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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.

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#StayHomeWriMo Day 6 

We hope you had a great weekend! It’s Day Six of #StayHomeWriMo, an initiative to support and encourage you to stay well and find comfort in creativity in these trying times. #StayHomeWriMo is flexible so you can adapt it to fit your social distancing, schedule, and overall well-being.

Each weekday for the rest of March, we’ll post a checklist of prompts to help your mental, physical, social, and creative well-being. Share these check-ins with your friends and loved ones and use it to connect with each other at a safe distance. We’ll get through this together. Get the full details on #StayHomeWriMo.

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Today’s Checklist

Mental Well-Being 😌

Spend half an hour discovering and learning a new language. Try an online platform like Duolingo!

Creative Well-Being 🧐

Sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo (here’s how! Set your goal to whatever feels doable to you this April.

Then, if you’re ready to write now, get in the groove by writing a short ghost story…

Social Well-Being 👋

Check in on someone you know who’s staying home alone, and see if you can help in any way.

Physical Well-Being 😅

Spa day! Take a long, hot shower or bath. Do a face mask. Aaaah.

Here are some DIY foot soaks you can try out with ingredients you may have around the house!

 

See all of your NaNoMessages for this region.

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“How to Promote Your Own Book” Workshop @DETWritingRoom in #Detroit with @CherrieWoods #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters

Saturday, April 4, 2020, Noon to 2 pm 
“How to Promote Your Own Book” Workshop
Detroit Writing Room (Detroit, MI)
1514 Washington Boulevard, Suite 203 Detroit, Michigan 48226
Cost: $35 / $45 incl. PR guide 
Presenter, Cherrie Woods (Book Publicist/ /Author)
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Metro Detroit Books and Author Society Luncheon May 18, 2020 has been canceled via @bookandauthors #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

Metro Detroit Book and Author Society 

The 96th Metro Detroit Book & Author Society Spring Luncheon on Monday, May 18, 2020, has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. If you sent us a check we will be returning it to you. We hope to see everyone at the Fall Luncheon on October 19, 2020.
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Palmer Park Art Fair authors tent deadline has extended to March 29

It’s not too late to join the author tent at the Palmer Park Art Fair. We have extended the deadline to Monday, March 29.

 

You can also apply for the Funky Ferndale author tent at the same time!

 

 See below to download the forms

Greetings. I am contacting to see if you may be interested in selling and signing your books in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Integrity Shows is pleased to announce that we will again be incorporating a literary aspect to our art fairs. Thousands of people attend these annual events and we will be making sure that they are aware of their opportunity to meet authors and purchase books. Many attendees have shown that they are an educated group of buyers of art and books. I believe they represent the perfect audience for your book(s).

Last year, the Palmer Park Art Fair was our first endeavor to offer authors a valuable space to sign and sell books. Our author tent was comprised of tables with more than eighteen local self-published authors and publishers who were very pleased with their experience. In fact, most of those original authors will be returning this year. If you participate, you will also have the opportunity to perform a short reading and QA session on the main stages during the fairs.

In addition, we are excited to tell you that we are also adding an author tent to the Funky Ferndale Art Fair this year.

Attached are applications for both the Palmer Park (due extended to Monday, March 29) the Funky Ferndale (due Sunday, May 17) author tents. You may submit applications individually or simultaneously. Please send a check with your application(s) or contact me with a credit card number to put on hold.

I look forward to hearing from you.

https://www.funkyferndaleartfair.com/

https://www.palmerparkartfair.com/


Jody Mitchell
Integrity Shows
Mobile 248 506 9519
PO Box 21667
Detroit, MI 48221
Office 313 486 2666
Fax 866 735 2293

Download Palmer Park here: FF20 Authors

Ferndale here: PP20 Authors (1)

 

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#MichiganWriters Scholarships Contest and Interlochen Programs #motownwriters #michlit

News, Events, & Resources for Michigan Writers

Interlochen College of Creative Arts
2020 Creative Writing Programs

Deep Revision Workshop
Monday, April 13 – Saturday, April 18, 2020

Join Katey Schultz and Anne-Marie Oomen for a week-long writing retreat focused on deep revision. This is a fully-immersive, facilitated writing residency that blends traditional instruction with self-guided writing time, with the end goal of revising a large portion of a full or partial manuscript.  Applications are currently being accepted.  

Interlochen Writers Retreat
Monday, June 8 – Thursday, June 11, 2020

Join us in 2020 to celebrate the 15th year of Interlochen’s Writers Retreat and spend four days writing new material in the course of your choice, attending presentations by award-winning faculty, and enjoying lakeside lunches and evening readings while making connections in the literary world. 

Faculty:

  • Peter Ho Davies: Breaking Rules
  • Andy Mozina: Humor
  • Christine Maul Rice: Fiction Incubator
  • Holly Wren Spaulding: Troubled Times
  • Artistic Director: Katey Schultz
  • Writer-in-Residence: Anne-Marie Oomen
  • Writer-in-Residence: Mary Kay Zuravleff

All verified members of Michigan Writers can enroll for $450, a significant savings (which is more than an annual MW membership costs).

