Thursday, January 31, 2019

Feature of Sylvia Hubbard on Shifted Sheets

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There was absolutely nothing Madison wanted more than to be savored, enjoyed, and loved for every inch of her true self—inside and outside. Hungry with an insatiable desire for passion and the ability to give herself fully to another, she discovers a handsome stranger, who can fulfill her every wish and she is willing to do anything possible to gain his adoration, but there's a catch.

As the two grow closer together she discovers hidden jewels and hellish facets to herself and life that she never experienced before. Highly intelligent though lacking confidence, Madison's pain is deeply experienced and brought to the surface as this stranger discovers the entirety of her—insecurities and all. 

Yet just as her dreams are finally beginning to come true, someone steals her life's research? Was it her best friend? Her father? The assistant? Or the stranger she thought she could trust? Will she survive this deception or lose herself and everything she has worked for?

Find the answers wrapped around suspense, drama, and erotic romance in Beautiful, Author Sylvia Hubbard's 40th Novel. 

Read more of this author's work at:

Turn the page!
Barnes and Noble

Shifted Sheets

1812 N Columbia Blvd, Suite C15-578433

Portland, OR


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Poets & Writers Hiring Literary Outreach Coordinator in Detroit @poetswritersinc

We're looking for a Literary Outreach Coordinator to work with us in Detroit. This is part of an initiative to expand our core programs to better serve writers coast to coast, especially writers of color and other historically marginalized groups. Thanks to a grant from the Hearst Foundations, we will pilot the project in Detroit, Houston, and New Orleans. (Read our press release here.)

Literary Outreach Coordinators will be equal parts community organizers and local correspondents, responsible for increasing awareness of Poets & Writers' tools and resources for writers with a special focus on the availability of grants through our Readings & Workshops Program. With extensive support from Poets & Writers, Outreach Coordinators will have a unique opportunity to strengthen the literary community and help writers in their city.

The ideal candidate is a writer engaged with their city's literary community, eager to talk with and learn about writers from various backgrounds, working in various genres, throughout the city. They should be passionate about helping other writers, a good organizer with an entrepreneurial spirit, and familiar with Poets & Writers.

Outreach Coordinators should anticipate committing an average of seven to ten hours per week, and will be paid a stipend of $500 per month. Work will begin in February 2019 and end in December 2020. There will be an in-person training in New York City in late February or early March; travel expenses will be covered.

We greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word about this opportunity. Please forward this message to writers and organizations in your network and post the job description as appropriate. Let me know if you have any questions.

Many thanks!
Bonnie Rose Marcus
Director, Readings & Workshops (East)
and The Writers Exchange
Poets & Writers
90 Broad Street
Suite 2100
New York, NY 10004
Poets & Writers | 90 Broad StreetSuite 2100New York, NY 10004


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Let me teach you how to independently publish and market your literary project! Today! 1/26 Oak Park Workshop #motownwriters #michiganwriters #michlit

please share if it's not too late with other writers and authors

Register NOW or Register at the door 


Because many writers get overwhelmed with the abundance of information about the self-publishing process, what it'll cost, how to do it right, how to come up with a good book idea, and more, I've created a step-by-step comprehensive self-publishing guide that will walk you through the beginning steps of how to write your book all the way to how to self-publish it.

In order to learn how to publish a book, we'll cover:

  1. Deciding Why You Want to Write a Book
  2. Writing Your Book
  3. Getting Feedback on Your Book
  4. Choosing a Book Title
  5. Hiring a Great book cover editor.
  6. Designing a Book Cover that Converts
  7. Creating Your Kindle Direct Publishing Account
  8. Formatting and Uploading your Book
  9. Self-Publishing Your Book
  10. Pricing Your Book
  11. Forming a Launch Team
  12. Maximizing Book Launch Exposure
  13. Celebrate!

Register NOW or Register at the door 


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Poets Meet Musicians Monday, January 28 @ 7-9 PM  in Traverse City #michiganwriters #motownwriters


Poets Meet Musicians is a free, monthly event where the public is invited to share both poetry and music. Bring some poetry or some songs to perform. Mingle with other poets, musicians, and local performers. Everyone is welcome!
Join us for poetry, music, and good company.
Acoustic Mead Tap Room
119 N. Maple,
Traverse City, MI 49684
Details? Tom 231-392-6121

Friday, January 18, 2019

Midwest Night of Elegance Book Signing hosted by Members of Aspiring Writers Association of America #AWAOA April 5th 6pm Troy #MichiganWriters #motownwriters

Mark your calendar and meet us there!

We are taking it on the road!
Come out and support the AWAOA authors in a giant book signing! 

Last year was explosive in Flint, Michigan!
Now we are headed to Troy, Michigan!

Here:Say Storytelling Monday, January 21 @ 7 PM & 2019 Lineup #michiganwriters #motownwriters

Here:Say Storytelling
Monday, January 21 @ 7 PM

Join us for some great stories and great company.
This month's theme is: Moonlighting

Workshop Brewing, 221 Garland, Traverse City
$5 requested donation at door.

