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News on a daily basis about the literary world in The Michigan Literary Community and Motown Writers Network. Submit yours to motownwriters@yahoo.com

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

1-877-901-6632

Reservation instructions

To make your hotel reservation, click here to register online;
OR
Register by phone at 1-877-901-6632 and reference “NABJ” to receive the discounted standard room rate of $179 + tax.
Important notes:
– 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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Mending a Broken Heart Book Signing Event @tonyatheauthor #michiganwriter #motownwriters #michlit $ May5th #Detroit

Mending a Broken Heart: Through Spiritual Healing and Waiting on Ordained Love

by Tonya K Austin 

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DESCRIPTION

Come out and join me for a meet and greet with Q & A, refreshments, excerpts of the book, and a good time. Bring your already purchased copy of the book “Mending a Broken Heart” or buy your copy at the signing. Cost of book is $15 (includes autograph). You can order the book online at http://www.outskirtspress.com/mendingabrokenheart or by calling me directly at the number listed in this post. There will be giveaways for the first 10 people and laughs for all to enjoy (there’s something for everyone). Please feel free to reach out to me if you have questions at 313-970-9322 or to order your book in advance or email me at lkaustin@umich.edu. Can’t wait to meet you and greet you with a big heart and a warm smile~

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DATE AND TIME

Sat, May 5, 2018

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

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LOCATION

24361 Greenfield Rd

Southfield, MI 48075

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DPL Author Series : 2nd Annual Writer’s Conference via @detroitlibrary @DplEdison May19th #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters #Detroit

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dpl-author-series-2nd-annual-writers-conference-tickets-44159482200

DESCRIPTION

Detroit Public Library Author Series Presents: 2nd Annual So,You Want to be a Writer…Now What? Come see how the professionals do it. Published authors share their experiences and advice on taking your book from concept to publication. From writer, to author! Scheduled authors include: J.D Mason; a national bestselling and award-winning author whose many novels include; Seducing Abby Rhodes, The Real Mrs. Price,andDrop Dead Gorgeous. “Mason has become a major name in African American fiction. Her stark portrayals of her characters and their innermost thoughts bring the readers right into the emotional center of the story“. Kiesha Ervinone of the hottest writers in the urban fiction genre is a prolific writer. She is the author of the national best-sellers Cranes in the Sky, ChynaBlack series, Me & My BoyfriendMina’s Joint and Hold U Down.Drew Philp is the author of A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned House and an American City. His work has been published both nationally and internationally and has appeared in publications including BuzzFeedThe Guardian, The Detroit Free PressDe Correspondent, The Metrotimes, and The Michigan Daily. This is event is free. Refreshments will be served

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DATE AND TIME

Sat, May 19, 2018

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

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LOCATION

Detroit Public Library

Edison Branch

18400 Joy Rd, at Southfield

Detroit, 48228

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Kalamazoo Public Library Presents: Writers Block with @CathieWeir via @KzooLibrary ‏(@youtube)

Kalamazoo Public Library Presents Writers’ Block with Cathie Weir.

2015 recipient of the Community Medal of Arts Award, Cathie Weir has written about her journey before, during and after a double lung transplant in 2008.

I’ll See You Later: When actress and comedienne Cathie Higgins Weir was diagnosed with a devastating disease, she approached her recovery with the same zeal and humor she showed on the stage.

As an accomplished actress, Weir has seen many strange things in her thirty years on stage, but ten years ago she encountered an amazing sight while waiting for a double lung transplant. Her father appeared to her in a dream.
This ghost simply told his daughter, “I’ll see you later.”
The phrase would both haunt and comfort her during the demanding times ahead. As Weir recounts in this new memoir, she had been diagnosed with emphysema at fifty-six. Her father died at fifty-nine. She was terrified she only had three years to live.
Was her father’s appearance a warning? In the hilarious, harrowing adventure ahead, Weir would learn the truth.
Weir’s memoir isn’t merely about her personal fight with emphysema but expands its scope to look at the realities of organ donation, the importance of being your own medical advocate, and the bonds that connect donors, recipients, and their entire support networks.

 

 

Kalamazoo Public Library presents Writers’ Block, a forum where independently published local writers can tell the world about their work.

