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About @SylviaHubbard1

AUTHOR, MOTHER, SPEAKER, JOURNALIST, CONSULTANT & MORE! Divorced Mother of three, Detroiter, Sylvia Hubbard, is not only an award winning best selling author of over 28 books, but also founder of one of Michigan's largest interactive literary community, The Motown Writers Network/The Michigan Literary Network.

Calling all authors – Michigan Book Bash-July 17, 2016 #michlit

 

 

The Michigan Book Bash will be taking place on Sunday, July 17 from 10AM-4PM
in Harvey Kern Pavilion in Frankenmuth. It is part of a larger event called
Michigan Market & Mayhem that features locally produced food, beverages, and
products. Table space and a chair will be provided at no cost to authors
selected to participate. They must be residents of Michigan and able to sell
and sign books during the event. To be considered authors should send an
email to Fest@BuyMichiganNow.com with “Book Bash” in the subject line. They
should include: their genre, the title(s) they intend to sell, the publisher(s), the city
where they reside, and a link to a website where we can learn more about the
books.MichiganBookBash

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MWN Blog Archive Let’s Read the News! via @literarydetroit May 24th #TechTown #Detroit event #MichLit

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Here’s your chance to widen your outlook on the world and deepen the public conversation! Join us for Let’s Read the News: a lunchtime gathering of engaged citizens and journalists who gather around a common table for a lively discussion on the stories that matter to our lives.
Our next topic of discussion: State of Emergency in Detroit.
Detroit Public Schools has been under state-appointed emergency management for seven years. A wave of “sick-outs” has demonstrated the frustration of teachers working in schools that remain in crisis. What does this mean for the city’s young people, workers, and their families? How does this fit into the context of historical battles for “power to the people” in Detroit — stretching back to 1967 and beyond?
Reporters CHASTITY PRATT DAWSEY and BILL MCGRAW will join us for this discussion. Both are veterans of the Detroit Free Press and are now at Bridge Magazine.
Think of Let’s Read the News as a “news club”—a journalistic variation on a book club. We’ll read articles on a common theme before we meet up. Links to the stories for our May 24 gathering are below.
From that foundation, we’ll have a discussion while we eat a catered meal. The featured journalists will bring important background to the conversation, but this is not a panel conversation. At Let’s Read the News, every voice matters. We cap public attendance at 12 to ensure that you can contribute, or sit back and take it in, as you wish.
We will gather on TUESDAY, May 24, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, in a reserved room in TechTown. Check in at the front desk when you arrive and tell them you’re here for “Let’s Read the News” Parking is free in the lot next door.
Your registration fee covers your lunch from Alley Taco (meat and veggie options), including beverages.

SEATING IS LIMITED. Get your $5 ticket now!
Know that we will begin promptly at 12:30 pm, in respect for everyone’s daytime schedules, so please plan accordingly.
Let’s Read the News is a collaboration of the Columbia Journalism Review the Institute for Nonprofit News, Bridge Magazine, and Literary Detroit.
If you have any questions, please contact annaleighclark

THE STORIES WE’RE READING FOR MAY 24:

  1. Detroit Schools and the $715 Million Band-Aid – Chastity Pratt-Dawsey, Bridge Magazine http://bridgemi.com/2016/03/detroit-schools-and-the-715-million-band-aid/
  2. DPS Sickouts Up Pressure on State Plan – Detroit News
    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2016/04/30/union-chief-dps-pay-employees-june/83756218/
  3. To Rebuild Detroit, Restore the Schools – Chastity Pratt-Dawsey, Bridge Magazine
    http://bridgemi.com/2015/12/to-rebuild-detroit-restore-the-schools/
  4. In an African-American City, Black Clout Wanes – Bill McGaw, Bridge Magazine
    http://bridgemi.com/2016/03/in-an-african-american-city-black-clout-wanes/
  5. A Quick Guide to the 1967 Riot – Bill McGaw, Bridge Magazine
    http://bridgemi.com/2016/03/a-quick-guide-to-the-1967-detroit-riot/

WHEN Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar WHERE TechTown Detroit – 440 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI 48202 – View Map

Literary Detroit by literarydetroit
7417 2nd Avenue, Apt. G4 Detroit, Michigan 48202 USA


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Six Ways To Self-Edit & Polish Your Prose

Great article to read

Kristen Lamb's Blog

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Whether you are new to writing or an old pro, brushing up on the basics is always helpful. Because no matter how GOOD the story is? If the reader is busy stumbling over this stuff, it ruins the fictive dream and she will never GET to the story. So today we are going to cover six ways to self-edit your fiction. Though this stuff might seem like a no-brainer, I see these blunders ALL the time.

