Central to our work with schools and libraries for Vermont Reads 2023 is a partnership with Outright Vermont, our state’s largest LGBTQIA+ youth organization.
Outright will work intensively with up to eight schools across Vermont to develop programming by queer youth specific to their schools and their lives. Similarly, Outright will create in-depth public programs with up 10 libraries, again in collaboration with queer youth.
Apply to work with Outright by using the links below!
Outright Vermont Community Events
Wanting to bring information and resources to your community? Have an LGBTQ+ youth contingent who spend time at the library? Bring Outright to your library! Eight to ten libraries can be hosts to an Outright-facilitated intergenerational book discussion and workshop about themes and issues related to Last Night at the Telegraph Club and to LGBTQ+ youth realities in Vermont. Complete the following request form.
Requests will be accepted on a rolling basis through March 2024 and reviewed monthly. Outright will make all attempts to book programs during your desired timeframe, but we cannot guarantee all requests.
Outright Vermont and School Programming
Have a vibrant GSA that is interested in being more visible in your school? Have youth leaders who want to learn about event planning and leading discussions? Have students who loved Last Night at the Telegraph Club and want to talk with others about it? Bring Outright to your school for a learning event around the book! Outright staff will coordinate with schools to connect with students groups—GSAs, Racial Justice groups, Social Justice groups—at the school to help plan and potentially lead activities at a school-based event. Complete the following request form.
Applications will be accepted through the end of January and reviewed twice during the program year. We’ll send notifications in early December and early February.