Friday, January 18, 2019

Midwest Night of Elegance Book Signing hosted by Members of Aspiring Writers Association of America #AWAOA April 5th 6pm Troy #MichiganWriters #motownwriters


Mark your calendar and meet us there!

We are taking it on the road!
Come out and support the AWAOA authors in a giant book signing! 

Last year was explosive in Flint, Michigan!
Now we are headed to Troy, Michigan!

www.awaoa.com

Here:Say Storytelling Monday, January 21 @ 7 PM & 2019 Lineup #michiganwriters #motownwriters

 
Here:Say Storytelling
Monday, January 21 @ 7 PM

Join us for some great stories and great company.
This month's theme is: Moonlighting

Workshop Brewing, 221 Garland, Traverse City
$5 requested donation at door.
heresaystorytelling.com

February 4: Open Mic
February 18: In Sickness and In Health
March 4: Open MIc
March 18: Shock and Awe
April 1: Open Mic
April 15: SOS!
May 6: Open Mic
May 20: You Are Here
 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

JUN 08 My Book Buddy's 2019 Summer Book Club (Ages 8 - 14) - EARLY BIRD by Nina Metroit #Detroit #Southfield

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My Book Buddy has officially opened registration for its 2019 Summer Book Club! PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS RSVP ONLY RESERVES YOUR READER'S SPOT. WE WILL FOLLOW-UP WITH YOU IF YOU RSVP. REGISTRATION WITH PAYMENT MUST BE COMPLETED FOR US TO CONSIDER YOUR SPOT GUARANTEED AS A MEMBER. Here are the details:

DATE AND TIME

Sat, June 8, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
Select a different date
 

LOCATION

Kingswood Place Clubhouse
19800 Kingsgate Circle
Southfield, Mi 48076
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Library of Michigan Collaborative Library Services Grant program - Timeline Change #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit #mittenlit Intent to file due Jan 2019

 

Library of Michigan Collaborative Library Services Grant program - Timeline Change

The Library of Michigan Collaborative Library Services Grant program’s timeline has changed. The availability of funding and any change in program priorities for the next round of grants will be announced in December 2018. The announcement will be for grants that will begin in October 2019. An Intent to File will be due January 31, 2019 and the application will be due May 31, 2019.

You can find current program information at www.michigan.gov/lsta in the Collaborative Library Services Grant program section. 

If you have any questions on the program, please contact me.

Karren Reish

Monday, January 14, 2019

APR13 #DreamingDirtyInMichigan 2019 | Readers Register Now & Get Your Books In Advance! #motownwriters #michiganwriters

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Eden Rose and Virginia Johnson are bringing Dreaming Dirty to Michigan. This event is an opportunity for readers to meet their favorite authors, interact with others and find their new favorites!Get Tickets Now | See Attending Authors | Dreaming Dirty Website 
 APR13 #DreamingDirtyInMichigan 2019 | Readers Register Now & Get Your Books In Advance! #motownwriters #michiganwriters

We Need Your Help to Find the Next Great Michigan Notable Book via @LibraryofMich #michiganwriters #motownwriters #mittenlit #michlit

We Need Your Help to Find the Next Great Michigan Notable Book

Tim Gleisner

by Tim Gleisner, Special Collections Manager, LM

In the last Dispatch article, I told you that the Library of Michigan collects Michigan. Not only do we collect books on the state, but every year we choose the best Michigan books. Every year since 1991, a committee of LM staff, booksellers, librarians, and writers from across the state sit down once a month to debate and haggle as to the next set of Michigan Notable Books (MNB). For the final half of the year it is this committee of 13 people who will be reading numerous titles to determine which 20 truly exemplify the best of the best from Michigan this year.
So far there have been more than 180 titles requested from various authors and publishers. At this time, we have received multiple copies of nearly 90 titles. Each title focuses on Michigan topics, or has an author who has a connection to the Great Lakes State. With so much that is being published about Michigan it is hard to keep track of it all. Perhaps that next great Michigan title is lurking out there and it has fallen through the cracks? Staff and committee members are diligently keeping their eyes and ears open to any potential title that is out there - combing catalogs, bookstore aisles, and online sources for new candidates.
The problem is that there are only so many staff and committee members to go around. The MNB selection committee is only has 13 members. Yet there are 10 million people in our state, 83 counties, and numerous communities. So many local stories being published and too few eyes to find and read them.
That is where we need your help. If you happen on that next potential MNB, email librarian@michigan.gov and provide the author, title, and the publisher.
With your help we will find that next MNB.

