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Dunes Review Seeks New Senior Editor

Do you love writing, writers, and Michigan? Michigan Writers seeks a new Senior Editor for the Dunes Review. We are accepting letters of interest from individuals who share our passion for reading and promoting the voices of emerging and established writers.

This is a volunteer position that requires passion and commitment, but also offers a tremendous opportunity to lead the publication of a well-respected literary journal.

Preferred Qualifications:

–Experience working for or editing a literary journal.
–Strong record of publication in one or more genre.
–Degree or extensive study of the craft of creative writing.
–Experience working with the Submittable platform (general tech competence necessary).
–Familiarity with the Dunes Review as an independent literary journal.
–Excellent organization, collaboration, and communications skills.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest. Your letter of interest should outline, in a compelling way, your vision for the future of Dunes Review, and how you might lead the the journal forward while also safeguarding its strong reputation.

Send application materials to: info@michwriters.org 

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.@LibraryofMich Announces 2019 Michigan Notable Book Awards #michlit

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Edwina Murphy, Michigan Collection Coordinator, LM

Hockey, music, and mermaids are some of the themes in the list of Michigan Notable Books (MNB) for 2019, released by the LM.

This year’s list of 20 titles are as diverse as the communities throughout the state.

Is your library interested in hosting a Notable Book author? Apply by January 31. The application process has been simplified with an online form.

The celebrated books encompass the entire Great Lakes basin from the 1970s Detroit music scene, to wild rice harvesting in Northern Michigan, to the history of Michigan’s own beloved soft drink, Faygo.

“This intriguing collection of books represents a spectrum of Michigan’s people, places and the history that makes our state unique,” Interim State Superintendent Sheila Alles said about this year’s list. “I’m continuously impressed by the ever-increasing strength and popularity of the Library of Michigan’s Michigan Notable Book list. The abundance of quality writing generates more interest every year among bookstores, writers, libraries, and readers from all walks of life.

“The more we can instill a love of reading in our communities, the greater our efforts to become a Top 10 education state in 10 years,” Alles said.

Each year, the Michigan Notable Book (MNB) list features 20 books, published during the previous calendar year, which are about, or set in, Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or written by a Michigan author. Selections include a variety of genres, both fiction and nonfiction, that appeal to many audiences and explore topics and issues close to the hearts of Michigan residents.

Two past selections have found even greater notoriety after being named. The 2015 Michigan Notable Book, Bird Box by Josh Malerman, has been made into a Netflix original movie starring Sandra Bullock. The 2010 Michigan Notable Book, The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian, was made into a 2017 film, starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland.

MNB is a statewide program that began as part of the 1991 Michigan Week celebration, designed to pay tribute and draw attention to the many people, places, and things that make Michigan life unique and vibrant.

“The MNB selections clearly demonstrate the rich subject matter Michigan offers to writers,” said State Librarian Randy Riley. “Everyone will find something of interest that speaks to their lives or experiences in our great state.”

This year’s MNB selection committee includes representatives from the Library of Michigan; the Library of Michigan Foundation; Muskegon Area District Library; Capital Area District Library; Clinton-Macomb District Library; Cooley Law School; Lansing City Pulse newspaper; Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Office; Wayne State University; Michigan Department of Education; Michigan Center for the Book; and the Michigan Humanities Council.

For more information or questions about the Michigan Notable Book program, contact the LM at 517-335-1454, visit www.Michigan.gov/NotableBooks, or email librarian@michigan.gov.

2019 Michigan Notable Books

Abbott by Saladin Ahmed – Boom Studios

While investigating police brutality and corruption in 1970s Detroit, journalist Elena Abbott uncovers supernatural forces being controlled by a secret society of the city’s elite. The hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy. Saladin Ahmed presents one woman’s search for the truth that destroyed her family amidst the systemic societal constructs that haunt our country to this day.

Across the Great Lake by Lee Zacharias – University of Wisconsin Press

85-year-old Fern Halvorsen reflects back upon her five-year-old self traveling with her father on a huge and powerful ship with a tall, handsome pilothouse and big smoking stacks. It’s 1936 and he captains a great coal-fired vessel, the Manitou, transporting railroad cars across Lake Michigan. The girl revels in the freedom of the ferry, making friends with a stowaway cat and a gentle young deckhand. The sighting of a ghost ship, though, presages danger for all aboard.

