Stay tuned for details about the 2017 LCLC!

Sapphire Books, the Gem in Lesbian Publishing, held its fourth annual Left Coast Lesbian Literary Conference (LCLC) from October 12-16, 2017 with the mission of promoting lesbian literature and inspiring lesbian authors. Over 100 authors, fans, and literary special guests attended the exclusive event held at the Casitas Laquita Resort in Palm Springs, CA.

Lesbian literature trailblazer Lee Lynch delivered the special keynote address at the Palm Springs Public Library on Saturday, October 16. In her remarks, Lynch shared her experiences of living and writing in New York City during the challenging times of Stonewall in the 1960s and how her writing has always been for and about gay people. She thanked her fellow lesbian writers for continuing to tell stories about such an 

Only at the LCLC can you enjoy poetry, fiction and memoir readings by incredibly lesbian authors right from the pool.

Trailblazer Lee Lynch speaks at the Palm Springs Public Library.

Christine Svendsen, CEO and publisher of Sapphire Books, said, “Having someone of Lee Lynch’s caliber is one of the reasons the LCLC has garnered the kind of success it is currently enjoying. We’ve brought the top writers in both mainstream and lesbian literature to the event every year and it just keeps getting better and better.”

The event, which drew lesbian writers and fans from across the country, featured literary workshops and intimate readings in a collegial and relaxed atmosphere. A Silent Auction raised over $500 to support the recently fallen Palm Springs police offers.

Svendsen added, “We’re already planning our fifth annual conference to be held next October, and every year it gets better. It really is a labor of love and we owe it all to our dedicated readers, publishers, authors, and community who attend the conference.”

Attending Sapphire Books authors included: BL Clark, Sandy Duggar, Isabella, Lucy J. Madison, Sallyanne Monti, Linda North, Lou Ann Smoot, Karelia Stetz-Waters, Shelley Thrasher, Susan Thompson, and Tara Wentz. Other attending authors included: Kim Baker, Renee MacKenzie, Annette Mori, Baxter Clare Trautman, and Darla Baker.

Attendees showed their support of Palm Springs Law Enforcement and contributed over $500 to the fallen officers.

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