Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Friday, December 12, 2014

#MotownWriters Literary Monthly @Meetup: Gift Exchange| End of the Year Announcements?Unsure of what to do?

#MotownWriters Literary Monthly @Meetup: Gift Exchange| End of the Year Announcements?Unsure of what to do?

As 2015 prepares to roll in to the Michigan Literary Network, will be hosting it's last session of meetup at Barnes and Noble Saturday, December 13, 2014. From then on out, we will be meeting at the main library most likely on the first floor, but more details will be to come.

We'll always have the same time, from 10am to noon and we'll always find a way to meet. Parking as always, will be in the library's employee parking lot for free.

See you today, when we tlak about end of the year plans for the Motown Writers Network and your end of the year announcement along with what if you don't know what to do.


Sign up for updates on our website as well.

Your founder and Author, Sylvia Hubbard


Monday, September 15, 2014

Windsor International Writers Conference

Hi Sylvia,
I'm not sure if you remember me or not. We talked a few times a few years back. I am friends with Kimberly Batchelor Davis and she suggested I contact you. I am in charge of putting on a writers conference this November.
 The Windsor International Writers Conference, a not-for-profit event, is taking place at the St. Clair Conference Centre November 13-16th, 2014. The website for the conference is wi-wc.orgThe theme is "Writing Across Boundaries." We are going to explore the ethics needed to write, how to incorporate different cultures and ethnic groups into stories, women in writing, and we will look at who gets to write stories of different cultures and heritages. We will also have speakers showing us the skills of really good storytelling, how to write accurately and do research for writing, and how to relay points of view without becoming didactic. Our theme and the topics we are discussing makes us quite unique.
The mandate of the Windsor International Writers Conference is based on one premise: that all peoples and nations must have the right to preserve their heritage, art, culture and books for future generations. If these things are destroyed and the history is forgotten, then that people will disappear.
Based on this premise, the WI-WC will make every endeavour in its conferences to always present information:
  1. to promote the craft of writing and advancing skills, not only in writing, but in accurately and properly researching a story.
  2. to use ethics and morals when writing.
  3. to take care to preserve the dignity of any culture, heritage, or group of people.
  4. and above all, to promote the art of being a really good story teller.
Based on that, I've asked Michael Greyeyes to speak. Michael is a professor at York and often discusses the depiction of First Nations in writing and how he feels the "Indian-ness" should be removed. I've also asked Carol Rehme to speak. She is a master oral storyteller for seniors and an award-winning author as well. Naomi Ragen is an Israeli writer who looks at the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish faith and their treatment of women. Sheila Malovany-Chevallier and Constance Borde translated the book "Second Sex," a book that became famous during the feminist movement in the 60's. Rick Sykes teaches media communications and journalism and won best teacher of the year. We also have award winners Nino Ricci, poet Ron Silliman, Bruce Cameron (8 Simple Rules for Dating my Daughter) and screenplay maven William Pace (A League of Their Own). Gord Kirkland and Tracy Beckerman are also on board ... and there are a lot more. 
We will be having information about different ethnic groups, the Underground Railroad etc. Henry Ford Museum and Hitsville USA.

We believe that the professionals we have gathered will make a huge, positive impact on writers, both amateur and professional, teachers and especially students. The cost for adults is $385.00. We have lowered the cost to $225.00 for students and this includes most meals. We are also having group rates for ten or more people. 
 Any monies earned at this event will be going right back into next year's conference. It will also become a major fundraiser for the Raindance Film Institute and Arts Centre that is on both sides of the Canadian/US border. Profits will go into further Arts programs for children and adults alike, especially the underprivileged. (We already have Alexander Mishnaevski, former principal violist with the Detroit symphony Orchestra and one of the top ten violists in the world,  planning Master Classes for Music students.) 
All of us involved in the conference are volunteers. 
Can we advertise this to your members? Also, if you have a brochure we would gladly stuff the brochure in our tote bags. I would be happy to discuss this further with you. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call me at 519 730 0315. I look forward to hearing from you.

Pam Goldstein
chairperson Wiwc, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

11th Annual Motown Literary Meet & Greet B&N WSU Aug 9th #motownlit

11th Annual Motown Literary Meet & Greet B&N WSU Aug...

Event Details

Essence of Motown Literary Meet and Greet is geared to kick off our conference season in an effort to raise funds and register people for the conference.

In August, we dedicate our usual writers discussion at Barnes and Nobles readers writers & community to come together in an effort to increase awareness for the needs in Metro Detroit.

We invite non profits, libraries and authors with purpose to come out to speak about their project and network with the local literary community. For people with events this will be your chance to commune and speak with leaders in the literary community, meet local authors and display your fliers and materials on our promotional table.

