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ReadOUT 2024: Young Adult Panel

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Young adult authors David Berger, Maria Ingrande Mora, Ginny Myers Sain, and Kate Castle discuss their works of young adult literature.

By day, David Berger works as a mild-mannered English teacher and role model, but by night he’s a fantasy author creating new worlds with relatable, authentic heroes based in modern myth. Maria Ingrande Mora (they/she) is an author whose Young Adult debut novel, Fragile Remedy, was selected as Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. Her second novel, The Immeasurable Depth of You, was released in March 2023. Ginny Myers Sain is the author of Dark and Shallow Lies (2021), Secrets So Deep (2022), and One Last Breath (2024), all from Penguin Teen. Ginny’s books are available world-wide in eight countries and counting! Kate Castle is the author of the best-selling novella Born of the Sea and the best-selling adventure novel Girl Island, winner of two 2022 Golden Crown Literary Society ‘Goldie’ Awards (Debut Novel and Young Adult Fiction). Her next novel, The Coven, a New Adult dystopian thriller, will be released soon.

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 17 @ 9:00 am -
February 17 @ 10:00 am


Presenter Information:
David Berger, Author Maria Ingrande Mora, Author Ginny Meyers Sain, Author Kate Castle, 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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