Sunday, May 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?

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Halfway to @313Libraries via @kimberkoz #michlit June 9th Benefit for Literacy in #Detroit. #MotownWriters Please support...


Inline image 1Greetings, Friends of Detroit Little Libraries.

Thanks to your support and many partners, we have reached the halfway point to planting 313 little libraries in Detroit!

To mark the occasion and continue momentum, we are gathering to celebrate and raise funds on Thursday, June 9, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Tangent Gallery, 715 Milwaukee Ave., in Detroit's New Center area. 

Please join us at Viva Libris! A Night for Detroit Little Libraries, where we'll have delicious hors d'oeuvres and three musical acts to enjoy including the legendary jazz musician Jahra Michelle McKinney, 18-year-old songstress Mia Green and the fabled Exhaust Tones.

During the evening, patrons will have an opportunity to sponsor a Little Free Library - including one of the 13 very special libraries that were transformed by local artists --  on display most recently at the Mobile Homestead at the Museum of Contemporary Art and soon to be planted in the community.

We'll also offer a Detroit-themed silent auction which will feature a night's stay at the Inn on Ferry Street  a package for two at Westin Book Cadillac Detroit; a tour for 20 and 1-year membership with Pewabic; a Detroit Library with books by local authors; a Detroit History Tour, gift cards to several local restaurants, tickets to sporting events, family passes to the State Fair, massages, bottles of wine, Detroit jewelry, doggie day care, yoga with kitties, local chocolates, flowers and of course homemade ice cream!

Local merchants generously donated these items so we can raise funds to build more Little Free Libraries in Detroit! 

Our work over the last 18 months has prompted the city of Detroit to begin working the little libraries into 40 parks slated for renovation over the next 18 months - where residents said they wanted them in their neighborhoods. Meanwhile, communities such as Romeo, Rochester Hills, Grosse Pointe and Pleasant Ridge are putting them in neighborhoods, too.

We live in an era when most of us are distracted by smart phones and tablets. But we believe the planting of 150 little libraries in Detroit with our partners has renewed interest in reading, and build community.

Another important reason we keep planting little libraries in Detroit: There's only one book for every 37 preschool children in Hamtramck, and one for every five children in Detroit's University District neighborhood, according to a recent academic study by a former University of Michigan professor.

Meanwhile, many Detroit schools no longer have libraries and some public libraries have shuttered or scaled back hours. Additionally, transportation and financial issues can hinder residents' access to reading materials.
Please help us bring more Little Free Libraries to Detroit so we can bring more books to neighborhoods.


Until then, Viva Libris!

Kim

Kim Kozlowski
Detroit Little Libraries

Detroit Little Libraries is a grassroots campaign working in partnership with the national Little Free Library, a 501(c)(3), to promote reading and community in Detroit through the take-a-book, leave-a-book movement known as the Little Free Library.

Our partners include Rx for Reading Detroit, Detroit Rotary, Detroit Kiwanis, Detroit SOUP, Detroit Bikes, Detroit Parks, Detroit Public Library, The Detroit News and Free Press, General Motors, Chrysler, The Mobile Homestead at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Grand River Creative Corridor, The Tangent Gallery, First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, Community United for Progress, Barefield DesignWorks, Novi teachers and several individuals, including many Eagle Scouts and B’Nei Mitzvah children. 



Inline image 2

for more Michigan Literary Updates subscribe at www.MotownWriters.com




for more Michigan Literary Updates subscribe at www.MotownWriters.com

Monday, May 23, 2016

Let's Read the News! via @literarydetroit May 24th #TechTown #Detroit [event] #MichLit


