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#Detroit Theater Group plays Atlanta Festival! Oct 3-6, 2013

For Immediate Release

Contact: Toni Simmons Henson, Founder and Executive Director
Atlanta Black Theatre Festival
P.O. Box 76, Snellville, GA 30078
Phone: (770)827-9606
Email:  ATLBTF@yahoo.com
Web:  http://www.AtlantaBTF.org
Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/AtlantaBTF

Making History:

the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Returns

Festival to Host 40 Plays in Four Days in Decatur, GA October 3-6, 2013

ATLANTA, GA, July 2013 – Whether you are fan of traditional theatre (ie., August Wilson) or urban contemporary theatre (ie., Tyler Perry), there are a variety of carefully
screened dramas, musicals, late night comedies, and solo productions hailing from 18 states and South Africa. The weekend celebration includes over 300 artists and is expected to draw more than 3,000 theatre lovers.

Toni Simmons Henson, founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival and a staff of 12 volunteer are realizing their vision, once again for this huge event scheduled for four days from Oct. 3-6, 2013.

The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival is a weekend celebration of theatrical expression and showcases. Plays accepted into this year’s Festival, had to meet strict criteriathat included an official scoring system to determine the dramaturgical value among other “festival friendly” standards. “I am profoundly impressed with the amazing line up that all theatre lovers can experience in this year’s festival. There is sure to be more than one event to satisfy your entertainment palate!” says Henson.

The official opening performance is From Broadway to TV Now Back to Me starring Janet Hubert, best known for her role as Aunt Viv in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Headlining some of the remaining 40 plus performances are seasoned celebrities like Tony Award winning actress, Melba Moore and Emmy nominee Taurean Blacque. There are also free events including a Reader’s Theatre series, an Author’s Alley, a speaker’s series, nightly parties, and family friendly workshops. Delicious food from the festival’s own Backstage Café and a vendors’ market featuring visual arts and hand crafted items will also be available.

On Saturday, October 5 at 7pm, the critically acclaimed, award winning, NY Times Best Seller, Pearl Cleage will receive the Theatre Legend Award during the Producers’ Gala and Awards Ceremony. “We are so proud to announce that DeKalb County’s Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center has signed on as the presenting sponsor of this year’s festival. The Center is where all of the events will be held,” states Henson.

All events will take place at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center and theaddress is 3181Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30078. The complete schedule and ticket information can be found on the web at www.AtlantaBTF.org or by calling 650-440-PLAY.

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Toni Simmons Henson, Founder and Executive Director

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

P.O. Box 76

Snellville, GA 30078

Phone: (770)827-9606

Email:  ATLBTF@yahoo.com

Web:  http://www.AtlantaBTF.org

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/AtlantaBTF

Making History:

the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Returns

Festival to Host 40 Plays in Four Days in Decatur, GA October 3-6, 2013

ATLANTA, GA, July 2013 – Whether you are fan of traditional theatre (ie., August Wilson)

or urban contemporary theatre (ie., Tyler Perry), there are a variety of carefully

screened dramas, musicals, late night comedies, and solo productions hailing from

18 states and South Africa. The weekend celebration includes over 300 artists and is

expected to draw more than 3,000 theatre lovers.

Toni Simmons Henson, founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Black Theatre

Festival and a staff of 12 volunteer are realizing their vision, once again for this huge

event scheduled for four days from Oct. 3-6, 2013.

The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival is a weekend celebration of theatrical expression

and showcases. Plays accepted into this year’s Festival, had to meet strict criteria

that included an official scoring system to determine the dramaturgical value among

other “festival friendly” standards.

“I am profoundly impressed with the amazing line up that all theatre lovers can

experience in this year’s festival. There is sure to be more than one event to satisfy

your entertainment palate!” says Henson.

The official opening performance is From Broadway to TV Now Back to Me starring

Janet Hubert, best known for her role as Aunt Viv in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Headlining some of the remaining 40 plus performances are seasoned celebrities

like Tony Award winning actress, Melba Moore and Emmy nominee Taurean

Blacque. There are also free events including a Reader’s Theatre series, an Author’s

Alley, a speaker’s series, nightly parties, and family friendly workshops. Delicious

food from the festival’s own Backstage Café and a vendors’ market featuring visual

arts and hand crafted items will also be available.

On Saturday, October 5 at 7pm, the critically acclaimed, award winning, NY Times

Best Seller, Pearl Cleage will receive the Theatre Legend Award during the

Producers’ Gala and Awards Ceremony.

“We are so proud to announce that DeKalb County’s Porter Sanford III Performing

Arts Center has signed on as the presenting sponsor of this year’s festival. The

Center is where all of the events will be held,” states Henson.

All events will take place at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center and the

address is 3181Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30078. The complete schedule and

ticket information can be found on the web at http://www.AtlantaBTF.org or by calling 650-

440-PLAY.

