Thursday, February 16, 2017

Auburn Hills Writers' February Session

Happy Valentine's Day Writers!
Our group meets Thursday, February 16th, at 6:30 pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.  

Critique Criteria:
  • two pages, double spaced 
  • 12 pt font
  • bring seven copies

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See you Thursday!

Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
"Nurturing the Auburn Hills Writing Community since 2011"

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And as always, please let me know if you wish to be removed from our list, thank you

Saturday, February 11, 2017

@#MotownWriters @Meetup: TODAY 2/11 10am @DetroitLibrary w/@Colleen_Nye #MichLIt

Details at :

#MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup

Detroit Library - Main
5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI (map)



Author: Colleen Nye

Audience: YA/NA/Adult 18+

Genre(s): Romantic Comedy, Coming of Age Romance, Paranormal Romance, Dystopian, Thriller, Sci-Fi, fantasy, Crime Drama, Biography

Format: eBook & Paperback

Publisher: Blue Deco Publishing

-About The Author-

Colleen Nye started writing as a teen. Through her school days, she won awards for her poetry and short stories including a Sarah Endres Award for Young Writers. As an adult, she now has short stories in Writing at the Ledges' second and third anthologies, Seasons of Life and Voices from the Ledges, as well as various publications.

In 2012, she published first solo novel, the romantic comedy series, The Unattainable Series: When in Maui. In 2015, When in Maui moved to Blue Deco Publishing with her second novel, Immersion, a dystopian thriller. January 2016, the first book in an anthology series that's truly unique, designed by Colleen Nye, was released. The series is named The Lunch Time Anthologies. They are full length novels with a variety of authors writing pieces that are embedded into the over-arching storyline written by Colleen. The first book is Gable Heights, and it is a crime drama.

Also in 2016, she released several projects including The Unattainable Series: Book Two, When in Doubt and a coming of age drama called The Long Summer. She co-lead and appeared in each of the 5 books in an anthology series release called The Debut Collective. In Sept 2016, From Pen To Page: A Biographical Poetry Collection was released that is the poetry of biker Alonzo "Chacho" Gomez that is chronologically arranged within his biography, written by Colleen Nye.

For 2017, Colleen is working on a paranormal romance, Letters To Cora, slated to release February 2017, sci-fi and fantasy books yet to be titled, and book three in The Unattainable Series: When in Love. Colleen also writes press releases and content for newspapers, magazines and online blogs, web sites and more, makes book covers and book trailers and formats novels and anthologies. Oh, and she is the proud owner of Blue Deco Publishing.

You can contact her online or at

-Immersion by Colleen Nye-

Three things Seren knew: #1 Her life felt odd being so tame. #2 She lost her parents when she was young and missed then dearly. #3 Her life was never going to be the same after the day Chase came back into it.

In a world, not unlike our own, the economy has tanked allowing the inhabitants to seek solace in a world of virtual gaming. Now, money hungry corporations will stop at nothing to make a buck, even if that means releasing a product that will claim millions of lives.


Title:  Immersion

Author: Colleen Nye

Audience: YA/NA/Adult 18+

Genre: Dystopian Thriller

Format: eBook & Paperback

Publisher: Blue Deco Publishing

Cover by: Katie Cowan

Editor: Melanie Williams

Date Published: 5/17/2015




Google Books: Coming Soon!


What happens when the game turns to genocide?

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Hosted by: Sylvia/MotownWriters (Founder), Monica Marie Jones (Writer's Group Symposium Coordinator), and Sylvia Hubbard (Michigan's Literary Diva!)


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Your support is Appreciated for Finding My Way Conference! via @MsRaKyee

Happy Valentine's Day!


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Your ad will be featured in our program magazine for our Finding My Way women's conference on May 18, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Troy, MI. Need more deets or interested in sponsorship media kit email or contact me directly at 313.799.5415.


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#DillaYouthDay #Detroit 12th 2017

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Lead Organizer: #DillaYouthDay Feb 12, 2017 | Skype: piper.carter

"Dear Queen" book signing @EddieConnorJr #MichLit #Motownwriters #MotownLit Feb 23rd #Detroit

 "Dear Queen" book signing. The event will take place on Thursday, February 23rd from 
7 pm - 9 pm at PV Lounge. 

Proceeds will go to the Pure Heart Foundation, to provide opportunities for children of incarcerated parents.

My website link is: and the Amazon link is:

Monday, February 6, 2017

Twisted Storytellers Kicks Off Season Five with Global Love Stories, Friday, February 17, 2017



February 6, 2017


Twisted Storytellers kicks off Season Five with Global Love Stories


Friday, February 17th


DETROIT, MI –– The award-winning Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers will kick off Season Five with four storytellers who will tell true, personal stories of love onstage. The award-winning, monthly event has received positive reviews and has been recognized for its artistic contribution to Detroit,

"Storytelling is a way for people to learn more about themselves and each other," says Juanita Moore, president of the Charles H. Wright Museum, which hosts the events. "People coming to these shows experience a feeling of life, growth and excitement through connecting, and that deserves a place to be showcased." 

"I ain't seen nothing like it," says Dick Gregory. "Stay in touch with the storytellers. It can heal." 

The Society's next event "Global Love Stories" will take place Friday, February 17th, 8PM at The Wright Museum. Playwright, TJ Hemphill, Artist, Kaiya Hicks, Spokesperson, Eva Toby and State Senator Bert Johnson will tell true, personal stories on the theme.

About The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers has a mission to connect humanity, heal and transform community by providing an uplifting, thought-provoking, soul-cleansing entertainment experience through the art and craft of storytelling.

Tickets: $20 online, $25 @door. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit or call 313-744-6037.


Media Contact:

Satori Shakoor at 313-744-6037 or via email

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