For us, we hope you come with donations for our conference. We are hoping this year to making our writing portion free through grants, but we still need location fees, lunch sponsorships, tables fees and so forth so we use the Meet and Greet as our initial fund raiser.

This year, there will be only five author slots available. Payment for these slots will consists of 5 books by the author and $20 dollars.

Schedule of Events will include:

  • MEETING local authors
  • NETWORKING with local community leaders
  • GIVING to help strengthen the Metro Detroit literary community
  • WINNING books, ereading devices & more!

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The Literary World of Sylvia Hubbard

Wednesday, July 2, 2014





When we are asleep, we dream. Are dreams a connection to the unconscious mind? Are they omens of things to come - both good and bad? In our dreams we can be anything we want to be. We are looking for stories about your dreams and the impact they have had on your life. What have you learned from your dreams? Did your dreams come true? Did a dream strengthen your faith or help you change the direction your life was headed in? Did a dream serve as a warning about something that was going to happen? The deadline for story and poem submissions is December 31, 2014.

Hope and Miracles 
Everyone has experienced events in their lives that cause wonder and astonishment and give them hope for a better future. Why did these things happen? Were they answered prayers? Did divine intervention have something to do with it? Share your inspirational true stories with us to remind us that each day holds hope and that a miracle can happen at any time. The deadline for story and poem submissions is October 30, 2014.

Living a Life of Purpose by Volunteering 
We're making another book about volunteering! How has your life been changed by volunteering? Have you been a volunteer in a hospital, a school or in your community? What have you done with your life that makes you feel good and has also made this world a better place? What have you done to make a difference in the lives of others? Or do you want to thank a volunteer who helped you? Share your true stories about how you found purpose, passion, and joy in your life or how a volunteer helped you. And by volunteer, we mean an unpaid position, so save those stories about paid heroes in your life for another book! The deadline for story and poem submissions is December 31, 2014.

Stories about the Christmas Season 
Our holiday books are very popular. We do a new edition every other year and so we are now collecting stories for our Christmas 2015 book. Share your special stories about the holiday season - including Chanukah and Kwanzaa - from inspirational and joyous, to heartwarming and humorous. Remember all of the stories in our Christmas books are "Santa Safe" - we don't want to spoil the magic for children. The deadline for story and poem submissions is August 30, 2014.

Support for Therapists/Mental Health Professionals 
Therapists and mental health counselors listen to people's problems all day. But where's the "chicken soup for the soul" for them? Who supports the therapists and mental health professionals? We're looking for stories from therapists and mental health professionals about how you get through your day. How do you separate your clients' pain from your own life? Share your advice and support with your colleagues. And if you have been client of one of these fine professionals and you want to tell them how much they helped you, for moral support, please submit your story as well. The deadline for story and poem submissions is December 31, 2014.

Thanks to My Mom 
We are collecting stories of thanks written by sons and daughters of all ages about their moms and stepmoms. Tell us what your mom has done for you and why you are grateful to her. Is she always right? Do you still turn to her for advice? Have you turned into your mother even though you vowed you never would? Share your best stories-ones that will make us laugh, cry, or nod our heads in recognition. We are not looking for general tributes (we know your mom is terrific) nor are we looking for biographies or eulogies. We are looking for specific anecdotes about what your mom or stepmom did for you-something you want to thank her for. The deadline for story and poem submissions is September 30, 2014.

The Power of Forgiveness 
Have you ever noticed how forgiving someone frees you to move on with your life? It can be a major decision though, especially if you feel you were seriously wronged. For the "New Year New You" 2015 season we plan to publish a book about the power of forgiveness. Let us know how forgiving someone changed your life. It can be something small like forgiving a rude driver who cut you off, or it can be something big like forgiving someone who caused a major negative event in your life. How did forgiving someone change your life in a positive way? Were you able to reestablish a relationship after forgiving? Did letting go of your hurt feelings heal you and bring you a sense of peace? Help others find the same resolution by sharing your story. The deadline date for story and poem submissions is June 30, 2014.

Time to Thrive 
This title deliberately has a double meaning: 1) You need to make time in your busy life to thrive; and 2) It's time to thrive-no more putting off those life changes you know you should make. If you have a story about taking time to thrive, i.e. pursue a passion, find your purpose, improve your wellbeing, or if you realized it was time to thrive and you did something about it, we want to hear from you. Were you stuck in the same old routine for years? Did you feel that your life had no purpose? What did you do to transform yourself and create balance and meaning in your life? Did you start a completely new career, have a travel adventure or find a new hobby? Was it a new love interest or an attitude adjustment that helped you thrive? We want to hear your stories. Stories can be serious or funny, but we definitely want them to inspire our readers to take that first step towards happiness, fulfillment, and growth. The deadline for story and poem submissions is December 31, 2014.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fwd: Call for Authors and Sponsors for the Dayton Book Expo Author Pavilion at Dayton Women's Fair

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Dayton Women's Fair 2014
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Greetings, Authors and Sponsors!

