GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Author Ellen M. Levy will offer a presentation on her novel “Romance at Stonegate” on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 12 noon until 1pm at Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Avenue South in Gulfport, Florida. The event is free and open to the public. Attendance by adults only is suggested. The presentation is a “lunch and learn” event at the Library, and attendees are invited to bring their own “brown bag” lunch and beverages.
Think about the challenges you faced when coming out and then imagine what it might have been like in Post-Victorian America.
Deborah and Miriam are two young girls who fall in love in 1910 who deal with religious oppression and isolation. They must hide their relationship from their friends and families while dealing with the intense pull of young love.
Ellen Levy, appearing in period costume, will draw you into their 1910 world. She promises a rich discussion of the challenges of being a lesbian in an era that is not ready for them. You will fall in love with these courageous young women. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.
The event is presented by The LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Public Library, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. Find out more about the Resource Center and the Library on the web at mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL. Or contact the LGBTQ Resource Center by email to LGBTQGulfport@gmail.com.