Thursday, January 30, 2020

The World in Your Mailbox: the Postcard Era, Collecting Postcards, Favorites on Sunday, May 3

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WhenSun May 3, 2020 1pm – 3pm (EDT)
WhereRoyal Oak Public Library (222 E Eleven Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067)
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*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.* Sunday, May 03, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The World in Your Mailbox: the Postcard Era, Collecting Postcards, Favorites Royal Oak Public Library Friends Auditorium 222 E Eleven Mile Rd Ro...

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Learn everything you need to know to write and publish a book Workshop with #MotownWriters NY Times Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Ann Atkins @DETWritingRoom via @ElizabethAtkins Feb1st #Detroit #michiganwriters #michlit

Learn everything you need to know to write and publish a book. 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday February 1, 2020 at the Detroit Writing Room. Lunch is included $199. Taught by Elizabeth Ann Atkins, CEO of Two Sisters Writing & Publishing and bestselling author of 33 books. This is your chance to finally write your book! Register on Eventbrite or

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How to Write Your Book in a Day

February 1, 2020

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It's a new year… a new decade…and your book is calling louder than ever. Answer the call, finally, with a day-long experience that will inspire and instruct you with everything you need to know. Author and publisher Elizabeth Ann Atkins will teach you how to write your book in a day. As the bestselling author of 33 books and CEO of Two sisters Writing & Publishing, this book coach who has taught college-level writing will share her experience and expertise to help you finally write your book. So bring your pens, notepads and laptops, and get ready to write, revise and learn. If you've been confused and overwhelmed, you'll leave this day-long experience feeling confident and equipped with the structure and knowledge required to finally compose until you type THE END. The day-long workshop includes coffee, refreshments and lunch. Tickets are $199.


Monday, January 27, 2020

Library of Michigan Weekly Digest Bulletin

Model School Library Program 2020/2021 nominations are open
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January 21, 2020

Model School Library Program - Nominations Open!

Karren Reish

The Library of Michigan is looking for nominations for the 2020/2021 Model School Library! Please consider nominating one of our great school libraries to be the 2020/2021 Model SL 21 School Library program!

This is an opportunity to promote quality K-12 school libraries and provide mentorship to other schools throughout the state. Libraries interested in serving as models for the school library community are welcome to nominate themselves. Each year, a school library program is highlighted as the Model SL 21 School Library Program of the Year by the Library of Michigan. The expectations for the selected school library is that the staff will meet with other school library staff and serve as a mentor during their term as the Model library to help promote and encourage quality K-12 school library programs across the state.

Nominations are accepted open now through the end of March a If you know of an outstanding school library, nominate them now!

Jonathan Richards at Owen Intermediate School in the Van Buren Public Schools is the current  Model School Library and continues his term through May. We will then announce the Model Library for 2020-2021 school year at the end of May. You can find more information and the nomination survey at in the SL 21 program section.

Please contact me with any questions you may have!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Metro Detroit Book and Author Spring Luncheon - Save the Date May18th #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters


SAVE THE DATE -- The 96th Luncheon - Monday, May 18, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
Our authors will include: Mary Norris, Mary Doria Russell, and J.T. Ellison with a fourth author to be announced.  Tickets will go on sale April 6, 2020.  
Please visit our website at for more information on this event.

Metro Detroit Book and Author Society uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management.

Metro Detroit Book and Author Society - 44750 Delco Blvd, Sterling Heights, MI, 48313, (586) 685-5750 x102
Vendini, Inc. - 55 Francisco Street, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA, 94133, 1 (800) 901-7173

#MichiganWriters Scholarships Contest and Interlochen Programs #motownwriters #michlit

News, Events, & Resources for Michigan Writers

MW Annual Scholarship Contest
For MW Members Only!

Michigan Writers will award three scholarships:
one $450 scholarship and two $225 scholarships.

Entries must be received by March 5, 2020

Three lucky members will be able to use their scholarship toward tuition for the Interlochen Writers Retreat (June 8 - 11, 2020), or another writers retreat or Interlochen workshop of your choosing (subject to MW approval).

Winners will be selected by blind random drawing.

