Friday, December 12, 2014

#MotownWriters Literary Monthly @Meetup: Gift Exchange| End of the Year Announcements?Unsure of what to do?

#MotownWriters Literary Monthly @Meetup: Gift Exchange| End of the Year Announcements?Unsure of what to do?

As 2015 prepares to roll in to the Michigan Literary Network, will be hosting it's last session of meetup at Barnes and Noble Saturday, December 13, 2014. From then on out, we will be meeting at the main library most likely on the first floor, but more details will be to come.

We'll always have the same time, from 10am to noon and we'll always find a way to meet. Parking as always, will be in the library's employee parking lot for free.

See you today, when we tlak about end of the year plans for the Motown Writers Network and your end of the year announcement along with what if you don't know what to do.

Sign up for updates on our website as well.

Your founder and Author, Sylvia Hubbard


Monday, September 15, 2014

Windsor International Writers Conference

Hi Sylvia,
I'm not sure if you remember me or not. We talked a few times a few years back. I am friends with Kimberly Batchelor Davis and she suggested I contact you. I am in charge of putting on a writers conference this November.
 The Windsor International Writers Conference, a not-for-profit event, is taking place at the St. Clair Conference Centre November 13-16th, 2014. The website for the conference is wi-wc.orgThe theme is "Writing Across Boundaries." We are going to explore the ethics needed to write, how to incorporate different cultures and ethnic groups into stories, women in writing, and we will look at who gets to write stories of different cultures and heritages. We will also have speakers showing us the skills of really good storytelling, how to write accurately and do research for writing, and how to relay points of view without becoming didactic. Our theme and the topics we are discussing makes us quite unique.
The mandate of the Windsor International Writers Conference is based on one premise: that all peoples and nations must have the right to preserve their heritage, art, culture and books for future generations. If these things are destroyed and the history is forgotten, then that people will disappear.
Based on this premise, the WI-WC will make every endeavour in its conferences to always present information:
  1. to promote the craft of writing and advancing skills, not only in writing, but in accurately and properly researching a story.
  2. to use ethics and morals when writing.
  3. to take care to preserve the dignity of any culture, heritage, or group of people.
  4. and above all, to promote the art of being a really good story teller.
Based on that, I've asked Michael Greyeyes to speak. Michael is a professor at York and often discusses the depiction of First Nations in writing and how he feels the "Indian-ness" should be removed. I've also asked Carol Rehme to speak. She is a master oral storyteller for seniors and an award-winning author as well. Naomi Ragen is an Israeli writer who looks at the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish faith and their treatment of women. Sheila Malovany-Chevallier and Constance Borde translated the book "Second Sex," a book that became famous during the feminist movement in the 60's. Rick Sykes teaches media communications and journalism and won best teacher of the year. We also have award winners Nino Ricci, poet Ron Silliman, Bruce Cameron (8 Simple Rules for Dating my Daughter) and screenplay maven William Pace (A League of Their Own). Gord Kirkland and Tracy Beckerman are also on board ... and there are a lot more. 
We will be having information about different ethnic groups, the Underground Railroad etc. Henry Ford Museum and Hitsville USA.

We believe that the professionals we have gathered will make a huge, positive impact on writers, both amateur and professional, teachers and especially students. The cost for adults is $385.00. We have lowered the cost to $225.00 for students and this includes most meals. We are also having group rates for ten or more people. 
 Any monies earned at this event will be going right back into next year's conference. It will also become a major fundraiser for the Raindance Film Institute and Arts Centre that is on both sides of the Canadian/US border. Profits will go into further Arts programs for children and adults alike, especially the underprivileged. (We already have Alexander Mishnaevski, former principal violist with the Detroit symphony Orchestra and one of the top ten violists in the world,  planning Master Classes for Music students.) 
All of us involved in the conference are volunteers. 
Can we advertise this to your members? Also, if you have a brochure we would gladly stuff the brochure in our tote bags. I would be happy to discuss this further with you. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call me at 519 730 0315. I look forward to hearing from you.

Pam Goldstein
chairperson Wiwc, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

11th Annual Motown Literary Meet & Greet B&N WSU Aug 9th #motownlit

11th Annual Motown Literary Meet & Greet B&N WSU Aug...

Event Details

Essence of Motown Literary Meet and Greet is geared to kick off our conference season in an effort to raise funds and register people for the conference.

In August, we dedicate our usual writers discussion at Barnes and Nobles readers writers & community to come together in an effort to increase awareness for the needs in Metro Detroit.

We invite non profits, libraries and authors with purpose to come out to speak about their project and network with the local literary community. For people with events this will be your chance to commune and speak with leaders in the literary community, meet local authors and display your fliers and materials on our promotional table.

For us, we hope you come with donations for our conference. We are hoping this year to making our writing portion free through grants, but we still need location fees, lunch sponsorships, tables fees and so forth so we use the Meet and Greet as our initial fund raiser.

This year, there will be only five author slots available. Payment for these slots will consists of 5 books by the author and $20 dollars.

Schedule of Events will include:

  • MEETING local authors
  • NETWORKING with local community leaders
  • GIVING to help strengthen the Metro Detroit literary community
  • WINNING books, ereading devices & more!

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