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The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference

November 8th –9th, 2013

 Various Locations, Detroit, Michigan

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com

* most events are FREE to public

To celebrate the written word in Metro Detroit with every reader and writer around!

Detail Schedule of Events

November 8th, 2013 6pm – 10pm – Free to Public
(donation of 3 or more gently used books encouraged, for our book drive or min $4 for entry)

Location: SOURCE BOOKSELLERS, 4240 Cass Avenue, Ste. 105, Detroit, Michigan 48201

Networking, Poetry Performances, Comedy Show & More!

Hosted by EchoVerse, ReppinTheD &  MotownWriters

All ages can attend

 

November 9th, 2013 8am – 4pm

Location: Julian C. Madison Building LLC
1420 Washington Blvd · Detroit, Michigan

  • 8am Registration for Morning Workshops
  • 8:30 Keynote Speaker
  • 8:50 Workshops (2)
    • Write To Be Read| Write to Finish Facilitator TBA
    • Editing Essentials Facilitator: @TenitaJEditor
  • 9:50 Workshops (2)
    • Getting an Agent or Publisher Facilitator: Karen White Owens
    • Taking Book to Stage Facilitator: Octavia Lesley @detroitwriter71
  • 10:50 Workshops(2)
    • Social Media Made Simple – Stephanie Lewis @23_Exchange
    • 360Digital Publishing Symposium
  • 11:00 Poetry Symposium hosted by Aurora Harris
  • 11:30 Marketplace Opens
  • Noon – VIP Lunch for Morning Workshop Participants with speaker
  • 12:10 2013 Awesome Party Reunion & presentations
  • 12:30 Detroit Cares Presentation
  • 12:40 Too Blessed To Be Depressed Author Panel (Inspirations & Autobiographies)
  • 1:30 All Male Literacy Panel w/Questions & Answers
  • 3:15  Love Shouldn’t Cost A Thing (Romance Genre Panel)
    • Literary Voice Vendor Winner Announced
    • National Writers Union Presentation
  • 3:30 Potpourri of Different (SciFi, Fantasy, Horror, Graphic Novels & Comics)
  • 3:45 Telling A Good Story (Fiction Panel)

3:55 Kindle Winners (Must be present to win) Continue reading

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Meet @CharlieCurve, #MotownLit’s Keynote Lunch Speaker! Get yr tickets now!

Note from Essence of Motown Literary Conference Chairperson, Sylvia Hubbard:

You ever get to a point in life where you think you’ve reached the ceiling and can’t go any farther. You think that you’ve accomplished enough and those other things you want to accomplish you aren’t as passionate about anymore because you feel you’ve used up enough energy trying to get to your other goals.

I think when I first met “Charlie Curve” I was at that point in my life. I was a good author, I had a great fan base and MWN was just going. Everything was chugging along a little at a time and I was becoming … complacent.

I got invited to an event by a friend about four years ago and I wasn’t really interested in going, but for some reason I was like Jonah and the whale. No matter how far I ran, that whale kept coming to drag me back where I needed to be.

At this event was this guy and he turned on a light switch inside of me.

The first time I heard Charlie Wollborg aka @CharlieCurve, I couldn’t help but smile and know that things can get better. Not just for myself, but my world around me. I’ve never wanted to really make an effort to introduce myself to someone. I’m a writer and I’m shy, but for some reason I just told myself Charlie had to know my name.

Since meeting him, he’s truly made an impact in my life and has helped me target myself, re-energize my work and organization and made me grow in the direction I need to go.

He’s one of those people placed on Earth that you just have to meet!

Meet Charlie Wollborg

Charlie is a purveyor of attention. He helps growing brands stand out from the clutter.

He opened the doors at Curve Detroit Marketing Strategy & Creative Design after being thrown out of several well respected ad agencies. As a marketing strategist and creative director, he has delivered blue sky ideas and bottom line results for blue chip national clients and budding local brands.

