Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Peaceful Poetic Place poetry & open mic series- Sept.3 Labor day wkend

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Saturday, September 3 · 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Kuumba's Cove
227 Iron St. Suite 113 (south off Jefferson-1 blk E. of Mt.Elliot/W. of Belle Isle)
Detroit, MI

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The Peaceful Poetic Place: Where bold expression meets discretion- bringing you christian, spiritual, inspirational & other clean words.
Host ~Natasha 'Beautiful Thought'

Cover- $10 / Pre-Registered open mic Artists $8- b4 8pm
(To register for open mic RSVP>ATTENDING & post on the event wall what art you'll showcase.)

Video, Band, Open Mic, Art, Poetry & Spoken Word, Raffle, Food & Treats

-before Open Mic: sneak peek the edited dvds by Alitribe Productions of prior shows- DVD sales will be available and specials going on now @

Kelechukwu Abstinent Brnfre, as listed on FB, or 'CHUK' as people call him, is from Indiana and is co-host/co-producer of the largest poetry series in Gary, “Beautiful Soul”. Not always "behind" the scenes, he is also a spoken word artist with a published book titled, Les Cinquantes Sonnets (50 Sonnets).

Kay Joe, "UNscripted", a native of Gary, IN, is a traveled spoken word artist, who has opened for Nikki Giovanni and performed in various venues nation wide. He also produces and co-hosts a show "ONE NIGHT ONLY" in Chicago, IL. "UNscripted" can be described most simply through his words. "After the Pain...There's Healing...and Hopefully a new Perspective ...Trace your Scars only to Remember…Whatever the Affliction....You survived It...Life is a Lesson a Day...When you Pay..Attention." "....Know that you possess the power… LOVE YOURSELF..Once you have accomplished this... Proficiently...Share that love... As it was meant to be...Infectious..." ~UNscripted

Mataya, aka LUUV, a young poet and one of the newest members of the Street Poets Society recently started experimenting with writing poetry around age 10. She has since found a passion for poetry. What inspires her is music, people, & her everyday emotions. She frequently performs on Fridays at Poetry Pit Stop at Youthville. In the future, Mataya would love to continue writing & get her poems published. She believes one should "expect the unexpected" and that anything is possible.

Edith BREWSTER has a love of both people and words which inspired her to write and share her poetry from family gatherings to churches, workshops, city meetings, and other settings. She has been requested to write verses for special occasions and wrote her first poem over 80 years ago at the age of 10. Edith's love for her audience is revealed in the light on her face and in the strength and passion of her voice. We pray you will enjoy her many expressions of love, joy, surrender, devotion, & community in her poetic verses straight from the heart.
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Corrected Westland Library September Newsletter #michlit

Westland Public Library

September 2011 Newsletter

Fall Hours

Mon-Thu: 9am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm

6123 Central City Pkwy, Westland, MI 48185 | 734.326.6123 |

Last Chance to Register for Free ESL Classes!*

Friday, Sep 02 | 9:30 - 11 am

Register in-person for a nine week ESL (English as a Second Language) class conducted by Diane and Richard Goers. Classes run Friday mornings from September 9th through November 4th.

9/11: Ten Years Later

Please join us in the Westland Public Library's efforts to remember the tragic events of September 11th, 2001.

9/11 Journaling Project

Thursday, Sep 01 through Friday, Sep 30

Where were you on the morning of September 11th, 2001? How has your life (and our world) changed as a result? Journals will be available at the Reference Desk for anyone interested in sharing their post-9/11 thoughts and feelings through writing.

9/11 Memory Writing

Saturday, Sep 10 | 1-4 pm

This open-ended workshop is for all who would like to write about their experiences with this most heartbreaking and tragic of national events. View pictures, engage in discussions, and use writing prompts to explore feelings and experiences. Patrons are not required to write anything to attend. For those interested, their writings will be entered into the library's 9/11 journal.

102 Minutes that Changed America: Movie and Discussion*

Monday, Sep 12 | 6 pm

Join us for a viewing of the History Channel's 102 Minutes That Changed America. Kathryn Casa, former journalist and current Director of Communications at ACCESSDetroit, will moderate discussion before and after the movie. If you're interested in more events like this, please visit the site, sponsored by ACCESS. Refreshments provided.

