Monday, May 28, 2018

#Detroit Welcomes @TylerPerry in August at The NABJ Convention & Career Fair. | #NABJ18 | @detroitnabj @nabjofficial Register Now

Detroit Welcome Tyler Perry 
in August at The NABJ Convention & Career Fair.

Take an Entrepreneurship & Branding Master Class with Tyler Perry 

Register now!
#NABJ18 |      @tylerperry @detroitnabj @nabjofficial

Friday, May 25, 2018

This Weekend, at Source Booksellers - May 26, 2018 #Detroit #IndieBooks #MichiganWriters #motownwriters #michlit via @sourcebksellers

Saturday, May 26

10 a.m.

Chair Yoga w/Gail

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support

This class is free and open to the public but we do encourage a love offering for our generous instructor who donates her time.


Monday, May 28

In honor of Memorial Day, Source Booksellers will be closed. We'll reopen at 11 a.m. on May 29.

Come in for your copy of the New York Times Sunday Edition! 
Call us to reserve your copy at (313) 832-1155 or email to

We're Open Seven Days a Week!
(Except select holidays as noted)

Mon.-Sat. 11a-7p
Sun. 12-5p

All year long remember to...
See you soon!


The Source Booksellers Team


Source Booksellers, 4240 Cass Avenue, Suite 105, Detroit, MI 48201

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#Detroit Christian Writers Literacy Fair July 14th via @JonMWynne #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit

For the Christian Writers Literacy Fair we're looking to encourage aspiring writers to go forward. We're looking for up to 4 sponsors at $250 each and Vendors tables are only $30 up to 7 vendors will be able to talk about their work for an additional $20. There will be 3 workshops/ Seminars. 1. Raising A Writer (for parents) 2. Writing Your Book. 3. Publishing 101. The workshops are $5 per 1 hour session. We will have interactive story tellers for children. Writing Activity Stations for all ages 0-100. The event itself is free.

We hope you can sponsor. Vend or participate in some way. For Sponsor or Vendor Application or more info email me at

Please share with other writers, readers book clubs and community groups

Friday, May 18, 2018

#Detroit Welcomes @TylerPerry in August at The NABJ Convention & Career Fair. | #NABJ18 | @detroitnabj @nabjofficial Register Now

Detroit Welcome Tyler Perry 
in August at The NABJ Convention & Career Fair.

Take an Entrepreneurship & Branding Master Class with Tyler Perry 

Register now!
#NABJ18 |      @tylerperry @detroitnabj @nabjofficial

Thursday, May 17, 2018

YOU'RE INVITED #MotownWriters Author of What My Left Hand Was Doing @JoannCastle Booksigning @PagesontheAve May20th #michiganwriters #michlit


Dear Friends,

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US on Sunday, May 20th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Pages Bookshop, 19560 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI. (just west of Outer Drive, in Rosedale Park). A flyer about the event is attached to this email.

Trade paperback, 324 pages. $22.


Joann Castle, author of WHAT MY LEFT HAND WAS DOING: Lessons from a Grassroots Activist, will discuss her new book with Alena Williams.and explore the books' potential to foster conversation between generations of activists.
A flyer for the event is attached. Please share with your friends. 

Check out my website at: My book is now available on-line at It is available locally at SOURCE Booksellers and Pages Bookshop.  

Trade paperback, 324 pages. $22.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Auburn Hills Writing Group Meeting May 17th

Hello Writers!
Our group meets tomorrow, May17th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.  

  • Discussion
  • KDL Writers' Conference presentation - Prarthana Nagaraj
  • Writing exercise
  • Critique Session

See you tomorrow!

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.  

The Red Ink Conference 2018: #Detroit! May19th via @tenitajeditor #writers #authors #michlit #motownwriters

Tired of going to conference after conference, and leaving with no solid results? This is NOT that conference!

Last year, we packed out The Hilton Garden Inn--Southfield!
This year, we're in a new venue with even more engaging content!
Here are some topics we'll cover:
  • From the Page to the Stage: Turning Your Bestselling Book into a Script
  • Self-Publishing Industry Secrets
  • How to Create a Bestselling Bio
  • The Bestseller Book Synopsis
  • Marketing to Make Money
  • And more!

