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LittWorld 2009

Nairobi, Kenya
November 1-6, 2009

What people are saying about LittWorld 2009

“My heart is still full as I ponder what took place last week in Kenya. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the experience. The time with that sharp group will certainly re-shape my thinking about global publishing. One of my key takeaways is an overwhelming sense of being part of something much bigger than simply what we see in the US.”   
~Greg Thornton, Moody Publishers, USA

“The workshops were focused on Creating a sustainable and productive team, Copy Editing for impact, How to establish writing course in a school setting, Writing with a Christian worldview, Teaching writing and Writing bible study guides. The general sessions like ‘Publishing: the Next Twenty Years’, ‘Pursuing Excellence in Publishing and Writing' were very useful for our publishing ministry in Sri Lanka.”  
~Caleb Karnakumar, Lanka Bible College, Sri Lanka

“I wrote my first book and started the second one in April not because I like writing [but because] I considered it my duty. At Littworld the Lord changed my perspective. [In a workshop] I came to understand the truth that writing is indeed a ministry; a service to the Lord. [T]he Lord spoke to me in a new way saying: I have called you not to be a missionary who do[es] only church planting ministry but a missionary who also do[es] writing. I responded to Him committing myself to write more intentionally as my service to the Lord. Now I would say: ‘I enjoy writing. LittWorld in Nairobi made me so.’”  
~Ria Zebua, author, the Philippines

“It was a great pleasure to me to meet other people from all over the world involving in this ministry as it was my first time to participate in such conference. It was an atmosphere of sharing experiences in what God has called us to do, “proclaiming God’s word to God’s people.”  
~Aloys Bigirimana, publisher, Burundi-Central Africa

“Our teachers or presenters were very open, interesting and exciting. The LittWorld organizers were very helpful in times of need. l [felt] free and with all the good company l felt as if l were at home. Anyone with a passion for Journalism, Writing and Publishing should attend this conference.”  ~Collen Makumbirofa, journalist, Zimbabwe

“What a great privilege for me to attend Littworld 2009 Kenya, and share in the joy of Jesus with brothers and sisters in Christ from around the world, while being equipped to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ through the written word.”  
~James Kwok, writer, Singapore

“Thank you for organizing a wonderful LittWorld. I personally benefited greatly from it and am now proceeding with another project as a result.” 

~Jennifer Su McIntyre, author, Taiwan


Cambodia and Thailand: Publishing Consultancy
MAI network trainer Ramon Rocha traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to provide one-on-one consulting assistance for the managing director of Fount of Wisdom publishing house.
 
Writer Training in Myanmar (Burma)
MAI facilitated an author training workshop in Myanmar (Burma), hosted by a local Christian publisher.
 
Peru: The editor and writer connection
Peru: A Tandem Task- the editor and writer connection
 
Writer Workshop in Pakistan
MAI facilitated a residential writer workshop in Pakistan, hosted by MIK publishing house.
 
Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference
MAI regional trainer for Africa, Lawrence Darmani, participates in this year's Mount Hermon (CA) Christian Writers Conference.
 
Marketing/Author Training Workshop in Mali
MAI facilitated a marketing/author training workshop in Mali, May 15-19, 2008.
 
Asia Christian Writer Conference
Chiang Mai, Thailand
MAI equipped nearly 50 invited writers from across Asia for mentoring in five tracks: fiction, youth, children, magazine articles, and non-fiction books.
 
Africa Train-the-Trainer
Accra, Ghana
MAI's Train-the-Trainer conference helped African publishers, editors and writers learn how to pass on their skills/knowledge to others, whether one-on-one, in a workshop or in a conference setting
 
Zimbabwe author training
MAI's Africa regional trainer, Lawrence Darmani, consults with a group of aspiring authors related to the Methodist Church at Africa University in Harari, Zimbabwe.
 
SouthEast Asia writer workshop
An MAI trainer will lead this writing workshop to a group of women who launched a Christian magazine in their "closed" country, following their last MAI workshop on how to start a magazine.
 
SouthEast Asia publishing workshop
An MAI publishing veteran leads this workshop to equip publishers and others interested in launching publishing work in this "closed" S.E. Asian country.
 
Ethiopia marketing and publishing
MAI will lead marketing and magazine publishing workshops for the Ethiopian Christian Literature Ministry (ECLMA).
 
Uganda writer training
Faith Writers Christian Writing Retreat
This June MAI will lead a writing retreat in partnership with the Ugandan Faith Writers Association. Invited writers will gather for training led by MAI Africa Regional Trainer Lawrence Darmani.
 
Mexico: Writer Training
Writer Training
MAI's Ian Darke, Latin America regional trainer, teaches at the annual summer course for writers organized by MILAMEX, the Latin America Mission of Mexico. Local organizer Liz Isais.
 
Malaysia writer workshop
MAI is partnering with a local organization, Wawasan Penabur (Sower's Vision), to facilitate a writing workshop for pastors and laypersons in Malaysia.
 
