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Golden Crown Literary Society

Author Spotlight Request Form

GCLS Annual Conference

July 5-9. 2017 –Crowne Plaza O'Hare

Author Spotlight Expectations 

  • Author Spotlight sessions will be moderated and timed.
  • Five or six authors will share the “spotlight” for 50 minutes.
  • The session will follow this format: 1 minute greeting/intro by moderator; 5 minutes per author to introduce and read selection; remaining 20-25 minutes for Q&A from moderator and audience
  • The 5 minutes allotted to each author includes the introduction of her selection.
  • A timer will signal each author when she has 2 minutes, 1 minute, and 30 seconds remaining.
  • If necessary, the moderator will interrupt an author who has not heeded the timer’s signals.  Thus, all authors should time their introductions and readings prior to the conference.
  • NOTE: If there are fewer participants in a spotlight session, the moderator may amend the time limit and allow for more than 5 minutes per reader; however, the increase will be uniform for all participants.

Other Information

  • The schedule for Author Spotlight will be posted in the conference schedule in April.
  • Please direct any questions you might have to


Thank you for your interest!



Author Spotlights will be added to the schedule in early Spring. As there are so many applicants, we cannot respond to each person. Therefore please check the Conference Schedule under Events / 2016 Conference to see if you were assigned a spot.
Please direct any questions to Ann Roberts at

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