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Golden Crown Literary Society Hosts “Books and Boots” Literary Festival in Dallas

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Golden Crown Literary Society Hosts “Books and Boots” Literary Festival in Dallas


The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) will host a special literary event on November 10, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

The Southwest Region of the GCLS and the Resource Center of Dallas present an all-day festival featuring lesbian-themed literature. The event is free and open to the public.

Festival Schedule:

9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. - Opening

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.- Romance Part 1: Two swooning hours for readings and panel discussion about the most popular genre with authors Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, Julie Cannon, Karin Kallmaker, and KG MacGregor

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Coffee break

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Romance Part 2

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. - Lunch on your own

12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. - Mystery/Thriller: Who done it? Why did they do it? Will they be stopped? Panelists Lynn Ames, Barrett, Roselle Graskey, Gerri Hill, Laydin Michaels, and Carsen Taite will give us all the answers

2:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Break Cookies from the DoubleTree

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - How about some fantasy and laughter with your history, maybe in poetic form? The other genres are discussed with Saxon Bennett, Linda Crist, Layce Gardner, Jaycie Morrison, Shelley Thrasher, and Barbara Ann Wright

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Author autographs and Closing

The GCLS is the nation’s only lesbian literary organization whose mission is the education and the promotion and recognition of lesbian literature. The Books and Boots Literary Festival Gold sponsors include Bella Books, Bold Strokes Books, GO Federal Credit Union, North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, Sue Ellen’s of Dallas. Silver sponsors include Sandy Thornton, Shelley Thrasher and Connie Ward, and Sally Langston.

Event Specifics:

What: Books and Boots Lesbian Literary Festival
Where: DoubleTree Hotel 3300 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas
When: November 10, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration Link:



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