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CBLR Retreat - October 22-25, 2020

Faith, Fun, Fellowship and Books

Don't Miss This Retreat An Experience Like No Other



 

 

 

  

 

About Christian Book Lover's Retreat

At The Christian Book Lover's Retreat We Inspire God's People To Live Their Best Life NOW!

Join us in 2020 for our 5th year celebration! 

The Christian Book Lover's Retreat is an ALL-INCLUSIVE retreat. Simply put, there is no extra charge for any of the events you will attend at the retreat... and we plan a lot of events just for YOU! Don't miss the 2020 CBLR because we have events that will uplift your spirit while pushing you forward towards your God given destiny.This retreat is designed to help our attendees de-stress, relax and rejuvenate... while hanging out with some of your favorite Christian authors. It's the most fun you can have this side of heaven. Guaranteed!

Why you should attend the CBLR...

The Christian Book Lover's Retreat is built on the principles of Faith. Fun. Fellowship... and a whole lot of books. With this in mind we bring our attendees faithfilled events such as the Prayer Journey, Morning Glory and praise and worship. For fun we will be having a Gospelfest, pajama party, book release parties, gameshows, a pampering session and so much more... You will have the time of your life at the 2020 CBLR as you enjoy our many events and fellowship with other attendees.

We do everything with the EXPERIENCE in mind. So, you won't just get a regular party out of us... we like to theme it up. In 2018 we did the White Party, in 2019 we did the 70s Party (check out the photos below to see some of the 70s gear). This year, in 2020 we are taking it back a hundred years and doing a 1920s party. It will be a fabulous old-time celebration that you won't soon forget. So join us for Faith. Fun. Fellowship... and a whole lot of books!

... For the reader in you, we also have a huge book fair on Saturday afternoon.

The CBLR keeps on growing and it's all because of YOU!

There's a lot to do at the Christian Book Lover's Retreat. You don't want to miss a moment of it. We have a 70% return rate and a 40% growth rate each year because this retreat is not just the most fun you can have this side of heaven, it's a move of God that will lift your spirit! Join us and discover why the Christian Book Lover's Retreat has been rated as Amazing! Awesome! Wonderful! and Inspirational! and in 2020 we are taking this retreat to another level, don't believe that's possible... join us for our 5th year celebration and see for yourself 'cause ain't no party like a CBLR party.

Christian Book Lover's Retreat - October 22-25, 2020 - Charlotte, NC

Bring your husband, your mom, your best friend, book club or church group members... you will all have the time of your life at the Christian Book Lover's Retreat. The place for Faith. Fun. Felllowship... and a whole lot of books!

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Early Bird - Book Clubs w/ 7+ Members (Feb. 1 - May 31, 2020)    [$249]                               *Regular Price (June 1-Aug. 31)                                       [$299]

Early Bird Price for Readers & Authors (Feb. 1 - May 31, 2020)      [$269]                               *Regular Price (June 1-Aug. 31)                                        [$319]

Late Registration Price for everyone (Sep. 1 - Oct. 3, 2020)            [$389]                               **Registration ends October 3, 2020**

  


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Click: Hotel Information

 (Hilton)

 

In 2020 the CBLR will be held October 22nd - 25th at the Charlotte Suites Hotel (Hilton) in Charlotte, NC. The hotel fee is just $139 with breakfast included. You will receive all necessary information needed to complete your hotel reservation after registering for the 2020 Christian Book Lover's Retreat.

Charlotte Suites Hotel (Hilton)
 2800 Coliseum Centre Drive,Charlotte, North Carolina 28217 USA   +1 704-357-1414


HOTEL DESCRIPTION

When you stay at Charlotte Suites Hotel (Hilton) in Charlotte, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Charlotte Convention Center and Bank of America Stadium. This hotel is 6.8 mi (11 km) from Spectrum Center and 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from EpiCentre.

