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ULITT 2014: February 22 & 23, Michigan State University | #ULITT2014 via @CAITLAH

ULITT 2014: February 22 & 23, Michigan State University | #ULITT2014

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It’s that time again, ULITT 2014 is just around the corner! REGISTER BELOW

In the coming weeks, we’ll be releasing information about this year’s conference. In the interim, sign up to join our ULITT mailing list below. 

#ULITT2014 

This year’s conference will feature a keynote by renowned activist, writer, and filmmaker dream hampton, as well as powerful workshops by 5e Gallery, Inside Out Literary Arts, Urban Word NYC, and others!

What is ULITT? 

The Urban Literacies Institute for Transformative Teaching is being held at Michigan State University once again.  Designed to explore critical issues that affect today’s youth, ULITT strives to support teachers, educators, youth organizers, community leaders and activists to not only engage but cultivate best practices for working with our students both within and outside of the classroom. 

Past ULITTs 

ULITT 2013 featured keynotes by Dr. Chris Emdin–a pioneer in the Hip Hop science movement–and acclaimed spoken-word poet Jessica Care Moore, as well as tremendous contributions by the likes of MC K-Swift, Jamila Lysicott, Hired Gun, Toni Blackman, Michael Cirelli, Adam Falkner, and Issac Miler.  

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Register HERE! 

ULITT 2012: June 18-21, Michigan State University

ULITT 2012 featured transformative sessions from Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer, Toni Blackman, Michael Cirelli, Adam Falkner, and Jamila Lyiscott, and workshops and performances from Ishmael “Ish” Islam, Hired Gun, Eagle Nebula, Intikana, MC K~Swift, and Detroit’s own Invincible. MSU’s State News reported on ULITT 2012 here.

Urban Literacies Institute for Transformative Teaching 

ULITT, an annual event designed to support teachers, educators, youth organizers, community leaders and activists in cultivating social justice and hip-hop pedagogy, embraces the Freirian student-centered model and aims to explore critical issues affecting today’s youth. Using the power of spoken word poetry and hip-hop as the lens to explore language and privilege, participants will learn best practices from professionals in key fields of urban education, youth development, and community activism. 

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Jan 30th Join @ACWdetroit #ScribesForChrist Discussion: Steps to Becoming an Authorpreneur cc:@venusmasontheus #motownlit #michlit

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Steps to Becoming an Authorpreneur

Presented by Sylvia Hubbard
January 30th

6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m.
Greater Grace Temple
23500 W. 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48219
$5.00 Donation requested
 

RSVP @ http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…” The Stage Play #DetroitTheater Feb21st-23rd

Contact Information:
Flipp the Script Productions
Raquel Draper
 
Flipp the Script and Superbly Done Productions Presents
“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”
The Stage Play
Why Am I Black_Flyer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Detroit, MI – Flipp the Script Productions in association with Superbly Done and Big Girl Ideas will present“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”The Stage Play, taking place at YMCA Boll Family Theater for four (4) Shows on Friday, February 21st – Sunday, February 23rd, and featuring some of Detroit’s talented actors and actresses.
                                                        
Flipp the Script Productions is proud to bring back for a second year for Black History Month “Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”  The Stage Play to YMCA Boll Family Theater in Beautiful Downtown Detroit. Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…” is about a young lady named Lisa. Your Skin color shouldn’t dictate who you are in life but sometimes the reality sets in and you realize that it does. Lisa is educated and has everything going on for her but one thing…She is not happy with the skin she was born in. Sometimes the seed that you plant in your child when they’re in the womb can instead of blooming into a flower; it can grow weeds and suck the life out of your hopes and dreams. Go through the journey with Lisa to find the answer to “Why Am I Black?”  “Death and Life Are In The Power Of The Tongue…” – Proverbs 18:21a
 
The topic of colorism has been talked about by Oprah Winfrey and Iyanla Vanzant on the OWN Channel and also the topic was portrayed as a documentary in the movie “Dark Girls”.
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Join #MotownLit Poet @OneSingleRose Monthly or invite her 2yr event #mwn #michlit

onesingleroseFor more information, go to: http://OneSingleRose.com

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BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (#bcbd2014) #Detroit Feb 1st 11am @detroitlibrary RSVP now

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https://www.facebook.com/events/413107302122475/
http://blackcomicbookday2014.eventbrite.com/

BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Detroit Public Library
MAIN BRANCH
5201 Woodward Ave
Adam Strohm Hall, 3rd floor
5201 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
http://detroitpubliclibrary.org/

BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY is an annual event that happens all across the United States!

