Friday, April 29, 2016

What is yr 30 Day Lit Challenge & Success? #MotownWriters @Meetup Reminder every 2nd Sat @DetroitLibrary



Every month we ask this of our participants when we meet. I find this helps give us direction, a goal, a place marker to show we've progress. Whether you're a reader or writer, you can answer this question and we'd like you hear your answer.

Baby steps count too.

I hope to see you at our meetings one day. Motown Writers meet every 2nd Saturday usually at the Detroit main library on the 3rd floor.

Sign up for updates at http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork.

Also subscribe to our website for other literary news, events and more at: http://motownwriters.com

If you'd like to be a speaker, please contact us at: http://kontactr.com/user/sylviahubbard1

If you didn't attend last meeting or you're a reader, tell us now, what is your last 30 day literary challenge and success?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Help The #Michigan Metaphorical Melee #fundraising via @deonteosayande #KnightsArtChallenge

I'm currently in the fundraising stages of producing The Michigan Metaphorical Melee. What that is is a biannual four part festival dedicated to poetry in the state of Michigan. There will be a team poetry slam featuring teams from 8 different cities in the state, a theatrical production where poets will be directed into both writing and performing their own parts in a play, workshops for writers and performers, and a showcase for local poetry publishers and writers.

https://www.patronicity.com/project/the_michigan_metaphorical_melee#/

In November I was one of the Knight Arts Challenge winners with the Knight Foundation last year and in order for me to receive the grant that the foundation is awarding me for this project I have to match the funds in the amount of $4,000. This online fundraiser is one in a series of efforts that will acquire that funding match. The online fundraiser is aiming for only $1,000 to get enough to secure the venues for the festival and to lock down specific dates for the event. There is more information at the link that I'm posting in this email. I know you said to include pictures so I added one of the logos for the festival and one of me in case people want to know who is behind the project.

Thank you, I appreciate if you're able to share it and I think it will be a phenomenal addition to the literary community in the city and statewide.




The online fundraiser ends on May 17th


Deonte Osayande is a former track and field sprinter turned writer from Detroit, Mi. He writes nonfiction and poetry. His poems have been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, a Pushcart Prize and published in numerous publications. He has represented Detroit at multiple National Poetry Slam competitions. He's currently a professor of English at Wayne County Community College, and teaching youth through the Inside Out Detroit Literary Arts Program. 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Power Networking for Writers, Tammy Turner-Maddox, (@tamturn) Guest Speaker APRIL30TH #MICHLIT via @VenusMasonTheus


The Scribes for Christ will host a workshop on making and maintaining
meaningful connections for writers. This intimate workshop is designed to
help you confidently and effectively establish connections that will propel
your book sales and speaking engagement invitations far beyond your current
contact base. Whether your book is collecting dust on the shelves of your
church bookstore, circulating online or still in draft mode on your
computer, the tools you'll gain are invaluable. Please note: This workshop
replaces the regular April Scribes for Christ meeting.

Investment $10. Invitation only. Seating is limited, invest now
http://tinyurl.com/zglpaor


Power Networking for Writers, Tammy Turner-Maddox, Guest Speaker
Saturday, April 30 10a-12 noon $10 fee
Free Convenient Parking
Greater Grace Temple
23500 W. 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48219

Reserve your seat at: http://tinyurl.com/zglpaor
Email scribes4christ@gmail.com or additional information

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Romance Slam Jam 2016 Registration is OPEN! #michlit #amreading #Detroit Apr28-30th #RSJ2016


April 28 - 30, 2016
Detroit, Michigan 

Keynote Beverly Jenkins

Host Authors
Elaine Overton
Karen White Owens

For more information: 
RomanceSlamJam.org


Register Now 

Monday, April 25, 2016

#RedInk Conference - Metro #Detroit May 14th - Register Now! #MichLit @TenitaJEditor



Sunday, April 24, 2016

Calling All Independent Authors! 2016 @GreyWolfe_Pub Summer Book Festival July16th #MichLit

Calling All Independent Authors!
If you would like an opportunity to showcase your book to Detroit Area
readers, this is the day!



Date: July 16, 2016
Location: Troy Community Center  3179 Livernois Road, Room #304 Troy, MI


Cost: $75; Includes one six foot table, white table cloth, two chairs.
RSVP BY: June 25, 2016

Do you know an author who would like to share a table with you?  We'll let
you split the cost to save expenses!  Or, if you're an author who only
anticipates needing a half table space, we can accommodate you, too.
Please make the proper table selection at the payment screen.

Please make sure you have an attractive table display.  Floor banners or
signs that need to be attached to walls are not permitted.  Your entire
display should fit on your table space.  Be sure to have a sign at your
table that lets readers know what types of payment you will be accepting.
Remember to include Michigan Sales Tax when pricing your books.  Authors
are responsible for collecting all monies for book sales. (Don't forget to
bring change for cash sales.)

There are a limited number of tables available, so reservations are on a
first-come, first-served basis.  Fees are non-refundable, unless the event
is canceled by Grey Wolfe Publishing.  Please send all inquiries to
Info@GreyWolfePublishing.com

Light refreshments will be on hand for authors and guests.

Here is the table reservation link:
http://greywolfepublishing.submittable.com/submit/51438

I've also attached a graphic, should you have space for it.

Thank you for all you do to promote Michigan authors!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Power Networking for Writers, Tammy Turner-Maddox, (@tamturn) Guest Speaker APRIL30TH #MICHLIT via @VenusMasonTheus


The Scribes for Christ will host a workshop on making and maintaining
meaningful connections for writers. This intimate workshop is designed to
help you confidently and effectively establish connections that will propel
your book sales and speaking engagement invitations far beyond your current
contact base. Whether your book is collecting dust on the shelves of your
church bookstore, circulating online or still in draft mode on your
computer, the tools you'll gain are invaluable. Please note: This workshop
replaces the regular April Scribes for Christ meeting.

Investment $10. Invitation only. Seating is limited, invest now
http://tinyurl.com/zglpaor


Power Networking for Writers, Tammy Turner-Maddox, Guest Speaker
Saturday, April 30 10a-12 noon $10 fee
Free Convenient Parking
Greater Grace Temple
23500 W. 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48219

Reserve your seat at: http://tinyurl.com/zglpaor
Email scribes4christ@gmail.com or additional information

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