Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan via @libraryofmich @mlaoffice

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan

Save the Dates for ECRR in Michigan

Cathy Lancaster
The 2017 Webinar Dates with Sue McCleaf Nespeca on Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan are set!  Sign-up for the following will begin in mid-November, but mark your calendars now for 2:00 PM-3:00 PM on the following dates:
· Thursday, January 5:  Mixed-Aged Storytimes
· Thursday, May 11:  Family Engagement in Early Learning
· Tuesday, July 11:  Storytime Basics
· Thursday, September 7:  Working with Early Childhood Educators & Volunteers in Early Literacy Learning
· Tuesday, November 28: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan wrap-up!

3 Additional ECRR Workshops will take place around the state during the week of March 20-25, 2017.  Sue McCleaf Nespeca will be leading the interactive workshops; details on locations and times to be announced soon.
  
The monthly ECRR in Michigan Newsletter will continue through December, 2017.  Be sure to join us in these exciting opportunities with ECRR in 2017. If you have any questions, please contact me at LancasterC5@michigan.gov or 517-335-8129.

This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Upcoming #Author Book Signings in Michigan in August #MichLit #Motownwriters

August 2017
Michelle Kuo Presents: Reading With Patrick
Join us for a celebration as author Michelle Kuo returns to her hometown for the debut of her new memoir READING WITH PATRICK.



A graduate of both Portage Northern High School and the Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center, Michelle attended Harvard University. Shortly after graduation, Kuo arrived in the rural town of Helena, Arkansas, as a Teach for America volunteer, bursting with optimism and drive. But she soon encountered the jarring realities of life in one of the poorest counties in America, still disabled by the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. In this stirring memoir, Kuo, the child…

Michelle Kuo Presents: Reading With Patrick
AUG
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SAT
Book Signing 
Engadine
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Book Signing
Touring Michigan's Upper Peninsula (U.P.) is like taking a two-week trip by station wagon. Not in terms of time—you can sample plenty if four days is all you have. It’s about stepping back and appreciating a place of raw scenic beauty dotted with roadside attractions, blinker-light towns, rustic cabins and hand-painted signs advertising smoked fish and homemade jam.
With 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, discover a land mostly surrounded by the Great Lakes Huron, Michigan and Superior, linked to the state’s Mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula by a five-mile suspension bridge…
Kristina Riggle Presents: Vivian In Red
Join us in celebration of the paperback release of local author Kristina Riggle's newest novel, VIVIAN IN RED.


A novel of 1930s Broadway and today, VIVIAN IN RED is about the clouded history of how a famed Broadway producer’s most famous song is connected to a woman from his past.


Famed Broadway producer Milo Short may be eighty-eight but that doesn't stop him from going to the office every day. So when he steps out of his Upper West Side brownstone on one exceptionally hot morning, he's not expecting to see the impossible: a woman from his life sixty years ago, cherry red lips, bright red…

Kristina Riggle Presents: Vivian In Red
Book Signing
Book Signing by LOCAL Author Kath Usitalo
“100 Things To Do In The U. P. Before You Die!”
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Book Signing

Friday, August 11, 2017

GDRWA Presents the 2017 Word Nerds Writer's Conference @DetroitRWA #Michigan #Author #Books #MotownWriters #MichLit


http://gdrwa.org/conference-2017.html



WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017 with a special Friday night write-in, pitch practice, and critique beginning at 7 pm.
WHERE: Detroit Marriott Troy, 200 W Big Beaver Rd., Troy MI 48084
HOW TO REGISTER:
Step One: Submit your online entry form
Step Two: Pay with PayPal or by check (will receive mailing instructions via email after submitting entry form)
*Early Bird Registration prices only until July 31st!

For inquiries, please contact gdrwaconference17@gmail.com

Join GDRWA!

More conference information: http://gdrwa.org/conference-2017.html

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Book to Stage Play from @TenitaJEditor: When the Smoke Clears Aug12-13 #Detroit #Motownwriters


                                   PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
July 7, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Tenita Johnson
Phone: 313.999.6942