When he’s not building brands, you’ll find Charlie inspiring, educating and entertaining business audiences with his lively keynote presentations on social media, branding, marketing and motivation. He helps smart companies stay on top of what’s new, what’s now and what’s next in the world of marketing and technology. He’s earned applause and laughter at several Ignite events and recently took the second place prize at the PowerPoint Karaoke World Finals.

Along with a few cool friends, Charlie helped bring the acclaimed TED conference to Michigan in the form of TEDxDetroit. He also carves out a little time for Motor City Connect, a Detroit-based social network and professional development organization he helped create.

Connect with Charlie :

TwitterLinkedInFacebookYouTube

READ MORE ABOUT CHARLIE BY VISITING HIS WEBSITE.

On November 10th, “Charlie Curve” will be joining the Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conference as the lunch keynote speaker at 12:30pm at the Northwest Activity Center.

We’re excited and deeply honored to to have him be apart of our event.

Register now and use the share buttons below to invite other readers and writers in Metro Detroit!

click here to see the back of the flyer.

I hope you join us all weekend long and help strengthen the Metro Detroit’s Literary and Literacy Community!

REGISTER NOW!

 

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Celebrate the written word in Metro #Detroit w/every reader & writer around @ #MotownLit Nov 9-11

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For Immediate Release
October 3, 2012
Media Contact:
AND Communications
Andrea Daniel
Motown Writers Network Announces
9th Annual
Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference
To celebrate the written word in Metro Detroit with every reader and writer around!
DETROIT – October 3, 2012 – “Literary Digital Detroit” is the theme of the 9th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conference, hosted by the Motown Writers Network, in partnership with the non-profit organization, Detroit Impact. The conference is November 9 through 11, 2012 at multiple locations around Detroit. The goal is to celebrate the literary arts in the digital age with Detroit area authors, writers and avid readers.
The three-day event opens at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 9 at the Lafayette Lofts, 1301 Lafayette, with networking, and poetry by the InsideOut Youth Poets, followed by the Passion Fruit Poetry Festival hosted by EchoVerse at 7:30 p.m. (must be 18 years and older to attend) with Comedian Mic Larry bringing the laughs. On Saturday, November 10 the conference starts at 8 a.m. at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers, and includes writing, print publishing and electronic publishing, business and marketing workshops (must be registered to attend), a Poetry Panel Discussion on the history of spoken word in Motown, and an all-male Literacy Panel Discussion.
Sunday, November 11th, conference attendees are invited to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Museum at 5pm to see the play “Chatline,” produced and written by Detroit playwright, Raquel L. Draper.
“This is our 12th year as an organization, and our ninth conference. As it grows every year, it confirms how important literary and literacy work is in our community,” says Sylvia Hubbard, founder of the Motown Writer’s Network. “Our All-Male Literacy Panel Discussion returns this year to continue the conversation we started last year on increasing literacy in our community, and how literacy is impacted in the digital age.”
The Literacy Panel Discussion begins at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, with moderator Vicki Thomas,City Beat Reporter for WWJ Newsradio 950. Panelists include, Detroit City Councilman James Tate; Dr. Ray Johnson, Educational Consultant, founder and former Principal of Paul Robeson Academy (Detroit, MI); John Cromer, President and CEO of Lolamax Management; Truman Hudson, Jr., President of DEX Design Associates, and adjunct faculty member at Wayne State University and Wayne County Community College District; Jesse Cole, author of Walk Like A King, and founder of 1,000 KINGS teen leadership initiative; Eddie Connor, author, educator, evangelist, motivational speaker, and TV host, and other community leaders.