Mongolia editing and design workshops
MAI trainers lead workshops in editorial and graphic design, equipping Mongolian Christian publishers and writers who hope to penetrate the general market.
 
MAI-Europe Publishing Forum
Maximizing the Market in Times of Crisis and Change
The MAI-Europe Publishing Forum offers East and Central European publishers marketing ideas for getting their books and materials into the hands of readers.
 
Sri Lanka writing and editing training
These advanced writing and editing workshops follow MAI's training in 2009 with the National Christian Evangelical Alliance and Lanka Bible College and Seminary.
 
Uganda: Youth traumatized by war find healing in writing
The Uganda Faith Writers Association will hold a second writing camp this fall for 20 youth traumatized by war. The youth learn to write as a form of therapy.
 
Latin America Letra Viva Writing Competition
MAI is sponsoring an essay contest to help develop thoughtful Christian writer and clear communicators in conjunction with Letra Viva and Christian Editing.
 
Author development in the Middle East
To help equip new Christian writers for the region, MAI is partnering with Ophir Publishing House in a three-year training program to develop skilled authors in the Middle East.
 
Southeast Asia editorial & design training
 
Fiction writing workshop in Bulgaria
MAI is partnering with Mission Possible of Bulgaria to hold a fiction-writing workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria. The workshop will be led by Robin Gunn, MAI board member and trainer, and Bulgarian pastor an
 
Buenos Aires: Words and images that speak to the soul
editor and designer training
This workshop for editors and designers was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to equip a new generation of creative and visionary editors and designers for Latin America.
 
Ghana: Behind every good book
editor training
“I resolved to continue to pursue my relationship with young, inexperienced authors, with the conviction that encouragement and guidance yields amazing results.” -Professor Lucy Ry-Kottoh
 
Congo
Marketing and Author Training for French-speaking Central Africa
The largest evangelical publisher in French-speaking Africa, Centre de Publications Evangéliques (CPE), has invited MAI to train French-language Christian publishers, writers and booksellers from Cent
 
Words for Mongolia
MAI continues its 3 year commitment to strengthening Mongolian Christian literature. Ramon Rocha III of the Philippines will consult with individual publishers and offer a one day workshop for publish
 
MAI-Asia Publishing Forum
Asia Publisher Training Expands Borders
Join publishing professionals from across Asia for four days of intensive training on marketing-and editing-related topics. Location: Breakthrough Village, Hong Kong.
 
Arab Christian Writer Training
This is the 2nd year of the Arab Christian Writer Training, gathering talented writers from multiple nations to sharpen skills, learn from leading authors and develop manuscripts for the Arab world.
 
South Africa writer workshop
Weaving creation into Christian publishing
A Rocha South Africa, a Christian conservation group, invites 35 writers with working manuscripts to this workshop focused on "Journeys in Restoration, Reconciliation, Transformation and Hope."
 
Art for the World - De l'art pour le monde
MAI presents award-winning French artist and author, Didier Millotte, at this special event and art show. RSVP required.
 
Passion Grows for Better Reads in Ethiopia
MAI will lead a publisher and writer training in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, hosted by the Ethiopian Christian publishers association.
 
CLADE conference for Latin American church leaders
CLADE congress for Latin American church leaders, San Jose, Costa Rica. MAI trainer Keila Ochoa Harris and regional trainer Ian Darke will represent MAI.
 
Central Asia: Even the dogs bark in poems!
MAI led a pioneer writer training workshop in this closed country of Central Asia.
 
LittWorld 2012
Nairobi, Kenya
Join more than 150 publishers, editors and writersfrom nearly 40 nations for LittWorld 2012, MAI’s unique global publishing conference. Gain intensive training on strategic, publishing-related topics
 
Mexico: New vision and strategy
Ramon Rocha III, director of publisher training, provides consulting for Ediciones Las Americas in Puebla, Mexico.
 
Mexico publisher consulting
Ramon Rocha, MAI’s Director of Publisher Development, will make a second consulting visit to Ediciones Las Américas publishing house in Puebla, Mexico. He will also make a consultation visit with Sall
 
Fiji writer training
MAI holds its first-ever Christian writing workshop in Fiji, February 24 to 28, in partnership with a subsidiary of the Bible Society of the South Pacific.
 
Bulgaria writer training
editor and book writing training
Writers in Bulgaria will hone book writing skills this June 3rd to 7th with local host Mission Possible Bulgaria. Author Marion Stroud and writer coach Alice Crider will train writers to move from wri
 
Papua New Guinea
writer workshop
MAI leads a first writer workshop in Papua New Guinea this September 1 to 5 with local host denomination EBC. Twenty writers will gather for five days to learn how to write curriculum for theology stu
 
South Sudan
Invited writers from South Sudan received training and editorial assistance with manuscripts they are writing for a new publishing house.