Adult Programs

Digital Scrapbooking*

Tuesday, Sep 13 | 7 pm

Sign up to learn the how you can use your computer to create beautiful scrapbooking projects. Let Dawn Montagano, scrapbooking expert will provide an overview of the whole process and an introduction to Studio J online design software. Computers will be provided. Basic computer skills required.

Baseball During the Civil War

day, Sep 19 | 7 pm

Join local historian and teacher, Jeff Koslowski, as he discusses the origins of baseball from its beginnings as a regionalized kid's game to a professional game resembling what we know today.  Hear about the impact the Civil War had on the game and see reproductions of the equipment used during the 1860's. Also, get the inside scoop on the Historic Baseball Game between the Greenfield Village Lah-De-Dahs and the Westland Zip-a-dee-doo-dah's on Sunday, September 25th.

Friends Book Sale

Thursday, Sep 22 | 3 - 6 pm

Preview: Friends members only!

Friday and Saturday, Sep 23 & 24 | 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday, Sep 25 | 12 - 3 pm

$4 Bag sale - Sunday only!

Natural Approaches to Treating Arthritis*

Tuesday, Sep 27 | 7 pm

Join Dr. Brian K. Brackey, D.C, to learn more about the true causes of this debilitating condition and how to live a pain-free life.

Movies in the Library

Documentary Movie: Restrepo (2010)

Wednesday, Sep 07 | 7 pm

Join us for a viewing of the documentary film: Restrepo. Spend 90 minutes in one of the most dangerous deployments for the U.S. military. Restrepo, nicknamed for a medic who was killed in action, is a strategically crucial valley in northeastern Afghanistan, the setting for the entirety of this documentary. No breakaway interviews, just constant danger, hard work, and the camaraderie of soldiers. Come spend an hour and a half in their shoes. Refreshments will be provided.

Friday Night Movies

Fridays | 7 pm [after hours - doors open at 6:30]

Sep 09
The Lincoln Lawyer (PG-13)

Sep 16
Rango (PG)

Sep 23 - Dinner and Movie
Limitless (PG-13)
Doors open at 6:15. Delicious food will be provided by Golden Chopsticks. $10 tickets must be purchased in advance.

Sep 30
The Conspirator (PG-13)


Open Mic Night

Thursday, Sep 08 | 7 pm

Sing, read, play, express at our monthly open mic nights. Singer-songwriter Dave Boutette emcees.

District Coffee Hour

Monday, Sep 12 | 9 - 10 am

Join State Senator Glenn Anderson with State Representative Richard LeBlanc for a monthly district coffee hour. Ask questions and share your concerns with your local government officials.

Westland Writers Workshop

Tuesday, Sep 13 | 7 pm

The Writers Workshop critiques individuals' writing in a workshop setting. All genres accepted. We will tell you what is what is working with your piece, as well as what needs improvement.

Writers Club

Monday, Sep 26 | 7 pm

Do you have stories or poems or ideas you would like others to hear, but not critique, in a casual atmosphere? Lead by Cheryl Vatcher-Martin

Monthly Book Clubs*

Adult Book Club

Tuesday, Sep 20 | 7 pm

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Wednesday, Sep 28 | 7 pm

Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov

Look for these Programs Every Month:

Computer Classes

A variety of free, hands-on computer classes are offered every month at the library. Space is limited, so sign up at the Reference Desk.

Chess Club

Thursdays | 6 pm

Saturdays | 1 pm

Like to play chess? Come to the Westland Chess Group and hang out and play a couple of games. Bring your own board or use one of ours. Novices to chess masters are all welcome.

Drop-In Knitting Night

Wednesdays | 7 pm

Join Linda Sparkman of Black sheep Northville as she provides group and individual instruction. All skill levels are welcome.

Job Seekers Lab

Tuesdays | 10 am - 1 pm
Wednesdays | 5 pm - 8 pm
Fridays | 1pm - 4pm

A librarian will be available to assist you in filing for unemployment, creating and uploading a resume and other job-related tasks.


Teens Only!

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Monday, Sep 19 | 2 - 9 pm

Arrr! We're celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day! Enjoy our pirate decorations, win prizes, and perform pirate-y activities. Don't forget yer parrot and yer eye patch, yarrr!

