Saturday, December 9, 2017

See You Today at the #MotownWriters Holiday Meetup | Last Meeting of the Year| 'Tech for Writers, plus gift exchange

Yes I know it's last minute but if you can bring a small gift for another writer. Bring a gift, get a gift. Any amount.

We'll be talking about technology you need as we enter in the 2018 without breaking the bank. 

And what you can treat yourself as a writer for Christmas! Or what to put on your Christmas list.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month


Also, check out our newest resource Detroit Literary Network with lots of resources to help you write, publish and promote. (especially promote) 

detroit literary network


Thursday, December 7, 2017

NABJ Christmas Party 12/8/2017

Friday, Dec. 8 Detroit NABJ's Holiday Soiree at UAW-Ford on E. Jefferson downtown.
Tickets $20 at the door or buy on
EventBrite here

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Twisted Storytellers bring Stories of Romance with Comedian Michael Colyar (Michael Colyar ) Friday, Dec15th via @satori_10




Twisted Storytellers bring Stories of Romance with Comedian Michael Colyar 

Friday, December 15th

DETROIT, MI –– The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers will bring Actor/Comedian Michael Colyar to tell true and personal stories of love and romance. The award-winning, monthly event has received outstanding reviews and has been recognized for its artistic and cultural 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," said the late Dick Gregory. "Stay in touch with the storytellers. It can heal." 

The Society's next event "Romance" will take place Friday, December 15, 8PM at The Wright Museum. Comedian Michael Colyar, Comedian Karen Addison and Moth Storyteller/Host Dameon Wilburn will tell true, personal stories on the theme. Also appearing Musical Guest Nikki Thomas and Dance Guests Legacy Dance Studio featuring Brooke Taylor.

About The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers

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

Tickets: $25 online, $35 @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



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Still some seats left for TODAY's workshop. Get your book plans ready for 2018. Starting at 11am Metro #Detroit

It's going into 2018. Have you gotten your book together? 

Do you have your book published, but the sales are slowing? 

Need to just get life into your book project again?

Do you just need questions answered about your literary projects to move them forward?

Would you just like to network with other like-minded authors and see what 2018 will be bringing to books?

Join us today. Beans and Cornbread.Southfield. 11am

Register at See you then

Still, some seats left for TODAY's workshop. Get your book plans ready for 2018. Starting at 11 am Metro #Detroit Register:


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Men’s Empowerment Summit Seeks to Strengthen and Build Communities for Third Straight Year via @menupempower

Men's Empowerment Summit Seeks to Strengthen and Build Communities for Third Straight Year

Detroit, MI—Since its inception three years ago, the Man Up Summit has served as a catalyst for effective change, cultivating men (and women) to lead strategic, positive transformation in their communities and the world at large. Founded by DeAndre "D.R. Speaks" Riley, pastor, author and speaker, the Man Up Summit has yielded over 600 people in just two short years. Last year's attendees received a life-changing message from world-renowned author and motivational speaker, Dr. Eric Thomas, known by many as "E.T. the Hip Hop Preacher."


This year's summit takes place on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Village Dome Banquet Hall of Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W. Outer Drive in Detroit. "The purpose of the Man Up Summit is to provide the vital keys and tools to attendees, aiding them in the overall empowerment of men," Riley said. "What makes this year's summit different is that attendees will play a vital role in the event by submitting questions beforehand, which will be addressed by our speakers. This year's summit also features local influencers and change agents in communities throughout Metro Detroit and surrounding areas."


This year's summit promises to be an experience to remember with a plethora of community resources, giveaways, and a host of dynamic speakers, including:

·      Bishop Greg Davis

·      Welton Smith, IV

·      Devaughn Kelly

·      State Representative Jewell Jones

·      Christopher Martin

·      and nationally syndicated radio host, Willie Moore, Jr of Atlanta, GA.


Although many of the messages are tailored to men, women are not only welcome to attend—they are encouraged toas they play a vital role in men's empowerment. General admission tickets are $35. VIP tickets, which include admission, preferred seating, a signature T-shirt and an autographed book from the host, are $55.

For more information and to register, visit, email or call 313.633.6844Connect with us on Facebook at Man Up Empowerment, and on Twitter and Instagram at @ManUpEmpower.


About Us

Our mission is to uplift and empower men to live lives of impact—impacting their homes, communities and the world at large. Standing on our core values ofempowerment, inspiration and impact, we empower men to act through the inspiration of others' success. When empowerment and inspiration are joined together, you have a man that is not only impacted—but one who is poised to leave a lasting impact on the world around him.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

#MotownWriters @Meetup - Canceled due to holiday! Library will be closed! Sorry! But this afternoon...

DUE TO THE HOLIDAY AND THE LIBRARY BEING CLOSED, we won't be having a meetup today at 10 am. 

I'm so sorry for any inconvenience and poor planning on my part. Usually, we go across the street, but I've been a little overwhelmed and really forgot about this holiday.

Please forgive me deeply, but if you would like to join me THIS AFTERNOON at the Sisters In Crime Workshop I'll be conducting at 2 pm that would be just as perfect.

There is a small charge of $10, but trust me you won't be sorry. There will be resources and networking, so I really invite you to come! 



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