The 9th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conference is November 9 through 11, 2012, at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers. For information on tickets, sponsorship and vendor opportunities please visit http://www.motownliteraryjam.com/  or call (313) 289-8614. You can also send an email to motownwirters@yahoo.com.
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Other conference highlights include the Detroit Poetry sponsored panel discussion on the History of Spoken Word in Motown; the Detroit Police Officers’ Book Fair with Detroit Police Officer authors displaying and selling their books, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Fallen Police Officers’ Fund; Sandy’s Land Open House for parents and children; Book Party 2012 for authors to announce new and upcoming book releases, and Detroit’s Independent Film Highlights featuring local film makers’ movie trailers or productions. These activities are free!
Additionally, the community is encouraged to donate new or gently used books to the Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit. And throughout the conference, attendees will have the chance to win the new white paper Amazon Kindle, literary swag bags and other prizes.
Sponsors of the 9th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference include Passion Fruit Poetry, VKI, Literary Voice & HollaIfYouHearMe.com, DetroitPoetry.com, DetroitFacesandPlaces.com, Sandysland.com, AND Communications, LiteraryLoft.comScribalPress.comRepYourCity.com,23Exchange.com, Michigan Literary Network, and MyGirlfriendsBusiness.com and HubBooks.
For more info call 313.289.8614
or visitwww.MotownLiteraryJam.com
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Writers’ Pass Schedule&Details of Workshops for Essence of #MotownLit Conference Nov 10th #Detroit REGISTER NOW!

Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference 

Writers’ Workshop Pass

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Details

Here is a listing of writers workshops. Please RSVP and purchase your tickets as earlier as possible to ensure you will be able to have lunch.

9:30am – Workshop Set 1

Classroom 1 – Journalism & Publishing in the 21st Century

Classroom 2 – Beginning Writers’Toolkit (Writing & Publishing)

Ballroom – Erotic Writing & Marketing w/Bestselling author, Dawn Prochilio (free to public)

10:30am – Workshop Set 2

Classroom 1 – Copyright, Contracts & The Law

Classroom 2 – Ebooking, Blogging & Digital Marketing for Authors & Businesses

Ballroom – How to Write A Synopsis/Query Letters & Submit Your Manuscript. Author, Dawn Prochilio (free to public)

11:30am – Workshop Set 3

Classroom 1 – Beyond Writing: The Business of Being an Author

Classroom 2 – Book to Screen – Taking Your Project to the next level

Ballroom – Detroit Poetry sponsored panel discussion on the History of Spoken Word in Motown (free to public)

Green Room –Manuscript Pitches w/ Dawne Prochilio (5 min sign ups limited to spaces on a first come first serve bases)

12:30pm – Green Room Lunch for Morning Participants – Keynote: Charlie Curve, Social Media Expert; Using your Brand to help Community

REGISTER NOW

If you have more questions, please feel free to 

To see the entire details of the conference, see the cards below or check out our site at http://motownliteraryjam.com

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Upcoming Events: @NaNoWriMo.org Metro #Detroit Kick Off Party

Click the following to get more informaton on this Events.

Events

It’s that time again! Time to gather, meet, and receive free goodies as we prepare for the coming madness of November. That’s right, time for the annual Kick-off Party!

[When] Saturday, October 27th, 1-4pm

[Where] Woody’s Diner [WEBSITE]
208 W 5th Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 543-6911

Click HERE for more details!! See you there!

via Events.

Events

I’ve already signed up to take the NaNoWriMo.org challenge. If you’re interested in seeing what my page looks like on the site, CLICK HERE.

Events

If you’re participating, please go to the NaNoWriMo.org site and join, but also let us know you’re doing so and comment below!

I hope to see you at the kickoff event. Make sure you check out & also subscribe the Motown NaNoWriMo.org group at:

http://nanowrimotown.wordpress.com

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The 2012 Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conference Top Vendor Award!

