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Where are you going to be on #BookstoreDay April 27, 2019? Michigan Bookstores already signed up to participate via @BookstoreDay #michiganwriters #michlit #detroitreads

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What is Independent Bookstore Day?

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.

To see past exclusives, check out our archives.

Why are we celebrating independent bookstores?

read more http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/

Bookstores: find out how you can participate!

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Leon & Lulu to Host Books & Authors March 24 via @leonandlulu @kennedyferris #michlit #motownwriters #michiganwriters #detroitreads

Dr. Corey Gut

Dr. Corey Gut, DVM: Author of Being Brave for Bailey and Staying Strong for Smokey
Shake the Ink-Stained Hands of Michigan Authors from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Leon & Lulu’s Juried Book Fair
CLAWSON, Mich. (March 13, 2019) – Book it on over to Leon & Luluanytime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24 for the spring installation of Books & Authors. Celebrate the written word and those who put pen to paper at this juried book fair featuring more than 40 Michigan authors.

“Books & Authors is one our longest standing and most beloved events,” says Mary Liz Curtin, co-owner of Leon & Lulu. “Local authors are delighted to have the opportunity to meet their public. Customers love to discover the local author behind the byline,” she said.  “We are again working with the wonderful folks at the Oakland Literacy Council, who provide the basic literacy and English language instruction necessary for adults in our community to find employment.”

If interested, there’s still time to become part of the event. Please apply online here.  Contact 288-3600 with questions.

Leon & Lulu is located at 96 W. 14 Mile in Clawson, MI. Store hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, please visit www.leonandlulu.com. Find Leon & Lulu on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leonandlulu

About Leon & Lulu

Leon & Lulu is a destination lifestyle store featuring an eclectic mix of upscale furniture, unforgettable gifts, and accessories in an environment unlike any other. Located in the historic Ambassador Roller Rink in Clawson, Michigan, Leon & Lulu offers 15,000-square feet of fabulous shopping. Leon & Lulu also occupies the 7,800-square ft. retail and restaurant space next door called The Show. The space features more shopping and a café and bar named Three Cats Cafe. Locally owned and family operated, Leon & Lulu prides itself in providing a fun, welcoming atmosphere for visiting patrons. For more information, please visit www.leonandlulu.com and www.threecatscafe.com.

Books & Authors
Sunday, March 24 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. See more…
Let Them Eat Cake
Sunday, March 31 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. See more…
Leon & Lulu’s 13th Birthday Monday, April 1  See more…
Mary Liz’s Favorite Things Tuesday, April 2 5-8 p.m. See more…
Summer Artists’ Market Sunday, June 2 & Monday June 3. See more…
Contact: Kathleen Kennedy Ferris
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How to establish a writing routine for 2019 #motownwriters

Reading time: Just over 4 minutes

Do you struggle to find the time to write? Here’s how to establish a writing routine that will work no matter how little time you have.

I’m doing it again. For the second week in a row I’m writing a serious, content-filled post about writing — right when your brain is marinating in sugar, eggnog or chocolate. Or on holiday altogether. Or totally stressed by the need to buy dozens of gifts or plan meals for dozens of people.

But mark my words… once the hoopla of Christmas is over, you’ll be starting to ponder your plans for the new year and this post will be ready and waiting for you.

Today, I’m going to explain how you can establish a writing routine for 2019. Here’s my advice:

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11th Annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, May 4 #detroit #michiganwriters #michlit @Meetup via Plymouth library

The Book Club of Detroit 

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11th Annual Local Author Fair
When Sat May 4, 2019 12pm – 2pm (EDT)
Where Plymouth District Library (223 S Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170)
Who Meetup Reminder*
Sat May 4, 2019
No earlier events
12pm 11th Annual Local Author Fair
No later events


*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.* Saturday, May 4, 2019 11th Annual Local Author Fair Plymouth District Library Waldorf Room 223 South Main Street Plymouth, MI Noon-3pm *The City of Plymouth has FREE parking everywhere…

Local Author Fair


 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Plymouth District Library
Waldorf/Dunning Room (1&2)
Authors:  The required “Application to Participate” is available HERE.