Here’s your chance to widen your outlook on the world and deepen the public conversation! Join us for Let’s Read the News: a lunchtime gathering of engaged citizens and journalists who gather around a common table for a lively discussion on the stories that matter to our lives.
Our next topic of discussion: State of Emergency in Detroit.
Detroit Public Schools has been under state-appointed emergency management for seven years. A wave of "sick-outs" has demonstrated the frustration of teachers working in schools that remain in crisis. What does this mean for the city's young people, workers, and their families? How does this fit into the context of historical battles for "power to the people" in Detroit -- stretching back to 1967 and beyond?
Reporters CHASTITY PRATT DAWSEY and BILL MCGRAW will join us for this discussion. Both are veterans of the Detroit Free Press and are now at Bridge Magazine.
Think of Let's Read the News as a “news club”—a journalistic variation on a book club. We'll read articles on a common theme before we meet up. Links to the stories for our May 24 gathering are below. 
From that foundation, we’ll have a discussion while we eat a catered meal. The featured journalists will bring important background to the conversation, but this is not a panel conversation. At Let’s Read the News, every voice matters. We cap public attendance at 12 to ensure that you can contribute, or sit back and take it in, as you wish.
We will gather on TUESDAY, May 24, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, in a reserved room in TechTown. Check in at the front desk when you arrive and tell them you're here for "Let's Read the News" Parking is free in the lot next door.
Your registration fee covers your lunch from Alley Taco (meat and veggie options), including beverages.

SEATING IS LIMITED. Get your $5 ticket now!
Know that we will begin promptly at 12:30 pm, in respect for everyone’s daytime schedules, so please plan accordingly.
Let’s Read the News is a collaboration of the Columbia Journalism Review the Institute for Nonprofit News, Bridge Magazine, and Literary Detroit.
If you have any questions, please contact annaleighclark@gmail.com
 
THE STORIES WE'RE READING FOR MAY 24:
  1. Detroit Schools and the $715 Million Band-Aid - Chastity Pratt-Dawsey, Bridge Magazine http://bridgemi.com/2016/03/detroit-schools-and-the-715-million-band-aid/
  2. To Rebuild Detroit, Restore the Schools - Chastity Pratt-Dawsey, Bridge Magazine
    http://bridgemi.com/2015/12/to-rebuild-detroit-restore-the-schools/
  3. In an African-American City, Black Clout Wanes - Bill McGaw, Bridge Magazine
    http://bridgemi.com/2016/03/in-an-african-american-city-black-clout-wanes/
  4. A Quick Guide to the 1967 Riot - Bill McGaw, Bridge Magazine
    http://bridgemi.com/2016/03/a-quick-guide-to-the-1967-detroit-riot/

WHEN
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar
WHERE
TechTown Detroit - 440 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI 48202 - View Map
Literary Detroit by literarydetroit
7417 2nd Avenue, Apt. G4 Detroit, Michigan 48202 USA

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!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Halfway to @313Libraries via @kimberkoz #michlit June 9th Benefit for Literacy in #Detroit. #MotownWriters Please support


Greetings, Friends of Detroit Little Libraries.

Thanks to your support and many partners, we have reached the halfway point to planting 313 little libraries in Detroit!

To mark the occasion and continue momentum, we are gathering to celebrate and raise funds on Thursday, June 9, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Tangent Gallery, 715 Milwaukee Ave., in Detroit's New Center area. 

Please join us at Viva Libris! A Night for Detroit Little Libraries, where we'll have delicious hors d'oeuvres and three musical acts to enjoy including the legendary jazz musician Jahra Michelle McKinney, 18-year-old songstress Mia Green and the fabled Exhaust Tones.

During the evening, patrons will have an opportunity to sponsor a Little Free Library - including one of the 13 very special libraries that were transformed by local artists --  on display most recently at the Mobile Homestead at the Museum of Contemporary Art and soon to be planted in the community.

We'll also offer a Detroit-themed silent auction which will feature a night's stay at the Inn on Ferry Street  a package for two at Westin Book Cadillac Detroit; a tour for 20 and 1-year membership with Pewabic; a Detroit Library with books by local authors; a Detroit History Tour, gift cards to several local restaurants, tickets to sporting events, family passes to the State Fair, massages, bottles of wine, Detroit jewelry, doggie day care, yoga with kitties, local chocolates, flowers and of course homemade ice cream!

Local merchants generously donated these items so we can raise funds to build more Little Free Libraries in Detroit! 

Our work over the last 18 months has prompted the city of Detroit to begin working the little libraries into 40 parks slated for renovation over the next 18 months - where residents said they wanted them in their neighborhoods. Meanwhile, communities such as Romeo, Rochester Hills, Grosse Pointe and Pleasant Ridge are putting them in neighborhoods, too.

We live in an era when most of us are distracted by smart phones and tablets. But we believe the planting of 150 little libraries in Detroit with our partners has renewed interest in reading, and build community.

