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Tentative Schedule of Activities at 2013 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 event 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 select panel discussions based on 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; and
  • 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.
  • Missions Outreach - Feel free to bring "new" personal hygiene items with you to the 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. CLICK HERE for more details regarding this missions outreach!

2013 Christian Writer's Literary Festival Schedule - 2nd Floor of Enoch Pratt Free Library


10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. - Kingdom Kids Doing Great Things Story Time for children aged 7 and under - (Office of Student Programs - 2nd Floor)





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.

 


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. 


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.


12:30 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. - Keynote Address – Bishop Monroe Saunders, Jr - author of A Journey to Transformation and A Journey to Faith - (Office of Student Programs - 2nd Floor)

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.  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).  



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.


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.


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.

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.

 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.

3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. WORKSHOP 1: My Words Become My Praise Song Workshop
Workshop Facilitator:  Nicois (Office of Student Programs - 2nd Floor)
 
 
3:50 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. WORKSHOP 2: Introduction to the African American Author's Expo  (AAAE) Workshop Facilitator:  Patricia Johnson/Workshop Participants: Ashanti S. Kenyatta and Marcia Gethers - (The Poe Room - 2nd Floor)

 


4:15 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
Call to Salvation/End

FREE ADMISSION! FREE ADMISSION! FREE ADMISSION!

 Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library 
2nd Floor
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
Saturday, December 14, 2013
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


An Opportunity for a U.S-Based Missions Outreach

*Like in 2011 and 2012, attendees at the 2013 Christian Writer's Literary Festival are welcome to bring donations of unused "NEW" personal hygiene items (i.e. soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste, dental floss, shaving cream, sanitary napkins, tampons, mouth wash, Gold Bond Powder hand sanitizer, chap stick, lip balm, lotion, baby oil, perfume, cologne, razors, etc.), pajamas and underwear (men & women) for inclusion in gift bags that participating Christian authors will distribute to the Karis Home (a Christian homeless shelter for women) and the Baltimore Rescue Mission (a Christian homeless shelter for men).  

CLICK HERE for specific instructions regarding the dropping off of unused (new) personal hygiene items to the Christian Writer's Literary Festival on December 14, 2013! 

Christian Authors/Publishers/Editors/Publicists/Businesses - CLICK HERE for more information regarding opportunities to promote your products and/or services in a color ad for inclusion in the Christian Writer's Literary Festival's program booklet. 


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Vending Fee Descriptions:

Please note the $85 vending fee at the 2013 Christian Writer's Literary Festival covers the following:
(1) inclusion of the author's book cover and book info info on pre-advertisement E-blasts;
(2) inclusion of the author's book cover, headshot, book info and website information in the "official" digital version of the program booklet to be distributed on the "official" event website at http://christianwritersliteraryfestival.blogspot.com;
(3) a shared table to sell your products/services on 12/14/13 (You keep 100% of your proceeds);
(4) courtesy snacks;
(5) one interview on the Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) Blog Talk Radio Show; and
(6) the option to submit a poem, short story or creative essay for inclusion (free of charge) in CAOT's 2013 FREE Christmas E-Book. Visit http://freechristmase-book.blogspot.com/for submission guidelines.


Listen to interviews with participating suthors of the 2013 Christian Writer's Literary Festival