- Writers Retreat
- Writers in School
- OUR SUPPORTERS
During four fun-filled days at the Hilton Walt Disney World® Resort, the Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) will offer author panels, seminars/workshops for readers and writers and social events such as pool parties, karaoke night and special activities for new attendees. The highlight of the event will be presentation of the Goldies, the annual Golden Crown Literary Awards.
Since the first Goldies were awarded in 2005, the categories have expanded from three to twelve. This year, nearly three dozen book awards will be given, along with the Trailblazer Award, the Directors’ Award and the Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award. Entertainment for Saturday night’s awards reception will be provided by Toujours—the singing duo of Ana Iza Otis and Mae Ola Bolton.
Revived at this year’s conference are Author Mentoring and Publisher Pitch sessions. In the mentoring sessions, accomplished authors or editors will advise novice writers in how to improve a manuscript for publication. In the pitch sessions, aspiring authors will be offered the chance to pitch book ideas to several lesbian publishing companies. Publishers already signed on include Blue Feather Books, Bold Strokes Books, L-Book, PD Publishing, and Regal Crest Enterprises.
The Golden Crown Literary Conference is the best opportunity for readers, authors, aspiring writers, editors, publishers, and media to learn about and meet colleagues as they explore lesbian literature. Membership in the GCLS is not required to attend.
For more about the conference, as well as a tentative schedule, please visit the GCLS website at www.goldencrown.org
The Mission of the Golden Crown Literary Society
The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) is a literary and educational organization for the enjoyment, discussion, and enhancement of lesbian literature. Our goals are to support and strengthen quality lesbian literature by providing places for readers and writers to interact, to encourage and assist new writers and established authors, and to recognize and promote lesbian work