….unfortunately even in (legacy) published books.

When I worked as an editor, I found it frustrating when I couldn’t even GET to the story because I was too distracted by these all too common oopses.

There are many editors who charge by the hour. If they’re spending their time fixing oopses you could’ve easily repaired yourself? You’re burning cash and time. Yet, correct these problems, and editors can more easily get to the MEAT…

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REQUEST FOR SUBMISSION: authorsandlibraries Chapters Sought for Anthology

PLEASE RESPOND TO EMAIL INSIDE POST.

Gender Studies in the Library: Case Studies, Programming, Outreach

Book Publisher: McFarland

Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library’s Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

Lura Sanborn, co-editor. Women, Work, and the Web, contributor, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); public, academic, school librarian.

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing practical know-how about what works for Women/ Men/LGBTIQ to meet patron gender information. Chapters sought useful to public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty: proven, creative, case studies, how-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues with innovative workshops, outreach, grants, resources.

Topics could include but are not limited to: getting boys to use the library; showcasing GBLTIQ voices; programming, successful examples, intentions and outcomes; acquisitions, to support, showcase, represent; wage gaps; women’s studies librarianship. No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter; each chapter by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapters each described in a few sentences by June 30, 2016, brief bio on each author; place GEN, Your Name on subject line: smallwood

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MWN Blog Archive Halfway to @313Libraries via @kimberkoz #michlit June 9th Benefit for Literacy in #Detroit. #MotownWriters Please support

Greetings, Friends of Detroit Little Libraries.

Thanks to your support and many partners, we have reached the halfway point to planting 313 little libraries in Detroit!

To mark the occasion and continue momentum, we are gathering to celebrate and raise funds on Thursday, June 9, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Tangent Gallery, 715 Milwaukee Ave., in Detroit’s New Center area.

Please join us at Viva Libris! A Night for Detroit Little Libraries, where we’ll have delicious hors d’oeuvres and three musical acts to enjoy including the legendary jazz musician Jahra Michelle McKinney, 18-year-old songstress Mia Green and the fabled Exhaust Tones.

During the evening, patrons will have an opportunity to sponsor a Little Free Library – including one of the 13 very special libraries that were transformed by local artists — on display most recently at the Mobile Homestead at the Museum of Contemporary Art and soon to be planted in the community.

We’ll also offer a Detroit-themed silent auction which will feature a night’s stay at the Inn on Ferry Street a package for two at Westin Book Cadillac Detroit; a tour for 20 and 1-year membership with Pewabic; a Detroit Library with books by local authors; a Detroit History Tour, gift cards to several local restaurants, tickets to sporting events, family passes to the State Fair, massages, bottles of wine, Detroit jewelry, doggie day care, yoga with kitties, local chocolates, flowers and of course homemade ice cream!

Local merchants generously donated these items so we can raise funds to build more Little Free Libraries in Detroit!

Our work over the last 18 months has prompted the city of Detroit to begin working the little libraries into 40 parks slated for renovation over the next 18 months – where residents said they wanted them in their neighborhoods. Meanwhile, communities such as Romeo, Rochester Hills, Grosse Pointe and Pleasant Ridge are putting them in neighborhoods, too.

We live in an era when most of us are distracted by smart phones and tablets. But we believe the planting of 150 little libraries in Detroit with our partners has renewed interest in reading, and build community.

Another important reason we keep planting little libraries in Detroit: There’s only one book for every 37 preschool children in Hamtramck, and one for every five children in Detroit’s University District neighborhood, according to a recent academic study by a former University of Michigan professor.

Meanwhile, many Detroit schools no longer have libraries and some public libraries have shuttered or scaled back hours. Additionally, transportation and financial issues can hinder residents’ access to reading materials.

Please help us bring more Little Free Libraries to Detroit so we can bring more books to neighborhoods.