Literary Voice is proud to be a part of the Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conference!  Our Authors will be on hand to sell and sign copies of their work!  Most importantly, We will be there to meet you! although our authors have been to prior Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conferences, this will be our first as Literary Voice.  To honor this occasion, Literary Voice will present the first Annual Essence of Motown Top Vendor Award sponsored by Literary Voice!  This Award will be given to the top vendor based on a combined vote and point system.  The scoring will be as follows:

  • Literary Voice will judge each vendor table on Appearance. Giving each vendor up to a maximum of 25 pts.
  • Literary Voice will judge each vendor on Buzz. We will see which table gets the most attention. Awarding up to 25 pts.
  • There will also be a secret ballot by the public! The vendor with the most votes will get 25 pts.

The Vendor with the most points will win the Essence of Motown Top Vendor Award for the 2012 conference! So get your table and get ready for fun!  The winner will be announced at the conference @ 2pm November 10th. May the best vendor win!!!!

Kelly Greene

Literary Voice

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Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference Nov 9-11, 2012! RSVP NOW!

 

Join Readers, Authors, Writers, Poets and more November 9th – 11th to celebrate the written word. At various locations around Detroit, join Motown Writers Network and the Literary community for three days of book signings, writing, publishing & marketing workshops, film & theater seminars and genre panels, All Male literary panels, giveaways, independent film showcases, book drives, open mic and so much more. http://motownliteraryjam.com

click flyer to register now!

 

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ONLY 75 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE TO THE #MOTOWNLIT #MWN

ONLY 75 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE TO THE #MOTOWNLIT writers conference in November. At $40 writers, bloggers and authors will have a chance to learning, networking and receiving great giveaways Nov 10th! Register now before spots are filled! http://bit.ly/EOM2012. Pay at the door options are available but reserve your spot before someone takes it. (please share)

If you are interested in being a sponsor or get your ad (which is due by October 15, 2012).

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The Motown Book Club: For Michigan Authors #MWN @phephi @sylviahubbard1

The Motown Book Club is an online club designed exclusively for Michigan Authors. To be featured, please contact Phette Ogburn at: phetteogburn@yahoo.com.

MBC Website
MBC Facebook Page

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Write & Publish Your Book… DATE CHANGE $ Feb 23, 2012 6pm RSVP Limited Seating | Share with others

if you can’t see these images or information, please go to
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DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION AND CONFLICTING SCHEDULES THE DATE FOR THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CHANGED.

 

IF YOU HAVE PAID IN ADVANCE, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A REFUND OR GIFT CERTIFICATE TO APPLY TO ANOTHER UPCOMING WORKSHOP FOR THE MOTOWN LITERARY NETWORK. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR UNDERSTAND.

 

PLEASE ASSIST US IN HELPING OUT IN SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT THE DATE CHANGE BY SHARING THIS MESSAGE IN YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS AS WELL.

Announcing a new Meetup!
Motown Writers Meetup Group
Meetup
Write & Publish Your Book… and then what… $ Added by Sylvia/MotownWriters
When: Where: RSVP:
Thursday, February 23, 2012
6:00 PM
The Virgil Carr Cultural Center
311 E Grand River
Detroit, MI 48226
Yes
No
Write & Publish Your Own Book Workshop (#detroit) http://ping.fm/d2NmT $ Limted Seating. Register Now. Share w/others. I truly believe we all have a story to tell. Let me show you how to write, publish & market your book in the 21st century.
Learn more
thumb_10096994.jpeg Sylvia/MotownWriters
Organizer
“RSVP even if you pay at the door because there is limited seating. Bring your laptop or tablet. Wifi available.”
More Meetups:

2 upcoming Meetups

Follow Motown Writers Meetup Group on:
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The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference #motownlit #mwn | Register Now! Strengthen literacy and the literary community in Metro Detroit!

 The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference

November 11th – 12th, 2011

Virgil Carr Cultural Center | 311 E Grand River, Detroit, Michigan 48226

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com

* most events are FREE to public

To celebrate the written word in Metro Detroit with every reader and writer around!

Friday: Open Mic Poetry, Networking, Meet & Greet and Passion Fruit Expression*

Saturday:

- Writing, Publishing & Marketing Workshops w/lunch plus Poetry Panel

-Literary Marketplace for author signings, discussions, new book releases by local authors & more!

