Friday Schedule - 2016
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday



Terrace Room

Vendor Area

Plaza C

Focus: Writers (ALL invited)

General Sessions

Plaza B

Focus: Readers & Writers

Plaza A

Focus:  Readers & Writers

The Arbors Other Venues/Interests
8:30am  -  9:20am  Vendor Area


Registration Open

8:30am - 6:00pm 










Vendor Area


Registration Open

8:30am - 6:00pm









Vendor Area


Registration Open

8:30am - 6:00pm

Introduction to StoryStylus: Turning your Books into Interactive Apps and Online Games    


-  Sheryl Wright

Blood and Gore 1 -- Death and Violence in the Lesbian Novel

Moderator:  Justine Saracen

Panelists: JD Glass, Elizabeth Parmer, Alison Solomon, Jody Valley, Connie Ward

Where Am I?

Moderator:  Ali Vali

Panelists:  Barrett, Marie Castle, Jane DiLucchio, Cheryl Head, RJ Samuel

Author Spotlights 

T. Novan
Marianne K. Martin
Laina Villeneuve
Jessica Webb

Moderator: Suzie Carr

9:30am  -  10:20am

Whaddya' Know?  

- Karin Kallmaker

Women of Color in Lesbian Literature - 2  

Moderator:  Dillon Watson

Panelists: Jove Belle, Renee Bess, Jewelle Gomez, Andi Marquette, Nell Stark

Tension, Friction & Chemistry

Moderator:  Georgia Beers

Panelists: C.D. Cain, KG MacGregor, Caren Penland, Radclyffe, Ann Roberts

Sponsor: Karin Kallmaker

Author Spotlights 

Lynn Ames
Marie Castle
Mary Griggs
Fay Jacobs

Moderator: Melissa Brayden

10:20am  -  10:40am BREAK with SNACKS - Our Friends at Lambda Literary: KG MacGregor, Lisa Girolami and Salem West 
10:40am  -  11:30am

Special Speaker:

Rachel Spangler

Sponsors: Rosa Moran & Carleen Spry



11:40am  -  12:30pm

So, You  Want To Be An Author? Learning Opportunities with the GCLS

- Beth Burnett, Liz McMullen, C.D. Cain

Legacies of Lesbian Literature

- Marianne K. Martin & Cheryl Pletcher 



  • Ann McMan & Salem West
  • Cheryl Pletcher in Memory of Sandra Moran


Author Spotlights

Erica Abbott
Jackie D
Aurora Rey
Pol Robinson

Moderator: Siri Caldwell

12:30pm  -  1:20pm LUNCH - Win a chance to lunch with your favorite author!
OR Join a Birds Of A Feather Table (see Message Board for sign up)
1:20pm  -  2:10pm

What to Know Before, During and After Writing a Book - PART 1 

- Carren Strock


Sponsor: Andrea Bartl

Murder is Everywhere

Moderator:  Ann Roberts

Panelists: Ann Aptaker, Jessie Chandler, Justine Saracen, Carsen Taite, K'Anne Meinel

What's Past is Prologue: Making Your Historical Fiction Real

Moderator:  Patty Schramm                

Panelists:  Lynn Ames, Tonie Chacon, Cheyne Curry, Jae, Bonnie Morris, Vanda

Author Spotlights

Julie Cannon
Cheryl Head
Karin Kallmaker
Caren Penland
Cindy Rizzo

Moderator: Wis Wiswell

2:20pm  -  3:10pm

What to Know Before, During and After Writing a Book - PART 2

- Carren Strock


Sponsor: Andrea Bartl

Differently Able

Moderator:  Marie Castle

Panelists: Micheala Lynn, Annette Mori, Paula Offutt, Pol Robinson

How Washington Really Works -- An Insider Perspective on DC

Moderator:  Lynn Ames                

Panelists: Mara Burr and Guests who work in DC Politics and National Security.

Author Spotlights

Lise MacTague
Lisa Moreau
Lee Lynch
Karen Richard

Moderator:  Bev Prescott

3:20pm  -  4:10pm 

Talking About Language: a Round Table Discussion

Rita Mae Brown, Jewelle Gomez, Karin Kallmaker, Marianne K. Martin


Sponsor: Lynne Pierce




Book Club Meeting:

All We Lack by Sandra Moran

Facilitator: Sandy Thornton



Sponsor:  Lesfic_Unbound  


Author Spotlights

D. Jackson Leigh
Jeannie Levig
Paula Martinac
Caren Werlinger

Moderator: Mary Buchanan
4:10pm - 4:30pm

AUTHORS ==> Set up and get autographs, in Ballroom

READERS==> Get your books ready for autographing! Or purchase them in the Vendor Area


4:30pm  -  6:00pm



5:30pm - 6:00pm    Friends of Bill W. - Willow Room 

Evening Event Options    
7:00pm - 8:30pm


Rocky Horror Show Fun Night

- Come as your favorite Character!



 8:30pm - 12:00am


(Theme: Rocky Horror Show)

Cash Bar

Sponsor: Darla Baker



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