Friday, August 30, 2019

The Henry Ford Hosts A Literary Feast: An Evening of Frost & Food inside Greenfield Village, Sept. 25 #michlit #motownwriters Metro #Detroit

A Literary Feast from THF! https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/a-literary-feast/
  • September 25, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: Robert Frost Home, Porches & Parlors Historic District
Call our Contact Center at 313-982-6001 to make your reservations
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Our third annual Literary Feast will feature award-winning poet Tyehimba Jess against the beautiful backdrops of the Robert Frost Home and the Pavilion on the Green in Greenfield Village.
Climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage or Model T to make your way to the Frost Home for a reception at the very place where the famed poet wrote “Spring Pools” and other classic works.  Then open your imagination for the mixed-media experience of the Detroit-born Jess' unconventional contemporary poetry at the Pavilion on the Green. Finally, enjoy a meal of farm-to-table fare from Michigan producers.
  • 6:00 p.m. Reception (hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine) and remarks at the Frost Home
  • 7:00 p.m. Farm-to-table meal at Pavilion on the Green and poetry program
  • 9:00 p.m. Event concludes
Tickets are limited, so please reserve early.
 

Featured Guest

T. Jess - A Literary Feast Featured Guest
Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, among others. Jess received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2018. He is a professor of English at the College of Staten Island.

Ticket Prices

General Admission$65.00
Member$55.25
Call the Contact Center at 313-982-6001 for reservations.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

#SAVETHEDATE: "Marriage Uncut II: Straight Talk, No Chaser" Book Launch @DETWritingRoom w/@TenitaJEditor & author friends SEP 13 #motownwriters #michlit #michiganwriters



"Marriage Uncut II: Straight Talk, No Chaser" Book Launch






Date And Time

Fri, September 13, 2019

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

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Location

The Detroit Writing Room

1514 Washington Blvd.

203

Detroit, MI 48226


The Detroit Writing Room presents the book launch for "Marriage Uncut II: Straight Talk, No Chaser."

About this Event

You've said, "I do!" But, to what?

Many brides and grooms spend weeks, if not months, planning for the big day! The bride has to visit 19 different bridal shops to find that one perfect wedding dress. The centerpieces and bouquets have to be donned with the most exquisite flowers and accents. But after choosing the most quality linen, the finest cuisine and the most elaborate venue for the reception, many people realize they've planned for the wedding day—but failed to plan for the success of the marriage itself.

Once the walk down the aisle is over, many realize that they've said, "I do!" but they don't even know to what!

In "Marriage Uncut II: Straight Talk, No Chaser," five individuals share candid snapshots of moments in time where their marriage seemed more like a roller coaster ride than a "happily ever after" fairytale. On the other side of, "I do!" these individuals soon realized that marriage is about much more than the first dance and cutting a cake!

You may have something old and something new. You've found something borrowed and something blue. But, are you prepared for the morning after?

About the event:

At this book launch and signing, there will be a panel talk by the authors featured in the book:

Coni Hookfin

Angie Green

Tenita Johnson

Jermaine Johnson

Natasha Crawford

Orlando Crawford

You'll have an opportunity to hear their experiences and get your copy of "Marriage Uncut II" signed. The event is free to attend. The book will be available for purchase for $14.99.

About The Detroit Writing Room:

The Detroit Writing Room is Detroit's coziest co-working space to work and write. Whether you're working on the next Great American novel or a business plan, we have professional writing coaches to help with all your writing needs. Looking for a unique space to host a birthday party, wedding shower, networking event, holiday party or other gathering? The DWR is now booking private events! Visit detroitwritingroom.com to sign up for coaching, memberships, events and more.

The Detroit Writing Room presents the book launch for "Marriage Uncut II: Straight Talk, No Chaser."





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Tenita Bestseller Johnson
Editorial Guru, Authorpreneur & Speaker, So It Is Written LLC

313.999.6942 | info@soitiswritten.net

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Short Story Fiction Writing Contests from PAGES PROMOTIONS, LLC #motownwriters #writingcommunity #michiganwriters

Short Story Fiction Writing Contests from PAGES PROMOTIONS, LLC
https://www.dianakathrynplopa.com/writing-contests.html

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​We’re looking for short fiction stories!
​Think you can write a winning story in 1,500 words or fewer? Enter the Creative Light Writer's Guild Short Story Contest for your chance to win a paid enrollment in the next Rochester Writer's Conference, Restaurant and Movie Gift Cards, and Publication in our next edition of The Center Piece Magazine!


