Friday, February 12, 2016

Join #writers #publishers #poets #bloggers #authors @ DIA (NEW LOC) for #MotownWriters @Meetup #Detroit FEB13 10am

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#MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup| Topic: Urban Romance Guest | DIA location


  • Saturday, February 13, 2016

    10:00 AM

  • Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)

    5200 Woodward Avenue, DetroitMI (edit map)

  • Holley Room (in The Education Center)
  • (Please forward this to a friend and bring several friends with you.)

    LOCATION CHANGE FOR JUST THIS MEETUP

    We'll be at the DIA - Holley Room (Education Center)

    Same Time but also we'll have an awesome guest

    Andre'a T Robinson 

    Check out our guest speaker's book at:

    http://amzn.to/20pAL6A 

    Order a copy or share the link with a reading friend to support our guest! 

    See ya Sat and please bring a donation to help us out. 

    Also bring your literary challenges, new books to announce and achievements. 

    You can sign up for our website at

    www.MotownWriters.com

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    Networking is key to our survival as writers and authors! This is your chance to learn, network and connect!


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Thursday, February 11, 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

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

#MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup| Topic: Urban Romance Guest | DIA location

  • Saturday, February 13, 2016

    10:00 AM

  • Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)

    5200 Woodward Avenue, DetroitMI 

  • Holley Room (in The Education Center)

  • (Please forward this to a friend and bring several friends with you.)

    LOCATION CHANGE FOR JUST THIS MEETUP

    We'll be at the DIA - Holley Room (Education Center)

    Same Time but also we'll have an awesome guest

    Andre'a T Robinson 

    Check out our guest speaker's book at:

    http://amzn.to/20pAL6A 

    Order a copy or share the link with a reading friend to support our guest! 

    See ya Sat and please bring a donation to help us out. 

    Also bring your literary challenges, new books to announce and achievements. 

    You can sign up for our website at

    www.MotownWriters.com

    To sign up for our newsletter, go to: 

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/motownwriters/join


    Networking is key to our survival as writers and authors! This is your chance to learn, network and connect!





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#Detroit event this weekend & next Little @313Libraries Originals exhibition #michlit #motownwriters #motownlit

Friends of the Detroit Little Libraries campaign:

It's possible you may not have heard of him, but Mike Kelley was one of Detroit's seminal sons, widely regarded as one of the most influential, visionary and prolific artists of our time. He created installations, sculptures, paintings, photographs, video, performance art and more beginning in the 1970s until his 2012 death in Los Angeles. His work is in museum collections around the world.

One of his last pieces was a replica of his childhood home in Westland. Known as the "Mobile Homestead," the structure is located behind the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) and used in accordance with Kelley's last wishes: to exhibit art with a social mission. 

We are honored and beyond thrilled to announce that the Little Library Originals exhibition will be on display at the Mobile Homestead for three months starting from Jan. 15- April 24


Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit's Mobile Homestead
The exhibit aims to highlight our efforts to address Detroit neighborhoods that are book deserts -- meaning that many children and adults have few, if any, books in their home. Book deserts in Detroit will be the topic of a panel discussion in April, along with other programs including an artist talk, four story times for kids and book giveaways.

Some of you may recall that the Little Library Originals show was created last summer when 13 artists accepted an invitation to help promote literacy and community in Detroit through the take a book, leave a book movement known as the Little Free Library.  We gave the artists plain little libraries, and they transformed them with their artwork. A one-night exhibition, colliding art, literacy and community, was held in August at the 4731 Gallery in the Grand River Creative Corridor.

Since then, we have worked to make the Little Library Originals a traveling exhibit, per the vision of Eno Laget, one of the participating artists. First on display at the Detroit Public Library, and now at the Mobile Homestead.

During the Mobile Homestead show, we will highlight the campaign of Detroit Little Libraries - to expand residents'  access to books through the installation of more Little Free Libraries in neighborhoods. Since our launch in September 2014, we have created numerous partners, installed nearly 150 Little Free Libraries in Detroit and distributed thousands of books.

The show will be open every weekend through April 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday throughSunday

Additionally, programs have been planned, including:


*** Feb. 28, 1 p.m.Storytime with Charlie LeDuffPulitzer Prize–winning reporter, formerly at The New York Times and The Detroit News, now with Fox TV's The Americans with Charlie LeDuff.

*** March 30, 1 p.m.Live taping of Alex Trajano's podcast, The Beginning of the End, which explores universal themes of humanity through the lens of when things begin to end.

