Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christian Tabernacle Church Presents: Birth of the Savior on Christmas Eve at 10 am

Saturday, December 9, 2017

See You Today at the #MotownWriters Holiday Meetup | Last Meeting of the Year| 'Tech for Writers, plus gift exchange

Yes I know it's last minute but if you can bring a small gift for another writer. Bring a gift, get a gift. Any amount.

We'll be talking about technology you need as we enter in the 2018 without breaking the bank. 

And what you can treat yourself as a writer for Christmas! Or what to put on your Christmas list.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month


Also, check out our newest resource Detroit Literary Network with lots of resources to help you write, publish and promote. (especially promote) 

detroit literary network


Thursday, December 7, 2017

NABJ Christmas Party 12/8/2017

Friday, Dec. 8 Detroit NABJ's Holiday Soiree at UAW-Ford on E. Jefferson downtown.
Tickets $20 at the door or buy on
EventBrite here

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Twisted Storytellers bring Stories of Romance with Comedian Michael Colyar (Michael Colyar ) Friday, Dec15th via @satori_10




Twisted Storytellers bring Stories of Romance with Comedian Michael Colyar 

Friday, December 15th

DETROIT, MI –– The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers will bring Actor/Comedian Michael Colyar to tell true and personal stories of love and romance. The award-winning, monthly event has received outstanding reviews and has been recognized for its artistic and cultural contribution to Detroit,

"Storytelling is a way for people to learn more about themselves and each other," says Juanita Moore, president of the Charles H. Wright Museum, which hosts the events. "People coming to these shows experience a feeling of life, growth and excitement through connecting, and that deserves a place to be showcased." 

"I ain't seen nothing like it," said the late Dick Gregory. "Stay in touch with the storytellers. It can heal." 

The Society's next event "Romance" will take place Friday, December 15, 8PM at The Wright Museum. Comedian Michael Colyar, Comedian Karen Addison and Moth Storyteller/Host Dameon Wilburn will tell true, personal stories on the theme. Also appearing Musical Guest Nikki Thomas and Dance Guests Legacy Dance Studio featuring Brooke Taylor.

About The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers has a mission to connect humanity, heal and transform the community by providing an uplifting, thought-provoking, soul-cleansing entertainment experience through the art and craft of storytelling.

Tickets: $25 online, $35 @door. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit or call 313-744-6037.

 Media Contact:

Satori Shakoor at 313-744-6037 or via email



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Still some seats left for TODAY's workshop. Get your book plans ready for 2018. Starting at 11am Metro #Detroit

It's going into 2018. Have you gotten your book together? 

Do you have your book published, but the sales are slowing? 

Need to just get life into your book project again?

Do you just need questions answered about your literary projects to move them forward?

Would you just like to network with other like-minded authors and see what 2018 will be bringing to books?

Join us today. Beans and Cornbread.Southfield. 11am

Register at See you then

Still, some seats left for TODAY's workshop. Get your book plans ready for 2018. Starting at 11 am Metro #Detroit Register:


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Men’s Empowerment Summit Seeks to Strengthen and Build Communities for Third Straight Year via @menupempower

Men's Empowerment Summit Seeks to Strengthen and Build Communities for Third Straight Year

Detroit, MI—Since its inception three years ago, the Man Up Summit has served as a catalyst for effective change, cultivating men (and women) to lead strategic, positive transformation in their communities and the world at large. Founded by DeAndre "D.R. Speaks" Riley, pastor, author and speaker, the Man Up Summit has yielded over 600 people in just two short years. Last year's attendees received a life-changing message from world-renowned author and motivational speaker, Dr. Eric Thomas, known by many as "E.T. the Hip Hop Preacher."


This year's summit takes place on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Village Dome Banquet Hall of Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W. Outer Drive in Detroit. "The purpose of the Man Up Summit is to provide the vital keys and tools to attendees, aiding them in the overall empowerment of men," Riley said. "What makes this year's summit different is that attendees will play a vital role in the event by submitting questions beforehand, which will be addressed by our speakers. This year's summit also features local influencers and change agents in communities throughout Metro Detroit and surrounding areas."


This year's summit promises to be an experience to remember with a plethora of community resources, giveaways, and a host of dynamic speakers, including:

·      Bishop Greg Davis

·      Welton Smith, IV

·      Devaughn Kelly

·      State Representative Jewell Jones

·      Christopher Martin

·      and nationally syndicated radio host, Willie Moore, Jr of Atlanta, GA.


Although many of the messages are tailored to men, women are not only welcome to attend—they are encouraged toas they play a vital role in men's empowerment. General admission tickets are $35. VIP tickets, which include admission, preferred seating, a signature T-shirt and an autographed book from the host, are $55.

For more information and to register, visit, email or call 313.633.6844Connect with us on Facebook at Man Up Empowerment, and on Twitter and Instagram at @ManUpEmpower.


About Us

Our mission is to uplift and empower men to live lives of impact—impacting their homes, communities and the world at large. Standing on our core values ofempowerment, inspiration and impact, we empower men to act through the inspiration of others' success. When empowerment and inspiration are joined together, you have a man that is not only impacted—but one who is poised to leave a lasting impact on the world around him.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

#MotownWriters @Meetup - Canceled due to holiday! Library will be closed! Sorry! But this afternoon...

DUE TO THE HOLIDAY AND THE LIBRARY BEING CLOSED, we won't be having a meetup today at 10 am. 

