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Terrace Room

Plaza C

Plaza B

Plaza A

The Arbors

Other Event Venues


8:30 - 9:20

& RegistrationOPEN 8:30am -6:00pm

Boring to Best Selling: How to Take Your Author Readings to the Next Level

- Melissa Brayden and Carleen Spry

What Messages are We Getting From LesFic Covers?


Moderator: Andi Marquette

Panelists: Jove Belle, Siri Caldwell, Liz Gibson, Ann McMan, Bev Prescott

Love Laced With Danger: The Allure of Romantic Intrigue


Moderator: Cindy Rizzo

Panelists: KG MacGregor, Laydin Michaels, Radclyffe, Melissa Price

Author Spotlights

Darla Baker
JD Glass
Micheala Lynn
Kenna White

Moderator: Wis Wiswell


9:30 - 10:20

Technology Can Be Your Friend: Writing, Research & Productivity Tools

- Cindy Rizzo


Sponsor: Badger Bliss Books

Self Care for Writers and Those who Love Them


- Beth Burnett & Karen Richard

Science Fiction & Social Justice


Moderator: Mary Griggs

Panelists: Jewelle Gomez, Elizabeth Hodge, Lise MacTague, MB Panichi, Tiffany Shamaly

Author Spotlights

Georgia Beers
Barbara Clanton
JL Gaynor
Rachel Spangler
Nell Stark

Moderator: Catherine Maiorisi


Sponsor: Anne Geary


10:20 - 10:40
BREAK with SNACKS - Sponsored by Judy Comella

10:40 - 11:30

Sense and Sensibility: Cultural Competence in Lesbian Literature

with Special Guest DeAngela Cooks

Facilitated by Cheryl Head

Sponsors:Carleen Spry & Liz Gibson


Weirdly Queer


Moderator: Karen Badger

Panelists: Marie Castle, JL Gaynor, D. Jackson Leigh, Connie Ward

Author Spotlights

CD Cain
Suzie Carr
KC Richardson
Alison Solomon

Moderator: Elaine Mulligan-Lynch


11:40 - 12:30


YA - NA: What's the Diff?


Moderator: Caren Werlinger

Panelists: Barb Clanton, Rachel Gold, Liz McMullen, Nell Stark

Author Spotlights

Liz McMullen
VK Powell
Ann Roberts

Moderator: Elaine Mulligan-Lynch


12:30 - 1:30
LUNCH - Win a chance to lunch with your favorite author!
Buffet Lunch served in hallway outside Vendor Room. "No-Food" ticket holders can purchase affordable lunches at concession stand in Conference Foyer (Sandwiches, salads, fruit, cookies, drinks)

1:30 - 2:20

Membership Meeting





2:30 - 3:20

Secrets of Social Media Mastery - Part 1




- Lynn Ames

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

Sacred Words: The Art Of Working With An Editor To Get The Most Out Of Your Manuscript


Moderator: Salem West

Panelists: Siri Caldwell, Nann Dunne, Shelley Thrasher, RG Emmanuelle, Andi Marquette

What's So Funny?




Moderator: Jessie Chandler

Panelists: Karen Badger, Fay Jacobs, Ann McMan, Karen Richard, Carol Rosenfeld

Author Spotlights

Ann Aptaker
Denise Judge

Taylor Rickard

Moderator: Karen Kallmaker

Sponsor: Beth Schomburg


3:20 - 3:40

3:40 - 4:30

Secrets of Social Media Mastery - Part 2



- Lynn Ames

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

Judging a Book by its Content: The GCLS Judging & Awards Process


- Carleen Spry & Watty Boss

SideKicks 2: All across the Rainbow



Moderator: Melissa Price

Panelists: Georgia Beers, Aurora Rey, Laina Villeneuve, Salem West, Kenna White

Author Spotlights

Melissa Brayden
Renee MacKenzie
Laydin Michaels
Annette Mori
Dillon Watson

Moderator: Mary Buchanan

Sponsor: Beth Schomburg


4:40 - 5:30

More Engaging Dialogue: How to Use Electronic Media to Write Conversations


- Erica Abbott & Pol Robinson


Book Club Meeting:


Tangled Roots
by Marianne K. Martin
(in attendance)

Facilitator: Sandy Thornton

Sponsor: Lesfic_Unbound

Author Spotlights

Julie Blair
Jessie Chandler
Bev Prescott
MJ Williamz
Sheryl Wright

Moderator: Mary Griggs







5:30 - 6:00 


Willow Room

7:30 - 9:30


Love Between the Covers
followed by Q&A with
Radclyffe & Director/Producer
Laurie Kahn




GCLS Night (Karaoke) at Freddies, Arlington, VA
8:00 - Closing


2018 Tee Corinne Finalists

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