Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How to Write a Book workshop Saturday, December 3rd from 11 am-2 pm at Beans & Cornbread #michlit

Sylvia Hubbard will host a How to Write a Book workshop this Saturday, December 3rd from 11 am-2 pm at Beans & Cornbread. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at through PayPal. 

Detroit Author & Founder of Motown Writers Network, Sylvia Hubbard has published over 37 books on suspense romance.
As a happily divorced mother of three, Sylvia has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work such as the Spirit of Detroit from Detroit City Council and State of Michigan Governor’s Certificate of Tribute Emerging Minority Business Leader Award. She’s spoken all over the United States and Canada about independent publishing, social media, 21st Guide to Marketing for writers and authors, How Readers can make money promoting their favorite authors and even how to be a single mom.

Recognized as an avid blogger by HoneyTech Blogs, Ms. Hubbard runs over five blogs including How To Love A Black and has had five #1 Best Sellers on Amazon. Her current work is Tanner’s Devil and she has six books coming up in 2016, including four live stories on her website.

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Women who Inspire is a 501 c (3) faith based organization whose mission is to inspire, mentor, and motivate Christian women. Our four- fold purpose is to: Inspire – motivate, inspire, uplift, support and encourage women; Mentor – Mentor younger women one on one - mentor/mentee program called Purpose; Wellness – provide health, financial, mental, and social resources for women; and Entrepreneurship – to help start, build, and establish local women owned businesses. Please contact us at the information below or visit us online for more information.

Get your tickets now: through PayPal. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

What is yr 30 Day Lit Challenge & Success? #MotownWriters @Meetup Reminder every 2nd Sat @DetroitLibrary

Every month we ask this of our participants when we meet. I find this helps give us direction, a goal, a place marker to show we've progress. Whether you're a reader or writer, you can answer this question and we'd like you hear your answer.

Baby steps count too.

I hope to see you at our meetings one day. Motown Writers meet every 2nd Saturday usually at the Detroit main library on the 3rd floor.

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If you didn't attend last meeting or you're a reader, tell us now, what is your last 30 day literary challenge and success?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

From Rosey at RDW Creations LLC: Thanks for Giving! Check out what we've been up to! via @RdwCreations

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RDW Creations is sincere about cultivating creative ways that strengthen #literacy skills in our community! Every youth, particularly those with hidden barriers, should never be overlookedwhen it comes to learning. We are thankful for every opportunty we are given to contribute to this cause. As leaders and members of the community, we are all charged to provide and create endless learning opportunities, that will ensure EVERY YOUTH is able to read, write and communicate efficiently! Check out our video above to see our personalzied illustration of "literacy in motion"!  

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Do you the story behind this face? Sometimes we judge people by what we see, but what about those things unseen or unheard? The Pope Francis Center  has been a safe haven for many of the "unseen" faces of homelessness, including for the founder of RDW Creations, Rosey Denise White.  The Pope Francis Center was gracious to include a portion of Rosey's story in their annual report. This report also highlights the overall mission of The Pope Francis Center, homeless resources and more! To view the full report and learn more of Rosey's story please click below.   


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Our youth had a blast during Youth Game Day Rounds 1 and 2! A huge thanks to both Jo Ann Mannino of the Detroit Public Library Jefferson Branch and Sianee Hawkins at the Detroit Public Library Skillman Branch for allowing us to host this event at their facilitiy!




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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How to Write a Book Workshop w/@SylviaHubbard Dec3rd @WomenWhoInspir1

Hello Authors and Writers
It is my prayer that you will have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving! 

Please join us Saturday, December 3rd with Sylvia Hubbard from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Beans & Cornbread! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on our website at Join us as we bring writers and book together.
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Seats are limited so purchase your ticket today!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Book signing: Stone Soup by David L. Watkins @ Haz Subs & Salads Nov18 Noon til 4 @davidwatkins617

The Book Signing for Stone Soup by David L. Watkins will be at
Haz Subs & Salads  1360 Fort Street Detroit (across from the main Post Office)
Friday November 18, 2016 from noon until 4 p.m.

David L. Watkins is a children's author and poet. He is a member of 
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Watkins resides
in Detroit with his wife, Linda.

David L. Watkins
Drawing Lettering Writing

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Last meeting of year for #AuburnHills Writers' November Session Nov17th @AHPLibrary via @MychelleLMartin #MichLit

Hello Writers!
Our group meets Thursday, November 17th, at 6:30 pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.  

This will be our last meeting of 2016.
We will resume January 19, 2017.

As usual, we will critique your work:
  • the writing you share for critique should be no more than two pages, double spaced (bring seven sets)
  • writers read their work aloud
  • all copies are returned after discussion

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When on Facebook, check out our page:

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. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

#BookPublishing 101:How to Make Your Book Idea A Reality #LathrupVillage #MichLit @InforumMI Dec6th

Book Publishing 101-How To Make Your Book Idea A Reality

Date:Tuesday December 6, 2016
Time: 8 - 10 a.m.
Place: Michigan First Credit Union  27000 Evergreen Rd. Lathrup Village, MI 48076
Tuition: $60 Inforum members; $85 non-members includes continental breakfast 

Take your great book concept from idea to page and beyond!  Publishing a book can feel intimidating, but whether you want to write a book as a business promotion tool, or working on a novel, you'll need the right tools to be successful.  Come to this session with your book idea and learn how to bring it to fruition!
Learning Objectives
• Develop a plan for creating your book - from start to finish.
• Review different options for publishing and distribution.
• Learn how to effectively market your book
Key Takeaways
• You'll have in hand a plan for creating your book.
• You'll be ready to market your book with the tools you need.
• You'll feel inspired to create your book with the knowledge you need to get it published and sold.