Beautiful Music by Michael Zadoorian – Akashic Books

Set in early 1970s Detroit, a divided city still reeling from its violent summer of 1967, Beautiful Music is the story of one young man’s transformation through music. Danny is a husky, pop radio–loving loner balancing a dysfunctional home life with the harsh realities of freshman year at a high school marked by racial turbulence. Beautiful Music is a funny and poignant story about the power of music and its ability to save one’s soul.

Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblaze by Lisa McCubbin – Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster, Inc

Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is the story of a lady thrust onto the world stage. Setting precedents, she refused to be silenced by her critics as she publicly championed equal rights for women and spoke out about issues that had previously been taboo—breast cancer, depression, abortion, and sexuality. Her decision to speak out publicly about her own struggle with addiction sparked a national dialogue and helped to revolutionize treatment and inspired the modern concept of recovery.

Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit by Michael H. Hodges – Painted Turtle/Wayne State University Press

Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit tells the story of the German-Jewish immigrant who rose from poverty to become one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Kahn’s work ethic and approach to his craft spurred his influence on both industry and architecture. His willingness to design factories for the Soviets and munition facilities for the U.S government placed the Allied Powers on stronger footing at the outbreak of the Second World War. His proximity to epochal world events makes his life story a tableau of America’s rise to power. Albert Kahn’s designs are reflected in modern buildings today.

Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow – Harper/HarperCollins Publishers

A fresh take on the awkwardness of being a teenager, Drum Roll Please is a story about a girl who finds that music makes her a stronger person. Melly only joined the school band because her best friend, Olivia, begged her to. She finds that with playing music, she doesn’t feel like a mouse. Summer band camp brings on big changes for Melly: her parents split up, her best friend ditches her, and Melly finds herself unexpectedly falling for another girl at camp. While her rock-and-roll future is in question, she finds her path forward.

Elemental: A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction by Anne-Marie Oomen, Editor – Wayne State University Press

Elemental: A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction comes to us from 23 of Michigan’s most well-known essayists. The writings approach Michigan at the atomic level. This is a place where weather patterns and ecology matter. A celebration of the elements, this collection is both the storm and the shelter. Contributors include: Jerry Dennis, Jessica Mesman, Toi Dericotte, Mardi Jo Link, and Keith Taylor amongst many of Michigan’s finest writers.

Faygo Book by Joe Grimm – Painted Turtle/Wayne State University Press

Starting with little more than pots, pails, hoses, and a one-horse wagon, Ben and Perry Feigenson reformulated cake frosting recipes into carbonated beverage recipes and launched their business in the middle of the 1907 global financial meltdown. Out of more than 40 bottlers in Detroit’s “pop alley,” Faygo remains the last one standing. The Faygo Book is the story of a pop, a people, and a place. The Faygo Bookis the social history of a company that has forged a bond with a city and its residents for more than a century.

Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5 & My Life of Impossibilities by Wayne Kramer – Da Capo Press

The MC5 reflected the late 60s and early 70s: exciting, sexy, violent, chaotic, and out of control. Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities, is a story of the personal struggle of an addict and an artist. From the glory days of Detroit to the junk-sick streets of the East Village, from Key West to Nashville and sunny L.A., in and out of prison and on and off drugs, his is the classic journeyman narrative, but with a twist: he’s here to remind us that revolution is always an option.


Lake Michigan Mermaid: A Tale in Poems by Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen – Wayne State University Press

Raised in a ramshackle cottage on the shores of Lake Michigan, a girl takes refuge in her beloved lake in the face of her disrupted homelife. One day she spots a creature in the water, something beautiful and inexplicable. Thus, begins a telepathic conversation between a lost young girl and the mermaid who saves her in more ways than one. Accompanied by powerful illustrations, The Lake Michigan Mermaid offers a tender tale of friendship, redemption, and the life-giving power of water.


Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan by Barbara J. Barton – Michigan State University Press

Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan focuses on the history, culture, biology, and economics surrounding the wild rice plant. The story travels through time from the days before European expansion and winds its way forward in and out of the logging and industrialization eras. It weaves between the worlds of the Anishinaabek and Euro-American immigrants. Barton discusses rice beds that once existed in Michigan, why many disappeared, and the efforts to restore and protect the plant.


Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story by Lindsey McDivitt – Sleeping Bear Press

Sara Gwendolen Frostic was born in Sandusky, Michigan in 1906. When she was eight months old, she suffered from an unknown illness that left her with lifelong symptoms similar to cerebral palsy. She went on to attend college, contribute to the war effort in Detroit, and started her own printmaking business. Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story tells the story behind Gwen’s life and art. She dedicated her work and her life to reminding people of the wonder and beauty in nature.