Scholarship opportunities available for the Writers Retreat:
Anne-Marie Oomen & Katey Schultz ICCA Creative Writing Scholarship  Scholarship Application Deadline is March 1, 2020 

Mystery Writing Intensive
Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25, 2020

Join Aaron Stander and accomplices for a four-day intensive retreat that will walk you through the genre of mystery and crime writing.
Poetry Writing Intensive: Short Poems
Tuesday, July 21 – Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Join poet Holly Wren Spaulding for two days of generative writing exercises, conversations about the craft, and appreciation of the art and practice of the short poem.

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XIth Annual MOTOR City BLACK AGE of Comics/Manga Con via @MoCityBlackAge #MICHLit #michiganwriters #literaryevents #motownwriters #detroit June13th

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#RedInkConference May 15 and 16 #Detroit via @TenitaJEditor #MichLit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

We’ve sold out rooms in Detroit, Atlanta and Charlotte!

This year, we’re back where it all started–but with a twist! WE’VE MOVED THE CONFERENCE TO TWO HALF DAYS! Join us Friday, May 15 from noon to 5 p.m. & Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Here are some topics we’ll cover:
Writing from the Editor’s Point of View
Self-Publishing Made Easy
Self-Publishing Industry Secrets
How to Create a Bestselling Bio
The Bestseller Book Synopsis
Marketing to Make Money
How to Execute a Successful Book Tour
How to Talk to Strangers (About Your Book)
And more!
In addition, join us for our NEW ALL-MALE PANEL DISCUSSION, When Men Write!
Prepare to go higher in your craft! Expect a few surprises, giveaways and of course, engaging work to take your authorpreneurial career to the next level! For a recap of last year’s conference, and more information on speakers and the venue, visit www.theredinkconference.com!

Limited seating available! Limited vendor space available! For questions or more information, email redinkconference@gmail.com!

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The Michigan Writing Workshop is Back on April 25, 2020 – Register now! via @BrianKlems #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

We are happy to announce the 2020 Michigan Writing Workshop, a one-day writers conference on Saturday, April 25, 2020. This is our fifth conference, and we are excited about the event. My name is Brian Klems, and I am formerly a longtime editor with Writer’s Digest. I am coordinating the 2020 event.

Basic information about the 2020 MICHWW is below. The rest of the info can be found on the updated website:

If you want to register, simply reply and let me know — it’s as simple as that. I can send you registration instructions and a form. Thanks. (Sorry if you are getting this notice more than once. We just want to make sure we notify everyone.)


WHATThe 2020 Michigan Writing Workshop, a one-day writers conference in Livonia, MI (just outside of Detroit).

WHERE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Livonia Novi, 19525 Victor Pkwy, Livonia, MI 48152 (734) 462-6000

WHEN: 9:30 – 5:00, April 25, 2020

ATTENDING AGENTS: We have 10 attending agents and editors so far (and that number may grow), including a nice mix of agents who have never attended the event before. Every attending agent and editor is actively seeking new writers and projects now. See them all here on the website.

HOW TO REGISTER: Just reply back to me and say you’re interested. We will send you everything you need.

WHY ATTEND THE 2020 EVENT? The day is again jam-packed with classes and information on how to get an agent, how to get published, how to grow your audience, and more–including genre specific courses for sci-fi/fantasy, YA/MG, thrillers/crime/fiction, and more. You can pitch agents and editors who are actively seeking new clients right now. You can also meet other writers just like you, and make writing friends who will help you on your journey.

We at Writing Day Workshops are proud of our growing list of success stories, and hope you will be our next addition:

Click here to read about writers who have landed agents from attending WDW events!

If you attended an event of ours in the past and either signed with an agent you met at the event, or signed with an agent following the conference and think the WDW event was a valuable experience on your writing journey, we’d love to hear from you. Your positive words mean a lot to us, and we can help promote you and your book(s).

PLEASE CONSIDER MENTIONING THE CONFERENCE TO OTHERS: If you know any area writers or writing groups who would be interested in the Michigan Writing Workshop, please consider letting them know. Any word-spreading you do — especially to local writing groups — is valuable and appreciated.

OTHER WDW EVENTS: If you’re interested in a conference but cannot attend this April 25 event, we have other one-day conferences around the country that we’re coordinating in 2020. See them all here:

http://www.writingdayworkshops.com/event-locations–dates.html

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Thanks again. Feel free to ask any questions you like. Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Michigan Writing Workshop

best,
Brian Klems and the WDW Team

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“How to Promote Your Own Book” Workshop @DETWritingRoom in #Detroit with @CherrieWoods #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters

Saturday, April 4, 2020, Noon to 2 pm 
“How to Promote Your Own Book” Workshop
Detroit Writing Room (Detroit, MI)
1514 Washington Boulevard, Suite 203 Detroit, Michigan 48226
Cost: $35 / $45 incl. PR guide 
Presenter, Cherrie Woods (Book Publicist/ /Author)
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#WritersWednesday #MotownWriters Author Feature S.L Jackson via @TCOHHdotORG #michiganwriters #michlit

Name of Author: S.L Jackson

Name of Book:Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle

Author Website| Buy Book |

Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle by [Jackson, S.L]

https://amzn.to/2QlUqcu

 

About this author:

S.L Jackson is an debut urban fantasy author from Inkster Michigan who chose to put his creativity to the test by writing an novella about animals in a jungle underworld.

