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2013 christian writer’s literary festival digital program booklet

  1. 1. 2013 CHRISTIAN WRITER’S LITERARY FESTIVAL DIGITAL PROGRAM BOOKLET DECEMBER 14, 2013 3 RD /FINAL STOP OF THE 2013 HOLY SPIRIT-FILLED & POWERFUL WITNESSES OF CHRIST: CHRISTIAN AUTHORS ON TOUR (CAOT ) BALTIMORE, MD
  2. 2. What is the Christian Writer’s Literary Festival? The 2013 Christian Writer's Literary Festival (http://christianwritersliteraryfestival.blogspot.com) is the third annual event of its kind sponsored by Christian Authors on Tour /CAOT (www.christianauthorsontour.com). This day-long, literary experience offers the opportunity for Christian authors to share their expertise, testimony and writing ministry in a setting that encourages and inspires Christian writers and Christian book lovers. Authors who participate have opportunities to sell their books and/or products and participate in themed panel discussions showcasing their expertise and/or book ministry. Additionally, both readers and writers of Christian books will enjoy a day of fellowship, learning and praise. The 2013 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival will take place at the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library located 400 Cathedral Street (21201) and will offer the following benefits to attendees: • Book Selling & Fellowship takes place in the 2nd floor corridor - The authors and co-sponsors tables aligned in the corridor provide opportunities for attendees to interact with authors and obtain resource information regarding using writing as a tool for Christian ministry; • Professional/Spiritual Development - The panel discussions take place in the Poe Room. Each author will have about 5 minutes to speak on a themed topic relating to their books. The workshops take place in the Office of Student Programs. Each workshop lasts for 20 minutes; and • Missions Outreach - Feel free to bring "new" personal hygiene items with you to the 2013 Christian Writer's Literary Festival on Saturday, December 14th between 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library located 400 Cathedral Street in Baltimore, MD (21201). Volunteers are needed between 1 p.m. 4:30 p.m. to stuff personal hygiene bags and help to deliver the donated items to the Karis Home & Baltimore Rescue Mission. Email lpinder@thetakeactionnetwork.com if you are interested in volunteering on 12/14 to stuff personal hygiene bags and/or deliver them to homeless men and women in Baltimore. Please include "Missions Volunteer" in the Subject Line of your message. SPECIAL NOTE: Everyone should stop by the Registration Table to sign-in and drop-off "NEW" personal hygiene items for homeless men and women in Baltimore. All donations will be delivered the evening of 12/14 to the Karis Home and the Baltimore Rescue Mission, two Christian shelters in Baltimore that provide emergency housing and Christian evangelism to homeless women and men. 2
  3. 3. 2013 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival Tentative Schedule of Activities EVENT LOCATION: Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library 2nd floor/400 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201 EVENT PRICE: FREE ADMISSION! • Author Signings and Book Sale – 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (2nd floor hallway of the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library located 400 Cathedral Street; Baltimore, MD 21201). SEE pages 18 – 55 for a list of participating vendors. • Author Panel Discussions – 10:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m./The Poe Room located on the 2nd floor of the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library (400 Cathedral Street; Baltimore, MD 21201). SEE pages 9-16 for a list of scheduled panel discussion with tentative start/end times. • Author/Writing Workshops – 10:30 a.m. – 4:10 p.m./Office of Student Programs located on the 2nd floor of the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library (400 Cathedral Street; Baltimore, MD 21201). See pages 6 – 8 for a list of workshop descriptions and tentative start/end times. • Keynote Address by Bishop Monroe Saunders, Jr. – 12:30 p.m. – 12:55 p.m./The Office of Student Programs located on the 2nd floor of the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library (400 Cathedral Street; Baltimore, MD 21201). SEE page 5 to read the bio of Bishop Monroe Saunders, Jr. • Personal Hygiene Drive for the Homeless – 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m./Drop-off “NEW” personal hygiene items (i.e. bars of soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, dental floss, lotion, sanitary napkins, shaving cream, shaving razors, men’s underwear, women’s underwear, men’s pajamas, women’s pajamas, shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, hand sanitizer, etc.) to the Registration Table located outside the elevators on the 2nd floor of the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library (400 Cathedral Street; Baltimore, MD 21201). • Call to Salvation/End - 4:15 p.m. - 4:25 p.m./ The Poe Room located on the 2nd floor of the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library (400 Cathedral Street; Baltimore, MD 21201). 3
