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ReadOut 2023: Fiction: Lesbian Imagination at Work
February 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ReadOut 2023 and the LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Public Library present Fiction: Lesbian Imagination at Work. This panel features authors who bring their training as a librarian, journalist, and publisher, as well as their life experiences, to craft divergent stories that engage readers in the lives of lesbian characters, their families, friends, and antagonists.
Kristen Arnett is the queer author of With Teeth: A Novel, which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction and the New York Times bestselling debut novel, Mostly Dead Things, also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction and was shortlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Orlando. She is the author of “Helen House”, a queer horror novelette.
Funding is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Gulfport Public Library. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities. Registration to attend is suggested but not required. Free parking is available at the library.
February 18 @ 2:30 pm -
February 18 @ 3:30 pm