Author Archives: @SylviaHubbard1

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.

OCTOBER 18 THURSDAY National Novel Writing Month Prep @DetroitLibrary

NaNoWriMo is the month of November. Meet other writers, get resources and sign-up at these prep sessions.

 Date Thursday, October 18, 2018
 Time 12:00am – 1:00am
 Location Main
HYPE Teen Center
 Age Group Teens
 Category Writing
 Upcoming Occurrences Thursday, October 25, 2018
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Auburn Hills Writer’s October Session Oct19th

Hello Writers!
 Our group meets Thursday, October 19th from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.  
  • Discuss 
  • Writing exercise
  • Critique Session
  • writing tool of choice
  • manuscript for critique (2 pages, double spaced, 12 font), bring 7 sets
  • book that has been helpful to your writing
Critique Guidelines:
  • Be kind
  • Be specific 
  • Be encouraging
  • Be careful (critique on style and technique, not your opinion)*;) winking
See you Thursday!
Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
“Nurturing the Auburn Hills Writing Community since 2011″
Please forward this email to any writer you feel may benefit from its contents.  
And as always, please let me know if you wish to be removed from our list, thank you. 
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.@DetroitPublicLibrary Author Series: Dennis Archer #michiganwriters #motownwriters Sunday December 16, 2018

DPL Author Series: Dennis Archer

Sunday December 16th, 2018


Detroit Public Library Main: Stanton Friends Auditorium (underground)

A celebrated attorney, Michigan Supreme Court Justice, two-term Mayor of Detroit, President of the American Bar Association, will discuss his autobiography, Let the Future Begin.

Interview with Dennis Archer:

Get your copy of this book now | Click book cover or go to


Let the Future Begin by [Archer, Dennis W., Atkins, Elizabeth Ann]

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Let the Future Begin Kindle Edition

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SAVE THE DATE: OCT20 Saturday at 2 PM – 3:30 PM 21st Century Publishing and Marketing Public · Hosted by Knapp Branch @DetroitLibrary

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SAVE THE DATE: OCT20 Saturday at 2 PM – 3:30 PM
21st Century Publishing and Marketing
Public · Hosted by Knapp Branch Library
Facilitator will navigate participants to understanding 21st Century publishing and marketing best practices.

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#bfw18 BookFest Windsor  18-21 Oct 2018 

BookFest Windsor

#bfw18 BookFest Windsor is an annual literary festival by Literary Arts Windsor. BookFest Windsor 2018 is October 17 -21.

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Local library system receives excellence award

GENERIC: book stack, school

The Library of Michigan has given the 2018 State Library’s Excellence Award to the Bay County Library System.

The award includes $3,000 in private donations.

The Excellence Award was granted to the Bay County Library System for its “superior customer service.”

“With all of the great libraries in Michigan, it’s very difficult to pick just one for this award,” State Librarian Randy Riley said in a press release.

“The Bay County Library System has transformed its community by providing vital opportunities to learn and connect. Community is at the forefront of everything it does.”

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Downriver Book Fair Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10am – 6pm @ Lincoln Park H.S. – Main Library & Hallway #michiganwriters #motownwriters

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Hands of the City” presents the 2nd Annual Downriver Book Fair.

With our “Christmas Shopping” theme for 2018. A diverse selection of books & crafts for everyone.

Event Date/Time:

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10am – 6pm


Lincoln Park H.S. – Main Library & Hallway

1701 Champaign, Lincoln Park, MI.

Adults: $2

16/under: $1

Family rate: $4

(2 adults & up to 5 kids)

*** NOTE ***

Hands of the City is a group of Lincoln Park volunteers. We do not make money off the event. Proceeds benefit the Library of the Lincoln Park school district.

For more information, go to

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Freelance Marketplace Writers Group Meetup w/@RochWriters via @talktravel Oct16th @ 7:30pm Barnes & Noble Rochester Hills | #Michiganwriters #motownwriters


The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 2800 S. Rochester Road (just north of M59). Different topics and guests each month*, but we always discuss the Business of Writing (we are NOT a critique group).

Come once, once in a while, or every time. It’s FREE and OPEN to new, published, and working writers, photographers, and illustrators (although most of us are writers).

Freelance Marketplace Meeting at B&N in Rochester Hills

Freelance Marketplace Meeting at B&N in Rochester Hills

Here are the Tuesdays we meet in 2018:

October 16
November 20


*Please note we do not meet in December

Want to Receive Monthly Reminders of When the Group Meets?

Sign Up to Receive the Monthly Newsletter

for more information 

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Fresh Coast Film Festival returns to Marquette October 18-21

Fresh Coast Film Festival, showing environmentalist/outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts films returns to Marquette October 18-21


No film festival out there embodies and embraces the outdoor lifestyle way of living quite the way the Fresh Coast Film Festival is able to accomplish. Perhaps that is because the festival founders, all Marquette residents, are so near and dear to what the outdoor lifestyle represents to themselves and their community.

With over 130 films screening at this years festival and several curated outdoor activities for patrons to attend, such as hikes, bike trips, yoga, and more, it’s easy to see why Marquette is such a special place, and such a fitting home for the Fresh Coast Film Festival.

Another unique feature of the Fresh Coast Film Fest, is the partnership they’ve formed with Northern Michigan University.  NMU students actually curate and lead the outdoor expedition experiences and do so for credit. This presents a wonderful learning experience for the students and brings them closer to the outdoor wonderland that exists everywhere around Greater Marquette.