You must be a member of Michigan Writers to enter the drawing. 

If you are not a member of Michigan Writers, please join by visiting

Click here to complete the entry form for your chance to win.


Note: Enrollment in programs at Interlochen is dependent on spaces available at time of registration.

Interlochen College of Creative Arts
2020 Creative Writing Programs

Deep Revision Workshop
Monday, April 13 - Saturday, April 18, 2020

Join Katey Schultz and Anne-Marie Oomen for a week-long writing retreat focused on deep revision. This is a fully-immersive, facilitated writing residency that blends traditional instruction with self-guided writing time, with the end goal of revising a large portion of a full or partial manuscript.  Applications are currently being accepted.  

Interlochen Writers Retreat
Monday, June 8 - Thursday, June 11, 2020

Join us in 2020 to celebrate the 15th year of Interlochen's Writers Retreat and spend four days writing new material in the course of your choice, attending presentations by award-winning faculty, and enjoying lakeside lunches and evening readings while making connections in the literary world. 


  • Peter Ho Davies: Breaking Rules
  • Andy Mozina: Humor
  • Christine Maul Rice: Fiction Incubator
  • Holly Wren Spaulding: Troubled Times
  • Artistic Director: Katey Schultz
  • Writer-in-Residence: Anne-Marie Oomen
  • Writer-in-Residence: Mary Kay Zuravleff

All verified members of Michigan Writers can enroll for $450, a significant savings (which is more than an annual MW membership costs).

Scholarship opportunities available for the Writers Retreat:
Anne-Marie Oomen & Katey Schultz ICCA Creative Writing Scholarship  Scholarship Application Deadline is March 1, 2020 

Mystery Writing Intensive
Monday, June 22 - Thursday, June 25, 2020

Join Aaron Stander and accomplices for a four-day intensive retreat that will walk you through the genre of mystery and crime writing.
Poetry Writing Intensive: Short Poems
Tuesday, July 21 - Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Join poet Holly Wren Spaulding for two days of generative writing exercises, conversations about the craft, and appreciation of the art and practice of the short poem.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

WRITE ON POINTE SHORT STORY CONTEST 2020 from Grosse Pointe Library @TheGPPL


Submit your story by February 14

Calling all local writers. Enter your original short story into our biennial contest. Winners will read their work aloud at our April 1 Awards Ceremony.  You must be 18 or older. The story can have a maximum of 5,000 words. Be sure to include the Entry Form with your submission.

Complete entry rules and form can be found here.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

SAVE THE DATE: Join @SylviaHubbard1 and #diverseauthors for a Twitter #litchat Jan24th 6pm📖📚

Join me & fellow authors for a Twitter litchat next

Friday Jan 24th from 6-7pm EST.

We'll discuss Books Programs and Podcasts with diverseauthors, indielit, litchat, books, branding socialmedia, Twitter, bookbuzz, blogs, Instabooks and BookPR

Follow me on for more news, resources and reminders

Copyright © 2020 Motown Writers Network / HubBooks, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you'd love to know updates from author, Sylvia Hubbard

Our mailing address is:
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Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236-9998

Monday, January 20, 2020

The Detroit Writing Room Newsletter: Chapter 18 via @DETWritingRoom #motownwriters #michiganwriters #michlit

Coming up this week...

Join us for The Art of Poetry: An Open Mic Night Experience  

Monday, Jan. 20 from 7 - 9 p.m.

Our first open mic of 2020 on MLK Day will honor the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Anyone is welcome to share their poetry, songs, music or favorite words from Dr. King. Hosted by Detroit poet Kompozition, participants and the audience will enjoy the art of spoken word.

Cover charge is $10. Or sign up for a package and get 1 open mic night free! Future dates: Feb. 24, March 30 and April 27. 

Speakers Series: Children's Book Authors & Illustrators

Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 7 - 9 p.m.

Have an idea for a children's book, but don't know where to start? Or you're publishing a storybook and could use some publicity advice from children's lit authors who've been in your shoes?

