One of the prestigious organizations for lesbian literature, the Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS), will hold its annual conference in Portland (OR) on July 9-13, 2014 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River at Janzten Beach. Both educational and social for readers and writers, the meeting also offers aspiring authors the chance to pitch their book ideas to lesbian publishing companies. Authors Lori L. Lake and Ann Bannon will offer special presentations. The conference culminates in the Goldies awards for excellence in 12 categories and four special awards. For more information, you can visit their website here.