut also provides a space for readers to connect with one another and share their love of reading. For many attendees, the event is a chance to discover new authors and genres, as well as to make new friends. 

The ReadOut Festival is a celebration of lesbian literature that has been held annually for the past six years. Last year, due to the pandemic, the event was held virtually for the first time, but ReadOut founder Alison Solomon saw this as an opportunity to open the doors of the event for lesbiansfrom all over the world. This year again, the festival will be held online, giving even more people the chance to participate.

ReadOut 2022: The Agenda

Join the ReadOut 2022 for a day of fun activities.

Michele Alexandre

Michèle Alexandre to be a keynote speaker at the ReadOut 2022 lesbian literature festival.

Michèle Alexandre, dean of Stetson University College of Law [Courtesy of Stetson University]

Michèle Alexandre, the Dean of the College of Law at Stetson University, will be giving the keynotes at this year’s ReadOut Festival!

Alexandre, the author of “Sexploitation: Sexual Profiling and the Illusion of Gender” published in 2014, and “The New Frontiers of Civil Rights Litigation” published in 2019, will be speaking about strengthening lesbian voices through literature and law.

She is a speaker you don’t want to miss! Alexandre became Stetson University’s first black and first LGBTQ Dean in 2019 when she joined the university.

Panels and workshops

ReadOut 2022 will be a unique experience that combines live panels and workshops with live and pre-recorded content from featured lesbian authors and speakers.

The workshops will be organized around different genres, including science-fiction, fiction, fantasy, novels as well as lesbian romance and poetry, from various authors in each category!

The ReadOut 2022 to highlight lesbian writers and lesbian stories.

Join thousands of women for a weekend of lesbian literature

This year, the ReadOut Lesbian Literature Festival is taking place from Friday, February 18 to Sunday, February 20, 2022.

Register now for the world’s best lesbian literature festival

ReadOut is a free event. To participate, simply register to get your Zoom link here: eventbrite.com/readout-2022-festival-of-lesbian-literature-tickets.

For more information about the ReadOut lesbian literature festival, visit its official website at readout.lgbtqgulfport.org.

If you love lesbian literature, don’t miss the opportunity to register now!

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