FOCLIS Annual Meeting 2022 (Face-to-Face at ALA)

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June 24, 2022 (Friday), 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Everyone is welcome to attend! Membership not required!

Location: Marriott Marquis, Georgetown University room, it is located next to Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Program: Purpose Driven Fiction for a Hurting World
What makes fiction “Inspirational”? In many cases, it not only means fiction without certain things—explicit language or sexuality—but also fiction with an additional theme of spirituality. Christy Hall of Fame and bestselling author Cathy Gohlke will talk about how she seeks to make her books not only entertaining, but also purpose-driven stories inspired by today’s headlines that speak to readers’ needs and interests and offer comfort, consolation, and inspiration from
the Bible.

Author photograph, Cathy Gohlke

Christy Hall of Fame, Carol and INSPY Award–winning and bestselling author Cathy Gohlke writes novels steeped with inspirational lessons, speaking of world and life events through the lens of history. She champions the battle against oppression, celebrating the freedom found only in Christ. Cathy has worked as a school librarian, drama director, and director of children’s and education ministries. When not traveling to historic sites for research, she and her husband, Dan, divide their time between northern Virginia and the Jersey Shore, enjoying time with their grown children and grandchildren. Visit her website at and find her on Facebook at CathyGohlkeBooks and Bookbub (@CathyGohlke).

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Contact: Jo Monahan