Another important reason we keep planting little libraries in Detroit: There's only one book for every 37 preschool children in Hamtramck, and one for every five children in Detroit's University District neighborhood, according to a recent academic study by a former University of Michigan professor.


Meanwhile, many Detroit schools no longer have libraries and some public libraries have shuttered or scaled back hours. Additionally, transportation and financial issues can hinder residents' access to reading materials.

Please help us bring more Little Free Libraries to Detroit so we can bring more books to neighborhoods.


Until then, Viva Libris!

Kim

Kim Kozlowski
Detroit Little Libraries

Detroit Little Libraries is a grassroots campaign working in partnership with the national Little Free Library, a 501(c)(3), to promote reading and community in Detroit through the take-a-book, leave-a-book movement known as the Little Free Library.

 

Our partners include Rx for Reading Detroit, Detroit Rotary, Detroit Kiwanis, Detroit SOUP, Detroit Bikes, Detroit Parks, Detroit Public Library, The Detroit News and Free Press, General Motors, Chrysler, The Mobile Homestead at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Grand River Creative Corridor, The Tangent Gallery, First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, Community United for Progress, Barefield DesignWorks, Novi teachers and several individuals, including many Eagle Scouts and B'Nei Mitzvah children. 

 

http://www.detroitlittlelibraries.org

http://www.littlefreelibrary.org





for more Michigan Literary Updates subscribe at www.MotownWriters.com

[FREEDOM WITH WRITING] Paid Publishing Opportunities For Writers - CLICK LINKS FOR INFO

Paid Publishing Opportunities For Writers 


$35,000 Book Prize for Diverse Writers

Penguin Young Readers, in partnership with We Need Diverse Books™ is hosting a book contest with a $35,000 prize.

Keep reading... 



10 Music Publications that Pay Writers 

A broad mix of magazines and websites that pay for writing about music.

  


7 Magazines that Pay $400 or More Per Article 

These magazines are in need of quality submissions from writers.

Keep reading..




Sincerely, 
Jacob Jans 




Free eBook: 
The 2015 Guide to Manuscript Publishers

81 traditional book publishers that accept submissions directly from authors. No agent required.

Download Now (Free)

Recent Articles:

  1. Recommended Reading Pays $300 Per Short Story
    Recommended Reading, a magazine by Electric Literature, is currently seeking submissions of short stories. They publish one story a week. Each story is 2,000 to 10,000 words. They pay $300 per story. According to their website: "Before submitting, please take some time to read Recommended Reading, especially those recommended by Electric Literature, in which we... Keep reading...

  2. The Guardian Newspaper Pays $450 Per 1,000 Words
    The Guardian is a major international newspaper, with a long history, and a good reputation. They are more recently famous for breaking the story about the leaks by Edward Snowden. The paper is owned by a Trust, whose sole purpose is to fund the paper, giving it financial and editorial independence. They accept submissions from... Keep reading...

  3. 19 Short Story Publishers that Pay $500+ Per Story
    The following is a list of short story publishers that pay $500 for short stories. Some of them pay more – all of them pay at least $500 for some of the stories they publish. This list focuses on short story publishers. If you're looking for publishers of novels, I recommend The 2015 Guide to... Keep reading...

Freedom With Writing  -- The Magazine for Freelance Writers

2508 Park St, Bellingham WA 98225


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Did you know there is power in your words? G.L.O.W. Writing/Publishing/Marketing Workshop May 21st Westland #MichLit @OntheGowTiffany

Attention Ladies ....
Did you know there is power in your words??
Have you desired to be an author yet don't know how to get started??
Well... Consuming Fire Christian Center has 3 women who will be able to help you finally show YOU HAVE POWER!!
JOIN US for a powerful Breakfast followed by a WRITING WORKSHOP WITH SOME OF THE LEADING LADIES OF THE LITERARY INDUSTRY Sylvia Hubbard, Kim Brooks AND PUBLICIST GURU MRS. Pam Perry!!
$28 YOU RECEIVE FULL BREAKFAST AND A POWERFUL AND PURPOSEFUL WRITING WORKSHOP WITH INDUSTRIES BEST!!!
SATURDAY, MAY 21ST. AT CONSUMING FIRE CHRISTIAN CENTER. 31463 ANN ARBOR TRAIL WESTLAND MI 48185

Subscribe for Daily Updates

Subscribe to motownwriters

Free to join | Connect | Network!