Friday, August 28, 2015

"To Light A Fire: 20 Years with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project" Book Launch Party @WSUPRESS 9/3 #MICHLIT

Wayne State University Press

Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Detroit, MI






Event Details


Please join InsideOut Literary Arts Project, Wayne State University Press, and The Scarab Club on September 3, 2015, at Detroit’s historic Scarab Club, in celebrating the publication of Terry Blackhawk and Peter Markus’s To Light A Fire: 20 Years with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project.
The InsideOut Literary Arts Project began in 1995 in five Detroit high schools. Twenty years later, the program serves some five thousand K–12 students per year, has received national exposure and accolades (including a recent visit to the White House), and has seen numerous student writers recognized for their creativity and performance. In To Light a Fire, founding director Terry Blackhawk and senior writer Peter Markus collect the experiences of twenty-three writers like Jamaal May, John Rybicki, Robert Fanning, and francine j. harris, who have participated in InsideOut over the past twenty years to give readers an inside look at the urban classroom and the creative spark of Detroit’s students.
2011 Kresge Eminent Artist Bill Harris will kick off the evening, followed by remarks from Blackhawk and Markus about what it was like compiling twenty years into one book. Singer-songwriter Audra Kubat will perform throughout the evening.
Books will be available for purchase and signing. Complimentary wine and light appetizers.
Parking is available in the Scarab Club lot. Overflow parking is available in the DIA lot for $7.

Wayne State University Press

Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


Terry Blackhawk is the founding director of InsideOut Literary Arts Project and a widely awarded educator as well as a poet. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks and four full-length collections of poetry including Escape Artist, winner of the John Ciardi Prize, and The Light Between (Wayne State University Press, 2012). She was named a Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellow in Literary Arts in 2013.
Peter Markus is the senior writer with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project. He is the author of the novel Bob, or Man on Boat, as well as five other books of fiction, the most recent of which is The Fish and the Not Fish. He was named a Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellow in Literary Arts in 2012.

Wayne State University Press

Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Have questions about "To Light A Fire: 20 Years with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project" Book Launch Party? Contact Wayne State University Press

Thursday, August 27, 2015

#MichLit Diva & Author, Sylvia Hubbard to keynote 2016 @ The Midwest Writers Conference via @liljohndana. REGISTER NOW

Midwest Writers Conference, 2016

REGISTER NOW


Midwest Writers Conference


Our Theme for 2016 is “The Fabulous 50s”

Where:  
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
Indianapolis, Indiana 46214

When: 
April 15-17, 2016
So mark your calendars!

Who’s invited: 
EVERYONE! 
Readers, published authors, not yet published authors, bloggers, vloggers, publishers, industry professionals, etc... We need all of you to make this conference a great one. (This is an 18 and older event)

What to expect: 
Be prepared to have a great time making new friends and catching up with old ones. There will be workshops headed by best selling authors to share their tips of success and top professionals to help us hone your craft with a quick question and answer session afterwards, swag bags full of goodies for each attendee, book signings and more! REGISTER

Online registration ends April 8, 2016! There will be limited onsite registration on Friday only! Swag bag not guaranteed. 

is our keynote speaker


AUTHOR, BLOGGER, SPEAKER, JOURNALIST, RADIO HOST, CONSULTANT & MORE!

Detroit native, Sylvia Hubbard, a single mother of three, has worked tirelessly to promote and encourage emerging writers in Michigan. She independently published her first romance novel in 2000 and has continued to write in that genre, sometimes venturing into other sub-genres. Always urban and contemporary styled, her writing is enjoyed all over the world. She has published 4 paperbacks and over 10 e-books. 
 
The same year she published, Ms Hubbard also created Motown Writers Network to fill the lack of education and networking for Michigan authors online and offline. By 2004, she was frustrated that all the literary conferences had moved too far away from the city and co-created The Essence of Motown Literary Jam Conference held only in the City of Detroit annually.
In addition to romance writing, Hubbard has been featured at various conferences and workshops all over the United States and Canada, where she has taught authors how to sell their books on the Internet. She also published Internet Marketing for Writers & Businesses as a resource for those unable to attend her workshops. In the upcoming year, she will be featured in several anthologies and plans to publish additional e-books.
To find out more information about this author, visit her website at:http://sylviahubbard.com. To check out her current release, visithttp://sylviahubbard.com/darkfacade.



Attention authors, bloggers, vendors etc...
Highlight your books, products or services by sponsoring events or items and/or donating swag. (see sponsor page for details)

Tanner's Devil eBook Release Oct 1| PreOrder Now Avail| "very fast-paced and filled w/drama #michlit




‪#‎SneakReaders‬! What you have been waiting for all year long! Author, Sylvia Hubbard's 37th Novel release with Tanner's Devil, A romance suspense that will send you to hell and back from cover to cover. Get your copy athttp://amzn.to/1JsJAd0, share this event and then join us starting at midnight for giveaways and more!

About the book:

Genre: Fiction, Literary, Suspense, Thriller, Romance

RAW Rating: 4.0 (out of 5)

Tanner is an ex-prostitute whose ex-boyfriend, Donatello, was also her pimp. Even though she has left the business, he is trying to persuade her to return. She thinks he just wants her back in the business, but he actually wants her back in his life as well. Tanner finds herself in a rare predicament when she needs to come up with an outrageous amount of money. Does she find the money legitimately, or does she take Donatello up on his offer?

At age 33, Devlin Sanchez is a virgin and has vowed to save himself for marriage. When he catches his bride and his brother together, all of that goes out the window. He finds himself in the arms of Tanner and once the night is over, he is left wanting more.  Has Tanner added more drama to her life, and does Devlin know he has a fight on his hands?