How would you like to promote and sell to thousands of professional women with millions of dollars in buying power?

The Dayton Book Expo Author Pavilion has participated at the Dayton Women's Fair since its inception. Because of the tremendous response, we have a double booth again this year to provide more opportunities for you. 

The fourth Dayton Women's Fair occurs on September 20-21, 2014 from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Airport Expo Center in Dayton, Ohio and we're inviting you to join us!

For Authors

Strategically located near the front entrance, we can accommodate ten authors per day in our 10' x 20' corner booth. 

Dayton Women's Fair Preview-Dayton Book Expo at min 3:25
Dayton Women's Fair Preview
Dayton Book Expo at min 3:25


Your investment includes

  • Access to thousands of professional women with millions in buying power!
  • You just show up and sign at our decorated booth!
  • Direct exchange with consumers so everything you sell, you keep!
  • Your book on display throughout the two-day event!
  • As a signing author, your admission is free!
  • Acceptance of MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover (fees apply)!
  • Free parking!

Your investment to sign for one day is only $100. If you're serious about targeting Dayton's professional women, save $25 and invest $175 for both days. Signing times are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Space is limited!

Sign me up now! Click here

Additional Advertising Opportunities

Whether you choose to take advantage of selling directly to your readers or you just want more exposure for your title, these opportunities are perfect:

DBE Special Events Postcard ($30) - The full-color postcard includes your professionally-designed cover image on 1,000 postcards which will be used to attract customers to our booth. Submit a high-resolution jpeg of your cover by August 15, 2014 to Info@DaytonBookExpo.comEight spots available.

Display-Only Promotion ($30) - Unable to attend the event, but want exposure to thousands of decision makers? We'll display your book and 25 postcards throughout the two-day event. Mail two autographed books and 25 postcards by September 1, 2014. One display book will be given away at the conclusion of each day.  Twenty spots  available.

Complete the online registration form at this link. Given limited slots, we recommend securing your signing day online versus mail-in. All monies must be received by September 1, 2014No monies will be refunded after August 1, 2014. Once confirmed, mail two autographed books (for display and giveaway) to

Dayton Book Expo Special Events

893 South Main Street - PMB 175

Englewood, Ohio  45322


B * O * N * U * S 

For the next two authors who complete registration by July 1, 2014, your professionally-designed cover image will be included on 1,000 DBE-SE postcards FREE! 


Count me in! Click here


We'll see you in Dayton!

For Sponsors

Because you're looking to gain exposure for your business, we have two opportunities for you:

Promotional Sponsor ($150)

To attract the thousands of consumers to our booth, we'll be distributing promotional material and trinkets throughout the two-day event. This package includes

§  Your company logo on 1,000 DBE-SE postcards

§  Your company logo on our website

§  Your trinkets given to booth visitors


Walking Billboard Sponsor ($250)

One of the best ways to advertise at such a huge event is T-shirts. These walking billboards will be presented in a welcome packet to our signing authors and as incentives for book lovers. This package includes

§ Benefits of the Promotional Sponsor

§ Company name and logo screened on 25 t-shirts (one color, no more than ten logos)


Consider partnering with us on this Dayton Book Expo Special Event. Your involvement will guarantee a successful literary event and provide your company with access to thousands of new prospects.

To confirm sponsorship, suggest a sponsorship option or inquire about additional information, contact LaTonya Branham at 513.265.9412 or Info@DaytonBookExpo.com.


We look forward to collaborating with you in Dayton!

Pen of the Writer | 893 South Main Street | PMB 175 | Englewood | OH | 45322

Friday, June 20, 2014

[The-Detroit-Renegade-Filmmakers] SNL's Film Unit Editor's editing workshop July 25th

Hi everyone!

Adam Epstein, the editor for the Saturday Night Live film unit, is going to be in Detroit on July 25th to teach an editing workshop as part of his Cutting Edge Tour. Adam will show exactly what it takes to go from an empty timeline to a high-quality, ready-for-broadcast piece. By using the full, original source media and project files from some of the most popular recent pieces from the SNL Film Unit, Adam will share numerous techniques, theories and editorial insight into what goes into taking a piece from start to finish while under intense delivery deadlines.

Our group has $10 off Cutting Edge tickets with the code CETDRF. This is the website: http://cuttingedge.mzed.com/.

Hope to see some of you there!

