Wednesday, February 20, 2019

MACUL SIGLIB Workshops March 20, 2019 @ Cobo Hall, Detroit VIA @LibraryofMich #michlit #michigan #librarian #readers #literary #event

Karren Reish

FYI about school library related workshops being held at the 2019 MACUL conference. See below for more details.


MACUL SIG LIB is sponsoring five MACUL 2019 Workshops!
1) Future Ready Librarians: Leading Beyond the Library AM
2) Digital Citizenship in Action! PM
3) Online Resources to Support the Literacy Essentials AM
4) Promoting STEM through Literature PM
5) Designing or Renovating your Makerspace PM/
MACUL SIG LIB Workshops
Wednesday, March 20th, 8:30am-4:30pm
Cobo Center, Detroit, MI, US
Detroit, MI
AM Workshops are from 8:30am - 12:00pm
PM Workshops are from 1:00pm - 4:30pm
REGISTER FOR ANY OF THE MACUL SIG LIB WORKSHOPS HERE
Future Ready Librarians - Leading Beyond the Library
AM Session: 8:30am - 12:00pm
A Future Ready Librarian is an integral part of a Future Ready organization. Join Dr. Kristen Mattson, a member of the Future Ready Librarian leadership team and 2018 ISTE Emerging Leader, for this workshop to help you identify your strengths as a leader, your opportunities to make an impact, and to equip yourself with plenty of strategies and ideas for expanding your influence.
Sponsored by Follett.
Digital Citizenship in Action!
PM Session: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Expand your concept of digital citizenship education with this workshop designed to help you think beyond rules and risks, while empowering your students to reflect on opportunities, community building, and civic engagement through the use of digital tools. This hands-on, engaging session with ISTE Author and 2018 ISTE Emerging Leader, Dr. Kristen Mattson, will give you plenty of ideas and activities to use with students right away!
Sponsored by Follett.
Online Resources to Support Literacy Essentials
AM Session: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Teacher-librarian Maggie Rohde and the new MeL Engagement Specialist K12, Ann Kaskinen, will look at a variety of online resources that will support the Michigan Literacy Essentials best practices (literacyessentials.org). Attendees will learn how to use these resources with students and will have some hands-on time to explore. New MeL resources will be included during the presentation as the new MeL contract went into effect October 2018.
Promoting STEM through Literature
PM Session: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Use literature to get your students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by actively involving them in the design thinking process. Develop their inquiry and problem-solving skills, while helping them see that with perseverance, anyone can be innovative and invent new things! Judy Bowling and Kerry Guiliano will walk you through a lesson that begins with a reading activity and moves into the design thinking process, focusing on one of the Maker Kit items available for free checkout through your local REMC in Michigan. All of the STEM through Literature lessons are also available for free.
Designing or Renovating your Makerspace
PM Session: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
This hands-on workshop will be led by Nicholas Provenzano, Makerspace Director at University Liggett School in Grosse Point Woods and Angela Loewecke, Interior Designer with Demco. If you are looking to create a Makerspace or update an existing space within the next 12-18 months, this workshop is for you. Nicholas and Angela will provide an overview of the renovation of the University Liggett School Makerspace that opened in the fall of 2018. The latter half of this session will provide an opportunity for you to begin working through your Makerspace project plans with guidance from Nicholas and Angela.You will leave this workshop with a plan on how to tackle your Makerspace project.Partnership with SIG PL.
Sponsored by DEMCO.