Overcome Your Fear of Writing Feb2nd 1pm @detroitlibrary main with @waynebibbs

Join Wayne Bibbs at the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library on Feb 2nd, from 1-3 pm for his presentation "Overcome Your Fear of Writing".

Connect at 

www.wayneabibbs.com 



Sunday, January 13, 2019

JAN 15 The Chick Flick Project's 1st Detroit Women in Film Meet & Greet by #chickflickproject FREE #michiganwriters #motownwriters


The Chick Flick Project's 1st Detroit Women in Film Meet & Greet

by The Chick Flick Project
REGISTER NOW
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chick-flick-projects-1st-detroit-women-in-film-meet-greet-tickets-53886780812?aff=ebdssbdestsearch



DATE AND TIME

LOCATION

Mexican Village Restaurant
2600 Bagley Street
Detroit, MI 48216

REGISTER NOW
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chick-flick-projects-1st-detroit-women-in-film-meet-greet-tickets-53886780812?aff=ebdssbdestsearch




DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in creating film, video, or audio entertainment?

Are you willing to share your knowledge and mentor other women?

Do you want to learn another discipline in film-making?

If you're interested in...
• creating indie films, short films, television shows, documentaries, YouTube videos, podcasts, or other media
• learning to work with a camera, lights, or sound
• writing screenplays, developing content, producing, directing, acting or casting
• editing video, photos, or sound

We are not waiting for opportunity to come knocking. We are creating our own opportunities by sharing resources and working together.

If you're experienced, a beginner, or somewhere between, lets meet up!



The Chick Flick Project's 1st Detroit Women in Film Meet & Greet

by The Chick Flick Project
REGISTER NOW
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chick-flick-projects-1st-detroit-women-in-film-meet-greet-tickets-53886780812?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Monthly Writers Groups in Michigan @meetups | Got One? Contact Us! | #writerslife #motownwriters #michiganwriters

#MichLit Monthly @Meetups

Auburn Hills Writing Meeting – Every 2nd Thursday – Contact Host for more – RSVP next meetup
Freelance Market Place & Rochester Writers – Every 3rd Tuesday – Contact Hostfor more info – RSVP next meetup
Motown Writers Meeting – Every 2nd Saturday – Contact Host for more info – RSVPnext meetup
Pen & Tablet Writers – Every 4th Saturday – Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup
The Detroit Script Writers – 2nd Thursday – Contact Hostfor more info – RSVP next meetup
AWAOA Metro Detroit Chapter – 3rd Tuesday – Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup
AWAOA – Flint Trailblazers – Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup
AWAOA – Flint Chapter –  Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup
AWAOA – Sterling Heights Chapter –  Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup
Filmmakers UNITE –  Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup
Barnes and Noble Writer’s Exchange
5275 Harvey St, Muskegon, MI 49444
Contact Store for Next Meetup
Grand Rapids Region Writers Group
Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month, starting at noon located at Peppino’s Sports Grille, 1515 Eastport Drive, Kentwood.
Mid-Michigan MEETINGS
2nd &  4th Monday’s of each Month
6:30 P.M.
West Branch Public Library
(Community Room Downstairs)
119 N. Fourth Street
West Branch, MI 48661
Ludington Writers Group
meets at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (107 S Harrison St, Ludington, MI 49431), inside Judith Minty Room 202
Contact Group for next meetup
The Grey Wolfe Scriptorium
145 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017
Contact Store for next meetup
Shiawassee Area Writers
Monthly Meetups: 1st Tues at Vernon Library & 4th Thurs at Corunna Library
Contact Group for more info
Would you like to add yours?Contact us

An Evening with Jen Sincero Wed. January 16 @ 7 PM #michiganwriters #motownwriters

 

An Evening with Jen Sincero
Wed. January 16 @ 7 PM  


Jen Sincero is the bestselling author of the wildly popular Badass series. Her breakout volume, You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life became a #1 New York Times best-seller by helping millions of people tap into their buried potential.

It has sold more than two million copies and is published in twenty-plus languages. She has appeared everywhere from The New York TimesForbesFast CompanyOprah Magazine, and Cosmo to The Dr. Oz Show, Comedy Central, and The Howard Stern Show. In other words, she is living her best life.