Madeline [The-Detroit-Renegade-Filmmakers]


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Hi everyone!

Adam Epstein, the editor for the Saturday Night Live film unit, is going to be in Detroit on July 25th to teach an editing workshop as part of his Cutting Edge Tour. Adam will show exactly what it takes to go from an empty timeline to a high-quality, ready-for-broadcast piece. By using the full, original source media and project files from some of the most popular recent pieces from the SNL Film Unit, Adam will share numerous techniques, theories and editorial insight into what goes into taking a piece from start to finish while under intense delivery deadlines.

Our group has $10 off Cutting Edge tickets with the code CETDRF. This is the website: http://cuttingedge.mzed.com/.

Hope to see some of you there!



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Friday, June 13, 2014

He's Scared, She's Scared Updated Press Release June 17th Detroit Event #motownlit #michlit

Barakah Miller
The Relationship Catalyst
June 2014
Contact: Barakah Miller
Phone: 313-799-5415

Email: gcgintl@gmail.com  www.barakahmiller.com
He’s Scared, She’s Scared…The Silence That Sabotages Relationships
It’s the conversation you’ve been waiting for: heated, controversial, and sexy! This not to miss event is for all single, married, divorced, or separated males and females.
Ready to move beyond the walls of silence into a more intimate, satisfying, and fulfilling relationship? Would you like to learn techniques that facilitate self-expression and help establish a love language to better communicate with your partner? Do you want to discover how to ensure your partner’s needs are met and reduce the probability of infidelity? Are you ready to add spice back into your already existing relationship suffering from complacency? Perhaps you are single and want to discover ways to have a more fulfilling, open and committed relationship. Maybe you just want to learn who you are before making a serious commitment.

He’s Scared, She’s Scared Tele-Seminar series on Life, Love, & Relationships is just what you’ve been waiting for. Host Relationship Catalyst Barakah Miller and Friends will cover topics such as “The Power of Commitment and Submission,” “How to Be Emotionally Naked with Your Partner,” and “The Power of Forgiveness and Self-Discovery.” This summer series is set to launch June 17, 2014 and will convene every Tuesday, up to and including July 22, 2014.

Barakah Miller, Love and Relationship Specialist/Speaker/Author of forthcoming book The Scales of Love stated, “I’m excited to be hosting this engaging thought provoking dialogue. This is a conversation as a community we all need to engage in and not only have the discussion, but provide solutions to the issues and problems that we as a community are facing within our own personal intimate relationships.”

Some of our brilliant panelists include Detroit’s own Toy Banks, Stephan Labossiere aka StephanSpeaks, Markeith Braden, Anthony ‘Tony’ Grant, and Valerie J Lewis Coleman. Don’t miss an opportunity to actively participate in this conversation. To join us logon to www.barakahmiller.com or www.eventbrite.com. Search: He’s Scared, She’s Scared to register and get detailed access information.
Please note you must be registered in order to participate in the dialogue. For media interviews contact 313-799-5415 or email gcgintl@gmail.com for more information.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Save the Date: Love, Romance &Intrigue...BOOK LAUNCH in #Detroit June 21 #book #event #networking #motownlit

Book Signing Event Flyer-Purple
On June 21, 2014, Detroit Author, Sylvia Hubbard, invites the literary community (readers, writers, authors and poets) to a Litertainment Event.
12-1 - Meet & Greet
1:15-1:30 - Intro & Welcome - Sylvia
1:30-1:50 - Omari "King Wise" Barksdale poetry
1:50-2:45 - Relationship Panel discussion: Everything You Wanted to Know About Relationships but Were Afraid to Ask - Panelists: TBA
2:45-4 - Mix & Mingle; Book Talk/Book Signing; Q & A with audience (questions around book "My Substitute Wife, My Sister," and publishing, writing, and marketing
Entertainment, Book Soiree, Networking and More
More details to come including VIP tickets with a limit of 40

Book to to featured and available for early purchase...
His Substitute Wife... My Sister
writing wednesday  his substitute wife my sister
Life has never been worth living for Charisse before her father died. After three attempts to kill herself were unsuccessful, she makes a deal for release from hell on earth, with one of the people who made her life what it was.

It wasn't until Chyna finds out that her husband, Parker Mills, was having an affair with her twin sister, Cheyenne, that she realizes she's losing the best thing she's ever had. Feeling the ultimate betrayal by her own sibling, Chyna knows she has to do whatever it takes to keep her husband and give him what he longs for - a baby. Knowing that she's unable to have children and Cheyenne is afflicted with the same condition, she decides to go to the only person that can help her save her marriage - her younger sister, Charisse.
In the end, one sister will die, another will lose everything and one will get everything that she wants.
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