I'm so sorry for any inconvenience and poor planning on my part. Usually, we go across the street, but I've been a little overwhelmed and really forgot about this holiday.

Please forgive me deeply, but if you would like to join me THIS AFTERNOON at the Sisters In Crime Workshop I'll be conducting at 2 pm that would be just as perfect.

There is a small charge of $10, but trust me you won't be sorry. There will be resources and networking, so I really invite you to come! 



Friday, November 3, 2017

#NaNoWriMo encouragement from @nanowrimotown plus #DoubleUPDonationDay TOMORROW @nanowrimo #motownwriters #writers #Michigan #Detroit


Hello, Wrimos!

Tomorrow NaNoWriMo HQ is running a day-long writing and fundraising marathon. There will be virtual write-ins, Twitter shenanigans, and a special treat for anyone who donates $25 or more on that day.

In Lenawee County, we'll also be hosting a write-in from 1-3pm at The Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library in Blissfield. Other areas around the state may be having events as well. Keep an eye out for notes from my fellow "elsewhere" MLs.

NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit and this fundraising push helps ensure the programs can continue year-over-year. Your support helps cover the cost of sending materials to Young Writers Program classrooms around the world, bringing the power of creativity to thousands of children and youth. It also helps keep our programs and websites alive to continue making NaNoWriMo happen every November!

Hop online to take a look at the schedule of events and track our worldwide word-count goal during the day!


(AKA: Lazy Hippie Mama/Lenawee County ML)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

5 Ways to Rock Social Media Without Losing Your Mind via @M_Sinc wsg @SylviaHubbard1 Nov11th

5 Ways to Rock Social Media Without Losing Your Mind

This workshop is coming up fast, so be sure to reserve your place soon!

Our presenter, Sylvia Hubbard, Detroit Author & Founder of Motown Writers Network has published over 40 books on suspense, romance and Internet Marketing for Writers. On November 11, 2017, she will workshop easy-to-use tips and tricks on social media marketing for writers, using various media channels.

Register on

  • This event is FREE for members and $10 for non-members. If you join Michigan Sisters in Crime now, your membership will be in effect until January 2019 and you'll be included in the members-only events, coming in 2018!

Registration begins at 1:30

Feel free to respond to this email with questions!
Hope to see you there!!


Thursday, October 26, 2017



WolffHouse Books and Publishing will soon offer a pop-up bookstore in the Midtown area.  The bookstore will be open from November 2017 through February 2018.  It will feature exclusively books from self-published authors; self-produced musicians, and artists.   Books from small and independent publishers will also be available.   The bookstore located in the Techtown District of Midtown Detroit,  will be open Fridays from 4p-8p, Saturday 2p-6p, and Sundays from 1-3p.  Each day the bookstore will feature three different artists; one from books, one from music, and one from the arts. Additionally, shelf space and a listening station will be available for booksellers, et al by contract for a fee.  Questions ??  Three informational meetings are being planned:  Friday, Oct. 27tj. Sat/ Oct 28th, and Sunday, Oct. 30th from 6-7:30pm at 41 Burroughs, you’ll enter through the double doors with flower pots on either side, call JoAnne Wolff at (313) 618-7223.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

#MichLit Event for Writers: How To Get Away w/Writing, Publishing & Marketing Yr Book! Nov4th #Michigan #Metro Detroit

If you are in the Metro Detroit Area, please come to the How to Get Away with Writing Publishing & Marketing Your Book on November 4th from Please share with other writers or offline writer groups

register now

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Paid Publishing Opportunities for October 24th, 2017 via Freedom With Writing

Paid Publishing Opportunities for Writers

$300 for Short Stories: 10 Calls for Submission

Payment varies from $300 to over $1,000 for the upper word limits.

    Keep Reading...    
10 Blogs that Pay $100+ Per Guest Post

A variety of blogs in need of quality writing.

    Keep Reading...    
$400 for Essays on Wealth

Parabola is seeking submissions of essays and non-fiction articles.

    Keep Reading...    
501 Magazines, Blogs, and Websites that Pay Writers

Available for just a few more days! The Paid Publishing Guidebook.

    Keep Reading...    


Jacob Jans

Freedom With Writing jacob@freedomwithwriting

Saturday, October 21, 2017

NEW #DETROIT BOOKSTORE for Self Published Authors & Artists Oct 22 Soft Opening #MichLit #MotownWriters


WolffHouse Books and Publishing will soon offer a pop-up bookstore, which will open from November 2017 through February 2018 featuring self-published authors; self-produced musicians, and artists.   Books from small and independent publishers will be available.   The bookstore is located in the Techtown District of Midtown Detroit and will be open Fridays from 4p-8p, Saturday 2p-6p, and Sundays from 1-3p.  Each day the bookstore will feature three different artists; one from books, one from music, and one from the arts. Additionally, shelf space and a listening station will be available for booksellers, et al by contract for a fee.  Questions ??
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Soft Opening October 22, 2017

 Come to an informational meeting on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at 2pm 41 Burroughs, you’ll enter through the double doors with flower pots on either side, call JoAnne Wolff at (313) 618-7223 or click here to email us

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Auburn Hills Writers October Session

Good Afternoon Writers,
I'm sorry to inform you that the meeting for October has been cancelled.
Look forward to seeing you at our November meeting.

Hope some of you will attend the Rochester Writers, Grand Rapids and/or the Romance Writers of America Conferences this month.
If so, we look forward to hearing about it at the November meeting.

Also, remember the Freelance Marketplace Writers meet tonight at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 7:30 p.m

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


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