For more information on ticketing and to see a lineup of this year’s films and experiences, visit:

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Michigan Sisters in Crime presents Karen Dionne

This event is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the journey to achieving the status of an internal best seller. Reserve your seat now!

On Saturday, October 20, 1:00 – 2:30 Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King’s Daughter (2018 Winner of the Barry Award for Best Novel at Bouchercon) will be joining Michigan Sisters in Crime for an afternoon discussion titled “Never Give Up.”

In this moderated discussion, Karen will talk about the journey to the success of her latest international best-selling novel, including pre and post-deal activities. Karen was recently honored at Bouchercon with the Barry Award for Best Novel, which was pitted against the likes of Michael Connelly, Philip Kerr, Steve Hamilton, Don Winslow, and Anthony Horowitz. As a Michigan native, Mrs. Dionne is recognized as a Humanities Scholar by the Michigan Humanities Council for her work and contributions to helping other writers as the co-founder of Backspace, an online writing community

For more information and to register, click on the following Eventbrite link:

or go to our website

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DWW Writing Conference Early Bird Registration through October 15, 2018


Greetings lovely and handsome DWW writers!




“Owning Your Craft”

Information on workshops, presenters, editors, their pictures, and their bios are available on the DWW website!

For more details see:


You can register by mail (must be postmarked by October 15, 2018 to get the Early Bird rate) or via Eventbrite!

Looking forward to seeing you at the Conference!

Roberta Brown

DWW President

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Great doesn’t always mean famous


Jack Lessenberry

Sometimes I think the news media does have their priorities all screwed up. Not for the same reason that Donald Trump says we do.  But because we don’t do enough to honor and celebrate people like Dr. Richard Keidan, who has saved more lives that even he’ll ever know, not through his day job removing cancers at Beaumont but by teaching  proper sanitation in Nepal.

M.L. Liebler has more talent than a stadium full of starlets, but he doesn’t exactly dominate our local media, even the arts coverage, and if he does a reading from the next book he writes, don’t expect it to get much coverage.  Not nearly as much, certainly, as if one of the Kardashians had a book written for her and she came to Detroit to sign copies.

But I don’t suppose that bothers Liebler one bit either.

The point is that we’ve got a lot of people doing a lot of great things in and around Detroit, and have had for years, far more than in many other cities.

I’ll get to why I think that’s the case in a minute. But first, I want to say that our unsung heroes are, in many cases, far more important than most of those who do get the ink and the pixels. Think about it: In the great scheme of things, which has had more of an impact on society: the Detroit2Nepal project, or some local councilman who may have taken a bribe?

Detroit is a place that always has produced fine writing and good writers and characters. There are people living here whose stories would rival those of any novel; I’ve met a few.

read more and listen to the podcast here

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Deadline to Register for the Rochester Writers’ Conference is Sunday

Michael Dwyer (Organizer) sent a message to the Michigan Writers mailing list

Hello Writers,

Deadline to Register for the October 20 Rochester Writers’ Conference is Sunday, October 14. We’d love to have there. All sessions, lunch and snacks, as well as all day coffee is just $125 for the entire day.

Add on Author/Agent appointments available for only $50 (15-minute, one-on-one meeting with a literary agent).

RSVP here on Meetup if you like. However to attend, you MUST register at


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Fall fun at Ann Arbor District Library in October


Join AADL this month for some spooky activities

By Sarah M. Parlette – Associated Producer

Resin Art Jewelry
Downtown branch – Oct. 16, 7 – 8 p.m.

Make gorgeous resin jewelry in the Secret Lab.

DIY Slime
Traverwood branch – Oct. 20, 2 – 3 p.m.

It’s slime time! Make your own slime with simple ingredients supplied by AADL.

Halloween Costume Swap!
Downtown branch – Oct. 21, 3 – 4:40 p.m.

Bring last year’s Halloween costume and trade it for something new. Want to just drop off your old costumes but don’t want anything new? No problem, you can leave them at any branch until the day of the Halloween Costume Swap.  A kids craft will also be going on for any little ghouls looking for a new costume.


Proposal A, the “Library Lot”: Urban Park or Development?
Downtown branch – Oct. 25, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Listen to a panel discussion, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ann Arbor Area, by representatives that are for and against the development above the Library Lot. An audience Q and A will be done after the discussion.

Mini Succulent Pumpkins
Downtown branch – Oct. 26, 7 – 8 p.m.

Love succulents but don’t know how to help them transition into fall? Make a festival fall craft using tiny succulents and pumpkins!

2018 Halloween Costume Contest
Downtown branch – Oct. 28, 12:30 – 3 p.m.

AADL is having its annual Halloween Costume Contest in the first-floor lobby. Wear your awesome costume to the AADL and enter the contest between 12:30 and 2 p.m. The winner’s ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. and special Halloween medals will also be given out to costumes in over 10 categories.  Gift cards will be given to winners of four costume categories and a free photo booth will be available for anyone in the contest.

Halloween Party
Downtown branch – Oct. 31, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Bring your little ones to this half-hour party for trick-or-treats, stories and puppets. The party will be held twice just in case the first party didn’t get you ready enough for trick-or-treating!

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: Meet & Greet the Author and book signing!11/17/18, 5-9 PM #michiganwriters #MotownWriters

11/17/18, 5-9 PM
Meet & Greet the Author and book signing!
Wine Tasting Sponsored by Wine Decadence by Crystal Martin
 — at Le Crepe Royal Oak.

purchase book in advance

author’s website

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