Displaying literary talent from Plymouth and surrounding communities, our 11th Annual Author Fair provides a forum for authors to meet each other and readers in the community.  Enjoy browsing and conversation from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Books will be available for purchase and signing across various genres and for all ages.  Look mid-April for a list of participating authors.
Event Type(s): Adult
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors, Teens
Marjorie Sadler
(734) 453-0750 ext. 205

Hosted by

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Watch “Copyright2019 meeting in Detroit After thoughts” on YouTube

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Detroit’s Affordable Editor via @AuthorCKBrooke #motownwriters #ad

C.K. Brooke has experience editing and proofreading for both traditional and self-published authors in various genres, including adult romance, young adult and middle-grade novels, fantasy, memoir, and much more. She is an in-house editor for 48fourteen, Break Through Author, and The Parliament House Press. References are available upon request.


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Watch “Mapping Out the Subgenre of my Urban Fantasy Book” on YouTube #motownwriters

I love his series as he explores writing his book.

All subgenres should be explores to better categorize your book.

Watch as he explains how he does his

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Watch Now, The MichiganLiteraryNetwork.com Show with @PamPerryPR #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

Michigan Literary Network is proud to have on our second show presenting Tips Tricks and a wonderful literary talk with Pam Perry.

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About Guest

Pam Perry

Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors authors, speakers and entrepreneurs on how to build a platform and attract major media and publishing contracts. She is also the publisher of SPEAKERS MAGAZINE. 

After working with Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, TBN, The Word Network, Radio One, Oprah Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and many other major media outlets. Her clients have been offered major publishing contracts, and have created successful full-time careers as “authorpreneurs” earning six-figures.

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Go to MichLit for full post | Watch the show now | Purchase This author’s Book | Author’s Website


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March into Women’s Month w/Bestselling Poet, Elizabeth Acevedo (@AcevedoWrites) in #Detroit #motownwriters @detroitlibrary #michiganwriters #michlit @PagesontheAve @SHDetroit ‏

On behalf of our colleague and Tuxedo Project Fellow Rose Gorman, check out all the exciting events happening on Marygrove’s campus.  Also mark your calendar to be with us on April 26thfor the Contemporary American Authors Lecture by slam poet and spoken word artist Elizabeth Acevedo.

Join us for workshops and reading groups for all ages February thru April!


Despite the weather, our heads are already in springtime at The Tuxedo Project, as we anticipate poet and National Book Award winner Elizabeth Acevedo’s visit to Detroit for the 31st annualContemporary American Authors Lecture Series.

April can’t come fast enough for us. To speed up time, all we can do is read (and write), and we want to do it with you. In preparation for Acevedo’s reading and talk at Marygrove College, we’re kicking off our first round of CAALS programming next week with a FREE writing workshop and a host of reading and discussion groups around the city.

We hope you’ll join us and acquaint yourself with The Poet X

Writing with The Poet X & Other Stories
Wednesdays @ 6:00-8:00 p.m. beginning February 20
Marygrove College | 8425 W. McNichols Road


Join local poet Michael Lauchlan for a 6-week creative writing workshop inspired by The Poet X and other writing by some of our time’s most talented storytellers. This workshop is FREE and open to writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels. Copies of The Poet X, Acevedo’s poetry collection Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths, writing materials, and refreshments provided by Marygrove College and The Tuxedo Project. Just bring yourself! Registration required.


MICHAEL LAUCHLAN has contributed to many publications, including New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The North American Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Sugar House Review, Louisville Review, and Poet Lore and Poetry Ireland. His most recent collection is Trumbull Ave., from WSU Press (2015).


Upcoming Reading & Discussion Groups near you

Participants in The Tuxedo Project’s programming for the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series receive FREE or discounted copies of Elizabeth Acevedo’s novel The Poet X and her poetry collection Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths.

All reading and discussion groups meet weekly for 6-8 weeks (unless otherwise noted) and may include read-alongs to accommodate youth of various reading levels. Email us for session details at specific sites.