Now Sincero brings us the essential third volume, You Are A Badass Every Day, designed to help people apply the fundamentals of badassery to a daily regimen and see their dreams through to the end.

Evening includes a stage conversation / Q&A with author and a
post-event book signing.

TICKETS: cityoperahouse.org
$5 Students, $20 Reserved, $30 Premium Reserved; Plus COH ticket fees.

Traverse City Opera House
Doors open at 6PM
Live Music, Cash Bar, and Morsels Sweet Tre

Saturday, January 12, 2019

APR6 2019 Annual Author's Fair 2019 by Preservation Detroit #MOTOWNWRITERS #MICHIGANWRITERS

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EVENT INFORMATION

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Join Preservation Detroit for our Annual Author's Fair on Saturday April 6th, 2019. We are looking for Detroit/Michigan based authors or those with works focused on Detroit/Michigan to gather at the Durfee Innovation Society to sell your literary works.
To reserve a table the pricing breakdown is below.
$30 Per 5ft Table per Author/Vendor
$40 Shared 6ft Table with another Author
Author's will be provided with a PR/marketing packet, plastic table clothes, and two chairs per tables.

EVENT INFORMATION

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Jan12th @ 10am #Detroit #MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup Topic: Resolutions Authors Should Make in 2019 | #Michiganwriters


New Year's Resolutions Authors Should Make in 2019
Learn 8 goals you need to be making and how you can achieve them to build your brand & increase book sales
All Attendees will receive a Resource Link. Please RSVP 
Share this link with other authors, writer groups, and literary friends.
To contact facilitator to have this workshop at your writers' group, please click here 

JUL 18 Urban Playwrights United 10 Year Reunion by Urban Playwrights United via @VanessaLynn1 #michiganwriters #motownwriters

Register now
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-playwrights-united-10-year-reunion-tickets-53198641569?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


DATE AND TIME

LOCATION

The Emerald Room
23795 Van Dyke Avenue
Center Line, MI 48015

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-playwrights-united-10-year-reunion-tickets-53198641569?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

DESCRIPTION

Can you believe it's been 10 YEARS! Through these years UPU has literally changed the lives of hundreds of creatives, through relationships, encouragement and life long bonds that cannot be broken. We want EVERYONE to come join us in the Motor City to reflect, enjoy and do what we do best of all...CREATE! 

Festivities begin Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7pm and conclude on Sunday, July 22, 2019 at 12pm noon.

Some of the Anniversary activities include:

  • Network Mixer

  • Short Film Showcase

  • Short Play Showcase

  • Tour of Detroit

  • Industry Panels

  • Writing Masterclass

  • Industry Town Hall

  • Two Minute Play Competition

  • Outdoor Picnic (family reunion style)

  • 10 Year Anniversary Gala

  • Awards Ceremony

  • Reunion T-Shirt

  • Entertainment and MORE!

Host hotel will be The Hampton Inn, 32035 Van Dyke, Center Line, MI. Group Room Rate is $139.00 per night for Double Queen or Single King. $159 per night for Suite. Free breakfast, free parking.

TRANSPORTATION will not be provided to and from scheduled events. Transportation is only available for the Detroit Guided Tour.

Full Registration is just $350.00 and includes all scheduled activities and one ticket to the Gala Dinner also includes free submission to the film and play showcases and one reunion T-shirt.

Early Bird Registration is $300.00 and ends January 15, 2019.

***Payment plan registration is $375.00 and requires $100.00 down by December 31, 2018. Balance to be paid by April 1, 2019. No discounts for payment plan registration.

VERY LIMITED SEATING. RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

Register now
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-playwrights-united-10-year-reunion-tickets-53198641569?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

JAN 14 8-Week Introduction to Screenwriting by Writing Workshops Detroit @DetroitWriting #michiganwriters #motownwriters

Register Now
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8-week-introduction-to-screenwriting-tickets-53119935156?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


DATE AND TIME

LOCATION

Writing Workshops Detroit
1420 Washington Boulevard
#301
Detroit, MI 48226


Register Now
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8-week-introduction-to-screenwriting-tickets-53119935156?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Join us for this 8-Week Introduction to Screenwriting Workshop led by screenwriter Ted Houser at Writing Workshops Detroit!

