Friday, January 18, 2019

Midwest Night of Elegance Book Signing hosted by Members of Aspiring Writers Association of America #AWAOA April 5th 6pm Troy #MichiganWriters #motownwriters


Mark your calendar and meet us there!

We are taking it on the road!
Come out and support the AWAOA authors in a giant book signing! 

Last year was explosive in Flint, Michigan!
Now we are headed to Troy, Michigan!

www.awaoa.com

Here:Say Storytelling Monday, January 21 @ 7 PM & 2019 Lineup #michiganwriters #motownwriters

 
Here:Say Storytelling
Monday, January 21 @ 7 PM

Join us for some great stories and great company.
This month's theme is: Moonlighting

Workshop Brewing, 221 Garland, Traverse City
$5 requested donation at door.
heresaystorytelling.com

February 4: Open Mic
February 18: In Sickness and In Health
March 4: Open MIc
March 18: Shock and Awe
April 1: Open Mic
April 15: SOS!
May 6: Open Mic
May 20: You Are Here
 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

JUN 08 My Book Buddy's 2019 Summer Book Club (Ages 8 - 14) - EARLY BIRD by Nina Metroit #Detroit #Southfield

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My Book Buddy has officially opened registration for its 2019 Summer Book Club! PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS RSVP ONLY RESERVES YOUR READER'S SPOT. WE WILL FOLLOW-UP WITH YOU IF YOU RSVP. REGISTRATION WITH PAYMENT MUST BE COMPLETED FOR US TO CONSIDER YOUR SPOT GUARANTEED AS A MEMBER. Here are the details:

DATE AND TIME

Sat, June 8, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
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LOCATION

Kingswood Place Clubhouse
19800 Kingsgate Circle
Southfield, Mi 48076
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Library of Michigan Collaborative Library Services Grant program - Timeline Change #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit #mittenlit Intent to file due Jan 2019

 

Library of Michigan Collaborative Library Services Grant program - Timeline Change

The Library of Michigan Collaborative Library Services Grant program’s timeline has changed. The availability of funding and any change in program priorities for the next round of grants will be announced in December 2018. The announcement will be for grants that will begin in October 2019. An Intent to File will be due January 31, 2019 and the application will be due May 31, 2019.

You can find current program information at www.michigan.gov/lsta in the Collaborative Library Services Grant program section. 

If you have any questions on the program, please contact me.

Karren Reish

Monday, January 14, 2019

APR13 #DreamingDirtyInMichigan 2019 | Readers Register Now & Get Your Books In Advance! #motownwriters #michiganwriters

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Eden Rose and Virginia Johnson are bringing Dreaming Dirty to Michigan. This event is an opportunity for readers to meet their favorite authors, interact with others and find their new favorites!Get Tickets Now | See Attending Authors | Dreaming Dirty Website 
 APR13 #DreamingDirtyInMichigan 2019 | Readers Register Now & Get Your Books In Advance! #motownwriters #michiganwriters

We Need Your Help to Find the Next Great Michigan Notable Book via @LibraryofMich #michiganwriters #motownwriters #mittenlit #michlit

We Need Your Help to Find the Next Great Michigan Notable Book

Tim Gleisner

by Tim Gleisner, Special Collections Manager, LM

In the last Dispatch article, I told you that the Library of Michigan collects Michigan. Not only do we collect books on the state, but every year we choose the best Michigan books. Every year since 1991, a committee of LM staff, booksellers, librarians, and writers from across the state sit down once a month to debate and haggle as to the next set of Michigan Notable Books (MNB). For the final half of the year it is this committee of 13 people who will be reading numerous titles to determine which 20 truly exemplify the best of the best from Michigan this year.
So far there have been more than 180 titles requested from various authors and publishers. At this time, we have received multiple copies of nearly 90 titles. Each title focuses on Michigan topics, or has an author who has a connection to the Great Lakes State. With so much that is being published about Michigan it is hard to keep track of it all. Perhaps that next great Michigan title is lurking out there and it has fallen through the cracks? Staff and committee members are diligently keeping their eyes and ears open to any potential title that is out there - combing catalogs, bookstore aisles, and online sources for new candidates.
The problem is that there are only so many staff and committee members to go around. The MNB selection committee is only has 13 members. Yet there are 10 million people in our state, 83 counties, and numerous communities. So many local stories being published and too few eyes to find and read them.
That is where we need your help. If you happen on that next potential MNB, email librarian@michigan.gov and provide the author, title, and the publisher.
With your help we will find that next MNB.

Overcome Your Fear of Writing Feb2nd 1pm @detroitlibrary main with @waynebibbs

Join Wayne Bibbs at the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library on Feb 2nd, from 1-3 pm for his presentation "Overcome Your Fear of Writing".

Connect at 

www.wayneabibbs.com 



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