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The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference
November 8th –9th, 2013
Various Locations, Detroit, Michigan
* 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
3:55 Kindle Winners (Must be present to win)
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Break out the cocktail dresses and narrow ties for a chic evening and do some good to boot, by helping neighbors who struggle with reading, writing, math, computing and communicating in English. Washtenaw Literacy‘s popular annual gala is donning a Mad Men theme to raise funds for its highly effective free literacy programs. This year’s event — dubbed “Driving Literacy” and held on October 19, 6pm, at Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building — features not only groovy 1960s wear, but also mobile-enabled bidding on auction items and a special guest host – the Honorable Senator Carl Levin.
“Senator Levin’s top priority has always been the economic well-being of Michigan families and he understands the foundational role adult literacy plays in a strong Michigan workforce and economy,” said Amy Goodman, executive director of Washtenaw Literacy. “We’re thrilled to have his involvement in this fantastic evening.”
“Driving Literacy” is a full evening with gourmet strolling dinner and desserts as well as fine wine, craft beer and retro cocktails. Live and silent auctions enable guests to bid on more than 100 unique items and packages – vacations, tours, spa days and more. While the event’s signature fast and fun live auction will again close the evening, guests can keep an eye on their silent auctions throughout the evening, bid and pay for their won items on mobile devices with a new interactive feature from BidPal. (Kiosks will be available for those who want to be phone- and tablet-free for the evening.) Select auction items will be available for online bidding beginning Friday, October 4.
While the Mad Men-themed 1960s cocktail attire is optional, Washtenaw Literacy is making it easy to get in the spirit and the real thing by teaming with Ann Arbor’s own The Getup Vintage. A pop-up Mad Men store is planned for September 25th. Guests and fans can watch the Driving Literacy website for more details on where and when to find the Driving Literacy Mad Men store.
Tickets for Driving Literacy are on sale now and are $85 when purchased on or before September 27th — $100 thereafter. Reserved tables of eight are available for $680. Guests can purchase tickets online at bidpal.net/washtenawliteracy, by phone by calling (734) 879 -1320, or via email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Driving Literacy
Driving Literacy (formerly known as World in a Basket) is Washtenaw Literacy’s annual gala benefit auction. It takes place in late September or October every year. Twenty percent of Washtenaw Literacy’s annual budget is raised through the event, providing support to train hundreds of tutors and volunteers who serve more than 2,000 adults each year. Adults work toward individual goals; many of those include getting a GED and/or a place in the workforce. Remarkably, Washtenaw Literacy returns more than three dollars to the community for each dollar raised (Hantz, Rhoades & Doehrer, LLC, 2011).
Want to lend a hand? In order to make Driving Literacy a success, volunteers are needed in several areas:
We’ve got an amazing new location for tomorrow’s big event: storytelling and song with the Rust Belt Rising crew is hitting Trinosophes TOMORROW, Wednesday, June 25, 7-9pm. Free, and awesome. See you there!
Call it good old-fashioned Midwestern storytelling… with a kick.
Nic Esposito of The Head & The Hand Press is hitting the road with Philadelphia musician Todd Henkin from the band The Great Unknown for a series of performance-based storytelling and song showcasing the fascinating stories collected in The Rust Belt Rising Almanac. When this a-typical book talk comes to Detroit, we’re spotlighting Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela’s story on adapting to Detroit through the community in collective housing, as well as a micro-fiction piece about Hitsville, USA, and art inspired by recycled objects from Detroit artist Cindy LaFerle.
The Head & The Hand Press, a craft publisher in Philadelphia, is bringing this show to the city with the support of Literary Detroit.
The Rust Belt Rising Almanac is a collection of snapshots and stories from writers and artists in America’s Rust Belt Cities: escapes, remains, and models of growth. You’ll learn about projects that are working & the people who aren’t, find a road map for wandering, and green your thumb with an industrial soil-strength planting guide. The almanac may not serve strictly as a meteorological or agricultural guide, but it will help to measure the kind of atmospheric pressure felt between jobs, between communities, between the friends who are still here and the ones not so lucky, bound together by a common question: what’s next for the rust belt?
We are cultivating Detroit as a distinctive literary city with extraordinary public events that connect readers with writers.
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It’s Wednesday again Motown Writers Network! Tune in today on the Michigan Literary Network’s blogtalk radio show as Sylvia Hubbard interviews Michael Hamlin at 5:30pm. Michael Hamlin is the author of “A Black Revolutionary’s Life in Labor: Black Workers Power in Detroit.” Mr. Hamlin describes his role in the 1960’s and early 1970’s when black assembly line workers shut down Chrysler Detroit’s Dodge Main and Eldon Road auto plants to protest racial discrimination, safety violations and poor working conditions. The actions spawned a national revolutionary union movement built on black workers power.
Don’t miss Bill Anderson at 5:45pm as Sylvia talks with him about his book ”The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers.” As rich as the history of the Detroit Tigers has been, there have been few great books written on their history. The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers: 1920-1950 deserves to join Richard Bak’s Cobb Would Have Caught It and The Detroit Tigers Reader by Tom Stanton among the best written on the subject.
Your Agenda for Tue Jun 18, 2013
|When:||Sat Jun 8, 2013 10am – 1pm (EDT)|
|Where:||Barnes and Noble (Warren & Cass in Detroit, MI 48202, Detroit, MI 48202)
|When:||Sat Jun 8, 2013 10am – 1pm (EDT)|
|Where:||Barnes and Noble (Warren & Cass in Detroit, MI 48202, Detroit, MI 48202)|
On June 8, 2013 the Motown Writer’s Network together with Scribblers, Screamers and other Wordslingers Magazine in celebration of men’s month will present, “Real Men Write”.
Real Men Write is an effort to introduce more people to the contributions African American men have made to the local literary community.
The June meeting will feature approximately six local African American male authors who will speak to a gathering of young adults about their books.
They will give insight into the reasons they started writing, and actively reach out to those in attendance with the hope of encouraging them to follow in their footsteps.
I would like to extend an invitation to join us on June 8, at 10:00 a.m. on the campus of Wayne State University at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. As the Motown Writers Network and SSW Magazine presents “Real Men Write.”
Scribes for Christ
|Thursday, May 23, 2013
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Greater Grace Temple – Room 200 E
Visitors and guests are welcome
Education, inspiration and fellowship for emerging authors
Inspirationista, Monica Marie Jones
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) and Sweet Soliloquy (Poetry).
Having written in several genres, Ms. Jones will conduct a workshop that covers many of the bare boned basics of writing. She will also provide answers to the top four questions
emerging writers often have:
*Is it better to outline or write freestyle?
*How do I overcome writer’s block?
*What tools are available to help maximize my productivity?
mailing address is:
Ferndale, Michigan 48220
Literary Detroit is happy to announce the debut event: a two-day Book Swap at Cafe 1923 Coffeehouse: 3-6pm on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27.
For every book you bring, you get to take another book home. Plus, we’ve got some participatory poetry and storytelling up our sleeve…
More to come.
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