ATLANTA, Ga. — The 35th Southeast Lesbian Writers’ Conference, Womonwrites, will be held from May 15-19 at a group camp outside the city limits in Central Georgia.

This intensive alcohol-free gathering engages participants in developing their craft as they receive critiques, share their work and receive tips and support.

Participant-led workshops, affinity groups, open readings and recreation highlight the activities. Registered participants may elect to lead a writing workshop during the event. Email Kate at to learn more.

Beginning in 1979, the annual event provides a safe space for lesbians to full engage in the creative process. Attendees reside in older barrack-style cabins with bunk beds, showers and lavatory.

There is childcare, plus special dietary and accessibility needs for those who require it. No pets are allowed.

Conference cost is comprised of the completion of a duo of two-hour work shifts during the conference and participation in final cleanup plus the sliding-scale registration fee of $50$175 (depending upon ability to pay) and a $5 Georgia park vehicle fee (per vehicle–good for entire stay). It includes admission to all conference activities, lodging, meals, and, for those who pre-register, a copy of the most recent Womonwrites anthology. Park mandated maximum occupancy is 130. Space can only be guaranteed for those who pre-register with a non-refundable $35 deposit. A one-day pass ($25 plus $5 Georgia park vehicle fee) does not include an anthology or accommodations nor overnight. Day pass holders, after completing a workshift, may sign up to read. Pre-registration is due by May 4, with the balance due upon arrival.

Attendees may go to a pre-conference gathering for those who wish to have one to three days to unwind. Cost is $20 per night. Meals are not provided during this short stay.

Transportation coordination is available to the camp site. To learn more, call Lorraine Fontana at 678-595-6188 or email

Registration information is available by calling Lynn at 336-560-7664. Or register online at

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.