Local Author Takes Bestselling Book to the Stage

Detroit, MI—Everyone has something in their past they’d like to forget. But when your past meets your present and threatens your future, how far will one go to keep the peace? When the Smoke Clears: The Stage Play chronicles the life of one couple who seems to have the picture perfect marriage. But when the picture becomes somewhat distorted, and cracks are revealed in the frame, will this family rebound from life’s fires or be consumed by second-hand smoke?
The book, When the Smoke Clears: A Phoenix Rises, addresses the fires of life and techniques to douse the flames, encouraging readers to resurrect from the ashes into victorious living. The book encourages readers to know that, although they may be thrust into the fire, when the smoke clears, they will emerge unscathed!
When the Smoke Clears: The Stage Play takes place on Saturday, August 12, and Sunday, August 13 at the Marlene Boll Theatre at the Boll Family YMCA in Detroit, MI. Showtimes for Saturday are 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., with the final show on Sunday at 3 p.m. General admission tickets are $25. Souvenir booklet ad space is still available, but limited! For more information, purchase your tickets or to purchase souvenir booklet ad space, email info@soitiswritten.net, visit www.soitiswritten.net or call 313.999.6942.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Oct14th 2017 Quit Whining Start Writing Conf @SplatteredInkMI #Writers #Author #Michigan #MichLit #MotownWriters



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Do Something for Your Writing Self

Join authors, writers, and poets at one of the biggest and best writing conferences in West Michigan!

Step away from distractions and demands for a day and treat yourself to a well-deserved break. Get new writing ideas and inspiration. Recharge in the camaraderie of fellow writers — both new and veteran. Share your experiences, expand your network, and help yourself be the best writer you can be.
Enjoy keynote speakers on Friday, October 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Marcel "Fable the Poet" Price and Rachel Gleason, Spoken Word Poets
Choose from 15 workshops on Saturday, October 14, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - featuring Joy Gaines-Friedler, John Gonzalez, Mardi Jo Link, J.R. Roper, and more.
Sign up for an exclusive 1:1 Marketing Consultation with a seasoned pro. Get the details when you register here for the conference.


FAQs
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email tricia@splatteredinkpress.com
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is available in the lot directly in front of the Seidman Center.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
If you register as a student, please bring your student ID to the event. You will be asked to show it at registration. If you register as a senior, an ID will need to be shown at registration as well.
What is the 1:1 Marketing Consultation?
If your book is being printed or is published, it’s time to work on getting your book in the hands of readers, the shelves of retailers and libraries, and make you and your work visible online. Even if you’re still writing your book or considering your publishing options, it is never too early to start marketing yourself as a writer. Start with a 30-minute customized consultation with Susan Julien Larimore, a marketing expert from Splattered Ink Press. Sign up for a special session when you register for the Quit Whining Start Writing Conference — for only an additional $50. Prior to your marketing session, Susan will connect with you, determine your needs, request you complete a marketing questionnaire so she can prepare meaningful materials, ideas, and suggestions for you ahead of time.
Additional FAQs can be found at QuitWhiningStartWriting.com

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Join us #MotownWriters @Meetup wsg @KeithDYoung Aug12th #Detroit @DetroitLibrary #HowToWrite Path of the Hero Presentation

Path of the Hero Presentation Information
In this presentation, writers will learn how the study of mythology and the archetypes represented inside them can help them to write better protagonists.
Writers will learn how to take their readers on a journey of discovery and transformation as experienced through the main character, as he or she follows the path you as the writer has laid out for them.
Writers will learn tried and true methods for writing more believable and impactful hero characters.
These techniques may be used by writers of both fiction and non-fiction.

Keith Young Biography
It is hard to put so much genius in one container! Keith is an author, educator, historian, artist and
community activist. Similarly to the eminent mythologist, writer, and lecturer, Joseph Campbell, Keith love to dig through the mines of ancient myths, legends, and religions to unearth their deeper meanings and their significance to our daily modern lives.
Keith is a lifelong Detroiter with deep roots in the community. Among his accomplishments he sites
graduating from Cass Tech, becoming a Detroit Police Officer, and teaching the young and old at various Detroit Public Schools and Non-Profits.



Saturday, August 5, 2017

You're invited: #MotownWriters @Meetup wsg @KeithDYoung Aug12th #Detroit @DetroitLibrary

Path of the Hero Presentation Information
In this presentation, writers will learn how the study of mythology and the archetypes represented inside them can help them to write better protagonists.
Writers will learn how to take their readers on a journey of discovery and transformation as experienced through the main character, as he or she follows the path you as the writer has laid out for them.
Writers will learn tried and true methods for writing more believable and impactful hero characters.
These techniques may be used by writers of both fiction and non-fiction.

Keith Young Biography
It is hard to put so much genius in one container! Keith is an author, educator, historian, artist and
community activist. Similarly to the eminent mythologist, writer, and lecturer, Joseph Campbell, Keith love to dig through the mines of ancient myths, legends, and religions to unearth their deeper meanings and their significance to our daily modern lives.
Keith is a lifelong Detroiter with deep roots in the community. Among his accomplishments he sites
graduating from Cass Tech, becoming a Detroit Police Officer, and teaching the young and old at various Detroit Public Schools and Non-Profits.

RSVP https://www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork/events/241815488/



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