Faith-based writing organization Inspire Christian Writers celebrates the launch of two new anthology books in conjunction with Market Place Folsom Author’s Book Fair on Saturday, Aug. 31. Lembi Community Park at 1302 Riley Street in Folsom provides the venue for the event between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Attendees will be able to meet contributors to the anthologies and have copies autographed, as well as enjoy refreshments as they chat with the writers.
Inspire Faith (ISBN-10: 1938196015, ISBN-13: 978-1938196010) features 28 authors sharing their stories of God’s faithfulness in the lives of his children. With 32 stories and poems in all, the paperback offers uplifting reminders of His lovingkindness. Dana Sudboro and Julie Williams co-edited the volume. Sudboro is Vice President of Inspire Writers and heads the Rocklin/Roseville critique group for the organization.
Friends of Inspire Faith (ISBN-10: 1938196023, ISBN-13: 978-1938196027) shares 25 more stories and poems of God’s love. This paperback anthology was co-edited by Michelle Janene and Sudboro.
Inspire Press, the publishing arm of Inspire Christian Writers, published both volumes. Both may be purchased online as well as in bookstores. The organization plans an electronic version of the collections in the near future.
The contents of both volumes came from ICW writers, as they relate how God works in their lives. Future anthologies will be compiled from member stories on other topics. God’s love provides the common thread through the collections.
Inspire Christian Writers sponsors several groups across the northern California area, including one for young authors and an online group for those who cannot attend regular meetings. Members enjoy the opportunity for constructive critiques from fellow believers, as well as educational opportunities such as seminars and the annual conference. A number of members have seen finished works published, with enthusiastic support from their peers at launch events.
For more on Inspire Christian Writers, visit the group's website. Application information can be found there, along with upcoming events and biographies of the membership.
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