Join us for our second Detroit Writing Room Speakers Series featuring Michigan children's authors and illustrators! Maria DismondyJean Alicia ElsterAmy Nielander, Lisa RoseDavid Small and Sarah Stewart will share their publishing journeys as children's book authors as well as tips for aspiring writers and illustrators. 

The talk will be moderated by Channel 4 News anchor Devin Scillian, who's authored 19 children's books! 

Tickets are $35. Drinks are included, and books will be available for purchase. 


And the Coffee Tasting Winner is...

Congrats to the Radical Coffee Project, which won The Detroit Writing Room's 2020 Coffee Lover's Choice Award at our Coffee Tasting Jan. 18!

Radical Coffee Project is a nonprofit that sources beans from 50 farmers on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Radical pays a fair price for these beans and also reinvests proceeds back into Guatemalan and Detroit communities through microloans. Since launching in 2009, they've extended $100k in loans to over 3,000 businesses.

"We believe our actions should be a force for good, not the other way around," the nonprofit says. "Changing where you get your coffee can empower communities."

Come try Radical Coffee Project while co-working at the DWR! And check out our next tasting — a cupcake tasting on Feb. 22 from 1- 4 p.m. featuring 8 cupcake shops. (Radical Coffee will be available to wash down the frosting!)

Early bird cupcake tasting tickets are $10 until Feb. 1.

Join our Writers Circle!

Interested in getting in-depth feedback on your written work?

Join our Detroit Writing Room Writers Circle to get literary reviews and constructive criticism from fellow writers!

The DWR Writers Circle will meet every Tuesday in February from noon to 1 p.m. Writers Circle participants who are not already DWR members will receive passes to work and write in the DWR on the Tuesday meeting dates.

Space is limited! Sign up here.

Upcoming Events

We have several workshops, talks and events you don't want to miss!


How to Pitch Your Story to the Media
Jan. 22 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Want to get your story in the news, but don't know where to start? Join us for an evening with public relations professionals who will share tips and strategies to get your story told in the media. Panelists Ron Fournier, Tatiana Grant, Brianna Neace and Colleen Robar and moderator Jake Serwer will share best practices for sharing news about your business, nonprofit or event. Register here

Trademark Basics
Jan. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Have questions about trademarking a logo or image? This workshop will demystify the trademark. Attorney Erin Bonahoom will explain the purpose of trademark law. She will also cover basic considerations in determining the strength of a proposed trademark and provide an overview of the trademark registration process at the state and federal levels. Register here

Get Hired: Resume & Interview Essentials
Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to noon 

Applying to jobs or internships? HR professional Detroit Writing Room coach Phil Dean will lead a workshop that highlights resume and cover letter essentials, and how to successfully present yourself in a job interview. This workshop is geared toward students looking for their first job and also professionals looking to make a career change. Stick around after the workshop to apply those tips in real time! Phil will be available for 15-minute speed coaching sessions to meet with you one-on-one to polish up that resume and get you ready to get hired. Register here

Copyright: Protecting Your Work
Jan. 27 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. 

This copyright workshop led by attorney Erin Bonahoom will cover the basics of copyright law, including the difference between unregistered and registered works, what works may be registered, the process of registration and how joint works are treated and may be protected. You'll also learn about copyright images and what you can and can't publish in a work. Register here

Business Plan Kickstart: Beginning, Starting and Starting Again
Jan. 29 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. 

Whether you're just beginning to think about and form your business plan or un-shelving it to start again, now is a good time to kickstart. In this workshop led by Detroit Writing Room business plan coach Delphia Simmons, we'll review some items common to every business plan and focus on the specifics of yours. Spaces is limited. Register here

A World Without Borders
Jan. 30 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Want to see the world, but don't think you have the budget or spontaneity? This panel talk led by Linglobal founder Ernestine Lyons will convince you to book your flight. Learn tips from professional travel bloggers, an international relations scholar and linguist on how to travel the world on any budget and connect with different cultures along the way. Delve into how travel can be a journey of self-discovery, self-love, healing and connection — becoming a true citizen of the world in the process. Register here

See all upcoming events and workshops at

In the News

The Detroit Writing Room was featured on CBS Detroit's "Eye on Detroit."
Watch the segment above!
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