Sunday, February 23, 2020

LiveStory on the way: #HeTouchedMe - Read the first part now to be ready March1st

The Literary World of Sylvia Hubbard
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Friday, February 21, 2020

#MichiganWriters Scholarships Contest and Interlochen Programs #motownwriters #michlit

News, Events, & Resources for Michigan Writers

MW Annual Scholarship Contest
For MW Members Only!

Michigan Writers will award three scholarships:
one $450 scholarship and two $225 scholarships.

Entries must be received by March 5, 2020

Three lucky members will be able to use their scholarship toward tuition for the Interlochen Writers Retreat (June 8 - 11, 2020), or another writers retreat or Interlochen workshop of your choosing (subject to MW approval).

Winners will be selected by blind random drawing.

You must be a member of Michigan Writers to enter the drawing. 

If you are not a member of Michigan Writers, please join by visiting

Click here to complete the entry form for your chance to win.


Note: Enrollment in programs at Interlochen is dependent on spaces available at time of registration.

Interlochen College of Creative Arts
2020 Creative Writing Programs

Deep Revision Workshop
Monday, April 13 - Saturday, April 18, 2020

Join Katey Schultz and Anne-Marie Oomen for a week-long writing retreat focused on deep revision. This is a fully-immersive, facilitated writing residency that blends traditional instruction with self-guided writing time, with the end goal of revising a large portion of a full or partial manuscript.  Applications are currently being accepted.  

Interlochen Writers Retreat
Monday, June 8 - Thursday, June 11, 2020

Join us in 2020 to celebrate the 15th year of Interlochen's Writers Retreat and spend four days writing new material in the course of your choice, attending presentations by award-winning faculty, and enjoying lakeside lunches and evening readings while making connections in the literary world. 


  • Peter Ho Davies: Breaking Rules
  • Andy Mozina: Humor
  • Christine Maul Rice: Fiction Incubator
  • Holly Wren Spaulding: Troubled Times
  • Artistic Director: Katey Schultz
  • Writer-in-Residence: Anne-Marie Oomen
  • Writer-in-Residence: Mary Kay Zuravleff

All verified members of Michigan Writers can enroll for $450, a significant savings (which is more than an annual MW membership costs).

Scholarship opportunities available for the Writers Retreat:
Anne-Marie Oomen & Katey Schultz ICCA Creative Writing Scholarship  Scholarship Application Deadline is March 1, 2020 

Mystery Writing Intensive
Monday, June 22 - Thursday, June 25, 2020

Join Aaron Stander and accomplices for a four-day intensive retreat that will walk you through the genre of mystery and crime writing.
Poetry Writing Intensive: Short Poems
Tuesday, July 21 - Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Join poet Holly Wren Spaulding for two days of generative writing exercises, conversations about the craft, and appreciation of the art and practice of the short poem.

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Special Announcement: Sylvia Hubbard, Author & Fndr of #MotownWriters will be on the Women in Publishing Summit closing Panel. Register today

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Auburn Hills Writers Thursday, February 20th from 6:30 pm 2020 Session #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters

Hello Writers!
    Our group meets this Thursday, February  20th  from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm 
in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.  
***We will meet in the small room down the hall from our regular meeting space.

  • Writing News/Discussion
  • Writing Exercise
  • Critique
Critique Session:
  • bring writing tool of choice
  • manuscript for critique (2 pages, double spaced, 12 font), bring 7 sets
  • book that has been helpful to your writing
Critique Guidelines:
  • Be kind
  • Be specific
  • Be encouraging
  • Be careful (critique on style and technique, not your opinion)*;) winking

See you Thursday!

Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
"Nurturing the Auburn Hills Writing Community since 2011"
Please forward this email to any writer you feel may benefit from its contents.  
And as always, please let me know if you wish to be

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

#RedInkConference May 15 and 16 #Detroit via @TenitaJEditor #MichLit #michiganwriters #motownwriters


We've sold out rooms in Detroit, Atlanta and Charlotte!

This year, we're back where it all started--but with a twist! WE'VE MOVED THE CONFERENCE TO TWO HALF DAYS! Join us Friday, May 15 from noon to 5 p.m. & Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Here are some topics we'll cover:
Writing from the Editor's Point of View
Self-Publishing Made Easy
Self-Publishing Industry Secrets
How to Create a Bestselling Bio
The Bestseller Book Synopsis
Marketing to Make Money
How to Execute a Successful Book Tour
How to Talk to Strangers (About Your Book)
And more!
In addition, join us for our NEW ALL-MALE PANEL DISCUSSION, When Men Write!
Prepare to go higher in your craft! Expect a few surprises, giveaways and of course, engaging work to take your authorpreneurial career to the next level! For a recap of last year's conference, and more information on speakers and the venue, visit!

Limited seating available! Limited vendor space available! For questions or more information, email!


Monday, February 17, 2020

Parkman Parent Workshop: Journaling - Turning a Mess into Message MARCH 4th, Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST #Detroit @DetroitLibrary - Parkman


Parkman Parent Workshop: Journaling - Turning a Mess into Message

MARCH 4th, Wednesday
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Detroit Public Library - Parkman Branch
1766 Oakman Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48238

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Learn the benefits of journaling and the possibilities. All supplies provided.
About this Event
Learn the benefits of journaling with the prolific author and mother of 3, Sylvia Hubbard.

Participate in this free monthly parent workshop and receive incentives for participating, like diaper vouchers or early literacy kits.

Registration is required. You can also register at the reference desk in person or by phone at 313-481-1810.



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