Friday, August 28, 2009

Fall Festival of Authors Luncheon on October 17th

Ever wonder what it would be like to sit down with an author and ask them about their books? Or get to know them personally while enjoying lunch together? Christian authors and readers from all across southern California will soon be doing just that - at the first Fall Festival of Authors Luncheon nearby at Cypress Church.

Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the three featured speakers Kathi Macias, Athol Dickson, and Susan Titus Osborn, when doors open at 9:30 a.m. Morning refreshments (muffins, coffee, tea) will be ready, and are included in the price of the luncheon ticket, which offers a complete lunch of salad, quiche, dessert and selection of beverages.

In addition to the three special speakers, a variety of other Christian authors will be in attendance, each hosting one of the luncheon tables, and seated among the guests, ensuring a personal connection with an author!

Following the lunch, authors will display their books and other materials which will be available for purchase and signing. Each author will also be listed in the program directory, with contact information, and guests will be free to chat with them and pick up brochures about their writing and speaking ministries.

Susan Titus Osborn is an adjunct professor at several Christian universities and the director of the Christian Communicator Manuscript Critique Service where she heads a staff of 18 editors. She has authored 30 books, as well as numerous articles. Athol Dickson’s River Rising, was a Christy Award winner, and one of the Booklist Top Ten Christian Novels of 2006 and a finalist for Christianity Today's Best Novel of 2006. Athol won a second Christy Award with The Cure, picked by Christian Fiction Review as one of the Ten Best Novels of 2008. Kathi Macias is an Angel-award winning writer who has authored or co-authored nearly thirty books and part of the devotional writing team for Zondervan's New Women's Devotional Bible. Kathi and Susan are also both popular retreat speakers.

The event is for both men and women. ECLA, the Evangelical Church Library Association, Southern California Chapter, and the Women’s Ministry Team of Cypress Church are jointly sponsoring the luncheon. Also supporting this event is the Orange County Christian Writers’ Fellowship:

This unique, nondenominational event will be held Saturday, October 17th, 2009, at Cypress Church, 6143 Ball Road (just east of Valley View), from 9:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Readers, aspiring writers, pastoral and church staff, lay ministry, home schooling parents, church librarians and church book club members from all over Southern California are all encouraged to attend.
Seating is limited – send ticket requests promptly. For group seating together, please send ticket order requests in one envelope.

The ticket price is $20.00 - Email Sharon at for ticket information. You may visit this link for a printable reservation form:

For any additional questions, contact Joanne, ECLA Event Coordinator:

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