Once again, we will be celebrating it here in Detroit!!

This is also a smaller event that will be a fundraiser for
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA,
which will be
September 2014 at Wayne County Community College in Detroit.
https://www.facebook.com/events/732182073462764/
Http://facebook.com/midwestethnicconferenceforcomicsandart
Http://MECCAcon.weebly.com/

Along with M.E.C.C.A,
this is also a yearly event,
and we are very excited to bring it to you once again. This year, BCBD will be held at Detroit Public Library’s DOWNTOWN BRANCH, on WoodwardAve in Midtown Detroit.

*** Tables are only $40 for the first 15vendors! ***
Tables are being swallowed up, and they will not be held or reserved for anyone!!

Cost of admission is free,
and we STRONGLY encourage you to bring your children.

We will have many vendors, all from the Michigan area, who will be vending their books, posters, tshirts, and other merchandise pertaining to black comic books.

PARKING:::
Free on Saturdays!!
Parking is in the employee lot off Putnam St.

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*************************

If you are a COMIC BOOK WRITER, PUBLISHER, DESIGNER, ARTIST, etc, and are interested in vending at either event,
please contact:

Maia Crown Williams
Amonyet Enterprises, CEO
(313) 451 0297
amonyetenterprises@gmail.com

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“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…” The Stage Play #DetroitTheater Feb21st-23rd

Contact Information:
Flipp the Script Productions
Raquel Draper
 
Flipp the Script and Superbly Done Productions Presents
“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”
The Stage Play
Why Am I Black_Flyer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Detroit, MI – Flipp the Script Productions in association with Superbly Done and Big Girl Ideas will present“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”The Stage Play, taking place at YMCA Boll Family Theater for four (4) Shows on Friday, February 21st – Sunday, February 23rd, and featuring some of Detroit’s talented actors and actresses.
                                                        
Flipp the Script Productions is proud to bring back for a second year for Black History Month “Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”  The Stage Play to YMCA Boll Family Theater in Beautiful Downtown Detroit. Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…” is about a young lady named Lisa. Your Skin color shouldn’t dictate who you are in life but sometimes the reality sets in and you realize that it does. Lisa is educated and has everything going on for her but one thing…She is not happy with the skin she was born in. Sometimes the seed that you plant in your child when they’re in the womb can instead of blooming into a flower; it can grow weeds and suck the life out of your hopes and dreams. Go through the journey with Lisa to find the answer to “Why Am I Black?”  “Death and Life Are In The Power Of The Tongue…” – Proverbs 18:21a
 
The topic of colorism has been talked about by Oprah Winfrey and Iyanla Vanzant on the OWN Channel and also the topic was portrayed as a documentary in the movie “Dark Girls”.
 
This play is for all ages and we’re encouraging young people to come out.
 
The performance will take place at YMCA Boll Family Theater 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226 in Beautiful Downtown Detroit. All shows are $20.00 except the Saturday 3pm Matinee and the price is $15.00. Space is limited to 150 seats per show. Don’t miss out in seeing a controversial topic come to light about light-skin and dark-skin. For more information please call Raquel Draper at 313-312-4288 or by email atflippthescriptproductions@yahoo.com.
 