Auburn Hills Writers February Session February 21st from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Auburn Hills Library #michiganwriters #motownwriters

Hello Writers,
Our group meets Thursday, February 21st from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.
I know it has been a while since we met, but I look forward to seeing each of you on Thursday. I hope you have been writing.
Meeting Agenda:
Discussion
Writing Exercise
Critique Session
FYI - Registration is open for the Kent District Library Writers Conference in Grand Rapids.
It is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th.
Sign up here as soon as you can.
This conference fills up fast.
Oh, and did I mention...it's free:
Kent District Library Writers Conference | Kent District Library

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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 removed from our list. Thank you.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

US Copyright Office visiting #Detroit Feb 21-20 - Authors and Writers: Learn valuable information on copyrights & more #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

by Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Date And Time

Wed, February 20, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Location

Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
300 River Place Drive
Suite 2900
Detroit, MI 48207

Description

Authors and writers: Learn valuable copyright basics.
Authors, scribes, writers, and wordsmiths, you can't afford to ignore copyrights. Come and learn how copyrights play a role in your life, and how to protect your original works of authorship. Gain an understanding of how copyrights can add value to and protect your works while avoiding costly mistakes.
Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office, Karyn A. Temple, will speak about on the importance of copyright for authors. Senior Copyright Counsel David Carson of the USPTO's Office of Policy and International Affairs will share valuable insights on copyright and the online marketplace. Also, a local authors forum will provide a platform where local authors share about their writings including providing tips for aspiring writers who are interested in sharing their story.
Submit your copyright questions prior to the event to MidwestRegion@uspto.gov or call 313-446-4800 for more information.
Free parking is available in the parking garage at 600 River Place, adjacent to our building. Guests must state they are visiting the USPTO. View more parking information. The USPTO is a federal facility and visitors are required to show a valid form of government issued ID (driver's license or passport) and may be subject to security screening.
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request via phone 313-446-4800 or email MidwestRegion@uspto.gov.
REGISTER NOW

Check out #MichLit first show wsg @AlisonVaughn, Success and Style Coach #GoalDigger & Inspired Style Author #michiganwriters #motownwriters

Michigan Literary Network is proud to debut our first show and our first wonderful inspiring author, Ms. Alison Vaughan.
 
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See our first episode here: https://youtu.be/DStv1t4tuEY

Monday, February 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

Kent District Library Writers Conference April 13, 2019 via @kdlnews Pre-registration is required. #michlit #michiganwriters #michlit

Kent District Library Writers Conference

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

2019 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize | Due 2/18/19 #michiganwriters

2019 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Ruminate Magazine announces the 2019 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. This year's competition will be judged by award-winning writer Tyrese Coleman.
First place winner will receive a $1500 cash prize along with publication. Runner-up recipient will receive $200 cash prize and publication. The entry fee is $20 and includes a complimentary PDF copy of the prize issue featuring the winning work. You may submit one story per contest entry fee and it must be 5500 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person. Entries must be previously unpublished (if it has a circulation of 500 or greater, in print or online, we consider it previously published).


For more information and a complete prospectus, please visit Ruminate Magazine at https://www.ruminatemagazine.com/pages/short-story-prize

Ruminate is a nonprofit, reader-supported magazine that celebrates slowing down, encountering honest art and storytelling, and living awake.


Deadline: 02-18-2019
Ruminate Magazine
Fort Collins, CO
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Thank you so much!

Amanda

Ruminate Magazine

Thursday, February 14, 2019

APR 28 Grand Traverse Festival of Collectibles 2019 by Bookbrokers & Kramer's Cafe via @DrDanMcDougall | Author Vendor Request

RSVP | Get Vendor Table | Contact Coordinator 

Description

Bookbrokers & Kramer's Cafe is hosting the 1st Annual Grand Traverse Festival of Collectibles at the Grand Traverse Mall, in Traverse City on April 28th, Sunday from 12-6 - tables will only be $40, two tables are $70 for all DEALERS, COLLECTORS, ARTISANS/CRAFTERS, & INDIVIDUAL TYPE BUSINESSES ---- AUTHORS will be free on their tables, as well as non-profits (no extra charges for anyone, your sales are your own) - set up is available at 8 am - 8 foot table will be supplied, please bring your chairs, displays, equipment, etc. - thank you!
RSVP | Get Vendor Table | Contact Coordinator 

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

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2 – Dr. Seuss Day

3-9 – Return Borrowed Books Week

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4 – National Grammar Day

5 – World Book Day

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February 16, 2019 @ 3 pm | Lapeer Library District | Marguerite deAngeli Branch