Notes from a Public Typewriter by Michael Gustafson, Editor and Oliver Uberti, Designer – Grand Central Publishing

In the beginning, there were no editors, agents, or audiences. Book browsers were provided a blank page, an old-fashioned typewriter and the opportunity to express themselves. From such a streamlined foundation sprang the work Notes from A Public Typewriter. Editor and designer have combined their favorite left behind notes with essays and photos to create an ode to community and the written word that will surprise, delight, and inspire.

The Page Fence Giants: A History of Black Baseball’s Pioneering Champions by Mitch Lutzke – McFarland & Company, Inc

The Page Fence Giants were an all-star black baseball team based in Adrian, Michigan. From 1895-98, they played teams from local communities, along with games against minor and major league squads and other black baseball nines. In 1896, the Giants won the Black Baseball Championship series. Despite their winning ways, a championship, and a roster that includes one member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, this is the first book written about this all-star team.


The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark – Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company

When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins. It took 18 months of activism by city residents and a band of dogged outsiders to force the state to admit that the water was poisonous. Anna Clark’s The Poisoned City recounts the gripping story of Flint’s poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. It is a chronicle of one town but could also be about any American city.


The Russian Five: A Story of Espionage, Defection, Bribery and Courage, by Keith Gave – Gold Star Publishing

When the Detroit Red Wings were rebooting their franchise after more than two decades of relative futility, they knew the best place to find world-class players who could help turn things around were players from the Soviet Union. What ensued was a series of secret meetings to help enable the players to exit their homeland. This is their story from the day Detroit drafted its first two Soviets in 1989 until they raised the Stanley Cup in 1997, then took it to Moscow for a victory lap.


Sister Pie: The Recipes & Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit by Lisa Ludwinski – Lorena Jones Books/Ten Speed Press

With 75 recipes the Sister Pie cookbook pays homage to Motor City ingenuity and all-American spirit. The granddaughter of two Detroit natives created a little corner pie shop in a former beauty salon on the city’s east side where no one leaves empty handed. Those who don’t have money in their pockets can simply cash in a prepaid slice from the “pie it forward” clothesline strung across the window. This unique and fruitful business model is detailed beside tasty recipes.


So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk Toward Freedom by Gary D. Schmidt – Roaring Brook Press

Originally from Ulster County, New York, Sojourner Truth was born into slavery and was sold several times during the course of her life. Yet she possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. So Tall Withintraces her life from her painful childhood through her remarkable emancipation to her incredible leadership in the movement for rights for both women and African Americans.


The Truth Lies Here by Lindsey Klingele – HarperTeen/HarperCollins Publishers

An aspiring journalist, Penelope, teams up with the nerdy boy next door to find her conspiracy theorist father after he goes missing and several other townspeople turn up dead in the woods. Things get weird with townspeople repeating the same phrases verbatim and men in black suits strolling around the main street of a very small northern Michigan town. With help from her parents and friends, she learns that the truth is not always simple.


What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha – One World/Random House

“The eyes don’t see what the mind doesn’t know” is a quote from D. H. Lawrence that guided Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s medical training and inspired her medical practice in Flint. This is a book about how the right doctor was in place to discover the elevated lead levels in the children of Flint. The result is a story of how doctors, along with parents and community leaders, discovered the medical crisis in the city’s most vulnerable citizens. Flint was a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for its children.

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MFDMO Seeking Interns for 2019 Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters


The Michigan Film & Digital Media Office (MFDMO) is accepting internship applications for the Spring, Summer & Fall 2019 terms!* This is an UNPAID internship, but college credit can be earned.

This position yields many opportunities to learn about the services and programs provided by the MFDMO, work directly with the Film Commissioner and MFDMO staff and help cultivate and foster the economic growth of the creative industries in Michigan.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist MFDMO staff members in the implementation of the next Strategic Plan that may include recommendations related to developing public/private partnerships, enhancing talent, strengthening relationships with colleges and universities and building the digital and creative sectors in Michigan
  • Provide support to the MFDMO staff in organizing documents, streamlining processes, preparing records for reporting purposes and helping maintain office operations
  • Participate in meetings with various industry partners (producers, writers, designers, and other creative entrepreneurs etc.), when available

Education and Experience

  • Knowledge and experience in relevant software applications – spreadsheets, word processing, and database management
  • Proficiency in spelling, punctuation, grammar and other English language skills
  • Social media experience (optional)
  • Ability to stay on task and ask questions for clarity (preferred)


