For readers who delight in probing the faith-filled, deep meaning of Christmas as well as the fun of holiday customs and traditions. This is the fourth anthology compiled and published by Fruitbearer Publishing LLC on behalf of Delmarva Christian Writers’ Fellowship. We hope the content of this Christmas book, which contains a variety of stories, devotionals, poems, puzzles, songs, and tidbits, will enhance your Christmas experience this year and for years to come. Published by Candy Abbott, founder and director of Delmarva Christian Writers’ Fellowship.
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS: The book is available at the wholesale rate of $10 to members of DCWF. Sell them for the retail price of $15 and keep the $5, or use this as a fundraising opportunity for your church or community. Contact Candy Abbott for details (302.856.6649).
Claire Smith will lead the meeting on December 20, which begins at 9:00. An agenda will be distributed at the meeting, and the focus will be _____________________.
If you have a manuscript you would like to have critiqued, please bring a minimum of 10 copies of five or less double spaced pages. No trembling, new folks--we'll point out the strengths as well as our gentle observations of areas that could be improved.
DCWF tradition calls for those attending to bring Christmas treats to share, so bring your appetite.
Gail Atlas, our Meeting Coordinator, is organizing an ongoing Prayer Email for DCWF. If you are interested in sharing needs with and praying for one another, please send an email to her with your name and preferred email under the subject "DCWF Prayer."
Looking forward to another great meeting to end the year.
Purpose of DCWF
What you can expect from DCWF
Here we are at our monthly meeting in Oct. 2008 where our teaching was about manuscript formatting and how to navigate Microsoft Word. It is becoming more common for our members to bring their laptops. We're doing our best to keep abreast of the leaps and bounds of technology.
Established in 1993, the group has approx. 45 members on the rolls with an average attendance of 8 to 15 and a regional mailing list of 130. The majority are new writers who are mentored by those of us who have been published. It is an informal gathering for critiquing and encouragement with numerous resources to build up the Christian who writes.
There is no membership fee, no "formal" agenda, and no pressure, but we do hold one another accountable to see progress in our writing.
We meet once a month, the third Saturday, from 9 until 12:30 (sometimes 10 to 2). Our meetings typically include a devotional, shared information, a teaching, critique groups, and prayer. Friendships are fostered over lunch and between meetings. On occasion, we host day-long writing seminars or retreats.
A number of our members attend regional or national conferences (visit www.writehisanswer.com for links to the Philadelphia and Colorado conferences).