Saturday, November 8, 2014

Largest Christian Book Sale in Delaware
Coming to Georgetown


Name:             The Book Event


Date:               Saturday, November 8, 2014


Time:              10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Location:        Crossroad Community Church

                        20684 State Forest Road

                        Georgetown, DE 19947



Georgetown, DE - Christian authors from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey will flock to Georgetown for Delaware’s largest Christian book sale: The Book Event. Delmarva Christian Writers’ Fellowship (DCWF) will host The Book Event—now in its second year—at Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown, Delaware, on Saturday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


More than twenty authors will attend, including well-known regional writers like Karen Whiting and Terri Gillespie, and local favorites like Candy Abbott, David Michael Smith, Eva Maddox, Betty Kasperski, and Wilma Caraway, winner of the CSPA 2014 Book of the Year Award (gift book category). 


In keeping with the event’s Christmas theme, shoppers will be given a Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board. Those who complete the game board with author signatures can get $2 off one of DCWF’s Christmas anthologies, including Christmas Faith & Fun, which will be available for the first time. 


Book Event shoppers can also participate in a charity project DCWF is calling “The Timothy Tree.” Gift tags, with the first name and last initial of a needy child, man, or woman, will be placed on the tree for customers to choose. They will buy an age-appropriate book from one of the authors, write an encouraging note on the gift card, place the card in the book, and leave in a basket for the Book Event team to distribute. 


An activity table with art supplies will be available to entertain children while parents shop. Refreshments will be prepared and served by the Crossroad Community Church kitchen crew.


QUESTIONS: Call Judi Folmsbee at 302.684.3603.



Louise Whale, Facilitator for the November 15 Meeting


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Delmarva Christian Writers' Fellowship

Georgetown Presbyterian Church
Tunnell Hall

Facilitator: Louise Whale

NOTE: Timeframes are a guideline . . . we’re flexible.

9:00  Welcoming Hubbub and Refreshments

9:15 Opening Prayer and Devotional

9:20  Fellowship Updates (PLEASE BE BRIEF)

“Blessing Box” $1 voluntary donation

10:00 Coffee Break and Fellowship

10:15 THIS MONTH'S FOCUS: Let's Discuss Our Writing Challenges

11:00  Manuscript Critiques

12:00 Closing Prayer and Clean Up

Lunch at the Georgetown Family Restaurant (Dutch treat)

Meeting Schedule

DCWF meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month (with a few exceptions). Click here for the agenda and meeting dates and locations. We're a friendly group, eager to share resources about conferences, books, websites -- anything that will strengthen us as Christians who write. We hope you'll feel right at home from your first visit. If you ever find an exception to that, let us know!

Call for Submissions

If you're interested in submitting your manuscript for publication, we often have opportunities that we'll post on this page. Right now, we're accepting manuscripts for our DCWF's 2015 Christmas book (stories, devotionals, poems, puzzles, and more). One of our award-winning authors, Wilma Caraway, is compiling an anthology about things that kids say. Click this page to find out more.





Manuscript Critiques

At our regular meetings, we have a critique session, so bring your manuscript (8-10 copies of up to five double-spaced pages). No trembling, new folks--we'll point out the strengths as well as observations of areas that could be improved.



Pictures from our 2014 Collins Pond Retreat

Pictures from our 2013 Collins Pond Retreat

Pictures from our 2012 Collins Pond Retreat


 Purpose of DCWF


  • To encourage Christians on the Delmarva Peninsula to write with excellence in as many ways as possible, as diligently as possible. (Just imagine the impact if every believer who ever thought of writing were to put those words on paper and share them with a few close friends. From letters to articles to books and self-publishing, opportunities abound.)


  • To knit a strong foundation of encouragement, undergirding, and support, spurring one another on toward love and good deeds–all the more as we see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:24-25). The word "Fellowship" in our name is as important as "Writing."


  • To provide training for excellence through seminars, publications, critiquing, guest speakers, etc., so that we may present ourselves to God as workers who do not need to be ashamed and who correctly handle the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).


2012 Collins Pond Writers' Retreat
We're a friendly group! Whether you're a beginning writer or published author, Delmarva Christian Writers' Fellowship is eager to come alongside to help. We offer encouragement, inspiration, writing resources, education, prayer, and fellowship.



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 for links to the Philadelphia and Colorado conferences).



President Abe Lincoln makes a guest appearance for an interview at the DCWF January 18, 2014 meeting

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