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ReadOUT 2024: Romance Panel III

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Authors Sander Santiago, Tagan Shepard, Morgan Lee Miller, and Luc Dreamer discuss their works of romance fiction in this author panel. Sander Santiago is a Queer-Trans BIPOC writer bringing LGBTQ+ narratives to the literary world. In addition to his debut book, Best of the Wrong Reasons, Sander is a published poet and academic. Having completed a Master’s of Science degree from Purdue University in 2017, he is featured in several scientific journals and has been a guest speaker for Ignite Talks in Fort Collins, CO. Tagan Shepard (she/her) is the author of ten books of sapphic fiction, including the 2019 Goldie Winner Bird on a Wire. When not writing about extraordinary women loving other extraordinary women, she can be found playing video games, reading, or sitting in DC Metro traffic. Morgan Lee Miller is a two-time Goldie finalist whose seventh novel, The Memories of Marlie Rose, came out in December with Bold Strokes Books. She lives in Washington, DC with her two feline children, Milo and Elsa, whom she’s unapologetically obsessed with. Luc Dreamer (He/Him) started his indie writing career in 2020 and has since self-published eight novels including the much-loved Heart Series, a sapphic historical fiction trilogy filled with adventure, romance, heartbreak, and triumph. One of his latest books is a trans man/cis woman novel called Crush: A Sweet, Full-Bodied Queer Romance.

Admission is $10 for both days with reduced and free admission available. Parking is available onsite and on the street. Meals are not provided as part of the festival but food options are available to purchase onsite and at nearby restaurants. Onsite book sales and author signings will occur both days.

The LGBTQ Resource Center of Gulfport presents the seventh annual ReadOUT LGBTQ Literature Festival on February 16-18, 2024. The LGBTQ Resource Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is committed to promoting the awareness of the experiences, contributions, and needs of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer.

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 LGBTQ Resource Center of Gulfport. 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.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 18 @ 2:00 pm -
February 18 @ 3:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Sander Santiago, Author Tagan Shepherd, Author Morgan Lee Miller, Author Luc Dreamer, Author
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Event Contact:

Todd Wellman
(727) 537-0837

Event Venue:

Artists of Elements
4746 22nd Ave S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711
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Venue Phone:
(727) 537-0837

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