About this Event

In this 8-week course for screenwriting novices, the student will receive a comprehensive overview of the basics of screenwriting, and will leave the class with the skills needed to confidently begin the process of outlining and writing an original screenplay. Primarily lecture-based, each week we will cover/review topics that the student will have read about in the assigned readings.
Topics include but are not limited to: screenplay structure, technical formatting of screenplays, the differences between TV and feature film scripts, single cam vs. multi cam screenplays, and the top 10 deadly sins to avoid when writing a screenplay. You'll round out the course by analyzing one screenplay and two pilot episodes. In our final time together, the instructor will lead a demonstration on how to use Final Draft, the industry standard screenplay writing software.
Class size limited to 8 writers
Meets Mondays 6:30PM to 8:30PM / January 14, 2019 to March 4, 2019
Class meets at Bamboo Detroit at 1420 Washington Blvd #301, Detroit, MI 48226
Instructor Ted Houser is a screenwriter and independent filmmaker. After working in Hollywood where he developed scripted projects for The Hallmark Channel and Lifetime, Houser moved to Detroit to focus on independent filmmaking. His films have played in film festivals around the country. He is an active member of the Detroit filmmaking community, and sits on the board of DAFT (Digital Arts, Film & Television) and the Detroit Film Society, where he served as the founding Director from 2016 to 2018. Houser has taught dozens of writers through the screenwriting groups of the Detroit Film Society, and is passionate about helping local filmmakers turn their ideas into finished films. In 2018, he co-founded the Short Film Block Party, a quarterly film festival dedicated to screening locally made work.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Jan12th @ 10am #Detroit #MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup Topic: Resolutions Authors Should Make in 2019 | #Michiganwriters


New Year's Resolutions Authors Should Make in 2019
Learn 8 goals you need to be making and how you can achieve them to build your brand & increase book sales
All Attendees will receive a Resource Link. Please RSVP 
Share this link with other authors, writer groups, and literary friends.
To contact facilitator to have this workshop at your writers' group, please click here 

Here:Say Open Mic -- featuring Up North Pride Monday, January 7 @ 7 PM



Come prepared to tell a story and put your name on the list. The list closes at 7pm.
Performers will be selected randomly from the basket. The show ends at 9:30pm. Your name wasn’t selected? Come to the next Open Mic on the first Monday of the next month!
Tell a 6-minute story. You’ll hear a 1-minute warning ding at 5 minutes and a “done” ding at 6 minutes.
Tell from memory or read from notes—up to you!
Workshop Brewing, 221 Garland, Traverse City
$5 requested donation at door.
heresaystorytelling.com 

Jan26th How to Publish & Market Your Book 11am #oakpark #michiganwriters #motownwriters

Jan 26, 2019
11:00 AM
Oak Park, Michigan
Coop Exchange LLC
Because many writers get overwhelmed with the abundance of information about the self-publishing process, what it'll cost, how to do it right, how to come up with a good book idea, and more, I've created a step-by-step comprehensive self-publishing guide that will walk you through the beginning steps of how to write your book all the way to how to self-publish it. For more information on the workshop, please visit https://howtopublishandmarketyourbook19.eventbrite.com

Saturday, January 5, 2019

JAN 15 The Chick Flick Project's 1st Detroit Women in Film Meet & Greet by #chickflickproject FREE #michiganwriters #motownwriters


The Chick Flick Project's 1st Detroit Women in Film Meet & Greet

by The Chick Flick Project
REGISTER NOW
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chick-flick-projects-1st-detroit-women-in-film-meet-greet-tickets-53886780812?aff=ebdssbdestsearch



DATE AND TIME

LOCATION

Mexican Village Restaurant
2600 Bagley Street
Detroit, MI 48216

REGISTER NOW
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chick-flick-projects-1st-detroit-women-in-film-meet-greet-tickets-53886780812?aff=ebdssbdestsearch




DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in creating film, video, or audio entertainment?

Are you willing to share your knowledge and mentor other women?

Do you want to learn another discipline in film-making?

If you're interested in...
• creating indie films, short films, television shows, documentaries, YouTube videos, podcasts, or other media
• learning to work with a camera, lights, or sound
• writing screenplays, developing content, producing, directing, acting or casting
• editing video, photos, or sound

We are not waiting for opportunity to come knocking. We are creating our own opportunities by sharing resources and working together.

If you're experienced, a beginner, or somewhere between, lets meet up!