Prepare to go higher in your craft! Expect a few surprises, giveaways and of course, engaging work to take your authorpreneurial career to the next level!
Limited seating available! Limited vendor space available! 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

#Detroit Public Library Spring Author Series: @CharlieLeDuff via @detroitlibrary - Main #michiganwriter #motownwriters #michlit


"Sh*tshow! The Country's Collapsing and the Ratings Are Great"
A daring, firsthand, and an utterly-unscripted account of the crisis in America, from Ferguson to Flint to Cliven Bundy’s ranch to Donald Trump’s unstoppable campaign for President–at every turn, Pulitzer-prize winner and bestselling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy, Charlie LeDuff was there.
Charlie LeDuff is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, formerly at the New York Times, the Detroit News, and Detroit’s Fox 2 News. He was one of several reporters who worked on The New York Times series “How Race Is Lived in America,” which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2001. LeDuff has covered the war in Iraq, crossed the border with Mexican migrants, and chronicled a Brooklyn firehouse in the aftermath of 9/11. The author of DetroitUS Guys, and Work and Other Sins, he lives near Detroit.
An audience Q & A session and book signing will take place following the presentation.
Parking is available in our staff parking lot on Putnam St. Entrance to the library is through either the Woodward or Cass Avenue doors. Accessible parking is available in the circle drive on Cass Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.


Wed, May 30, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT


Detroit Public Library- Main
5201 Woodward Avenue
Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium
Detroit, MI 48202

Sh*tshow!: The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great by [LeDuff, Charlie]
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Sunday, May 13, 2018

NEXT WEEKEND: Fortify #Writers #Retreat Returns to #Detroit! via @CaseyRocheteau #michlit #motownwriters #event May 18-20,2018

 Fortify Writers Retreat Returns to Detroit!

***For Immediate Release***
Fortify Writers Retreat returns to Detroit for its second year May 18-20, 2018. Applications are open today through the end of the month. We encourage writers of any level or genre to apply for this weekend of generating new work, skill sharing, and building connections while attending workshops led by our phenomenal faculty.  

2018's retreat is being coordinated by inaugural Write A House winner Casey Rocheteau and Disquiet International fellow Corina M. Fadel. Fortify will take place in a beautiful home in the historic Boston Edison neighborhood. Airea D. Matthews, 2015 Kresge fellow and winner of the 2016 Yale Younger Poets Prize will be give the keynote address. Our faculty includes Casey Rocheteau, poet Rachel Mckibbens, author Morgan Willis, journalist Anna Clark, and poet Nandi Comer. The retreat is sponsored by Write A House and the law firm Dickinson Wright.

Fortify is a weekend-long retreat centered around the generation of new work, sharing of skills and building connections between writers in Detroit. We want writers in any genre, at any experience level to have a space to hone their craft and acquire new tools for their writing practice. We are offering workshops and events led by acclaimed poets, storytellers, journalists, fiction and non-fiction writers. Detroit-based law firm, Dickinson Wright PLLC, is helping sponsor the event and will lead a special workshop / panel conversation, pertaining to the various legal issues writers may face in their careers. This years retreat also features a dinner time storytelling event that will be open the public. 
There is space for 45 participants, with five tuition scholarships available. Applications will be open between February 1st and 28th , and acceptances will be sent out in March. The cost of the retreat is $110 and includes meals, tuition and entrance to all retreat programming.

In 2015, Cornetta Lane, Anna Clark, Meghan Catana, Corina Fadel and Casey Rocheteau came together with the idea of building a writing retreat in Detroit. We set out with the shared intention that attendees would leave the space feeling full of knowledge, connections,  new ideas and work. With help from the University of Michigan and Write A House, we saw our vision to fruition and hosted the Fortify Writers Summit in April 2016 at the Charles T. Fisher Mansion in Boston Edison. This year, we are returning with the same intentions, under the theme of Writing the Now, which is meant to encompass many aspects of writing the present moment, be it tracking the growth of a fictional character, or reporting an event which is still currently unfolding.

We look forward to reading applications and bringing you another fantastic retreat!

Instagram: FortifyRetreat // Facebook: FortifyWritersRetreat

Saturday, May 12, 2018

#MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup with @OneSingleRose| Pub&Promote Poetry Today from 10-Noon @DetroitLibrary Main Don't let the weather stop you frm networking w/us today 


(Please forward this to a friend and bring several friends with you.)

See ya Sat and please bring a donation to help us out.

Guest speaker: Rose Marie aka One Single Rose

Author, poet, spoken word artist, singer, actress, playwright, realist. 4 more info visit &

Also bring your literary challenges, new books to announce and achievements. If you can't come, please subscribe to our website for updates.

Networking is key to our survival as writers and authors! This is your chance to learn, network and connect!


Monday, May 7, 2018

#Detroit Society of Twisted #Storytellers presents MOTHERS May18th via (@satori_10) @twistedtellers #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit


MAY 2018
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018 8PM EST
The Wright Museum


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

a Michigan 501(c) nonprofit organization

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