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Digital Program Booklet for the 2014 Christian Writer's Literary Festival

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The 2014 Christian Writer's Literary Festival took place on December 13, 2014 in Baltimore, MD! It was a day of Christian books and fellowship. This digital program booklet offers a glimpse of the authors and attendees who participated!

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Digital Program Booklet for the 2014 Christian Writer's Literary Festival

  1. 1. Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) Digital Program Booklet for the 2014 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival December 13, 2014 5th & Final Tour Stop of the 2014 Called to Serve: Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) Baltimore, MD
  2. 2. 3 The 2014 Christian Writer's Literary Festival (www.christianwritersliteraryfestival.blogspot.com) was the fourth annual event of its kind sponsored by Christian Authors on Tour /CAOT (www.christianauthorsontour.com). This day-long, literary experience offered the opportunity for Christian authors to share their expertise, testimony and writing ministry in a setting that encouraged and inspired Christian writers and Christian book lovers. It was and is always the last stop of any of CAOT’s annual Christian book tours. Authors who participated in the 2014 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival had opportunities to (1) sell their books and/or products; (2) showcase their book ministries; (3) connect with Christian book lovers; and (4) speak via open mike/author readings. Although the 2014 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival did not include author panel discussions, it did provide opportunities for authors to participate in an open mike session where they either read excerpts from their books or gave a brief overview about their books. The 2014 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival was held at a new venue, the Downtown Cultural Arts Center, located 401 N. Howard Street (21202); it offered the following benefits to attendees: • Book Selling & Fellowship - The authors and vendor tables on the main level provides opportunities for attendees to interact intimately (one-on-one) with authors and to obtain resource information regarding writing as a tool for Christian ministry; • Professional/Spiritual Development - The keynote speaker, the workshop facilitator, and the authors shared from their hearts and their love for God • Missions Outreach – Attendees donated three boxes of personal hygiene items to the Karis Home and the Baltimore Rescue Mission. The donations were delivered immediately following the literary event Readers and writers of Christian books enjoyed a day of fellowship, learning and praise at the 2014 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival! What is the Christian Writer’s Literary Festival?
  3. 3. • Prayer/Welcome/Author Signings and Book Sale – 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Main Level located 401 N. Howard Street; Baltimore, MD 21201). • Author Open Mike – 10:40 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; 12:50 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.; & 3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Main Level located 401 N. Howard Street: Baltimore, MD 21201). • Keynote Address by Marlene Bagnull – 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Main Stage on Main Level located 401 N. Howard Street; Baltimore, MD 21201) • Christian Song Writing Workshop – 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Main Stage on Main Level located 401 N. Howard Street; Baltimore, MD • 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). • Pro-Life Declaration/Prayer/End - 4:15 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. (Main Level located 401 N. Howard Street; Baltimore, MD 21201) EVENT LOCATION: Downtown Cultural Arts Center Main Level/401 N. Howard Street Baltimore, MD 21201 EVENT PRICE: FREE ADMISSION! 2014 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival Schedule of Activities 4
  4. 4. A Day in Review … This digital program booklet offers a glimpse of the God-inspired, Christian writer’s literary festival that took place on 12/13/14 in Baltimore, MD at the 5th and final stop of the 2014 Called to Serve: Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT)! Although the turn-out was small at the 2014 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival, the Lord’s spirit was plentiful and present! The day was packed with information, resources and testimonies from Christian authors from all over the country. These men and women use writing as a tool for Christian ministry. They shared their hearts, their testimonies and their love. I thank each of the attendees who came out to meet these Christian authors, to purchase their books, and to sow blessings into the lives of homeless men and women in Baltimore! You (attendees) were there because God ordained it to be so, and we were so blessed by your presence! Thank You! I thank those CAOT authors/members who came out to support their fellow CAOT authors/members. Thank YOU for being willing to show-up to support other writing warriors! To the CAOT & AAAE authors who showcased their books at the 2014 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival … your creativity, excellence, obedience, faithfulness, and love for God set that place on FIRE! THANK YOU! I also thank the volunteers who came out to lend their service, prayers and support. THANK YOU! To those of you who missed the opportunity to attend this powerful literary event, I do hope you enjoy reading this digital program booklet. Feel free to follow-up with the various authors, speakers, and presenters featured in this digital program booklet via Facebook or email! WARNING! Don’t sleep on CAOT authors/members and/or literary events! If you do, you will miss the blessing of fellowship and the opportunity to meet and learn from other men and women of God who are on FIRE for the Lord and committed to using writing as a tool for Christian ministry - be part of something Godly, good and purposeful! -Lynn Pinder Chief Visionary Officer Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) 5
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  6. 6. Keynote Speaker – Marlene Bagnull 7
  7. 7. Guest Speaker, Marlene Bagnull, shared a poignant and on-time message from the Father! This versatile and AWESOME woman of God is a Christian author, editor, conference director, wife, mother, and grandmother. 8
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  9. 9. Christian Recording Artist, Nicois, returned a 4th year to facilitate her signature Christian songwriter’s workshop. Nicois taught some and reminded others about the true purpose of Christian songwriting!
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  35. 35. Missions Outreach The Karis Home & The Baltimore Rescue Mission
  36. 36. http://savbaptistcenter.org/ A special THANK YOU to Yolande Hinton for sorting through all the donations and packing them up for delivery to the Karis Home & the Baltimore Rescue Mission! 43
  37. 37. CAOT Market Place Buy! Sow! Learn! Support! Sow! Give!
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  40. 40. STILL MISSING: HER LIFE MATTERS!
  41. 41. A special thank you to Bro. Albert Phillips for compiling this list! I challenge you to compile a similar list for your city/state!
  42. 42. Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! • Visit www.christianauthorsontour.com for more information regarding Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT)! • Visit www.blogtalkradio.com/christianauthorsontour to hear hundreds of inspirational interviews with Christian authors!

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