Wii Mario Kart Tournament*

Ages 12+ | Thursday, Sep 29 | 5:30 pm

Gift cards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!

Teen Lock-In*

Grades 7+ | Friday, Oct 01 to Saturday, Oct 02 | 9 pm to 8 am

Each year, our Teen Advisory Board holds a Library Lock-In. We'll play games, eat pizza, watch movies, and read books all night long. If you'd like to attend, please fill out and return the questionnaire available in our Teen Area by Wednesday, Sep 07.

Teen Book Club*

Grades 7+ | Thursday, Sep 22 | 7 pm

Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers

Teen Advisory Board

Tuesday, Sep 27 | 7 pm

Get your opinion heard about all things teen at the Westland Library. Pizza and pop provided!

Kids' Happenings

Children's Non-Fiction Challenge

Ends Friday, Sep 02

Children will read books at their own reading level from many different subject areas. Each category completed will earn an entry for a chance to win a jar of treats, a gift card or other cool prize! Earn weekly coupons and prizes along the way. Finishers can choose a free book to keep!

Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, Sep 17 | 1 pm

Join us for a free family movie (G or PG rating) All ages welcome! Enjoy the show! Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Book Clubs

3rd & 4th Grade and 5th & 6th Grade book clubs will return in October. Registration begins in early September.

3rd & 4th Grade Book Club

Tuesday, Oct 11 | 7 pm

Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye by Geronimo Stilton

5th & 6th Grade Book Club

Thursday, Oct 6 | 7 pm

Midnight Library: Voices by Damien Graves


Walk-in, no registration
Storytimes begin the week of September 12! The "Michigan Reads" featured book for 2011 is Devin Scillian's Memoirs of a Goldfish.  All week our storytimes will feature this charming book followed by a craft.  Also, in honor of Library Card Sign-Up Month, show your library card to the presenter for a special treat! 

Family Storytime (all ages)

Mondays, Sep 12, 19 & 26 | 6:30 pm

Toddler Tales (1.5 to 3.5 yrs)

Tuesdays, Sep 13, 20 & 27 | 10 am & 11 am

Preschool Storytime (3.5 to 5 yrs)

Thursdays, Sep 15, 22 & 29 | 10:30 am

Babytime Storytime (0 to 24 mos)

Saturdays, Sep 17, 24 & Oct 01 | 10:30 am



*Stop by or call the library to register for any of these programs, or sign up online on the Library's website.


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Call for Submission : Messages from Heaven from Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven
101 Miraculous Stories of Signs from Beyond, Amazing Connections, and Love that Doesn't Die

When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end. Death takes away their physical presence, but not their spirit, and we often sense them after they have gone. Sometimes we see or hear from them after they've passed, giving us signs and messages from beyond.

We want to hear from you if you have experienced the other side or received a sign or signal from a loved one who has passed. Has someone who has died come to you in a dream? Given you counsel or comfort? Have you gone beyond, but returned to life with new knowledge, insight, or awareness? Have you intuitively known the moment someone died? Share your true, touching, and astounding stories about messages from heaven or your own experiences with dying and coming back.

This book is for everyone who has a story, whether religious or secular. Please note that since we see many stories about messages from heaven in the form of rainbows, bird, butterflies, and coins, we will only be able to use a few stories on those types of messages from beyond.

Here are some possible story topics, but we know you can think of more:
  • Words of wisdom from a loved one who has passed
  • Personal exchanges with a loved one who has passed
  • Omens or visions from beyond
  • Receiving guidance or lessons from a loved one who has passed
  • Revelations from beyond
  • Apparitions from beyond
  • Signs from beyond from a loved one
  • Knowing the exact moment someone passed
Please remember, we do not like "as told to" stories. Please write in the first person about yourself or someone close to you. If you ghostwrite a story for someone else we will list their name as the author. If a story was previously published, we will probably not use it unless it ran in a small circulation venue. Let us know where the story was previously published in the "Comments" section of the submission form. If the story was published in a past Chicken Soup for the Soul book, please do not submit it.

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story and you will retain the right to resell it.


Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

Poetry, Pages and Scribes #michlit #mwn Thursday, September 1 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday, September 1 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm


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Siren Songs: My Voice: How I Found My Truth!