 

Where are you from?

SL: Inkster, Mi

Tell us your latest news?

SL: Recently released my debut novella “Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle

When and why did you begin writing?

SL: I began writing early in my life about 4 th grade for a creative writing assignment.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

SL: Since 4 th grade

What inspired you to write your first book?

SL: I was inspired to write my book due to the facts I couldn’t get the character’s out of my head for

decades.

Do you have a specific writing style?

SL: I don’t think I’ve discovered my writing style yet, but this novella is a “urban fantasy.

How did you come up with the title?

SL: I came up with the title based on the story being about animals in their natural habitat.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

SL: Yes, loyalty, family, honor and respect.

How much of the book is realistic?

SL: It’s an urban fantasy, however the realness in the love all the character’s share with each other.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

SL: Some experiences are based on the way my family came together.

What books have most influenced your life most?

SL: The autobiography of Malcom X, and anything written by Donald Goines.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

SL: I’d say Donald Goines

What book are you reading now?

SL: The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by Robert Payne.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

SL: Too many to name and I don’t want to forget anyone.

What are your current projects?

SL: Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle.

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

SL: So far everyone I’ve came across.

Do you see writing as a career?

SL: Yes, I see writing as a career.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

SL: I wouldn’t change anything about my current book.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

SL: I’ve always had an interest in writing.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

SL: I don’t find anything challenging about writing I just like to let it flow.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

SL: Donald Goines is my favorite; he paints a vivid picture with all his writings.

Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

SL: Not as of now.

Who designed the covers?

SL: Michael Corvin

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

SL: Learning the actual business of publishing books.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

SL: I learned that there is no set way to ensure book sales.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

SL: Write and never stop.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

SL: RESPECT URBAN AUTHORS (#respecturbanauthors)

Connect with this author

Author Website: www.linktr.ee/sljackson

Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2QlUqcu

Facebook Link: www.facebook.com/sljackson0522

Twitter Link: @tcohhdotorg

IG: @sljackson3

Author Website| Buy Book |

Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle by [Jackson, S.L]

https://amzn.to/2QlUqcu

 

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Metro Detroit Books & Author Society Luncheon May 18, 2020 via @bookandauthors #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

The 96th Metro Detroit Book & Author Society Spring Luncheon on Monday, May 18, 2020, has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. If you sent us a check we will be returning it to you. We hope to see everyone at the Fall Luncheon on October 19, 2020.
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Palmer Park Art Fair authors tent deadline has extended to March 29

It’s not too late to join the author tent at the Palmer Park Art Fair. We have extended the deadline to Monday, March 29.

 

You can also apply for the Funky Ferndale author tent at the same time!

 

 See below to download the forms

Greetings. I am contacting to see if you may be interested in selling and signing your books in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Integrity Shows is pleased to announce that we will again be incorporating a literary aspect to our art fairs. Thousands of people attend these annual events and we will be making sure that they are aware of their opportunity to meet authors and purchase books. Many attendees have shown that they are an educated group of buyers of art and books. I believe they represent the perfect audience for your book(s).

Last year, the Palmer Park Art Fair was our first endeavor to offer authors a valuable space to sign and sell books. Our author tent was comprised of tables with more than eighteen local self-published authors and publishers who were very pleased with their experience. In fact, most of those original authors will be returning this year. If you participate, you will also have the opportunity to perform a short reading and QA session on the main stages during the fairs.

In addition, we are excited to tell you that we are also adding an author tent to the Funky Ferndale Art Fair this year.

Attached are applications for both the Palmer Park (due extended to Monday, March 29) the Funky Ferndale (due Sunday, May 17) author tents. You may submit applications individually or simultaneously. Please send a check with your application(s) or contact me with a credit card number to put on hold.

I look forward to hearing from you.

https://www.funkyferndaleartfair.com/

https://www.palmerparkartfair.com/


Jody Mitchell
Integrity Shows
Mobile 248 506 9519
PO Box 21667
Detroit, MI 48221
Office 313 486 2666
Fax 866 735 2293

Download Palmer Park here: FF20 Authors

Ferndale here: PP20 Authors (1)

 

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#SAVETHEDATE: Griot and Grub with @SylviaHubbard1 | Grab A Ticket Now before it’s sold out! #storyteller #literary #detroit #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GriotandGrub/permalink/3101977813151601

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Click here to Grab Your Ticket | More About this author | Books By this Author

Griot & Grub, is excited to announce another addition to our JUNE guest storytellers…WELCOME, Sylvia Hubbard-Hutula, founder of Motown Writers, and an award winning author! Folks, the upcoming line-up is just filled with awesomeness! BUT, have YOU purchased your MARCH ticket yet??? https://griotandgrub.ticketspice.com/griot-grub

 

 

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New #michiganwriters join our #Motownwriters Facebook group #michlit

Facebook.com/motownwriters

and then also join us offline at Motown Writers Network meetup

http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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