Call to Authors for ReadOut, a Lesbian Book Event
Gulfport Public Library?s LGBTQ Resource Center announces the first annual ReadOut event, a weekend of lesbian literature, headlined by keynote speaker Elizabeth Sims. Sims? novels include the Lambda Award-winning Lillian Byrd crime series and the Rita Farmer mystery series. She is a Contributing Editor for Writer’s Digest magazine, and author of You?ve Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams.
ReadOut will take place the weekend of February 17, 2018 along with other lesbian events taking place during the week leading up to it.
The waterfront town of Gulfport in Tampa Bay has been called the ?Provincetown of Florida? for its richly diverse community and plethora of lesbians. This event will be free to the entire community and we expect to draw a large crowd excited to meet authors and buy their books! ?There will be a vendor room for authors to sell books. ?Following the keynote presentation, 15 authors will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the community and read from their work. Because we expect to receive more than 15 applications, we are asking all published authors who wish to read from their work to include a sample reading. (?Indie? and self-published authors are welcome.) The fee for vendors will be $25 and there is no additional fee to do a reading.
All applications must be received by November 10. We will notify you of acceptance no later than November 30.? Find the application online at mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources. ?For more information, contact Alison Solomon by email at ReadOut2018@gmail.com.