Prelude to the Release of Siren Songs!

When you can find your own voice and understand what power lies in that ownership of who you are then you have become a Siren. In Greek Myths, sirens were either winged creatures or lived in the sea. The voice of the Siren was seductive and hypnotic. Please join me for a night of enchantment as I explore various myths, archetypes, and femlore! There is a Siren inside us all and now let us celebrate the power of our voice and reclaim our authority, communities, and lives one song at a time!

Featuring Detroit Sirens
We are pleased to Detroit Mother of Open Mic and Slam Poetry, Aurora Harris! She will be reading poems from her new collection of poetry, Solitude of Five Black Suns.
Rhonda Welsh
Monica Marie Jones
One Single Rose
Louisa Fara'Moan
Dimonique Boyd


In-Word/Out-Word Writing Workshop Saturday, October 8, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. #mwn #michlit

Blushing Sky Writer's Playground

The Sky's the Limit

Blushing Sky Writer's Playground is Pleased to Present
A Full Day Writing Workshop and Reading
Saturday, October 8, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Life Learning Center
3121 Rochester Road, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073 (
(734) 812-8649

Featuring Workshops with:

Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Stellasue Lee, Ph.D.

Stellasue Lee's work is published in numerous literary journals. Two of her books have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Firecracker Red, a powerful collection of poems set squarely in the earth, and Crossing The Double Yellow Line, a journey of sharp turns and hair-pin curves. Her work has appeared in three more volumes, After I Fall, a collection of four Los Angeles poets, Over To You, an exchange of poems with David Widup, and 13 Los Angeles Poets, the ONTHEBUS Poets Series Number One. (Bombshelter Press.) Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. from Honolulu University. Now Editor Emeritus at RATTLE, a literary journal, she serves presently on the editorial board at Curbstone Press. She teaches privately, and at writers workshops. Stellasue was born in the year of the dragon.

Award Winning Poet, Robert Fanning, M. F. A.

Robert Fanning is the author of American Prophet (Marick Press, 2009), The Seed Thieves (Marick Press, 2006) and Old Bright Wheel (Ledge Press Poetry Award 2003). His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, The Atlanta Review, The Hawaii Review, and other journals. An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Central Michigan University, Fanning's writing awards include a Creative Artist Grant from ArtServe Michigan, the Inkwell Poetry Award, and the Foley Poetry Award.

Certified Instructor of Neuro-Lingustic Programming (NLP),
T. Andrew Caddick

T. Andrew Caddick has trained with the best of the best in pursuit of excellence. Starting in the early '90s he discovered and experienced the power of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Now he is an internationally certified NLP trainer. To train with Andrew is truly an experience not to be missed. He masterfully blends humor  with creativity, offering a unique and effective learning environment.

Prize Winning Fiction Writer, Linda Sienkiewicz, M. F. A.

In addition to poetry and artwork publications, Linda K. Sienkiewicz has had short stories published in journals such as the Cleis Press anthology Frenzy, A Touch of Noir, Bartleby Snopes, Stonecoast Lines and forthcoming in PopFic Review.  She's taught workshops at The Women's Center at Firelands College in Ohio, Writing Two Conference at the UICA in Grand Rapids, Springfed Arts: Metro Detroit Writers, and HAVEN domestic violence shelter. She has a literary agent and is working on a novel. Her MFA in fiction is from Stonecoast.

Director of Blushing Sky Writers, Cheri L. R. Taylor, M. F. A.

Cheri L. R. Taylor, M.F.A.  is the author of Wolf, Maiden, Moon Pudding House Press, 2009. She has four chapbooks and has been published in Rattle, Ellipsis, Sirens, Awakenings Review, The CafĂ© Review, Clean Sheets, Current Magazine, Third Wednesday, Poetic Resonance Imaging, the Anthology Strange Michigan  and others. She currently works as a writing instructor at Macomb Community College in Michigan.
Cheri is the recipient of a 2007 RARE Foundation Everyday Heroes Award for her work with writing in community settings and was awarded a 2009 Writing Residency with The Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois. She is a featured reader and workshop facilitator at multiple venues in the Metro Detroit area and elsewhere.
Come out for a full day of learning and re-energize your writing and your writer's soul in stellar workshops with fellow writers and experienced leaders who are eager to assist you!

