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ReadOut 2023: Keynote Presentation with Briam Broome
February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ReadOut 2023 presents Sunday keynote speaker author Briam Broome, winner of the 2021 Kirkus Prize for nonfiction. Broome’s memoir Punch Me Up to the Gods recounts growing up poor, dark-skinned, and gay in rural Ohio. His essays explore the pressures and vulnerabilities confronting black boys and how he used his personal experiences to create the person he has become.
Funding for this event 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 LGBTQ Resource Center of 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 is free and required for virtual access. Broome’s session is followed immediately with a book signing. Free parking available at the library.
February 19 @ 12:00 pm -
February 19 @ 1:00 pm