Summer Contest: May 1 - August 31
Award Date: September 1
Autumn Contest: September 1 - December 30
Award Date: January 15


For more information and to enter, click here 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Michigan Beginner Author Starter Book $20 #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit Grab your copy now!



Everything you need to start your writing, publishing and marketing journey, but were afraid to ask, couldn't find or didn't know.

Great for Michigan Authors


Everything a Michigan Author needs to start your writing, publishing & marketing journey but were afraid to ask, couldn’t find or didn’t know

Currently only available as a paperback


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 Resource Listings
  • Metro Detroit Library Listings
  • Michigan American Bookseller Association Independent Bookstore List
  • Links to
    • Book Review Listings
    • African American Book Clubs
    • Book Blogger Listings
    • U.S. Public Library Listings



Sunday, August 18, 2019

#MadeInMichigan Festival free #Michigan author Showcase #michiganwriters #motownwriters Sept28th #allenpark

MICHIGAN AUTHOR SHOWCASE
Join your peers and meet your fans.  Promote, sell, and sign your Michigan book.  FREE for all family-friendly Michigan authors and publishers.

Saturday, September 28
12:00-3:00 PM
Downtown Allen Park
Email jkibby@cityofallenpark.org  for application.

Part of the 4th annual Made in Michigan Festival, a celebration of the state’s best artists, food, music, and brews.  Over 15,000 people expected for two great days of eating, drinking, shopping, and dancing – Michigan style.

Friday, August 16, 2019

.@MiFiWriters is sponsoring their 3rd Annual Writer's Retreat August 22-26 #michiganwriters #motownwriters

MiFi Writers is sponsoring their 3rd Annual Writer's Retreat at Wesley Woods, Dowling, Michigan August 22-26. 3 or 4-night stay options are available. The weekend includes accommodations, all meals, critique sessions with MiFi editors and dedicated writing time. Limited to 12 participants. Total cost: $250 for 3 night stay, $300 for 4 night stay Registration is now open: http://www.mifiwriters.org/events/writers-retreat-august-2019/




Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Leadership Experience Tour is coming #shawnfair #afairmoment wsg @SylviaHubbard1 #motownmoxiemom #planprayparent Oct8th Metro #Detroit


The Leadership Experience Tour is coming on October 8, 2019, 9am-1pm at the Gorgeous Emagine Theater in Novi, Michigan. It is the Personal, Professional and Leadership Training Development Event of the Year.

NO MORE PROCRASTINATION, BECOME THE LEADER THAT YOU WERE BORN TO BE!

Secure your PLUSH SEAT in the LARGEST THEATER in Michigan at EMAGINE NOVI today. Click on the link below and SECURE YOUR SEATS NOW! http://dld.bz/hB4zf

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Mompreneur, Sylvia Hubbard is one of the chosen 12 at The Leadership Experience Tour on October 8th at Emagine Theater #afairmoment #planprayparent - https://wp.me/p8Zp8-nI2

fair promo imageWhat she'll be speaking about:

Raising children alone while running a business can be daunting, intimidating and exhausting, but Sylvia Hubbard couldn't afford to wait until conditions were perfect. She inspires and instructs other single mothers how to become successful Mompreneurs with the three P's: Planning, Praying and Parenting.

I really hope you guys join me for a great night of inspiration in Metro Detroit. Get your tickets early before it's all sold out.

Grab your tickets now: http://dld.bz/hB4zf

 

 

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

#Detroit's Trinity International Film Festival AUGUST 14-18, 2019 @MMarshalle @TrinityInterna4 #dettrinity #filmfestival

Detroit's Trinity International Film Festival (#trinity13)


Get Tickets NOW

Location

Downtown YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre
1401 BROADWAY ST.
DETROIT, Michigan 48226

Description

AUGUST 14-18, 2019
DETROIT’S TRINITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
VIP Reception
Alumni Night
Opening Night Film(s)
Thursday, August 15, 2019
YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Midday Movies
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Evening Movies
Friday, August 16, 2019 (2 Locations)
YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Midday Movies
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Evening Movies
Saturday, August 17, 2019 (1 Location)
YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Midday Movies
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Evening Movies
DAY PASSES ONLY ARE AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY
Sunday, August 18, 2019 (1 Location)
YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Midday Movies
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Trinity Film Honors

Get Tickets NOW

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Auburn Hills Writers August 2019 Session at 630pm @ Auburn Hills Library

Hello Writers!