READ MORE ABOUT THE POET X HERE | click here to buy your copy


Detroit Public Library | Main Branch, HYPE Center | 5201 Woodward Avenue
Thursdays @ 4:00-5:30 p.m. beginning February 28 (Age 13-18)

The Tuxedo Project | 7122 Tuxedo Street | REGISTER
Saturdays @ 2:00-4:00 p.m. beginning March 2 (Age 13+)

Live6 Home Base | 7426 W. McNichols Road
Every other Saturday @ 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. beginning March 9 (All ages)

Pages Bookshop | 19560 Grand River Avenue | REGISTER
Saturdays @ 1:00-3:00 p.m. beginning March 9 (Age 13+)

KAN Cooperative Bookstore | 9405 John R. Street
Saturdays @ 12:00-2:00 p.m. beginning March 16 (Age 11+)

Room Project | 6513 Woodward Avenue | REGISTER
Wednesdays @ 6:00-8:00 p.m. beginning March 20 (Age 13+)

PLUS! Outreach programming locations include Detroit International Academy for Young Women, Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, Michigan Community Resources, and Detroit Public Library’s Southwest branches. If you or someone you know is employed by or receives services from these sites, ask their staff about the special workshops and reading and discussion groups they have planned for their organization!


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The Tuxedo Project is a 501(c)(3) organization. In partnership with Marygrove College, our recent supporters include the Adamo Group, Hire It Done, the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters & Millwrights, and students at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy, the school’s Class of ‘88, and the Ignatian Service Corps. Programming at The Tuxedo Project is made possible by the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to our individual donors and a host of dedicated artists, educators, and the Tuxedo Street community.


7122 Tuxedo Street
Detroit, MI | 48204 United States


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JOIN MICHIGAN SISTERS IN CRIME WRITE-IN @Mi_SinC MARCH 23 #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters

MARCH 23, 2018 10 AM TO 12 PM

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Katey Schultz Flash Form Writing Class | Early Bird registration is open until March 18th 

Into the Flash, a live, online, 5-week course in flash fiction and flash nonfiction, is open for registration. How do you approach a draft that feels flat, and find a way “back in” to ignite your own (and your reader’s) interest? How can writing flash and strong scenes help your long form prose? Get real-time feedback on drafts, work with engaging prompts, post replies on interactive discussion boards, and enjoy the freedom of online learning from your own home (free IT support included–though often not needed; the platforms are enjoyable and intuitive to use). Whether you’re published or at the skill-building stage, this course will expand your imagination and deepen your writing practice in defining ways.

Into the Flash only runs in April. Early Bird registration is open until March 18th for $290.00. Join me and a small group of open-hearted writers as we sharpen our skills at the line level while also waking up to life, one flash at a time.

Register here: http://www.kateyschultz.com/into-the-flash/

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Here:Say StorytellingMonday, March 18 @ 7 PM in Traverse City #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit

Here:Say Storytelling
Monday, March 18 @ 7 PM

Join us for some great stories and great company.

This month’s theme is: Shock & Awe

Workshop Brewing, 221 Garland, Traverse City
$5 requested donation at door.

April 1: Open Mic
April 15: SOS!
May 6: Open Mic
May 20: You Are Here

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Watch “Speakers Magazine March 2019 featuring Dee C. Marshall” on YouTube

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It’s March – Celebrate Reading Month with a Challenge: Learn A Skill From A Book #motownwriters

Click here to go to Amazon’s How To Section and find a book there to challenge yourself.

or find a great fiction book and learn a skill from there?

Either way, find a book that will challenge yourself to learn a new skill and then come back and let us know!

Want to support Michigan Authors? Check out their books at Amazon http://motownwriters.com/amazonauthorpage

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Home Not Home

A few days ago I returned to Michigan from Florida. This photo is of my writing room, the place I missed the most. My husband took a six week leave of absence to spend time with me in our Florida home. I called this time our “practice retirement” although he doesn’t like when I say that. I’m not sure what his problem is with my characterization of our time in Florida. He’s a mystery to me, one I was unable to solve in six short weeks.

I have been retired four blissful years. Al was supposed to retire a few years ago, when we bought a sweet little condo in St Pete, but decided not to at the last minute. Thus I spent two winters alone in St Pete, falling more and more in love with it. Al assures me he is ready to retire (for real this time) by…

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