*** April 16, 11 a.m.Book Deserts in Detroit, a panel discussion, featuring Nell Duke, University of Michigan professor of literacy, language and culture; Satori Shakoor, executive director of the Society for the Re-Institutionalization of Storytelling, and Ethriam Cash Brammer, associate dean of the Center for Latina/o and Latin American Studies at Wayne State University. 
Moderated by Mary-Catherine Harrison, University of Detroit-Mercy English associate professor.

*** April 24, 1 p.m.826Michigan presents, A Lantern of FirefliesAn Illustrated Treasury of Tales of Adventure, Discovery, and Magic. This publication features twenty Huron High School ninth-graders and a class of second-grade students from Mitchell Elementary, in Ann Arbor. Volunteers from 826Michigan will be reading for this Sunday storytime.

Thanks so much to the artists who have used their art to promote reading in Detroit, and further our and Mike Kelley's vision: Barbara Barefield, Loretta Bradfield, Mary Fortuna, Debora Grace, Jesse Kassel, Eno Laget, Kelly O’Hara, Ndubisi Okoye, Rashaun Rucker, John Sauve, Mitchell Schorr, Pam Shapiro, and Fatima Sow.

Please share this invitation with your friends, and we look forward to seeing you during this very special exhibition. 

Warmly,
Kim 
Kim Kozlowski
Detroit Little Libraries


Detroit Little Libraries launched a campaign in September 2014 to promote reading and community in the city and there are now nearly 150 Little Free Libraries in front of homes, faith-based organizations, schools, community gardens, small businesses, parks, health care centers and more. 

Our partners have included Rx for Reading Detroit, Detroit Rotary, Detroit Kiwanis, Detroit SOUP, Detroit Bikes, Detroit Public Library, Community United for Progress, General Motors, Chrysler, the Detroit News and Free Press, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, Toys for Tots, the Grand River Creative Corridor, First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Novi teachers, and several individuals, including many Eagle Scouts and two young people who make the libraries the centerpiece of their miztvah service project. And, of course, the Little Free Library.


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Monday, February 8, 2016

[Free Webinar] Should Authors Become Businesses? An Attorney Answers the Question via @jfbookman

You're an author. Should you also be a business?

Some of you may be asking, why set up a business? There are many advantages to adopting good business practices, especially if you are self-publishing.
  • You’ll have more time for writing. You’ll save yourself hours of frustration digging through piles trying to find information.
  • You’ll be ready for success. As your sales increase, you will be prepared to measure and manage that growth.
  • You’ll avoid losses. If you have a better handle on cash flow, you’ll know when your expenses are getting too far ahead of your income.
  • You’ll know what works. If you have a method of tracking sales, you’ll know which marketing efforts paid off and which were a bust.
  • You’ll avoid mistakes, like forgetting to collect and pay sales tax or to deliver 1099s to freelancers.
  • You’ll save on taxes. If you operate your writing venture as a business, you are more likely to be able to deduct writing expenses from your non-writing income and reduce your tax bill.
  • You’ll feel more legit. If you don’t treat your writing as a legitimate business, then no one else will, particularly the IRS.
  • Your heirs will thank you. If you are hit by the proverbial bus, your heirs will appreciate your organization.
As many authors have discovered, setting up yourself as a business and operating it with a little discipline, you'll have more time, more focus, and more “mojo” for your writing.

Want answers? Come to the free webinar on Thursday.

On Thursday I'll host attorney and self-published author Helen Sedwick on a free webinar called “Why Authors Who Want to Self-Publish Need a Business Hat.”

In this educational presentation you’ll learn about subjects like:
  • The steps needed to enter the business of self-publishing
  • Developing a realistic budget, a full-blown business plan, and your tax options.
  • Working with vendors, editors and hiring freelancers, and other contract-based workers.
  • Purchasing your own ISBNs,
  • Setting up bank, PayPal and other business accounts,
  • Accepting credit cards, and
  • Keeping track of income and expenses.
If you're serious about making a career out of publishing, you won't want to miss this event. 

>> At the end of the webinar we'll show you the solution that we came up with to help you set yourself up as a self-publisher. We call it “Publishing Business in a Box” and there’s nothing like it anywhere. <<

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific (4:00 p.m. Eastern)
Register: "Why Authors Who Want to Self-Publish Need a Business Hat"
See you on the webinar!

Best,

Joel


P.S. Free webinar Thursday with attorney and self-published author Helen Sedwick. Register here: Why Authors Who Want to Self-Publish Need a Business Hat
Note that the information presented in this webinar is relevant for authors operating in the United States only
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