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The 2015 Golden Crown Literary Society Annual Conference will be held July 22 through the 26 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans.

The Keynote speaker will be Dorothy Allison – author of such noted works at Bastard Out of Caroline, Cavedweller and Trash.

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The Special Speaker will be Ali Vali – author of numerous books including the Caine Casey Devil series and the new release, The Romance Vote.

Plan on meeting many of your other favorite lesbian fiction authors throughout the conference and at the Author Autograph session!

Also held at the event will be the 2015 Goldie Awards. Click to see the nominees here of some the best books written by, for, or about lesbians in the past year.

Register Now for the conference.

Contact me at marygriggs_AT_gmail.com if you’re interested in volunteering for the host committee. Some of the fun things volunteers can do:

1) Local Sponsors: Identify and approach local businesses to be sponsors of the event (we can provide brochures, offer to put their name/logo on our website, in our programs etc., whatever we all work out) or donors to the silent auction;

2) Local/Regional Marketing: Provide marketing in the region to get the word out to local Lesbian/LGBT organizations (e.g. deliver pamphlets for distribution to their members, ask them to put a link on their website/Facebook to our website/Facebook in exchange for us to put their logo and a link to their site on our website), contact local colleges and universities creative writing and LGBT student orgs to get the word out; and

3) NOLA Information: Information for the attendees – a map of the area immediately surrounding the hotel that shows any and all amenities – especially food options; sightseeing opportunities; areas to avoid; any safety precautions, driving tips, etc.; LGBT venues of interest; etc.

4) Conference Support: Receive and store boxes for the Con as they come in the last few months before the Con; deliver boxes to the Conference Hotel.

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