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#MotownWriters w/@MonicaMJones Topic:Momentum for your Muse Jan11th 10am B&N #Detroit #motownlit

 

  • Saturday, January 11, 2014

    10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

  • Barnes and Noble

    Warren & Cass in Detroit, MI 48202, Detroit, MI (edit map)

    @ The cafe
  • This is the Detroit Motown Writers Meetup where special guest speakers talk about their literary journey, we share our challenges and struggles and we help each other.

    January special guest: Monica M Jones

    Momentum for your Muse

    Workshop Description: Tips, methods and systems that will inspire writers to keep the momentum going throughout the year.

    Monica Marie Jones, MSW

    Bio

    Monica Marie Jones is an author whose published works include The Ups and Downs of Being Round (Fiction/Self-Help), Taste My Soul (Poetry), FLOSS (Fiction), Swag (Urban Fiction), Sweet Soliloquy (Poetry), Monday Morning Motivation (Inspiration) and Momentum (Financial Inspiration). She is a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Girls Soul, New Directions for Youth Development, 44th (A full color coffee table book about President Barack Obama) and Souls of Our Young Sisters: The Next Generation of Women Tell Their Stories, Overcome Their Challenges, and Heal Their Spirits. She has also contributed to several publications and youth development training materials for the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.

    She has worked as a columnist and freelance writer for various publications and websites including the Michigan Front Page Newspaper and is an active member of the Motown Writer’s Network where she hosted her own radio show, “Marketing and Motivation Mondays with Monica Marie Jones” on the Michigan Literary Network Radio.

    Monica received her Bachelor’s Degree and teaching certificate in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University. She also received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan.

    She is the owner of the publishing and literary consulting company, The Literary Loft; and the motivational speaking, training and consulting company, Inspiration Incorporated.

    For more information visit her website at www.monicamariejones.com
    Monica Marie Jones, MSW
    Author ~ Motivator ~ Investor
    www.monicamariejones.com
    (734) 945-8129
    Twitter: @monicamjones www.twitter.com/monicamjones
    Donations are asked, but donation of your time means a lot as well.

    If you would like to RSVP, please go to http://detroitliterarynetwork.com or Http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (#bcbd2014) #Detroit Feb 1st 11am @detroitlibrary RSVP now

comicbookday2014detroit

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/413107302122475/
http://blackcomicbookday2014.eventbrite.com/

BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Detroit Public Library
MAIN BRANCH
5201 Woodward Ave
Adam Strohm Hall, 3rd floor
5201 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
http://detroitpubliclibrary.org/

BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY is an annual event that happens all across the United States!

Once again, we will be celebrating it here in Detroit!!

This is also a smaller event that will be a fundraiser for
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA,
which will be
September 2014 at Wayne County Community College in Detroit.
https://www.facebook.com/events/732182073462764/
Http://facebook.com/midwestethnicconferenceforcomicsandart
Http://MECCAcon.weebly.com/

Along with M.E.C.C.A,
this is also a yearly event,
and we are very excited to bring it to you once again. This year, BCBD will be held at Detroit Public Library’s DOWNTOWN BRANCH, on WoodwardAve in Midtown Detroit.

*** Tables are only $40 for the first 15vendors! ***
Tables are being swallowed up, and they will not be held or reserved for anyone!!

Cost of admission is free,
and we STRONGLY encourage you to bring your children.

We will have many vendors, all from the Michigan area, who will be vending their books, posters, tshirts, and other merchandise pertaining to black comic books.

PARKING:::
Free on Saturdays!!
Parking is in the employee lot off Putnam St.

*************************
*************************

If you are a COMIC BOOK WRITER, PUBLISHER, DESIGNER, ARTIST, etc, and are interested in vending at either event,
please contact:

Maia Crown Williams
Amonyet Enterprises, CEO
(313) 451 0297
amonyetenterprises@gmail.com

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2014 Spring Book Fair by GreyWolf Publishing

2014 Spring Book Fair.

via 2014 Spring Book Fair by GreyWolf Publishing.

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Social Media Training& Instruction w/@Pam Perry, PR Coach & Social Media Strategist #mwn various dates

click here to register

Social Media Training and Instruction with Pam Perry, PR...