Buy your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/viva-libris-an-evening-for-detroit-little-libraries-tickets-24365926141

Until then, Viva Libris!

Kim

Kim Kozlowski
Detroit Little Libraries
(313) 595-4845

Detroit Little Libraries is a grassroots campaign working in partnership with the national Little Free Library, a 501(c)(3), to promote reading and community in Detroit through the take-a-book, leave-a-book movement known as the Little Free Library.

Our partners include Rx for Reading Detroit, Detroit Rotary, Detroit Kiwanis, Detroit SOUP, Detroit Bikes, Detroit Parks, Detroit Public Library, The Detroit News and Free Press, General Motors, Chrysler, The Mobile Homestead at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Grand River Creative Corridor, The Tangent Gallery, First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, Community United for Progress, Barefield DesignWorks, Novi teachers and several individuals, including many Eagle Scouts and B’Nei Mitzvah children.

http://www.detroitlittlelibraries.org

http://www.littlefreelibrary.org

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MWN Blog Archive FREEDOM WITH WRITING Paid Publishing Opportunities For Writers – CLICK LINKS FOR INFO

Paid Publishing Opportunities For Writers

$35,000 Book Prize for Diverse Writers

Penguin Young Readers, in partnership with We Need Diverse Books™ is hosting a book contest with a $35,000 prize.

Keep reading…

10 Music Publications that Pay Writers

A broad mix of magazines and websites that pay for writing about music.

Keep reading…

7 Magazines that Pay $400 or More Per Article

These magazines are in need of quality submissions from writers.

Keep reading..

Sincerely,
Jacob Jans

Free eBook:
The 2015 Guide to Manuscript Publishers

81 traditional book publishers that accept submissions directly from authors. No agent required.

Download Now (Free)

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Recent Articles:

  1. Recommended Reading Pays $300 Per Short Story
    Recommended Reading, a magazine by Electric Literature, is currently seeking submissions of short stories. They publish one story a week. Each story is 2,000 to 10,000 words. They pay $300 per story. According to their website: “Before submitting, please take some time to read Recommended Reading, especially those recommended by Electric Literature, in which we… Keep reading…
  2. The Guardian Newspaper Pays $450 Per 1,000 Words
    The Guardian is a major international newspaper, with a long history, and a good reputation. They are more recently famous for breaking the story about the leaks by Edward Snowden. The paper is owned by a Trust, whose sole purpose is to fund the paper, giving it financial and editorial independence. They accept submissions from… Keep reading…
  3. 19 Short Story Publishers that Pay $500+ Per Story
    The following is a list of short story publishers that pay $500 for short stories. Some of them pay more – all of them pay at least $500 for some of the stories they publish. This list focuses on short story publishers. If you’re looking for publishers of novels, I recommend The 2015 Guide to… Keep reading…

Freedom With Writing -- The Magazine for Freelance Writers

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MWN Blog Archive Did you know there is power in your words? G.L.O.W. Writing/Publishing/Marketing Workshop May 21st Westland #MichLit @OntheGowTiffany

Attention Ladies ….
Did you know there is power in your words??
Have you desired to be an author yet don’t know how to get started??
Well… Consuming Fire Christian Center has 3 women who will be able to help you finally show YOU HAVE POWER!!
JOIN US for a powerful Breakfast followed by a WRITING WORKSHOP WITH SOME OF THE LEADING LADIES OF THE LITERARY INDUSTRY Sylvia Hubbard, Kim Brooks AND PUBLICIST GURU MRS. Pam Perry!!
$28 YOU RECEIVE FULL BREAKFAST AND A POWERFUL AND PURPOSEFUL WRITING WORKSHOP WITH INDUSTRIES BEST!!!
SATURDAY, MAY 21ST. AT CONSUMING FIRE CHRISTIAN CENTER. 31463 ANN ARBOR TRAIL WESTLAND MI 48185
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[NEW VIDEO] What Stops you from #Writing? #TimeManagement #WritingDoubts #WritersBlockNoT #Inspiration

Talking how I overcome and get to #Writing despite daily life, benefit jobs, Mommying and so forth.

