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Taking our Creativity to the Next Level Symposium #Flint Apr 25-26 #michlit

The Writers Society of Genesse County Presents
Friday-Saturday, April 25-26, 2014

Taking our Creativity to the Next Level Symposium
Flint Michigan
www.thewsgc.com

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How can the National Writers Union Help You? #Detroit Chapter #Writers #mwn #nwu

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Detroit Working Writers Conference #AWritersWorth May 17th #michlit

Detroit Working Writers Conference #AWritersWorth

May 17, 2014 Clinton-Macomb Public Library, Clinton Twp, MI

Sylvia Hubbard, founder of Motown Writers Network will be Social Media 101 – Workshop Facilitator
http://dww-writers-conference.org/

 

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Protected: #MotownWriters #PubU Book Publishing 101 #WCCCD Class Notes Class Week 1, 2 & 3 #MotownLit

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#LitService Feature: So It Is Written Copy/Editing Service frm @TenitaJEditor

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#Motown Writers #PubU Book Publishing 101 #WCCCD Class Notes Class Week 1 & 2 #MotownLit

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First things first, I know you want to download the class powerpoint indiepubPresentation

http://sylviahubbard.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/indiepubpresentation.ppt

To download the resource book for the class, please click the book cover below, fill out the information and it’s yours for the taking. There are resources included inside.

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There are Resources in the Mini Guide to Self Publishing, but below are popular topics off of a book expert site that I know you will enjoy to read really quick.The Book Designer’s Popular Resources for Self-PubsTop 5 Discussion Forums for Self-Publishers

Please go to :

http://thebookdesigner.com and sign up for updates.!

To attend upcoming Motown Writers Network exclusive events, please go to :

http://detroitliterarynetwork.com/

Homework : Create a synopsis and title for your upcoming book. Your synopsis should be maximum 500 words.

Resources:

The Guide to Self Publishing by Dan Poynter (Must read guide for class)

AuthorEarnings.com

Belinda Pollard presents The Difference Between Editing and Proofreading posted at Small Blue Dog Publishing, saying, “If you puzzle over the difference between editing and proofreading, you’re not alone. It’s one of the most common confusions. Editing and proofreading are two separate parts of the publishing process. As an indie publisher you will need both editors and proofreaders — whether paid or volunteer — and this is what they do…”

Corina Koch MacLeod presents Why Authors Should Care About Editing posted at Pubslush, saying, “Carla Douglas and Corina Koch MacLeod guest post on Pubslush. You care about your readers. You want to give them a good reading experience and leave a good impression by meeting their expectations. What exactly do readers expect when they read a book? Editors know. Read on to find out…”

Kate Tilton presents Amazon, B&N, Kobo…oh my! A Look into Formatting. posted at Kate Tilton, Connecting Authors & Readers, saying, “Formatting an ebook (or a print book) is one step most do not think of when they initially set out on the path to publishing. Here are some tips to help you find the best formatting method for you.”

Katherine Pickett presents Quiz: 10 Questions to Help You Choose Your Route to Publication posted at The POP Newsletter, saying, “There are many viable paths to publication. The key to success is choosing the route that maximizes your strengths and minimizes your weaknesses. This quiz can help.”

Lorna Reid presents Lightning Source Vs CreateSpace: Fight! posted at Just One More Writer, saying, “One of the biggest questions faced by indie publishers – including myself – is who to use when it comes to print. I tried the two big names, along with a well-known UK POD firm and chronicled the results, listing pros and cons of each.”

Randy Stapilus presents Judging a Book by Its Cover posted at BookWorks, saying, “Even if you engage a professional to design the cover of your book, you still need to be able to evaluate whether that cover will work for you. Here are some ways to decide.”

Sara C. Snider presents A Nitty-Gritty List of Ebook and Print Book Distributors posted at Sara C. Snider, saying, “A list of companies that can help you produce your book and distribute it to retailers. I include a bulleted list of cost, royalty payout, and distribution for easy reading.”

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How can the National Writers Union Help You? #Detroit Chapter #Writers #mwn #nwu

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Rochester Writers presents a Spring Workshop with Stan Williams, Saturday, April 5th #michlit @talktravel

Rochester Writers presents a Spring Workshop with Stan Williams onSaturday, April 5, at Oakland University.

Dr. Williams will present his full day workshop on the 18+ Secrets of Successful Story Structure for Screenwriters, Novelists, and other Writers of shorter works. This will be a classroom-style event at OU, very similar to the Rochester Writers’ Conference set-up using just one room. Included will be all day refreshments and lunch.

Regular registration will be $100. Details available athttp://www.rochesterwriters.com/.

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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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Michigan Male Authors: Help support #MotownWriters literacy efforts #RealMenRead #mwn #amreading #MotownLit #Detroit

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Updates frm Writers Group Detroit Working Writers @DetWkgWriters, plus #AWritersWorth Conf Update

Happy February, DWW Members!
 
The DWW Board of Directors is happy to announce four things:
 
FIRST: DWW Historian has arranged for a private tour of the Detroit Public Library,including the room which contains the DWW archives, and a luncheon. The tour will be on April 12, and is for members only. DWW will pay the tour costs, we will each pay or own luncheon costs ($13/person). You are invited to create a poem or SHORT piece that focuses on some aspect of life in Detroit, to be read at the event. Please SAVE THE DATE. You will be receiving a formal invitation within the next few weeks.

Join Detroit Working Writers at detworkingwriters.org
 
SECOND: Our 2014 Conferencewill take place on Saturday May 17, at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library, with very reasonable pricing for members and non-members. The 2014 Writing Competition is open to Michigan Writers of all skill levels, has 5 categories, low entry fees, and cash prizes. Deadline for entry is March 25. Winners will be announced at the conference, and need not be present to win. Please visit the Conference/Competition website for complete list of workshops and all details, and registration / entry forms. http://www.dww-writers-conference.org.  If you are on social media or have a mailing list of people who would be interested, please share this link.
 

Join Detroit Working Writers at detworkingwriters.org

THIRD: We are so very proud to announce that for the first time since the “Emerging Writer” status was opened in 2011, an Emerging Writer – Vicki Wilke – has gained enough traditional publication credits to qualify for “Established Writer” status. Send her a note of congratulations!  
 

Join Detroit Working Writers at detworkingwriters.org

Fourth: The DWW Workshop Series started in 2013 has been a great success. Check out our calendar of workshop topics and speakers for the rest of 2014 at the Workshop Website. Have an idea for a workshop or a topic you want us to explore and present? email us!
 

Join Detroit Working Writers at detworkingwriters.org
DWW is active on Facebook and Twitter. Please “like” or “follow” us!
 
Have recent publication news? Questions about DWW? Want to volunteer to help with our Workshops or the Conference?  Please fill us in on the details and we’ll post it on our website and social media pages!
 
Wishing you all a safe and productive February!
 
Linda Anger, DWW President
president@detworkingwriters.org

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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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Michigan Male Authors: Help support #MotownWriters literacy efforts #RealMenRead #mwn #amreading #MotownLit #Detroit

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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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