    Our group meets Thursday, August 15th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.

    I am excited to share that author, and member, Jim Weyer will be your host!
    
    Along with our usual critique, discussion and networking, Jim will facilitate a "Snowflake Method" support session for writers currently using it in their work.

 
Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
"Nurturing the Auburn Hills Writing Community since 2011"



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Monday, August 12, 2019

An Author's Must-Have Resource new book: "You Wrote it; Now Go Sell It" by #MotownWriters Member Glenn Murray @glenn220

You Wrote It, Now Go Sell It: A Marketing and Promotions Guide For Authors In A Few Simple Steps by [Murray, Glenn R.]
You finally wrote that book you’ve been talking about forever. Now the real work begins. This easy to read, quick, no fluff guide gives writers grassroots ideas and tactics to build a promotional campaign prior to release. Also included are post release strategic tactics and a useful list of what you should do right now. While less than 30 pages, this book is filled with over 50 helpful tips, checklists, release strategies and more. If you’re serious about putting forth your best effort as an author. This is the book for you. Written by Glenn R. Murray, founder of 220 Publishing, who has over 9 years of publishing experience and 20 years of strategic and marketing/social media via his various business ventures and through positions in various corporations. This guide has gained praise from industry professionals, including PR and Visibility Strategist Candace Ledbetter, President of CNBetter Media, who calls the book a “must have for anyone who is serious about making their mark.”
About author
Glenn Murray is the founder of 220 Communications, parent company to 220 Publishing and Food Wine and Spirits Ventures. He has held strategic positions in the top U.S. companies including General Electric, Leo Burnett, and Discover started as an events company 220 Communications expanded to include divisions publishing, experiential marketing, consulting and music distribution.  220 Publishing has produced over 50 titles under the 220 Publishing imprint in its 9 years of existence as well as several titles under its private label publishing program.
Image result for glenn r murrayMr. Murray has created promotional campaigns for the arts, film, music, and culinary events. He led viral social media campaigns that have generated over 1 Million impressions. Over the years, 220 Communications’ marketing has expanded to include promotions and partnerships in Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Dallas, Atlanta, and Milwaukee. The company supports a number of charities including Surge For Water, One Hope United, South Central Community Services, Gilda’s Club and a host of others through fundraising events and in-kind donations. He created the popular Food and Wine Crawl Chicago event and has expanded that to include 5 cities.
He has blogged for the NBC Chicago Street Team and is has contributed articles to 360 Magazine, and currently writes a blog titled "Stop, Look, Listen" for Chicagonow.com. An author, he was a contributor to “The Entrepreneur Within You” Book Series and wrote the book marketing guide “You Wrote It, Now Go Sell It”. He spent a year as an on-air personality at WBCP in Champaign IL.  He was a contributor to the screenplay Love Miscarriage and has written a documentary titled “Praise and Worship”.  He is overseeing the adaptation of 3 of the titles he’s published to a screenplay. “You Wrote It Now Go Sell It” is his debut solo title.  He is contributing to several anthologies scheduled for 2020 release including “Perspectives Father and Son”, co-written with his father and “Lessons for the Little Girl”.
Social Media
Twitter: @glenn220
IG:  @glenn220
Facebook: 220 Publishing
Website: https://220communications.com/

Organizer220 Publishing

The organizer of Free Publishing Information Workshop
"Bringing You The World, One Page At A Time"
220 Publishing is an independent publisher based in Chicago, IL. With over 20 titles in the market across all genres including fiction, self-help, inspirational and instructional. We are actively seeking talented storytellers and game-changers. Let us help you tell your story.
WE WELCOME ALL AUTHORS FROM FIRST-TIME TO EXPERIENCED.
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#RedInkConference - Time to Grow! Have you registered? @TenitaJEditor ‏#motownwriters #literary #authors #books #publishing


Over 500 Authors Attended The Red Ink Conference … And Now Many of Them are Bestsellers!
Chicago, IL—From sold-out audiences in Detroit three years in a row, to packed rooms
in both Atlanta and Charlotte, The Red Ink Conference is taking the literary map by storm!
And Chicago is next on the map! Whether you’re an aspiring author with only a creative
idea for a book, or you have 20+ books published, and you’re ready to take your books to the
next level, this is the conference for you! This one-of-a-kind conference empowers attendees to
write, edit and market their next bestseller—at a fraction of the cost. It all takes place in Oak
Brook, IL at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Suites on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Attendees can expect a time of not just quality information, food and fun—but they will
also experience on-screen editorial exercises, writing prompts, professional headshots, quality
networking and an industry-specific vendor showcase!