  4. 4. MASTER OF CEREMONY – BISHOP DARNEAL F. JOHNSON, III As an apostolic gift to the body of Christ, Bishop Darneal Johnson's gift and anointing has afforded him the honor of serving in full-time ministry with some of God's greatest generals. After returning to Baltimore as a result of Hurricane Katrina, Bishop Johnson was refreshed and renewed. He reinvented his ministry by becoming the morning show host for a local gospel station, Spirit 1400. Uplifting and inspiring thousands of listeners as they began their day, Bishop Johnson is an anointed man of God. A highly sought after life coach, mentor, preacher, teacher, and lecturer with an expertise in Church government and spiritual protocol, Bishop Johnson is the current pastor of Living Word Ministries. Bishop Darneal F. Johnson, III Be sure to visit Bishop Johnson’s product table in The Poe Room on the 2nd floor of the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Bishop Johnson will MC the panel discussions at the 2013 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival! The first panel discussion will begin promptly at 10:45 a.m. in The Poe Room (2nd Floor of the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library located 400 Cathedral Street). 4
  5. 5. KEYNOTE SPEAKER – BISHOP MONROE SAUNDERS, JR. A dynamic teacher, preacher and leader - Bishop Monroe Saunders, Jr. senses the urgency for unity in the Body of Christ and the need for transformative spiritual development. He is considered to be a visionary and leader of spiritual transformation during this critical time in our history. Having held two prior pastorates - First United Church of Jesus Christ in Detroit, Michigan and the Capitol Hill United Church of Jesus Christ in Washington, D.C. - Bishop Saunders is the Senior Pastor of Transformation Church of Jesus Christ in Baltimore, MD. He also serves as the Presiding Bishop of the United Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic). Some of his many accomplishments include serving as:     Keynote Address 12:30 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. (Office of Student Programs 2nd Floor/Central Branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library) Be sure to visit Bishop Saunders’ product table outside the Office of Student Programs.      Presiding Prelate of the United Church of Jesus Christ; President of the Center for More Abundant Life which encompasses two Section 8 housing projects for the disabled and elderly; Executive Director of the Center for Creative Learning, an institution-providing academic excellence for children, grades pre-K through 5th grade; President of Pneumiah Vision, Inc. – A Community Development Corporation; A board member of the Transplant Resource Center of Baltimore; An executive board member of the Howard County Housing Commission; A board member of the Mayfield Avenue Community Association; A board member of the National Conference of Christian Jews – State chapter; and Diocese Bishop for the 6th Episcopal Diocese – Florida & 8th Episcopal Diocese – Canada. Bishop Saunders is the author of A Journey to Faith: Barren with a Promise, a book written to encourage those who are going through barren moments in their lives to build their faith, because out of barrenness, the seed of promise can break forth! His newest book, A Journey to Transformation: Seeing the World Through a Different Lens, has just been released His wife, Lady Winsome R. Saunders, and his family make his life complete; they are the love and joy of his life. 5
  6. 6. TENTATIVE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: (ALL WORKSHOPS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE OFFICE OF STUDENT PROGRAMS LOCATED ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE CENTRAL BRANCH OF THE ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY) 6
  7. 7. Be sure to visit Nicois’ product table outside the Office of Student Programs on the 2nd floor of the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library located 400 Cathedral Street; Baltimore, MD 21201 7
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  9. 9. TENTATIVE AUTHOR PANEL DISCUSSION SCHEDULE: 10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. - Writing as a Tool for Christian Ministry - Part 1 (The Poe Room - 2nd Floor) - Each author speaks for 5 minutes about her book in a way that addresses the panel's theme. 9
  10. 10. 11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. - Christian Fiction: Stories that Harvest Souls for Christ (The Poe Room - 2nd Floor) - Each author speaks for 5 minutes about her book in a way that addresses the panel's theme. 10
  11. 11. 11:45 a.m. 12:05 p.m. - Healing Words - Part 1 (The Poe Room - 2nd Floor) - Each author speaks for 5 minutes about her book in a way that addresses the panel's theme. 11
  12. 12. 1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. - Poetry as Praise Panel - (The Poe Room - 2nd Floor) - Each author speaks for 5 minutes about her book in a way that addresses the panel's theme. 12
  13. 13. 1:25 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. - Writing to Disciple the Youth (The Poe Room - 2nd Floor) - Each author speaks for 5 minutes about her book in a way that addresses the panel's theme. 13
