After Remarks Notes, Handouts and more from The Motown Literary Jam #motown #111111

As the chairperson to the 8th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam, this year was a wonderful year packed with excitement and fun for me.

I usually don’t get to enjoy my conferences or events because I’m so busy putting out fires, running here, helping here, organizing this and so forth.

Yet, this year, the group of volunteers, assistants and facilitators made my job so easy to the point that I found myself actually with free time to watch people enjoy the day.

I want to thank a lot of people who made it possible. Especially our sponsors.

To download the booklet, please click Here to download the Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference Booklet

Now there were handouts some of you didn’t receive or resources that you requested online.

Here are the list of resources:

Vincent Alexandria’s 2011 Writing Workshop Vincent Alexandria

Sylvia Hubbard’s HANDOUT-How To Start Your Writing Journey

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Here’s the first set of photographs from the conference from our official photographerJwyenza Michael Collins. You’d love him at your event so contact him to arrange for photographs to be taken at your event. Contact him at:

I also want to thank Jason Lawson for taping the Literacy Panel and Keith for the audio. If you need any of their contact information, please let me know. They’re wonderful and you would love to have them help document your events, do productions and more!

I also would like to thank vendors such as authors: Karen Dabney, Judy Seaberry, Janaya Black and her daughter, John Telford, Versandra Kennebrew, Monica Marie Jones, Rose Marie Wilson, Louise Bannerman, LA Jefferson and more (sorry if I didn’t mention)

Also supporters like Thrive Detroit,, Fitness USA, Marriage Center of Michigan, Marshalle Montgomery,, Obama Campaign 2012, Congressman Hasan Clarke, and many many others.

Here’s some tweets to show you the fun everyone had:!/monicamjones/status/135394193739743234

I should also thank Detroit Poetry Blog for their support in the panel discussion. Victor Walker sending kisses of love for so much you’ve done.


We also had a write-in going on and there was time for all the vendors and authors to get up and speak. Thanks Octavia Lesley for coordinating the open mic on Saturday and thanks Kelly Green for handling open mic on Friday. Venus Mason Theus, you are the bomb for the wonderful write in you organized on the go for us and we will be doing this again in June (The write in, not the conference. That’s not until next year).

I want to apologize in advance for anything I’ve forgotten. A lot of people really don’t know how much work goes into making this conference work. Again I’d like thank the wonderful volunteers for making this happen!

I also want to thank and let the community know how much I appreciate your support. We’re still collecting books for our book drive. You can drop them off from 11am to 4pm at The Detroit Impact Center 9930 Greenfield, Detroit, MI 48227. Call in advance to be sure at 313.272.0004.

If you’d like to become a sponsor in advance, let’s do this. Contact our Advertisement and Sponsor coordinator, Kai Mann who’ll definitely help you out to support the Michigan Literary Network!

2012 is going to be a great year for Motown Writers Network and if you’d like to help us out, please do so by contacting us! There’s no Network without you, so I’ll be happy to hear from you!


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2 thoughts on “After Remarks Notes, Handouts and more from The Motown Literary Jam #motown #111111

  1. Thanks for the shoutout. Everyone had a good itme.


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