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Debra Power is the President of Power Marketing Research and has more than 20  years of experience in research. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she is a trained focus group moderator with certification from the ACNielsen Burke Institute. 
Power is publisher of Wolverine: A Photographic History of Michigan Football (

Power Marketing a Michigan-based, 100% woman-owned corporation that conducts qualitative and quantitative research including focus groups, surveys, and market intelligence gathering.
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Rochester Writers' Holds Last Meeting of the Year via @talktravel

Rochester Writers' Holds Last Meeting of the Year

The Freelance Marketplace Writers' Group meets Tuesday, November 15, at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. Free and Open to new, working, and published writers, photographers, and illustrators. Come once, once in a while, or every time. We discuss the Business of Writing. This will be the last writers' group meeting of the year - we do not meet in December.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore
2800 S. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Book signing: Stone Soup by David L. Watkins @ Haz Subs & Salads Nov18 Noon til 4 @davidwatkins617

The Book Signing for Stone Soup by David L. Watkins will be at
Haz Subs & Salads  1360 Fort Street Detroit (across from the main Post Office)
Friday November 18, 2016 from noon until 4 p.m.

David L. Watkins is a children's author and poet. He is a member of 
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Watkins resides
in Detroit with his wife, Linda.

David L. Watkins
Drawing Lettering Writing

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

#CreativeMich Vol. 2 N. 59:Knight Foundation gives $2.24M to the arts; R&B Hall of Fame wants to call #Detroit home

Creative Industry News
DIA seeking home movies reflecting Detroit in 1967  - The News Herald - 11/07/2016 
Classic film "E.T." unites musician, volunteer, concert-goer - The Rapidian - 11/07/2016 
Women’s music collective will carry its own gear, thank you very much - Michigan Radio - 11/07/2016 
Films by women, for women, and about women at Lunafest  - The Michigan Daily - 11/06/2016 
Local Star Wars artist shoots movie in Macomb Township backyard - Click on Detroit - 11/06/2016 
R&B Hall of Fame wants to call Detroit home, but struggles to gather support - MLive - 11/06/2016 
Detroit eyed for container-based replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre - Detroit Free Press - 11/05/2016 
Youmacon convention brings costumes, gamers, more to downtown Detroit - Detroit Free Press - 11/05/2016 
Knight Foundation gives $2.24M to 45 arts proposals - The Detroit News - 11/04/2016 
Lights, Camera, Action: Winners will be named in Saugatuck Shorts Film Competition - Holland Sentinel - 11/04/2016 
29 Michigan bands you need to hear right now - MLive - 11/04/2016 
Detroit native Xzibit shines on ‘Empire’ - The Detroit News - 11/04/2016 
Art mirrors life for married actors - Hometown Life - 11/04/2016 
'Walking Man' movie premieres at TechTown Detroit - Detroit Free Press - 11/04/2016 
‘Pickle Recipe’ is a Detroit tale - Detroit Free Press - 11/04/2016 
Forecast calls for laughter as ‘The Sunshine Boys’ arrive in town - C and G News - 11/03/2016 
Michigan Tech holds independent film fest - WNMU FM - 11/03/2016 
Profile: Megan Ackroyd prepares to steward Scottish bakery into third generation - Second Wave Media - 11/03/2016 
Detroit-area attraction named national historic landmark - MLive - 11/03/2016 
Hollywood comes to Metro Detroit with red-carpet movie premiere - MLive - 11/03/2016 
James Earl Jones, Sanjay Gupta among celebs coming for U-M bicentennial - MLive - 11/03/2016 
Stirring fiction films spice up East Lansing Film Festival - Lansing State Journal - 11/03/2016 
East Lansing Film Festival featuring 78 different films and over 60 guest speakers - The State News - 11/02/2016 
Writer brings familiar places in Oakland-filmed “Thanksgiving” comedy - The News Herald - 11/02/2016 
Lamp Light Music Festival puts Grand Rapids ‘on the map’ as regional house concert phenomenon - Local Spins - 11/01/2016 
“The Pickle Recipe” fulfills creators’ longtime dream - The Oakland Press - 11/01/2016 
Fox 2 anchor with MS to retire, fight to legalize pot - The Detroit News - 11/01/2016 
New PBS documentary explores Rochester farm history - C and G News - 11/01/2016 
New film to feature residents from Mt. Pleasant, Clare - The Morning Sun - 11/01/2016 
Inside the Mind of 20-Year-Old Filmmaker Luke Jaden - KQED - 10/31/2016 
Deadline Nov. 15 for Nonprofits to be apart of the Creative State MI Nonprofit Report  - Creative Many Michigan - 10/31/2016 
The Weird Science of Pickles: A Q&A with Michael Manasseri  - Hour Detroit - 10/31/2016 
Metro Detroit Filmmaker Premieres New Film in Royal Oak - The Patch - 10/31/2016 
Metro Detroiter Returns Home To Premiere His Hilarious New Feature Film - CBS Detroit - 10/28/2016 
Grand Rapids Pops' DreamWorks Animation in Concert - an epic evening of entertainment - The Rapidian - 10/27/2016 
WMCAT teens dedicate new mural in Burton Heights - The Rapidian - 10/27/2016 
Grand Rapids festival showcases feminist films - Grand Valley Lanthorn - 10/26/2016 

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