  14. 14. 1:50 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. - Getting to WOW (Women of Wisdom) - (The Poe Room - 2nd Floor) - Each author speaks for 5 minutes about her book in a way that addresses the panel's theme. 14
  15. 15. 2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Writing as a Tool for Christian Ministry - Part 2 (The Poe Room - 2nd Floor)- Each author speaks for 5 minutes about her book in a way that addresses the panel's theme. 15
  16. 16. 2:55 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. - Healing Words - Part 2 (The Poe Room - 2nd Floor) - Each author speaks for 5 minutes about her book in a way that addresses the panel's theme. 16
  17. 17. SPECIAL NOTE: Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) is a group of Christian authors (fiction and nonfiction) on FIRE for God and committed to using writing as a tool for Christian ministry. CAOT values excellence and works diligently throughout the year to host highquality literary events that connect Christian book lovers with Christian fiction and non-fiction authors. We try our best to provide a literary experience as marketed with the named authors on our marketing materials (i.e. flyers, brochures and websites). Unfortunately, life happens and there are always unforeseen circumstances that prevent some participating authors from following through on their scheduled commitments. Regrettably, the following authors will not be present at the 2013 Christian Writer ’s Literary Festival due to sickness and/or scheduling conflicts: • • • Dr. A’ndrea Wilson Ondrea Davis Leslie Howard We are excited to announce that Christian author, Jonathan Young, will participate in the Writing as a Tool for Christian Ministry – Part 2 Panel Discussion. Christian author, Lynn Pinder, will participate in the Poetry as Praise Panel Discussion. Christian publisher, Deanna Davis Garlic, will participate in the Getting to WOW (Women of Wisdom). Please SEE pages 14-15 for more details and descriptions of the tentatively scheduled author panels. 17
  18. 18. TENTATIVE LIST OF PARTICIPATING VENDORS (Check-out these and other vendors in the hallway on the 2nd floor at the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library located 400 Cathedral Street; Baltimore, MD 21201) 18
  19. 19. A Special THANK YOU to the 5th Annual African American Author’s Expo for co-sponsoring the 2013 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival
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  21. 21. CHILDREN’S BOOKS VENDORS
  22. 22. A Special THANK YOU to Manna Expressions, LLC for co-sponsoring the 2013 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival 22
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  24. 24. Attendees can place orders on 12/14; all books will be shipped within 14 business days! 24
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  56. 56. A Message from Lynn Pinder Chief Visionary Officer Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) Thank you for attending the 2013 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival. I hope you are ready for a literary experience packed with a variety of Christian authors (fiction and non-fiction) for readers of all ages. I want to extend a special thank you to the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library for serving as our venue for this third year. We are blessed to add a few more author panels and workshops this year. I want to publicly acknowledge all of the CAOT authors/members for staying vested in Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) and sharing your book ministries at CAOT scheduled Tour stops. I need to thank Charlene Browne, the 2013 CAOT Coordinator, also. Charlene has been an invaluable source of support to the entire CAOT family. Melanie Smith-Taylor, Karen Smith, Mitzi Carrasquillo and Elder Donna Jennifer Williams are other CAOT volunteers who have sowed time and prayers into CAOT this year! Thank you ladies! I would also like to thank Bishop Darneal F. Johnson, III and Bishop Monroe Saunders, Jr. for taking the risk to be part of an emerging group of Christian authors who are on FIRE for God and committed to using writing as a tool for Christian ministry! Nicois, thanks you for helping to groom Christian songwriters and for always be willing to give of your time and your talent! Lastly, I thank all of the Christian book lovers who show-up to support Christian authors at CAOT’s scheduled Tour stops. Thanks so much for your prayers and the book purchases you make that support participating CAOT authors/members. Thanks also for supporting our Christian missions outreaches! To God be the Glory! 56
  57. 57. CAOT Marketplace Please support these individuals/organizations! 57
  58. 58. Visit www.2014caot.blogspot.com to learn more about Christian Authors on Tour’s 2014 Tour with scheduled Tour stops in GA, NY, MD & NJ! 58
  59. 59. Visit www.christianwritersliteraryfestival.blogspot.com to view photo highlights from the 2011 and 2012 Christian Writer’s Literary Festivals! Plan to attend the 2014 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, December 13, 2014!

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