Tuesday, September 18, 2018

#MotownWriters September Guest Speaker Feature: @aliceajoydavis, poet, author and artist! Topic: The Grit and Grime

About Author
Alicea Davis is an inspirational spoken word poet, author and artist. Driven by her calling to bring light into our world, she create projects that helps to heal and empower others. The Detroit-native has shared her passionate messages by being featured on a variety of television shows, radio shows, public schools, college campuses, churches and more. She is the founder of Esteem Builders Publications Company which has maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Davis has been married to her wonderful husband Benjamin for 9 years and she is a devoted member of Auburn Hills Christian Center.
Related Links
Author Website: www.AliceaDavis.com
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2N1hGgh
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE2zPu3CQp5LbzQlHM07ThQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aliceajoydavis/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aliceajoydavis

Monday, September 17, 2018

Rasa Festival 2018 presents 'Voices of South Asia: Readings and Reflections' at @LiteratiBkstore ‏ Sept. 21


(Credit: Rasa Festival)

ANN ARBOR - The Rasa Festival is an annual innovative India-themed multi-arts festival that runs through Oct. 7. Produced by Akshara, a multi-cultural and multi-arts organization in Ann Arbor, the Rasa Festival has many events throughout the month, including a special night of poetry at Literati Bookstore on Sept. 21.
Titled "Voices of South Asia: Readings and Reflections," the evening will feature Michigan poets Samiah Haque, Ashwini Bhasi, Zilka Joseph and Inam Kang, who will read their poetry, creating a powerful narrative focused on the essence of South Asian experiences.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Poetry Reading in Fanwood Will Feature Nicole Cooley and Matthew Thorburn on Sept. 18


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Saturday, September 15, 2018

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.

Friday, September 14, 2018

#Booktoberfest @LiteratiBkstore ‏

"Booktoberfest" happened Sept. 8th, 2018 Literati Bookstore
And we hope they have this again! 


Booktoberfest is the literary awakening Ann Arbor needs

I would never move to a city without ensuring that there was an independent bookstore within walking distance first. A community without a bookstore is akin to a chest without a beating heart. Unable to function, unable to exist, without life. A bookstore is the type of place that makes a community feel like a home. It is impossible to imagine a perfectly functioning city without at least the option to walk a bit and find perfect solace between the lines of a good book. It comes down to storytelling –– the sweetness of it, the grittiness of it, the heartbreak of it and the necessity of it. We would not be much without stories. Our homes would not be much without stories. Our cities, our highrises, our public parks, our 9-to-5 jobs and our family rooms would not be much without stories. Our lives need independent bookstores. Our lives need books. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

WSU Midtown Literary Walk via @WSUPress Saturday September 15, 2018 Noon-3:30pm #motownwriters

Enjoy a strolling afternoon of literature hosted by several venues in our Midtown neighborhood! A range of authors – from poets to jazz and hip-hop artists – will read and perform. Books will be available for purchase and signing at each stop.
All events are free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary. Metered street parking available. Lunch menu items available for purchase at Maccabees at Midtown (1pm) stop.

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