TANNER'S DEVIL was a good read.  It was very fast-paced and filled with drama. The author does a good job of drawing the reader in from the first page. The characters are so real to life; it makes them easy to relate to.

Reviewed by **Guest Reviewer, RAWSISTAZ.com
----
Latifa was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. Reading and writing has always been a strong passion for her. She spends most of her days reading books from up and coming authors as well as working on a new literary magazine she plans to launch this winter.

© Copyright 2001-2011

RAWSISTAZ Literary Group







Thursday, August 20, 2015

ConClave 39 will be October 9-11, 2015 in Dearborn, MI! #michlit #motownlit

ConClave's mission is to celebrate Fantasy and Science Fiction in all its forms. Art, music, theatrical performance, film, animation, television, fantasy role-play, renaissance reenactments, gaming and for-real. From writers to spaceship pilots, rennies and furries, ConClave is a gathering for anyone with a sense of wonder.

ConClave 39 will be October 9-11, 2015 in Dearborn, MI!

Guest of Honor: Jody Lynn Nye


-- AND --

Special Guest: M. Keaton


More information: http://www.conclavesf.net/

Friday, August 14, 2015

An Interview with H. Eugene – MWN Spotlight #motownlit #michlit #motownwriters via @kailogy


H. EugeneJoin the Motown Writers Network in welcoming H. Eugene to the spotlight! H. Eugene is: A writer and author of his newly released Fiction Thriller, The Trifecta.  His second book , Speaking With Your Lips Sealed:  The Essence of Life and Love Through Poetry is also in the works for a release in the summer of 2015.   
 He is also a video game player, sushi/pizza/burger junkie, powerlifter, wannabe bowler, wannabe Captain America, and father of three.  He was born, raised, and still resides in the city of Detroit.Outside of writing, his career has span 25+ years in various facets of the customer service industry.   
 His penchant for writing developed at a very early age, as he began writing stories while he attended middle school. After winning two first place prizes for poetry in high school, the fuse was lit.  He hopes that through his writing, he can reach and affect many.  What you will find in his books are a renewed and fresh perspective of storytelling.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0WvJt5pYak The Trifecta 
 Myles Julian Larson always felt much different from others, even as a little kid. There was something burning deep within him, a manifestation that was becoming increasingly difficult to control. He always had aspirations to one day, “Save the world.” Little did he know, that one day he might be responsible for ending it. The mystery behind who Myles really is will unlock the Vatican's greatest cover-up. The viability of humanity is foretold in the Lost Gospel, but where is it? Who is The Unopposed? What secrets are locked away in the Holy Book of Velrusa? The Trifecta, a story of deceit, absolution, and divine purpose. 
Welcome to Hell Myles!  http://www.inkthriller.com/ 


Save the date: Booksigning in Ypsi w/ @mscharmgall ...#michlit Aug 15th 1-4pm

Save the date: Booksigning in Ypsi w/ @mscharmgall ...#michlit https://www.facebook.com/charmaine.galloway1/posts/1145278075489344 Aug 15th 1-4pm



PLEASE SAVE THE DATE
To all my Michigan readers I will be having a book signing at
Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center 
214 W. Michigan Ave, 
Ypsilanti, MI
Saturday August 15, 2015
1-4p.m.
There will be door prizes and giveaways
I hope you can come support and show me some MI. love smile emoticon

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/charmaine.galloway1/posts/1145278075489344

Thursday, August 13, 2015

#MichLit Diva & Author, Sylvia Hubbard to keynote 2016 @ The Midwest Writers Conference via @liljohndana. REGISTER NOW

Midwest Writers Conference, 2016

REGISTER NOW


Midwest Writers Conference


Our Theme for 2016 is “The Fabulous 50s”

Where:  
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
Indianapolis, Indiana 46214

When: 
April 15-17, 2016
So mark your calendars!

Who’s invited: 
EVERYONE! 
Readers, published authors, not yet published authors, bloggers, vloggers, publishers, industry professionals, etc... We need all of you to make this conference a great one. (This is an 18 and older event)

What to expect: 
Be prepared to have a great time making new friends and catching up with old ones. There will be workshops headed by best selling authors to share their tips of success and top professionals to help us hone your craft with a quick question and answer session afterwards, swag bags full of goodies for each attendee, book signings and more! REGISTER

Online registration ends April 8, 2016! There will be limited onsite registration on Friday only! Swag bag not guaranteed. 

is our keynote speaker


AUTHOR, BLOGGER, SPEAKER, JOURNALIST, RADIO HOST, CONSULTANT & MORE!

Detroit native, Sylvia Hubbard, a single mother of three, has worked tirelessly to promote and encourage emerging writers in Michigan. She independently published her first romance novel in 2000 and has continued to write in that genre, sometimes venturing into other sub-genres. Always urban and contemporary styled, her writing is enjoyed all over the world. She has published 4 paperbacks and over 10 e-books. 
 
The same year she published, Ms Hubbard also created Motown Writers Network to fill the lack of education and networking for Michigan authors online and offline. By 2004, she was frustrated that all the literary conferences had moved too far away from the city and co-created The Essence of Motown Literary Jam Conference held only in the City of Detroit annually.
In addition to romance writing, Hubbard has been featured at various conferences and workshops all over the United States and Canada, where she has taught authors how to sell their books on the Internet. She also published Internet Marketing for Writers & Businesses as a resource for those unable to attend her workshops. In the upcoming year, she will be featured in several anthologies and plans to publish additional e-books.
To find out more information about this author, visit her website at:http://sylviahubbard.com. To check out her current release, visithttp://sylviahubbard.com/darkfacade.



Attention authors, bloggers, vendors etc...
Highlight your books, products or services by sponsoring events or items and/or donating swag. (see sponsor page for details)

Subscribe for Daily Updates

Subscribe to motownwriters

Free to join | Connect | Network!