Key Competencies

  • Attention to detail
  • Confidentiality
  • Reliability
  • Initiative
  • Enthusiasm

Requested Time Commitment

  • Minimum of eight hours per week (1 full day or 2 half days)
  • Long-term commitment preferred (i.e. school term)

* Note:  You must be actively enrolled in an academic program to be considered for an internship.  Interested?  Send your résumé to mfo@michigan.org or contact Erika Murdey at the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office, 517-241-1275

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Running an auto shop is hard; running an auto shop as a woman is harder; running an auto shop with your ex–who is about to become your STEP-FATHER–and his hot brother is just insane. (And then there’s the rooster.)

Get the sex positive romcom that Ellie from My Brother’s Editor calls “perfection” and Janna Bonikowski (literary agent) calls “laugh-out-loud hilarious and beautifully touching.”

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Library director wins state award

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Portage Lake District Library Director Dillon Geshel, above, has received the Michigan Library Association’s Up and Comer Award for 2018.

HOUGHTON — In some respects, the Portage Lake District Library is about 11,000 square feet on the Houghton waterfront. In others, it’s extending its reach to the Houghton downtown, across the canal and beyond.

read more http://www.mininggazette.com/news/local-news/2018/10/library-director-wins-state-award/

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Michigan International Women’s Show Exhibitor Registration NOW AVAILABLE for May 2-5 2019



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[NaNoWriMo] [USA :: Michigan :: Detroit] Quick Note from Detroit


Dear NaNoWriMotown,

Detroit Municipal Liaison (ML) Owen here, just ducking in quickly to say hello and let you know that the train to National Novel Writing Month 2018 is already in motion! Jump on board!

1.  This weekend is the Bake Sale! This is a great opportunity to support our region without spending much of your own money. Please consider bringing a batch of something tasty to one of the drop zones tomorrow (Saturday, October 6). You can find all the information on the forum, the facebook page, or nanowrimotown.com. We need you! And your cakes, and pies, and cookies, etc…. This is our first chance to fund the region for the year, let’s make it count!

2.  Next week, NaNoWriMo (the national organization, aka the mothership) is also launching something new – BYOWB (Bring Your Own Writing Buddy) Week. Next week is the time to tell all your friends, family, co-workers, baristas, peers, rideshare drivers, strangers who hold still long enough… that the greatest adventure in noveling is about to begin! Make sure they get set up on the site and point their home region towards Detroit.

See you soon,
ML, Detroit Region

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3rd Annual Lost Lake Writers Retreat  October 4-7, 2018 #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters | Registeer now

3rd Annual Lost Lake Writers Retreat

October 4-7, 2018

Springfed Arts and Inspiration Alcona are proud to announce the teacher lineup for the 2018 event, to be held Oct. 4-7 at Lost Lake Woods Club in northeast Michigan’s Alcona County. The location is a hotel overlooking a small lake on the edge of the forest.

Novelists Jacquelyn Mitchard and Michael Zadoorian will lead prose writers. Mitchard’s “The Deep End of the Ocean” was made into a movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer in 1999. In March, Zadoorian’s “The Leisure Seeker” debuted as a film starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland.

Poets Cecilia Woloch, Jack Ridl and Kathleen McGookey will lead poets, along with songwriter Emily Rose. Woloch’s “Tsigan: The Gypsy Poem” is a book-length work that has been developed into a stage performance. Ridl has a new book, “St. Peter and the Goldfinch,” coming in 2019. McGookey is a specialist in prose poetry with three books, two chapbooks and a translation of French poetry to her credit. Rose is a Detroit songwriter who has won Best Acoustic Songwriter at the Detroit Music Awards four times since 2009.

Information about the retreat is available at InspirationAlcona.org and Springfed.org.

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Free book edit contest from BobsWriting.com | Deadline for entries is 15th October, 2018. #motownwriters

Hello Motown Writers Members,

I am offering a contest with the prize being a free edit of a full-length manuscript and would be grateful if you could inform Michigan writers.

Details are at http://wp.me/P3Xihq-1

Entry is free.

As a professional editor since 1999, I work for a number of small, independent publishers, and a steady stream of authors pre-submission. In 2007, I won the Preditors and Editors “Best Editor” award (because one of my clients entered my name, then drummed up support).

Deadline for submissions is 1October 15, 2018.