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

US Copyright Office visiting #Detroit Feb 21-20 - Authors and Writers: Learn valuable information on copyrights & more #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

by Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Date And Time

Wed, February 20, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Location

Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
300 River Place Drive
Suite 2900
Detroit, MI 48207

Description

Authors and writers: Learn valuable copyright basics.
Authors, scribes, writers, and wordsmiths, you can't afford to ignore copyrights. Come and learn how copyrights play a role in your life, and how to protect your original works of authorship. Gain an understanding of how copyrights can add value to and protect your works while avoiding costly mistakes.
Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office, Karyn A. Temple, will speak about on the importance of copyright for authors. Senior Copyright Counsel David Carson of the USPTO's Office of Policy and International Affairs will share valuable insights on copyright and the online marketplace. Also, a local authors forum will provide a platform where local authors share about their writings including providing tips for aspiring writers who are interested in sharing their story.
Submit your copyright questions prior to the event to MidwestRegion@uspto.gov or call 313-446-4800 for more information.
Free parking is available in the parking garage at 600 River Place, adjacent to our building. Guests must state they are visiting the USPTO. View more parking information. The USPTO is a federal facility and visitors are required to show a valid form of government issued ID (driver's license or passport), and may be subject to security screening.
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request via phone 313-446-4800 or email MidwestRegion@uspto.gov.
REGISTER NOW

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In this book you’ll find:
  • Six Month Writing Plan
  • Checklist for Writing, Publishing & Marketing
  • Detailed Independent Publishing Checklist
  • Kindle Publishing Checklist
  • Resources & Links
  • Businesses that sell Michigan Author
  • Important Publication Registrations
  • Resources to Print the Book
  • Book & Business Resouce Listings
  • Metro Detroit Library Listings
  • Michigan American Bookseller Asociation Independent Bookstore List
  • Links to
    • Book Review Listings
    • African American Book Clubs
    • Book Blogger Listings
    • U.S. Public Library Listings
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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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Learn about podcasting with AWC on March 13 @ Specs Howard

Why is podcasting a trend you need to follow?
Podcasting is a rapidly growing, important channel that should be in every digital strategy. A powerful storytelling medium that will build long-term relationships and generate web/social media traffic and media coverage for your business, organization or cause.

Between 2018 and 2022, projections indicate that podcasting advertising revenue will grow at a nearly 30 percent annual rate. Even traditional communications platforms such as television are using podcasting as a way to grow audiences and mine for stories.

How can communications professionals and other professionals use podcasting successfully to present relevant topics and potentially advance their careers?

We look forward to seeing you at this "must see" program on how to strategically utilize podcasts and plan, organize and promote them successfully. 

Our expert panel, will provide advice and expertise from their leadership in podcasting.
Expert Panel
Zak Rosen is Director of Podcasts at Graham Media Group. Zak is the producer of the How to Survive the End of the World podcast. He is a Detroit-based story maker, featured on many radio broadcasts such as NPR, CBC, BBC, PRI, APM, Deutsche Welle and Radio Helsinki. Along with his wife, Zak also created and hosted the podcast, Pregnant Pause with Zak and Shira.

Juliet Hinely is a freelance audio producer and story editor. She produces, edits, sound designs, and consults on narrative audio works for podcasts, audio tours, live events, and more. At Audible, she helped develop and produce their original comedy and educational programming. Based in Ypsilanti, she co-curates the live listening event series Radio Campfire, and hosts a small audio artist residency, called The Listen Inn.

David Philips and fellow geek Tom Waltonspiel began producing the IT in the D podcast. By 2015, after helping others develop their own podcasts, they formed a multi-studio network now known as Podcast Detroit, with more than 100 productions, almost 300,000 weekly listeners and 20M total listens. 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Specs Howard School of Media Arts
19900 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield

Ticket prices:
$25 members, $35 future members, $15 students

Thank you to our sponsors!
Association for Women in Communications | 1420 Washington Blvd.Ste. 301Detroit, MI 48226

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