 

Event Details

 

You will get PERSONALIZED Social Media training and instruction in the privacy of YOUR own home/office. During three one-hour classes  where you will learn:

  • How to Brand Your Business, Book or Ministry Online
  • How to Create an Online Following that Creates Buzz
  • Which Social Media Channels YOU should use
  • How to Find & Build your “TRIBE” and Create Customer Evangelists
  • How to Get on the First Page of Google
  • What are Keywords and How Use them
  • How to create a video fast and free and upload to Youtube
  • How to set up a blog and frequently update it easily
  • Social Media Power Tools & Techniques ongoing success

You will learn to be proficient using Social Networking sites like LinkedIn, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook as well as email marketing and blogs.

 click here to register

  People will be talking about your business online. Should you ignore what they say, or join the conversation? In these three (1 hour) PRIVATE online screen-sharingsessions, Pam Perry will show you the most effective strategies for engaging your prospects, customers, and even your detractors online using social media.

You will get a recording of the session and a ebook so you can over it after the training.

 

Listen, if you can turn on a computer, this training can easily teach you the rest!

Save Your Exclusive Spot To Get the Most from Your Social Networking!

 click here to register

After you pay, you will receive an email within 24 hours where we will work out the schedule of the three (3) one hour sessions at your conveniece. You just need a computer to “screen share.”

I’ll be YOUR Coach and walk you thru every step until you “get it.”

- Pam Perry (www.pamperrypr.com)

 

 

For “done for you” programs see http://socialmediapr.eventbrite.com

Have questions about Social Media Training and Instruction with Pam Perry, PR Coach & Social Media Strategist? Contact Pam Perry PR

Organizer

Pam Perry PR

 

Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc., founded in 2000, is an online branding and social media agency that provides services for best-selling authors, nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs. For more information, http://www.ministrymarketingsolutions.com.

- About Pam Perry -

Pam Perry, who won a national contest as the Savviest in the Social Media in 2010, was featured in an article on social media in BlackEnterprise.com and is one Detroit’s top 100 Tweeters. She is a “social media evangelist” determined to convert others into “believers” in blogging, podcasting, tweeting and online branding. Her hub online is: http://www.PamPerryPR.com. Find out more at Pam Perry Social Media Marketing Maven Sites

  Contact the Organizer

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Join #MotownLit Poet @OneSingleRose Monthly or invite her 2yr event #mwn #michlit

onesingleroseFor more information, go to: http://OneSingleRose.com

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#MotownLit Readers/Writers Invited: Holiday Literary Gathering; Bring a Gift-Take a Gift Dec14 B&N #Detroit

 

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

 

PLEASE BE AWARE OF DATE CHANGE. SORRY!

As always we bring in the holiday season together as we talk about our annual success and challenges, plus set our goal for the New Year.

This year as always we ask you to bring a gift for a writer and take a gift brought for you. New this year, we’ll have the Motown Literary Goal Board where you can write your name, your new year challenge and your committment challenge to Motown Writers Network!

You must come to find out more about this wonderful way to stay encourage while helping your literary network!!

We’re here for you to help you get to your literary goal and connect more readers to Michigan Authors!

PS Readers are invited and if you’d like to bring any donations please do!!
See you Saturday!
Also bring your annual literary challenges, new books to announce and achievements. Networking is key to our survival as writers and authors! This is your chance to learn, network and connect!

 

Motown Writers | Michigan Literary Network

 

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Got Books? Help Strengthen Detroit’s Literary Community! #michlit #mwn #motownlit

Starting now until forever, it will be our mission  to try to collect 100, 000 books for the Metro Detroit Literary Community every year.

I know the impact of books in a home for a child and I want to give every home that doesn’t have books in Detroit some.

This sounds like an interesting challenge and I’m asking everyone to help me.

Photo by: J Michael Collins

Why? Continue reading

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Support #SmallBizSat w/#MotownLit #Detroit Authors 12-5pm

Visit SourceBooksDetroit.com for more information…

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