HAPPY SPRING, to some of you in this hemisphere and above a certain latitude line!
Hi, peeps. Some of you around here are no doubt familiar with the Golden Crown Literary Society and its annual conference (held each summer in various cities).
If you’re not, well! Here you go! The GCLS is an organization devoted to lesfic. In the past year, they’ve also launched a year-long writing academy for aspiring/perspiring authors.
Here’s a quote that explains that:
The GCLS Writing Academy is a year long program for new or relatively new writers who have at least half of a novel written and who want to learn the critical components of quality writing, plus various related topics such as researching your novel, the writer’s life, and the path to getting published.
At any rate, the GCLS is 11 years old, and going stronger every year. Each conference has myriad panels that deal with all kinds of writing and publishing topics, as well as author signing sessions and author readings. And there’s the awards ceremony and after-ceremony dance. Plus all kinds of other social events for mixing and mingling and a vendor room with publishers and book sales and…
Hopefully, you get the idea.
So with that in mind, Jove and I here at Women and Words were thinking of having some T-shirts made up to either sell or raffle off at the conference this year, which is in NEW ORLEANS. And Dorothy Allison is going to speak. JUST SAYIN’. Oh, and Rita Mae Brown will also be around. FOR REALZ.
So we’re asking you, the readers and writers who plan to attend the conference, which of those options you like. Would people enjoy purchasing a Women and Words tee and wearing it proudly all over the place, thereby announcing your affiliation with WORDS and WOMEN? Or would you rather participate in a raffle of some sort with some limited edition tees or some such?
We’re always trying to come up with new ways to swag everybody out and new ways to have fun and donate to good causes.
So let us know in the comments below what you think and THANKS!