TWO BOOK TALKS WITH AUTHOR DEB CARSON on BECOMING FLO
On February 7 @6pm, Deb Carson will present The FLO Show at Gulf Beaches Public Library
A Q&A, book sale and signing following the multimedia presentation.
Deb Carson presents The FLO Show based on her book Becoming Flo. With music, interview clips, personal anecdotes and 107 colorful projected images, the talk brings to life the inspiring, true story of Flo. Born Abraham Isadore Meyrowitz, the 16-year old Orthodox Jewish boy fled home in 1920 from his abusive homophobic father, joined a traveling circus, and overcame anti-Semitism to become a famous Ringling clown who appeared in the center ring and on screen. It was 40 years after her Uncle Albert’s death that Carson learned of Flo, the woman who from childhood believed was his true self. Flo eventually came to live her life on her terms. This remarkable story spotlights the power of art, courage and hope. For those who similarly struggle, Flo’s story illuminates a way out. The book and presentation has held readers and audiences enthralled for its vibrant images, laughter, tears, joy and emotional punch. FYI: Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33708.
On Feb. 17 at 8 pm, Deb Carson will read a five-minute excerpt from her book, Becoming FLOReadOut , a program of the LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Library. Seven authors will be on the opening night panel, with a Q & A and book sales/signing following the event that starts at 5:30 pm. The sixth annual ReadOut: A Festival of LGBTQ+ Literature will be held February 17- 19, 2023, live in Gulfport (FL) as well as virtually on Zoom. The theme this year is, Literary Queeries – A pitch letter for valuing LGBTQ+ literature, one presentation at a time! This year’s festival will celebrate published and emerging authors from across LGBTQ+ and allied communities with panels, individual readings and workshops. FYI: LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Library 5501 28th Avenue South Gulfport, FL 33707