With thanks,


Click here for details about contest  https://bobrich18.wordpress.com/2018/08/05/free-book-edit-contest/



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New Featured Books at Source Booksellers thru August 27, 2018 via @sourcebksellers ‏#detroit #indie #bookstore

 Featured Books
(From bottom to top right)
1. For young readers – The Encyclopedia of Fish: A Complete Visual Guide
2. Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines edited by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens,and Mai’a Williams
3. The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön
4. I’m Still Here: Black Identity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
5. 3,650 Jokes, Puns & Riddles by Anne Kostick, Charles Foxgrover & Michael J. Pellowski
6. Meatballs: [Falafels, Skewers, and More] by Valer Drouet & Pierre-Louis View
Saturday, August 25
10 a.m.
Chair Yoga w/Gail
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support.
This class is free and open to the public but we do encourage a love donation for our generous instructor who donates her time.
1-5 p.m.
North Cass Summer Sidewalk Sale! 
We feature a 25% Sale on Nothing Personal
by Richard Avedon & James Baldwin
2-4 p.m.
Tuxedo Summer Youth Edition 

Celebrating the Craft and Creativity of Detroit’s Young Writers, featuring Detroit Youth Poet Laureate Imani Nichele
To sign up for the open mic, email tuxedoproject.fellow@gmail.com.

  • This event is FREE and open to young artists (ages 6-18) of all backgrounds and genres.
  • Refreshments and other treats will be served during the event.
Come in for your copy of the New York Times Sunday Edition!
Call us to reserve your copy at (313) 832-1155 or email to sourcebooksellers@gmail.com.
We’re Open Seven Days a Week!
(Except select holidays as noted)
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Sun. 12-5p
All year long remember to…
See you soon!


The Source Booksellers Team

Source Booksellers | 4240 Cass Ave., Ste. 105 ~ Detroit, MI 48201 | (313) 832-1155 | Email | www.sourcebooksellers.com
Source Booksellers, 4240 Cass Avenue, Suite 105, Detroit, MI 48201
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In Praise of the Black Men and Women Who Built #Detroit… NY Times Book Review of Black Detroit by Herb Boyd #Motownwriters #michiganwriters #michlit #mittenlit

In Praise of the Black Men and Women Who Built Detroit https://nyti.ms/2xNZTxF


A People’s History of Self-Determination
By Herb Boyd
Illustrated. 416 pp. Amistad/HarperCollins Publishers. $27.99.

Detroit has found its griot in Herb Boyd. Traditional West African storytellers, griots carry their people’s traditions from generation to generation, and are renowned for their encyclopedic knowledge, their wit and their ability to bridge the past and present. In the tradition of the griot, Boyd has written a song of praise to what he calls “the city’s glorious history.” BUY BOOK NOW

read more https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/books/review/black-detroit-herb-boyd.html

Herb Boyd, second from right, at Wayne State University in 1977, as his daughter reads to Alex Haley. Also in the group is Rosa Parks, second from left.Creditvia Harper Collins

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Detroit Twisted Storytellers: Road Tripping hosted by @satori_10 September21st #michiganwriters #motownwriters

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#MotownWriters Article: Three Secrets to a Daily Writing Practice That Lasts


Three Secrets to a Daily Writing Practice That Lasts

Some writers try to write 2000 words before lunchtime, and some schedule a block of time for writing every day. I’m not that kind of writer. I’m a busy mom, blogger, and novelist whose schedule — and energy level — can turn on a dime. Despite that, I am the kind of writer who writes every day. And I have two books and a successful blog to show for it.


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Comedian and actor Brandon T. Jackson announced as #NABJ18 panelist #detroit @nabj Conference Aug1-5 cc @detroitnabj @brandontjackson

Comedian and actor Brandon T. Jackson will join an activism panel at #NABJ18
Nationally acclaimed comedian and actor Brandon T. Jackson will join #NABJ18 as a panelist at the highly anticipated and timely panel discussion, “When Art Meets Activism.”
Don’t wait! Register for #NABJ18 today.
Pre-registration ends on June 1. Secure your space now.
Book your room for #NABJ18 today before they’re gone!
Rooms at the official #NABJ18 hotel in downtown Detroit are filling up. See below for reservation instructions.
Hotel information
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center


Reservation instructions

To make your hotel reservation, click here to register online;
Register by phone at 1-877-901-6632 and reference “NABJ” to receive the discounted standard room rate of $179 + tax.
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– All room reservations must be made by Friday, July 13, 2018.
– Reservations made after this date will be based on availability and may not be at the negotiated room rate.
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