February 4: Open Mic
February 18: In Sickness and In Health
March 4: Open MIc
March 18: Shock and Awe
April 1: Open Mic
April 15: SOS!
May 6: Open Mic
May 20: You Are Here

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

JUN 08 My Book Buddy's 2019 Summer Book Club (Ages 8 - 14) - EARLY BIRD by Nina Metroit #Detroit #Southfield

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Sat, June 8, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
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Kingswood Place Clubhouse
19800 Kingsgate Circle
Southfield, Mi 48076
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Library of Michigan Collaborative Library Services Grant program - Timeline Change #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit #mittenlit Intent to file due Jan 2019


Library of Michigan Collaborative Library Services Grant program - Timeline Change

The Library of Michigan Collaborative Library Services Grant program’s timeline has changed. The availability of funding and any change in program priorities for the next round of grants will be announced in December 2018. The announcement will be for grants that will begin in October 2019. An Intent to File will be due January 31, 2019 and the application will be due May 31, 2019.

You can find current program information at in the Collaborative Library Services Grant program section. 

If you have any questions on the program, please contact me.

Karren Reish

Monday, January 14, 2019

APR13 #DreamingDirtyInMichigan 2019 | Readers Register Now & Get Your Books In Advance! #motownwriters #michiganwriters

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Eden Rose and Virginia Johnson are bringing Dreaming Dirty to Michigan. This event is an opportunity for readers to meet their favorite authors, interact with others and find their new favorites!Get Tickets Now | See Attending Authors | Dreaming Dirty Website 
 APR13 #DreamingDirtyInMichigan 2019 | Readers Register Now & Get Your Books In Advance! #motownwriters #michiganwriters

We Need Your Help to Find the Next Great Michigan Notable Book via @LibraryofMich #michiganwriters #motownwriters #mittenlit #michlit

We Need Your Help to Find the Next Great Michigan Notable Book

Tim Gleisner

by Tim Gleisner, Special Collections Manager, LM

In the last Dispatch article, I told you that the Library of Michigan collects Michigan. Not only do we collect books on the state, but every year we choose the best Michigan books. Every year since 1991, a committee of LM staff, booksellers, librarians, and writers from across the state sit down once a month to debate and haggle as to the next set of Michigan Notable Books (MNB). For the final half of the year it is this committee of 13 people who will be reading numerous titles to determine which 20 truly exemplify the best of the best from Michigan this year.
So far there have been more than 180 titles requested from various authors and publishers. At this time, we have received multiple copies of nearly 90 titles. Each title focuses on Michigan topics, or has an author who has a connection to the Great Lakes State. With so much that is being published about Michigan it is hard to keep track of it all. Perhaps that next great Michigan title is lurking out there and it has fallen through the cracks? Staff and committee members are diligently keeping their eyes and ears open to any potential title that is out there - combing catalogs, bookstore aisles, and online sources for new candidates.
The problem is that there are only so many staff and committee members to go around. The MNB selection committee is only has 13 members. Yet there are 10 million people in our state, 83 counties, and numerous communities. So many local stories being published and too few eyes to find and read them.
That is where we need your help. If you happen on that next potential MNB, email and provide the author, title, and the publisher.
With your help we will find that next MNB.

Overcome Your Fear of Writing Feb2nd 1pm @detroitlibrary main with @waynebibbs

Join Wayne Bibbs at the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library on Feb 2nd, from 1-3 pm for his presentation "Overcome Your Fear of Writing".

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

JAN 15 The Chick Flick Project's 1st Detroit Women in Film Meet & Greet by #chickflickproject FREE #michiganwriters #motownwriters

The Chick Flick Project's 1st Detroit Women in Film Meet & Greet

by The Chick Flick Project



Mexican Village Restaurant
2600 Bagley Street
Detroit, MI 48216



Are you interested in creating film, video, or audio entertainment?

Are you willing to share your knowledge and mentor other women?

Do you want to learn another discipline in film-making?

If you're interested in...
• creating indie films, short films, television shows, documentaries, YouTube videos, podcasts, or other media
• learning to work with a camera, lights, or sound
• writing screenplays, developing content, producing, directing, acting or casting
• editing video, photos, or sound

We are not waiting for opportunity to come knocking. We are creating our own opportunities by sharing resources and working together.

If you're experienced, a beginner, or somewhere between, lets meet up!