Explore your writing in-word and out-word and watch it grow! 

This workshop has a limit of 20 participants!

Register by September 15th.

The first ten registrants will be entered into a drawing for a free writing coaching session with Cheri L. R. Taylor.

Register early to ensure your space!
Workshop Schedule: 
8:45-9:30 Registration and Coffee, Continental Breakfast
Stellasue Lee; Saying the Unsayable. Explaining the unexplainable is something of a magic act, showing up to a blank page with an unfettered mind takes some doing. In this process, things happen that are always a surprise. This kind of writing is about reaching into the mid-section and exposing what lies within. It is one of the oldest methods of self-exploration and expression. It leads people to understand their inner core and how life works. It empowers them to change the course of their thinking. Once it's down on paper, it lives. Participants will write and share during this workshop.
Linda Sienkiewicz, M.F.A.; Points of View in Fiction: Putting "You" in the Story When a narrator turns away from the imagined reader and tells an entire story to "you," it affects the reader on a level of intimacy that no other point-of-view can. In this workshop, we'll explore how this unique strategy creates a more passionate experience for the reader, what type of narratives it's best suited for, and what to consider if you want to put "you" in a story. Participants will have the opportunity to write from an exercise during this workshop.
Lunch and book signing by featured presenters.
T. Andrew Caddick & Cheri L. R. Taylor, M.F.A. Thought/ Word/ Intention; Neuro-Linguistic Programming for the Writer's Soul. Picture your future. Not an easy thing to do, right? But what if you could see it, and yourself in it, so clearly that you knew what your goals, intentions and accomplishments would look like? This workshop will allow attendees to nurture their writer's souls in exercises designed to give clarity and focus with an eye to the potential we all possess. 

Robert Fanning; Through the Lense; Micro-Imagery in Poetry

In this workshop, participants will work with poet Robert Fanning to read and discuss model poems as well as write new material. The focus of the workshop will be imagery, particularly how poets can employ imagery as a lens--zooming and ranging across the landscape of an experience, with close attention to how the small details or "micro-images" in a poem contribute to the whole. Workshop participants will have the chance to write and share drafts generated in the workshop.
Featured Presenters Reading & Wine & Cheese Reception 
Open mic featuring Attendees!
Closing remarks

This full day of writing and regeneration is $140.00 and includes all workshops, continental breakfast, full lunch, and wine and cheese reading/reception.
You will have the opportunity to write during workshops and share your work and the opportunity to read at the open mic!

**Sign up with a friend and you both receive $10.00 off the registration price!** 

You will receive a confirmation email!

         This is going to be a fantastic workshop! Don't miss out!

The Sky's the Limit with Blushing Sky!

The Spotlight Novel from The Author Collective

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The Spotlight Novel
"Richmond Virgiania Uncovered"
August 31, 2011 through September 6, 2011 - Vol 106
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Richmond Virginia Uncovered

In this week's Spotlight we feature "Richmond Virginia Uncovered" by Nancy C. Frantel

Richmond is located in the heartland of Virginia on the free flowing water of the James River. The James brought much pain, for it was by this river that the slave boats arrived and unloaded their imprisoned passengers in the 1700s and early 1800s. History has not left a complete story of those who lived and died in the area. Records were lost as a result of fires over the years, including during the Civil War. Many slaves purchased in Richmond were transported to other Southern states as demand for labor increased in those regions. Fortunately information has survived to ensure that some of those who passed through this land are permanently documented. The Richmond City Sergeant Register is one of those precious records. The transcribed entries preserved on these pages portray the hardships experienced by the enslaved and free blacks in the area.

Slaves were jailed as runaways and discharged to their owners or sold if not claimed. Free blacks were jailed for supposedly not carrying their free papers (registers) when approached and questioned on the street or apprehended by other means. After proving their freedom and discharged, they were frequently unable to pay their jail fees. This inability to pay resulted in being sold or hired out at the public auction just a few blocks away. The length of service required to repay this debt ranged from months to as long as 59 years.

The book includes a full name index and a slave and free black sentencing chart.