ROOMS
Make yourself at home in one of the 275 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and Smart televisions. All suites hotel with pillowtop bed that comes with luxurious bedding, and all rooms are furnished with unspecified sofa beds. Satellite programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

AMENITIES
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 3 miles.

DINING
Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Buffet breakfasts are served on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee. However, as a CBLR attendee (staying at the hotel) you will receive a buffet breakfast each morning at no extra fee.

Check in:  4pm

Check out:  12pm

*Free Parking
*Free Wifi
*Free Airport Shuttle
Amenities
All Public Areas non-smoking
gift/newstand
concierge Desk
Fitness Center
Indoor Pool
Onsite Restaurant
Room Service

 

HOTEL DINING

AMERICAN
Clock Tower Restaurant

Experience classic American cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere at the Clock Tower Restaurant. Start your morning here in Charlotte with a delicious meal, or gather with friends and family for a casual and savory dinner.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner


PUB
Atrium Lounge

Unwind with an evening libation and an array of light bites at the Atrium Lounge and Lobby bar. Our location near Charlotte Douglas International Airport makes us an ideal spot for a pre-flight bite, or relax here with a drink after a long journey.

Open for dinner Dress code: Casual

Authors

We are excited that you have decided to attend the CBLR. The first 50 authors can participate in our bookfair. After you register for the CBLR, please complete the Book Fair Submission Form. Please list the books you intend to sell at the book fair and certify that the books adhere to Christian standards because that is the expectation of the CBLR attendees (no profanity, no explicit sex scenes, no glorification of sin).

Authors are expected to donate 5 books to CBLR when sigining up.

Click the following link to fill out the book fair form.  Book Fair Attendance Form.

The Book Fair Submission Form must be submitted by June 30, 2020 in order to participate in the 2020 CBLR book fair.

 

Interested in doing a WORKSHOP or hosting a PARTY or SOCIAL for the readers attending the Christian Book Lover's Retreat? Please click the link to submit a proposal:  Proposal Link.

Please remember:

  • -We are looking for fun events that will engage a group.
  • -Multi-author proposals are welcome.
  • -Please include in your proposal any special requirements like audio visual needs.
  • -Hosts of parties & socials must agree to provide food for attendees if needed. The hotel menu will be provided in order to pick food items for party.

You must be registered for the Christian Book Lover's Retreat BEFORE submitting the Book Fair Submission form or the Workshop/Party Proposal form.

 

We also have a limited number of sponsor opportunities for authors:

All registered authors have the opportunity to sponsor any of the following:

  •   Color Advertisements in the Retreat Souvenir Booklet
  •   Ad spaces on the Promotional Goodie Bag
  •   And other opportunities.

Download the Sponsorship Package.

  Click this link to see Additional Sponsor / Vendor Options.

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Schedule

Check back often to see what has been added.

The complete schedule will be posted in April 2020.

Vast number of different workshops
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11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Genealogy Workshop Florence I

This is a Genealogy workshop on finding your roots. JUST LIKE THE JAMIESON MEN FROM THE POPULAR JAMIESON LEGACY SERIES FOUND THEIR ROOTS, YOU CAN TOO. ATTEND THIS INFORMATIVE WORKSHOP AND GET STARTED ON YOUR FAMILY TREE! Bring an old obit and let's get started.

Pat Simmons
12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Lunch Time Book Club Discussions

Lunch Time Book Club Discussions With: Pat Simmons/The Guilty Generation - Florence I Vanessa Miller / For Your Love - Drake / Galileo Rhonda McKnight / Shame On You - Florence II Jacquelin Thomas / Phoenix - Florence III Vanessa Riley / The Bittersweet Bride - Venice I Joy Massenburge / A Heart Surrendered - Venice II

Pat Simmons, Vanessa Miller, Rhonda McKnight, Jacquelin Thomas, Vanessa Riley, Joy Massenburge
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Straight Talk (For Men Only) Magellan Room

Straight Talk is about men coming together, being transparent about issues we face as men without being judged or criticized. So that God's healing takes places.