The Chick Flick Project's 1st Detroit Women in Film Meet & Greet

by The Chick Flick Project

Monthly Writers Groups in Michigan @meetups | Got One? Contact Us! | #writerslife #motownwriters #michiganwriters

#MichLit Monthly @Meetups

Auburn Hills Writing Meeting – Every 2nd Thursday – Contact Host for more – RSVP next meetup
Freelance Market Place & Rochester Writers – Every 3rd Tuesday – Contact Hostfor more info – RSVP next meetup
Motown Writers Meeting – Every 2nd Saturday – Contact Host for more info – RSVPnext meetup
Pen & Tablet Writers – Every 4th Saturday – Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup
The Detroit Script Writers – 2nd Thursday – Contact Hostfor more info – RSVP next meetup
AWAOA Metro Detroit Chapter – 3rd Tuesday – Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup
AWAOA – Flint Trailblazers – Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup
AWAOA – Flint Chapter –  Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup
AWAOA – Sterling Heights Chapter –  Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup
Filmmakers UNITE –  Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup
Barnes and Noble Writer’s Exchange
5275 Harvey St, Muskegon, MI 49444
Contact Store for Next Meetup
Grand Rapids Region Writers Group
Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month, starting at noon located at Peppino’s Sports Grille, 1515 Eastport Drive, Kentwood.
Mid-Michigan MEETINGS
2nd &  4th Monday’s of each Month
6:30 P.M.
West Branch Public Library
(Community Room Downstairs)
119 N. Fourth Street
West Branch, MI 48661
Ludington Writers Group
meets at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (107 S Harrison St, Ludington, MI 49431), inside Judith Minty Room 202
Contact Group for next meetup
The Grey Wolfe Scriptorium
145 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017
Contact Store for next meetup
Shiawassee Area Writers
Monthly Meetups: 1st Tues at Vernon Library & 4th Thurs at Corunna Library
Contact Group for more info
Would you like to add yours?Contact us

An Evening with Jen Sincero Wed. January 16 @ 7 PM #michiganwriters #motownwriters


An Evening with Jen Sincero
Wed. January 16 @ 7 PM  

Jen Sincero is the bestselling author of the wildly popular Badass series. Her breakout volume, You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life became a #1 New York Times best-seller by helping millions of people tap into their buried potential.

It has sold more than two million copies and is published in twenty-plus languages. She has appeared everywhere from The New York TimesForbesFast CompanyOprah Magazine, and Cosmo to The Dr. Oz Show, Comedy Central, and The Howard Stern Show. In other words, she is living her best life.

Now Sincero brings us the essential third volume, You Are A Badass Every Day, designed to help people apply the fundamentals of badassery to a daily regimen and see their dreams through to the end.

Evening includes a stage conversation / Q&A with author and a
post-event book signing.

$5 Students, $20 Reserved, $30 Premium Reserved; Plus COH ticket fees.

Traverse City Opera House
Doors open at 6PM
Live Music, Cash Bar, and Morsels Sweet Tre

Saturday, January 12, 2019

APR6 2019 Annual Author's Fair 2019 by Preservation Detroit #MOTOWNWRITERS #MICHIGANWRITERS




Join Preservation Detroit for our Annual Author's Fair on Saturday April 6th, 2019. We are looking for Detroit/Michigan based authors or those with works focused on Detroit/Michigan to gather at the Durfee Innovation Society to sell your literary works.
To reserve a table the pricing breakdown is below.
$30 Per 5ft Table per Author/Vendor
$40 Shared 6ft Table with another Author
Author's will be provided with a PR/marketing packet, plastic table clothes, and two chairs per tables.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Jan12th @ 10am #Detroit #MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup Topic: Resolutions Authors Should Make in 2019 | #Michiganwriters

New Year's Resolutions Authors Should Make in 2019
Learn 8 goals you need to be making and how you can achieve them to build your brand & increase book sales
All Attendees will receive a Resource Link. Please RSVP 
Share this link with other authors, writer groups, and literary friends.
To contact facilitator to have this workshop at your writers' group, please click here 

JUL 18 Urban Playwrights United 10 Year Reunion by Urban Playwrights United via @VanessaLynn1 #michiganwriters #motownwriters

Register now



The Emerald Room
23795 Van Dyke Avenue
Center Line, MI 48015


Can you believe it's been 10 YEARS! Through these years UPU has literally changed the lives of hundreds of creatives, through relationships, encouragement and life long bonds that cannot be broken. We want EVERYONE to come join us in the Motor City to reflect, enjoy and do what we do best of all...CREATE! 

Festivities begin Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7pm and conclude on Sunday, July 22, 2019 at 12pm noon.

Some of the Anniversary activities include:

  • Network Mixer

  • Short Film Showcase

  • Short Play Showcase

  • Tour of Detroit

  • Industry Panels

  • Writing Masterclass

  • Industry Town Hall

  • Two Minute Play Competition

  • Outdoor Picnic (family reunion style)

  • 10 Year Anniversary Gala

  • Awards Ceremony

  • Reunion T-Shirt

  • Entertainment and MORE!

Host hotel will be The Hampton Inn, 32035 Van Dyke, Center Line, MI. Group Room Rate is $139.00 per night for Double Queen or Single King. $159 per night for Suite. Free breakfast, free parking.

TRANSPORTATION will not be provided to and from scheduled events. Transportation is only available for the Detroit Guided Tour.

Full Registration is just $350.00 and includes all scheduled activities and one ticket to the Gala Dinner also includes free submission to the film and play showcases and one reunion T-shirt.

Early Bird Registration is $300.00 and ends January 15, 2019.

***Payment plan registration is $375.00 and requires $100.00 down by December 31, 2018. Balance to be paid by April 1, 2019. No discounts for payment plan registration.


Register now

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