GCLS in Rehoboth Beach!

GCLS is happy to announce our second year at

THE women's event of the year in Rehoboth Beach:

Women’s Fest, April 11 – 14, 2014.

Women’s Week at Rehoboth Beach is an annual event that draws women from all over the country for 4 days of fun and entertainment.  Women's Fest (through our own Fay Jacobs) has offered to provide ten (10) GCLS authors the opportunity to participate in book readings and signings at Proud Books (50 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach) between 10am and 2pm on Friday, April 12th at the height of Women's Fest.  The day will start with signings from 10am to noon, along with Georgia Beers, Laury Eagan, Amy Dawson Robertson, and Mari SanGiovanni who will be doing readings and signings during this same timeframeThen the GCLS authors will do readings from Noon until 1:30, followed by more opportunities for signings and chatting with readers until 3pm. This is a fantastic opportunity for GCLS authors to promote their books and mingle with readers.

Readings are limited to six-minutesPlease be courteous and respectful of each author's time and ensure that the passage you are reading is NO MORE THAN the allotted six minutes.

Authors, if you’d like to take advantage of this opportunity to promote your books and meet with readers from all over the country, this will be on a “first come, first served” basis.  After 5 authors have registered in each group / time slot, we will accept registration for up to four additional authors who will be alternates should a registered author have to withdraw.

Please contact Mercedes Lewis with any questions.  Mercedes will also be present at Rehoboth Beach, and she can be found at Proud Books on the day of our readings.  Contact her via email with any questions that you might have about Rehoboth Beach or Women's Fest. 

GROUP ONE:  12:15 - 12:50 Readings - REGISTRATION <coming soon>

GROUP TWO: 12:55 - 1:30 Readings - REGISTRATION <coming soon>


In addition, if you wish to participate in the rest of Women’s Fest, All-Access tickets to the fest are a mere $65 and include a variety of events:    (NOTE: Participation in the reading/signings does not require purchasing a ticket for the fest.)

  • Walking tours
  • Book readings/signings
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Workshops
  • Tea dances
  • Country Singer Chely Wright
  • Comedian Vicki Shaw

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The Mission of the Golden Crown Literary Society    

The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is for the education, promotion, and recognition of lesbian fiction and creative non-fiction. Our goals are to:
  1. Provide learning opportunities, encouragement and assistance to new and established authors in developing their craft;
  2. Support and strengthen quality lesbian writing by providing educational programs and creating opportunities for readers and writers to interact; and
  3. To recognize and promote lesbian literary work. 
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