Collectively, conference speakers, Tenita “Bestseller” Johnson, Valerie J. Lewis
Coleman, Cynthia Hatcher and Sylvia Hubbard-Hutula have over 30 years of industry experience
and run successful businesses that support indie authors nationwide. Attendees will learn new,
innovative information that will position them to build a solid platform as an authorpreneur and
speaker. Complete with information on marketing, crafting a solid professional bio and book
synopsis, as well as self-publishing industry secrets that save authors both time and money in the
publishing process, writers will leave inspired to take their book from the page to the stage and
beyond—allowing them to develop a six-figure income, even if they just have one book!
General admission tickets are only $129; VIP admission tickets are only $199! VIP
attendees receive an on-site professional photo shoot, as well as preferred seating, swag bags and
more! General admission cost after July 1 goes up to $229. There is also a student rate. Limited vendor space is also
available. To purchase tickets, visit The Red Ink Conference. For interviews or more
information, please contact Tenita Johnson at redinkconference@gmail.com, or 313.999.6942.
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About the Organizer
Authors worldwide write better thanks to editorial guru and author, Tenita C. Johnson.
Perfecting manuscripts for hundreds of best-selling authors, she’s on a mission to end the
prominent everyday abuse of the English language and rectify punctuation pet peeves. Well
known by many as a human spell check, noun nerd and grammar police, she proudly wears the
badge of honor to correct and serve. Dubbed the editor’s editor, Tenita hosts the annual Red Ink
Conference to empower aspiring authors to write from the editor’s point of view to save time and
money in the self-publishing process. She positions writers as experts in the industry serving
them to create their own writing/editorial business and multiple streams of income.
To connect with Tenita, visit SoItIsWritten.net or email info@soitiswritten.net.
REGISTER NOW

Sunday, August 11, 2019

#Detroit's Trinity International Film Festival AUGUST 14-18, 2019 @MMarshalle @TrinityInterna4 #dettrinity #filmfestival

Detroit's Trinity International Film Festival (#trinity13)


Get Tickets NOW

Location

Downtown YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre
1401 BROADWAY ST.
DETROIT, Michigan 48226

Description

AUGUST 14-18, 2019
DETROIT’S TRINITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
VIP Reception
Alumni Night
Opening Night Film(s)
Thursday, August 15, 2019
YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Midday Movies
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Evening Movies
Friday, August 16, 2019 (2 Locations)
YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Midday Movies
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Evening Movies
Saturday, August 17, 2019 (1 Location)
YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Midday Movies
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Evening Movies
DAY PASSES ONLY ARE AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY
Sunday, August 18, 2019 (1 Location)
YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Midday Movies
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Trinity Film Honors

Get Tickets NOW

Friday, August 9, 2019

Recruiting writers to volunteer in a new program at the Detroit VA called "My Life, My Story" via @VADetroit @NPR #motownwriters

We are recruiting area writers for a volunteer program to help capture the life experiences of our Veteran patients. The stories are posted to the patients' chart and are used by care staff as part of the Veteran’s treatment.
We think this will be a great opportunity for those who love to write as well as play an important role in the healthcare of our Nation’s heroes.
Click here to download the pdf for more information- My Life, My Story One Pager

The program captures the life experiences of our Veteran patients as part if the treatment chart. The stories give our care staff a first-voice perspective of and aids in the patient's treatment. The program was recently featured on NPR: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/06/08/729351842/storytelling-helps-hospital-staff-discover-the-person-within-the-patient
Click here to download the pdf for more information- My Life, My Story One Pager
Please contact
Name: William Browning
Email: william.browning@va.gov
Website: http://www.detroit.va.gov

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