Nancy C. Frantel
Nancy Frantel was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. Her parents owned a farm equipment business which had been started by her grandfather. She worked in the business along with her two brothers until going to college. Ms. Frantel attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She immediately started working in the corporate arena. Part of the time she worked in supervision at Walt Disney World in Florida. It was during this period that she witnessed questionable activities by management. She became concerned with how the company treated others, which was important in her path of becoming a writer.

When she moved with her family from Florida to Midlothian, Virginia, a historic coal mining town, she became involved in public safety concerns. She worked with a key Virginia General Assembly representative in 2006 on a safety disclosure issue. The result was legislation that became law later that year.

Her path as a research writer intensified after attending a county public meeting and watching an acquaintance get falsely arrested. Ms. Frantel, as well as many others, saw the gentleman lose his freedom in an instant. This observation and the resulting experience with the charge made a lasting impression, and her path as a researcher and writer was sealed.

Ms. Frantel uses primary source archival material in her books to document the activities of the past with the hope of using the material to grab your attention. Then she uses her Christian faith to drive through the painful historical research to encourage her readers, as well as herself, to treat others with more respect and compassion.

Our new website has been launched. Click onto any link in this email and browse through this cyber-space meeting place. Here many unknown, little known and soon to be well known writers, authors and people of literary prowess gather, eager to share their craft.

Coming in November, Online Book Clubs. Check back and join a book club of your choice. Read a novel on a monthly basis and share your thoughts and opinions with other members. It is certain to be fun and informative.

Poster Kraze, Inc. has created the "Author Collective" a consortium of self- published authors sharing ideas about the business of publishing. Our current roster of books include:

· 44th Barack H. Obama- Michael Williams

· Being Married and Loving It- Bennie Cross

· Pet Pals- Marcia LaFramboise

· Investing Tips For Smart People- Sarita Sowell

· Reality From The Heart- Richard T. James

· For Your Eyes Only- Richard T. James

· Crawlers- NeCee

· Grooming Him for Her- NeCee

· Words Cross & Across- Dr. Eugene Williams, Sr.

. No Experience Necessary- LaNay Harris

· Heidi's Happy Clients- Tony Dorian

· Wrench and The Super Saw- Tony Dorian

· Jose Makes a New Chip- Tony Dorian

. Hustle While You Work- Hotep

. Hustler's Gospel- Hotep

. Hustler's 10 Commandments-Hotep

. From a Thug 2 a Man- Clyde Tse

. I Count For Something- Phyllis Fecilia

. Midnight Blue-Tracy Moore

.Songs in the Night-Tracy Moore

.Twelve Universal Laws of Success- Herbert Harris

.America the Racists-Herbert Harris

.The Magic Pencil-Karen E. Dabney

.I Can Do Anything-Carolyn Mattocks

.Play Through The Foul-Vera-Jones

. The Bum Magnet-K. L. Brady

. What To Do When Life Hands You A Devastating Diagnosis-L. J. Holloway

. The Brothers Popovic-Steve Roberts

. Diary of A... - Sylvia Hubbard

. Keeper of Secrets-Anjuelle Floyd

. Broken Wings-William Dunn

. Is There a Balm in Black America? -Dr. Pam Payne Foster, MD

Journo's Diary-Chris Thomas

Dawn of Deliverance-Jim Peters

Shhhh! Don't Say A Word-Dr. Loren Due

A through Z Alphabet 26-Dr. Glenna Tyler

Silence is Power-Prince DeBayo Ogunmeno

Michael Williams
Check out our website, new books are added to our roster monthly. All books listed above would be a great addition to any library, classroom, bookstore, or book club.

Call us or visit our website today to place your order!

Michael Williams
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phone: 313-446-2262

35 Writing Contests with Upcoming Deadlines @poetswritersinc #michlit #mwn

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35 Writing Contests with Upcoming Deadlines
The Top 50 MFA Programs
Presenting Latin American Authors
If You're Coming to New York City
Poetry of Resilience
Palm Beach Poetry Festival (Ad)
Job Listings
american short fiction
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Poetry of Resilience Poetry of Resilience is a film about six poets who individually survived Hiroshima, the Holocaust, China's Cultural Revolution, the Kurdish Genocide in Iraq, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Iranian Revolution. For all six, poetry was the gift that sustained them.

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16-21, 2012, Delray Beach, Florida. Kim Addonizio, Cornelius Eady, Claudia Emerson, David Kirby,
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