The Chick Flick Project's 1st Detroit Women in Film Meet & Greet

by The Chick Flick Project
REGISTER NOW
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chick-flick-projects-1st-detroit-women-in-film-meet-greet-tickets-53886780812?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Thursday, January 3, 2019

.@DetroitBookCity's 3rd Annual African American Family Book Expo February 24th 2019 #motownwriters #bookfair #event #michiganwriters #detroit


Detroit Book City's 3rd Annual African American...

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Detroit Book City's 3rd Annual
African-American Family Book Expo 2019

Join us at Detroit Book City’s 3rd Annual African-American Family Book Expo 2019! This event will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 12 noon - 5pm at the newly, renovated Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Road, Detroit, MI 48235.
This exciting annual, one-day event is designed to preserve literacy in the Metro Detroit community – at the family level. You'll enjoy a winter afternoon with over 60 talented, Black Indie Authors of adult & children books.


Meet the Authors, buy your "discount" autographed books and enjoy a host of family, fun entertainment including KIDZONE...HOT Popcorn, $6 soul food lunch, selfie-photo backdrop, LOTS OF DOOR PRIZES and $1 Souvenir Booklets!!!  Be one the first 200 to arrive and GET A FREE Swag bag!
You'll also enjoy storytelling and author talks in the 'Author's Boardroom' from some AMAZING writer/speakers in a captive audience setting.  
This event highlights some of the best books written & illustrated by Black authors around the country covering every aspect of African-American lives. They are well-written and beautifully illustrated.  Our goal is to continue the momentum of sustaining literacy for all ages. "Every home should have a library." And every library in Metro Detroit, should have books written by Black Indie Authors."
We've giving away 1,000 complimentary tickets --Register your tickets today!!! Afterwards,  Door Tickets:  $3/Adults | $1/Kids (5-12 years).
Get ready for Detroit Book City's 3rd Annual African-American Family Book Expo 2019! Greet a room full of talent and walk away with your autographed books. This is your chance to meet a book author or illustrator of color and support literacy in one-day! 
Preserving Literacy in our Community
A DETROIT BLACK HISTORICAL EVENT...
YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!!!
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AUTHOR SHOWCASE 2019
VIEW HERE!
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 We’re looking for BLACK INDIE BOOK AUTHORS!!!!
$65 Registration Fee

Thank you for your interest in selling your books at
Detroit Book City's 3rd Annual African-American Family Book Expo 2019! 

Are you looking for a chance to sell your book to a crowd of book lovers, adult and children? Are you excited about signing autographs & getting compliments for your hard work? Do you want to greet parents, grandparents, kids, educators, book clubs, youth leaders in one-day? Is it your desire to have your books sold in bulk orders to school groups, church organizations and community centers on a regular basis?
If you answered yes to these questions, register today for a chance to do just that.  Once we receive payment, a confirmation email will be sent to you a with the NEXT steps!  Get READY to have a GREAT day of sales -- over 2,500 book lovers -- along with family, fun entertainment.
Visit website to Download Author Exhibitor Form

Got additional questions???  Call Janeice at 248.209.6880
www.detroitbookcity.com

Have questions about Detroit Book City's 3rd Annual African American Family Book Expo 2019?Contact Janeice R. Haynes, Detroit Book City

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Jan12th @ 10am #Detroit #MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup Topic: Resolutions Authors Should Make in 2019 | #Michiganwriters


New Year's Resolutions Authors Should Make in 2019
Learn 8 goals you need to be making and how you can achieve them to build your brand & increase book sales
All Attendees will receive a Resource Link. Please RSVP 
Share this link with other authors, writer groups, and literary friends.
To contact facilitator to have this workshop at your writers' group, please click here 

JAN 04 MODUS - The Self-publishing Series by Holden Entertainment Ministry #michiganwriters #motownwriters


DESCRIPTION

HEMinistry is going to show you the method to the madness of self-publishing at MODUS:
Friday, January 4, 2019 at 7pm &
Saturday, January 5, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Learn writing techniques used by associations that produce ground breaking educational resources during our Writing Session.
  • Hear the pearls and pitfalls of self-publishing from authors that have experienced it firsthand during the Authors Panel.
  • Ask all of your tax, intellectual property, copyright, and marketing question during our Professional Expert Panel.
Online registration opens November 1, 2018. To ensure an optimal writing experience, seating* is limited to 100 people.
*Additional seating available during Lunch and Learn Author and Professional Panels.
Let's be about our Father's business and create manuscripts worthy of the Kingdom!

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