Subscribe on my youtube for more updates… youtube.com/sylviahubbard1 More videos to come

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MWN Blog Archive Rochester Writers’ News for Writers via @talktravel

Rochester Writers’ News for Writers

Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group

The next meeting is Tuesday, May 17, at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. Our meeting location could be anywhere in the store – look for us in the events area, the back end of the used book department, or anywhere in between. We meet the third Tuesday of the month to discuss the business of writing. It’s free and open to new, working, and published writers. Come once, once in a while, or every time.

Summer Writing Contest Now Open

The Rochester Writers’ Summer Writing Contest is NOW accepting submissions. Low Entry Fee – Cash Prizes – Four Categories

Our Friends at Detroit Working Writers

The DWW Writers’ Conference is Saturday, May 21. Deadline to register is May 18. DWW Members $70, Non-Members $155

Save the Date

9th Annual Rochester Writers’ Fall Conference is Saturday, October 8, 2016 in Rochester, Michigan
Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters, November 2016 in Harbor Springs, Michigan
30th Annual Rally of Writers will be April 8, 2017 in Lansing, Michigan

Now on Meetup

The Writers’ Group, Contests, Conferences, and More. It’s free to sign-up and comes with reminders for the things you like. http://www.meetup.com/ Rochester-Writers-Writing- Groups-Conferences-Contests/

www.RochesterWriters.com


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MWN Blog Archive Help The #Michigan Metaphorical Melee #fundraising via @deonteosayande #KnightsArtChallenge

I’m currently in the fundraising stages of producing The Michigan Metaphorical Melee. What that is is a biannual four part festival dedicated to poetry in the state of Michigan. There will be a team poetry slam featuring teams from 8 different cities in the state, a theatrical production where poets will be directed into both writing and performing their own parts in a play, workshops for writers and performers, and a showcase for local poetry publishers and writers.

https://www.patronicity.com/project/the_michigan_metaphorical_melee#/

In November I was one of the Knight Arts Challenge winners with the Knight Foundation last year and in order for me to receive the grant that the foundation is awarding me for this project I have to match the funds in the amount of $4,000. This online fundraiser is one in a series of efforts that will acquire that funding match. The online fundraiser is aiming for only $1,000 to get enough to secure the venues for the festival and to lock down specific dates for the event. There is more information at the link that I’m posting in this email. I know you said to include pictures so I added one of the logos for the festival and one of me in case people want to know who is behind the project.

Thank you, I appreciate if you’re able to share it and I think it will be a phenomenal addition to the literary community in the city and statewide.

https://www.patronicity.com/project/the_michigan_metaphorical_melee#/

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The online fundraiser ends on May 17th

Deonte Osayande is a former track and field sprinter turned writer from Detroit, Mi. He writes nonfiction and poetry. His poems have been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, a Pushcart Prize and published in numerous publications. He has represented Detroit at multiple National Poetry Slam competitions. He’s currently a professor of English at Wayne County Community College, and teaching youth through the Inside Out Detroit Literary Arts Program.

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MWN Blog Archive #MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup w/@KellyGLive72 Topic: Blogging

  • Saturday, May 14, 2016

    10:00 AM

  • Detroit Library – Main

    5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI (edit map)

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

    See ya Sat and please bring a donation to help us out.

    Also bring your literary challenges, new books to announce and achievements. [url=http://motownwriters.com][img]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_JVRDta94aCs/S3WPjrekcjI/AAAAAAAAA50/aTcHEmlUIlc/s1600/mwnevents-762307.JPG[object 5][/url]

    Special Guest :

    Kelly Greene hails from Detroit, MI. He noticed a gift for writing while attending
    Detroit Lutheran West High School. When he wasn’t involved in football or
    wrestling, he spent time writing poetry. Poetry later gave way to lengthy personal
    notes. Years later after losing his Job at American Axle where he worked 14yrs, he
    rekindled his passion for writing. While getting his degree in computer electronics
    from ITT Tech, his talent for writing was discovered by his composition instructor
    Ruth Klayman. She immediately suggested that he go into professional writing.
    Shortly thereafter he started the blog hollaifyouhearme.com where he writes
    about his love for the City of Detroit. He has also just launched his new site
    iamkellygreene.com

    He is a member of the Motown Writers Network and the Detroit Chapter of the
    National Association of Black Journalists (DC- NABJ). He was also given the Titan
    Award by the Motown Writer’s Network in 2012. Currently Blogging for Preachers
    of Detroit cast member Bishop Corletta J. Vaughn.

