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the whatfors

With 20+ years industry experience, co-founders literary agent Beth Marshea and award winning writer tammy lynne stoner are redefining the landscape of Writers’ Conferences by cross-pollinating writers of print, screen, and theater with an unyielding commitment to being the most enjoyable, diverse, and engaging conference out there.

By fostering a creative and collaborative environment, attendees will have the opportunity to explore new perspectives, exchange ideas, and tap into the synergy between all types of storytellers: poets, memoirists, screenwriters, novelists, playwrights, short story writers, and creative producers.

Our mission is to bring storytellers from all backgrounds together to explore and grow while they build careers and community!

One of the most exciting aspects of The Gertrude Conference is its "hotel takeover" where the entire hotel will be a hub of creative energy. Each room will house a Conference attendee, there will be our mini-film festival at the Closing Gala, poolside drinks, story themed games, and professional Roundtables on-site, transforming the space into a vibrant community. This approach ensures a truly immersive experience, fostering organic connections and inspiring collaborations.

In addition to the diverse programming with established industry professionals who represent a wide ranging community including queer, BIPOC, women, and many more, TGC will also feature events and collaborating opportunities for all, whether you’re just getting started or an established professional. READ MORE.

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origin story

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from journal to conference

Gertrude is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 by writer Eric Delehoy as a print journal. In 2018 we became an on-line journal to extend our global reach. Now, we are a Writers' Conference for all kinds of storytellers, always grounded and faithful to our mission to hold space for LGTBQA voices!

Click below to access past Gertrude Journal issues, podcasts, the LINEAGE series, book reviews, and more. . .

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Our Board

tammy lynne stoner, co-founder + lover of cheese bunnies
Beth Marshea, co-founder
Stephanie Glazier, secretary extraordinaire

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Conference FAQs

Where and when will TGC take place?
Can I attend the Closing Night gala only?
When and how can I submit a proposal for a panel?
What is the overall program?
Do panelists pay entry for TGC?
Can I be on more than one panel?

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If you have a problem with the third act, the real problem is in the first act.
- Billy Wilder
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