-Literary Discussion by community leaders: How can organizations and citizens help increase literacy in Metro Detroit?

The Literary Loft | Versandra Kennebrew Intl | EnigmaGraphics | Motown Writers Network | Rolling Out Magazine | Penguin Books | AND Communications | EchoVerse | Detroit Impact Center | 360DigitalBooks | HubBooks

 Readers are encouraged to bring books (new or gently used) for donations to our Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit! Giveaways (including 2 Amazon Kindles and more) will take place all weekend for readers and authors. 

Meet readers, authors, literary organizations, community leaders and more as we increase literacy & strengthen the literary network in Metro Detroit!

Register Now

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com | 313.289.8614


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The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference #motownlit #mwn | Register Now! Strengthen literacy and the literary community in Metro Detroit! #motownlit

 The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference

November 11th – 12th, 2011

Virgil Carr Cultural Center | 311 E Grand River, Detroit, Michigan 48226

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com

* most events are FREE to public

To celebrate the written word in Metro Detroit with every reader and writer around!

Friday: Open Mic Poetry, Networking, Meet & Greet and Passion Fruit Expression*

Saturday:

- Writing, Publishing & Marketing Workshops w/lunch plus Poetry Panel

-Literary Marketplace for author signings, discussions, new book releases by local authors & more!

-Literary Discussion by community leaders: How can organizations and citizens help increase literacy in Metro Detroit?

The Literary Loft | Versandra Kennebrew Intl | EnigmaGraphics | Motown Writers Network | Rolling Out Magazine | Penguin Books | AND Communications | EchoVerse | Detroit Impact Center | 360DigitalBooks | HubBooks

 Readers are encouraged to bring books (new or gently used) for donations to our Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit! Giveaways (including 2 Amazon Kindles and more) will take place all weekend for readers and authors. 

Meet readers, authors, literary organizations, community leaders and more as we increase literacy & strengthen the literary network in Metro Detroit!

Register Now

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com | 313.289.8614


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The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference #motownlit #mwn | Register Now! Strengthen literacy and the literary community in Metro Detroit!

 

 

 The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference

November 11th – 12th, 2011

Virgil Carr Cultural Center | 311 E Grand River, Detroit, Michigan 48226

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com

 

* most events are FREE to public

 

To celebrate the written word in Metro Detroit with every reader and writer around!

 

Friday: Open Mic Poetry, Networking, Meet & Greet and Passion Fruit Expression*

 

Saturday:

- Writing, Publishing & Marketing Workshops w/lunch plus Poetry Panel

-Literary Marketplace for author signings, discussions, new book releases by local authors & more!

-Literary Discussion by community leaders: How can organizations and citizens help increase literacy in Metro Detroit?

 

The Literary Loft | Versandra Kennebrew Intl | EnigmaGraphics | Motown Writers Network | Rolling Out Magazine | Penguin Books | AND Communications | EchoVerse | Detroit Impact Center | 360DigitalBooks | HubBooks

 

 Readers are encouraged to bring books (new or gently used) for donations to our Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit! Giveaways (including 2 Amazon Kindles and more) will take place all weekend for readers and authors. 

 

Meet readers, authors, literary organizations, community leaders and more as we increase literacy & strengthen the literary network in Metro Detroit!

 

Register Now

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com | 313.289.8614


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Don’t forget to place your Ad

Book clubs, Writers, Authors, Editors, and the entire Literary Community; don’t forget to place your Ad in the 2011 Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference booklet.  You have until October 1st to do so.  Business card Ads $25, Qtr. sz. Ads $45, and Full pg Ads $75. Go to Essence of Motown 2011.

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Upcoming #Writing Workshops & more Events for Motown Writers Network in Metro #Detroit | Register Now!

MWN Upcoming Workshops

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MWN Upcoming Workshops

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