    Twitter: @KellyGLive72
    Instagram: @KellyGLive
    Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheWriterKGreene

    Networking is key to our survival as writers and authors! This is your chance to learn, network and connect!

Sign up for updates at MotownWriters.com

From Sylvia Hubbard
Author and Founder of Motown Writers Network

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Willow Launches Weeksville Summer Arts Residency

Check out Willow Lit Summer Residency!

“The Future of the Arts, with an Eye on the Past.” That’s the motto for Willow’s grand vision for its upcoming decennial (okay, that’s still a strange word to me–i.e., Willow’s 10th anniversary). Watch for announcements on our upcoming multidisciplinary Arts Residencies. Our new era kicks off with the first-ever Weeksville Summer Arts ResidencyJuly 27-29. This will be a one-of-a kind experience, with master classes, craft talks, readings, and performances, and a tour of the Hunter Fly Road Houses of Weeksville, a 19th century African American community of founded in 1838 in Brooklyn, New York.hunterfly

After years of putting on events, it started dawning on Randall and me exactly where we’ve been hosting, especially after the LitFest in Chicago’s Bronzeville. Somewhat unconsciously, we’ve been centering our events in locales that have cultural and historical significance. I know it was probably rooted in me in my early years with the Detroit…

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MWN Blog Archive Did you know there is power in your words? G.L.O.W. Writing/Publishing/Marketing Workshop May 21st Westland #MichLit @OntheGowTiffany

Attention Ladies ….
Did you know there is power in your words??
Have you desired to be an author yet don’t know how to get started??
Well… Consuming Fire Christian Center has 3 women who will be able to help you finally show YOU HAVE POWER!!
JOIN US for a powerful Breakfast followed by a WRITING WORKSHOP WITH SOME OF THE LEADING LADIES OF THE LITERARY INDUSTRY Sylvia Hubbard, Kim Brooks AND PUBLICIST GURU MRS. Pam Perry!!
$28 YOU RECEIVE FULL BREAKFAST AND A POWERFUL AND PURPOSEFUL WRITING WORKSHOP WITH INDUSTRIES BEST!!!
SATURDAY, MAY 21ST. AT CONSUMING FIRE CHRISTIAN CENTER. 31463 ANN ARBOR TRAIL WESTLAND MI 48185
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MWN Blog Archive #RedInk Conference – Metro #Detroit May 14th – Register Now! #MichLit @TenitaJEditor

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MWN Blog Archive Help The #Michigan Metaphorical Melee #fundraising via @deonteosayande #KnightsArtChallenge

I’m currently in the fundraising stages of producing The Michigan Metaphorical Melee. What that is is a biannual four part festival dedicated to poetry in the state of Michigan. There will be a team poetry slam featuring teams from 8 different cities in the state, a theatrical production where poets will be directed into both writing and performing their own parts in a play, workshops for writers and performers, and a showcase for local poetry publishers and writers.

https://www.patronicity.com/project/the_michigan_metaphorical_melee#/

In November I was one of the Knight Arts Challenge winners with the Knight Foundation last year and in order for me to receive the grant that the foundation is awarding me for this project I have to match the funds in the amount of $4,000. This online fundraiser is one in a series of efforts that will acquire that funding match. The online fundraiser is aiming for only $1,000 to get enough to secure the venues for the festival and to lock down specific dates for the event. There is more information at the link that I’m posting in this email. I know you said to include pictures so I added one of the logos for the festival and one of me in case people want to know who is behind the project.

Thank you, I appreciate if you’re able to share it and I think it will be a phenomenal addition to the literary community in the city and statewide.

https://www.patronicity.com/project/the_michigan_metaphorical_melee#/

Deonte%2BMichigan%2BMetaphorical%2BMelee%2BLogo%2B2.jpg

DeontePerformance%2BPic.jpg

The online fundraiser ends on May 17th

Deonte Osayande is a former track and field sprinter turned writer from Detroit, Mi. He writes nonfiction and poetry. His poems have been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, a Pushcart Prize and published in numerous publications. He has represented Detroit at multiple National Poetry Slam competitions. He’s currently a professor of English at Wayne County Community College, and teaching youth through the Inside Out Detroit Literary Arts Program.

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