Saturday, March 17, 2018

EVENT: Let’s Get Lit 2018 Conference via #AWAOA @CynthiaHatcher April7th #michlit #motownwriters

On top of the fresh ideas on how to write, sell and market your book, you will hear what it takes for you to become noticeable to your audience and how to make money doing it! You will also hear how to properly structure your business.
We like to have fun at AWAOA so dancing and giveaways will be a part of our time together!
Are you in need of a professional photo? You will have the opportunity to have that done as well.
Breakfast and Lunch will also be included!

The “Let’s Get Lit” conference is sponsored by AWAOA but all are welcomed to attend!

  • Early Bird VIP Tickets include:
    Entrance into the Conference
    Professional Photo
    Preferred Seating
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Early Bird Conference Ticket only – click here

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friends of the Southfield Public Library (@southfieldPL) to host Friends Author’s Tea March 18 via @southfieldPL #michlit #motownwriters

Friends of the Southfield Public Library to host Friends Author’s Tea March 18

The Friends of the Southfield Public Library will host the Friends Author’s Tea on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Southfield Public Library Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Road.

For more information please go to

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Event: Local Artists Under 10 via @umdetroitcenter March23 #Detroit #Literary #ARt

Local Artists Under 10 is an event that gives students an opportunity to tie literacy and art together in a way that is meaningful to them.

This upcoming event will be the art showcase and will also include breakfast and a performance by a professional storyteller.

Friday, March 23 from 10am to 11:30am
University of Michigan Detroit Center

For more information

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Kent District Library Writers Conference Apr21st @kdlnews #Michigan #MichLit #MotownWriters

Kent District Library Writers Conference

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8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018
Kent District Library - Service and Meeting Center
814 West River Center NE
Comstock Park MI 49321
This year, we are proud to offer breakout sessions with six area professionals on the topics of poetry, self-promoting with podcasts, memoirs, working with publishers, writing for children and story shaping. All genres and skill levels are welcome. For teens and adults. Sign up for limited, one-on-one editing sessions separately.

Tentative Agenda

8:30 a.m. - Doors open
8:50 a.m. - Meet Michigan authors
10:10 a.m. - Breakout session topic teasers
12:10 p.m. - Lunch (a light lunch will be provided; details to come)
1:10 p.m. - Breakout sessions (sign-ups will take place during lunch)
2:40 p.m. - Meet, greet and purchase

REGISTER NOW | Click here 

Meet and Greet Michigan authors

W. Todd KanekoW. Todd Kaneko

Author of The Dead Wrestler Elegies and co-author with Amorak Huey of Poetry: A Writer's Guide and Anthology, Todd is currently co-editor of the online literary magazine Waxwing, and an assistant professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University.

Jeff LargeJeff Large

Self-promoting with podcasts
Jeff is an agency owner, teacher and podcaster. He leads his team at Come Alive Creative in producing podcasts for businesses and brands.

Deb MooreDeb Moore

One Story at a Time: Memoirs
A lifelong Grand Rapidian, Deb Moore started her business, The Stories of Your Life, in 2003 to help individuals, families and businesses record and preserve their histories.

Aric DavisAric Davis

Let's get Published!
Author of eight books, Aric is married with one daughter and lives in Grand Rapids, where he worked for 16 years as a body piercer; he now writes full time.

Kevin KammeraadKevin Kammeraad

Writing for Children
Kevin is an award-winning artist, performer, and the author or co-author of several books, including The Tomato Collection and Spinach Dip Pancakes.

Kevin FittonKevin Fitton

Story Shaping
Graduate of the Writing Seminars at Bennington College and the author of the children’s book, Higher Ground, with Caldecott-winning artist, Mary Azarian.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

#MotownWriters @Meetup TODAY March 10th 10am @DetroitLibrary Main w/@janetheller1949 Topic: Successful Booksignings!

Every 2nd Saturday of the month

About our Guest presenter:

Janet Ruth Heller is president of the Michigan College English Association. She has published three poetry books: Exodus (WordTech Editions, 2014), Folk Concert: Changing Times (Anaphora Literary Press, 2012), and Traffic Stop (Finishing Line Press, 2011). The University of Missouri Press published her scholarly book, Coleridge, Lamb, Hazlitt, and the Reader of Drama (1990). Fictive Press published Heller's middle-grade chapter book about sibling rivalry, The Passover Surprise (2015). Her children's book about bullying, How the Moon Regained Her Shape (Arbordale, 2006; 4th edn. 2014), has won four national awards.  Her website is




Wayne State University Press - Made in Michigan Writers Series accepting submissions

Wayne State University Press
Made in Michigan Writers Series

The Made in Michigan Writers Series is devoted to highlighting the works of distinguished statewide writers to showcase Michigan's diverse voices. Since 2006, the series has published poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and essays by Michigan writers with the aim of encouraging the recognition of the state's artistic and cultural heritage throughout Michigan, the Midwest, and the nation.

Click here for more details on this series.

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