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Summer Writer News, Workshops &Events frm @talktravel #michlit #author #news #michigan #detroit

Summer Writer News, Workshops and Events
 
The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets on third Tuesday of the month at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The Next meeting will be Tuesday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. I will be presenting information that I learned at the recent Bloggers Exchange Conference in Toronto.
Non-writer event, but really fun, is the Paddle to the Symphony at Kensington Metropark on Friday, June 21. Paddle a canoe across Kent Lake and enjoy the music of the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra. Registration require. Fee is $25 to canoe. Concert is free.
 
The Ann Arbor Book Festival presents their annual Writers’ Conference on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Registration required. Fee is $100.
 
Cindy LaFerle and the Royal Oak Public Library present a two-part workshop titled Getting Personal. Due to an emergency, the first night was cancelled. The new first night is Monday, June 24; and the second night will be Monday, July 15. Both evenings run 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required. Free to attend. 248-246-3727
 
The Young Authors’ Conference at the end of July structures two conferences based on age group. This is for middle and high school ages. Registration required. Fee is $75. Deadlines soon!

Two Detroit Working Writers’ Workshops remain this year, Creative Non-Fiction and the Death of Dull August 3, 2013; and Writing the Stories of Your Life November 9, 2013. Registration required. Fee is $25 each. 

Details and registration for the 6th annual Rochester Writers’ Conference will begin in July. The date is set for Saturday, October 5, 2013.
Rochester Media is having a Newsletter Sign-up Drive. I write weekly for them and if you’d like to read my Travel Articles, or if you’re interested in news regarding the Rochester Area, then please subscribe. It’s free and you may unsubscribe as any time.
Click on the BOLD type to follow a direct link to the details about each event listed above.
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Spirit Filled Yoga Institute 2012 – The Better Me Luncheon

Spirit Filled Yoga Institute 2012 – The Better Me Luncheon.

Author, Reinvention Coach and Creator of Ignite Your Imagination Retreats for Women Entrepreneurs, Versandra Kennebrew will give the keynote at this year’s Better Me luncheon. Call 248-761-4547 for tickets.

Kennebrew’s latest book “The Art of Reinventing You: Ignite Your Imagination” was released 11-11-11 in an Essence of Motown 2011 Limited Edition. It is now available on Amazon.com for Kindle or PC. Look Inside at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KDR19M

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Valley to Detroit: Motor City Woos Laid-Off Yahoo Employees

Last week, Yahoo announced that it would cut 2,000 jobs. Given the employee shortage in Silicon Valley, most of the qualified engineers that lost their jobs in this round of cuts will likely land o…
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Posted by Emlyn Chand on Jan 30, 2012 | 1 comment This is a guest post by Todney Harris Hello and good day fellow authors! I am pleased to write a few words regarding the process of publishing and …
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Authors Find and Engage their Target Market with Social Media

The economy is shaky, customers are more conservative and marketing budgets have shrunk. What’s a  entrepreneur to do?

Well let’s begin by looking at the definition of an entrepreneur. “Entrepreneurs use personal initiative, and engage in calculated risk-taking, to create new business ventures by raising resources to apply innovative new ideas that solve problems, meet challenges, or satisfy the needs of a clearly defined market.” (Entrepreneurship: Creating a Venture by Lily Kretchman et al. Toronto: Wiley, 1991.) In this definition the answer is clear. Entrepreneurs no matter what the economic outlook take calculated risks, create new business ventures and solve problems.

This is why Social Media Made Easy works to give entrepreneurs the edge. Entrepreneurs have and will always be the creators of the innovative businesses ventures that will change the landscape of communities, cities and the world. So who needs on-line marketing/social media? The answer is authors, speakers, personal trainers, holistic health practitioners, coaches, self-improvement teachers, real estate agents, MLM professionals and all the other problem solvers. Finding and engaging your target market has never been easier and the best part is that access is essentially FREE.

Join Social Media Made Easy at Mobile Media Mysteries Uncovered 2/9/12 @ 6pm at WCCCD Eastern Campus.

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Essence of Motown Literary Conference & Ja 11/11/11 – 11/12/11

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Nov 11 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm (Veteran’s Day) Free to Public
Virgil Carr Cultural Center
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311 E Grand River, Detroit, MI 48226Networking, Poetry Performances & More!

7:30pm – 10:30pm Passion Fruit Poetry $20
must be 18 or over
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Nov 12 – 8am to 4pm
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Writing, Publishing & Marketing Workshops, Literary Kidzone, Author & Expert Panels, Social Media Coach Sessions, Manuscript Critiques, Awards Presentations & More!
(Schedule is Tentative)All donations made go to support The Detroit Impact Youth Center and Library. Contact us for more information or make a monetary donation by clicking here.

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