Minister David Pierce, Deacon Craig Coleman, Pastor Kenny Grant, Minister Michael Allen and Minister Marvin Vaughn

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Reader Registration for 2020 is Open!

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CBLR
2020 Reader Registration
$269.00
  • Unlimited Workshops/Parties
  • Book Fair
  • Craft Party
  • Roaring 20s Party
  • Prayer Breakfast
  • Reader Appreciation Banquet Included
  • You can add a Banquet Ticket for your Spouse or Guest(s)
  • You can add a Man Cave Pass for your Husband or Male Guest(s)
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AUTHOR
2020 Author Registration
$269.00

Book Fair Has Limited Spots Available. (Authors must Apply with books that comply with CBLR Book Policy.)

  • Unlimited Workshops/Parties
  • Book Fair
  • Craft Party
  • Roaring 20s Party
  • Prayer Breakfast
  • Reader Appreciation Banquet Included
  • You can add a Banquet Ticket for your Spouse or Guest(s)
  • You can add a Man Cave Pass for your Husband or Male Guest(s)
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Group
Bookclub Large Group Registration
$1743.00

This is $249 per person.

  • Unlimited Workshops/Parties
  • Book Fair
  • Craft Party
  • Roaring 20s Party
  • Prayer Breakfast
  • Reader Appreciation Banquet Included
  • At Least 7 Reservations must be completed at One Time
  • You can add Banquet Ticket(s) for Guest(s)
  • You can add a Man Cave Pass for your Husband or Male Guest(s)
Buy now
Add Man Cave Only
Limited Package for Men Only
$99.00
  • Man Cave with Food Provided - Men Only
  • Straight Talk Event for Men Only
  • Welcome Reception
  • Roaring 20s Party
  • You can add a Banquet Ticket for your Spouse
  • Can only be Purchased with a Full Registration
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Add Banquet Tickets
Bringing Guests to Banquet
$45.00
  • Can only be Purchased with a Full Registration
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TESTIMONIALS

What People are Saying about CBLR:

The fellowship is unbelievable.
Vanessa Riley
I have never felt the presence of God so much at a single event outside of church and I have attended a lot of Christian conferences within the area I live.
CBLR Attendee 2018
I saw an advertisement for the Christian Book Lover's Retreat on Facebook and immediately paid the full registration fee before I could change my mind. Not only did I enjoy the retreat. But I have learned so much about myself good and bad. Also, within this week I have had God move in BiG ways.
CBLR Attendee 2018
After attending CBLR, I had a sense of peace that I had not felt prior. I needed those few days of just communing with God and with other Christians. I want to encourage you to continue this work that God has given you. I will be there next year!
CBLR Attendee 2017
I am in awe of this retreat and I felt very honored to be among so many beautiful and talented authors
Author 2017 CBLR
Excellent event, great people! I loved worshipping with others.
Stephanie 2016 CBLR Attendee
I cannot give this retreat a # from 1-10. I will say INFINITY... the goodie bags, the structure of author appearances, the workshops and parties... everything was a blessing.
Laverne 2016 CBLR Attendee
Great event; well attended; lots to do. Yippee! Woohoo! Kudos! Amazing presenters.
Valerie 2016 CBLR Attendee
There were a lot of great things that were planned. All of the speakers were DYNAMIC! This was my first time, but I will definitely be back!
Monica 2017 CBLR
It was not just one "event" that touched my mind and my soul at the retreat. It was the love, friendliness, compassion, togetherness, camaraderie-- I could go on and on. Don't stop! Keep this retreat going. It is truly a blessing.
Felicia 2017 CBLR Attendee

CBLR 2020!

 

Join us October 22-25, 2020 for our 5th year celebration!

 

-Author Early Bird Registration begins on January 3, 2020  -Reader Early Bird Registration begins on February 1, 2020

 



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