At the bottom of their website is a signup form

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#MotownWriters @Meetup: Rock Your Social Media w/@SylviaHubbard1 @DetroitLibrary April14th #Detroit #Michlit #MotownLit

Saturday, April 14, 2018 10am – Noon

#MotownWriters @Meetup: Rock Your Social Media w/@SylviaHubbard1 @DetroitLibrary

Details

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

Detroit Author & Founder of Motown Writers Network, Sylvia Hubbard has published over 40 books on suspense romance and a book on Internet Marketing for Writers. On April 14th, 2018, she will provide easy-to-use tips and tricks on marketing your books using various social media channels.

Ms. Hubbard has received numerous awards and recognition for her work. An avid blogger, Ms. Hubbard has had five #1 Best Sellers on Amazon. Her current work is Ravenous and she has two more books coming up in 2018. http://sylviahubbard.com

See ya  Saturday April 14th and please bring a donation to help us out.

Also bring your literary challenges, new books to announce and achievements.

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

RSVP

https://www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork/events/248603853/

 

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upcoming Event: #AWAOA #Detroit USING BLOGS & BOOKS TO ROCK YOUR LITERARY CAREER Facilitated by @SylviaHubbard April17th

http://awaoa.com

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April 17th with Aspiring Writers Associations of America – Detroit Chapter as I facilitate a workshop on

USING BLOGS & BOOKS TO ROCK YOUR LITERARY CAREER

Meeting Location at:

7 W. Square Lake Road at Woodward

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

The general public and attend one meeting free. If they join it’s only $10 a month.

For more information about membership to AWAOA please go to AWAOA.com

http://awaoa.com/membership/

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Friends of the Southfield Public Library (@southfieldPL) to host Friends Author’s Tea March 18 via @southfieldPL #michlit #motownwriters

Friends of the Southfield Public Library to host Friends Author’s Tea March 18 http://dld.bz/gFnca

The Friends of the Southfield Public Library will host the Friends Author’s Tea on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Southfield Public Library Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Road.

For more information please go to http://dld.bz/gFnca

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KDP Now Supports Arabic eBooks (Beta)

It may have taken Amazon about eight years longer than it should have, but earlier this month Amazon added Arabic support to its digital publishing platform, KDP.

KDP Now Supports Arabic eBooks (Beta) Kindle (platform)

They sent out an email to authors on the 14th (I did not get it). According to the email and the relevant page on Amazon’s site, authors can sell an ebook in Arabic and earn a 70% royalty.

read more: https://the-digital-reader.com/2017/12/25/kdp-now-supports-arabic-ebooks-beta/

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#MotownWriters: How to Produce a Professional Book By via @IndiesUnlimited (Video)

 

Please check out our youtube channel for more videos on how to write, publish and market your literary work.

http://youtube.com/sylviahubbard1

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#MotownWriters: How to Get Your Book in Libraries By via #LibraryJournal

Please check out our youtube channel for more videos on how to write, publish and market your literary work.

http://youtube.com/sylviahubbard1

 

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The deadline for the AT&T #LaterHaters challenge has been extended to November 20th via @Wattpad

Wattpad has teamed up with AT&T to say #LaterHaters

Whether you’ve experienced online cruelty or even at times been a bully yourself, it’s time to come together to make a change.

Your challenge is to create a 500-word short story or message of positivity that you would say to someone else or want to hear said to you.

For more details, please click the link below

https://www.wattpad.com/484045145-contests-laterhaters-writing-challenge

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#Motownwriters: Free at the time of post | @Amazon #Kindle #FATOP

It’s 11/8/17 and these books are available free at the time of post. If you know more, please add to the comment. Thanks

 

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ON BLACK REVOLUTIONARIES, WITH YUSEF BUNCHY SHAKUR, BY JEREMY WILLIAMS @ Nailed Magazine

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#MotownWriters: How to Participate in #NanoWriMo

It’s not too late to join in the fun of NanoWriMo…

 

Please check out our youtube channel for more videos on how to write, publish and market your literary work.

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#MotownWriters: ExpertAssignmentHelp 2017 Student Essay Writing Contest via @ExpAssignment | Please share/RT

David Thomson, chief student academician at ExpertAssignmentHelp, which is an online tutoring company helping students around the globe submitted information about a Student Essay Writing Contest.

ExpertAssignmentHelp has launched an Essay Writing Competition (See details below) which is
free for all to participate.

Here are the details:

Name: Essay Writing Competition 2017
Task: Write essay in fluent Engish and with depth on the topic
Last date: 31 December 2017
Prize money: $850
Eligibility: Open for all (FREE)
Participation Fees: Zero
Registration and detailed information:
https://expertassignmenthelp.com/student-essay-writing-competition/

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Email: david.t@expertassignmenthelp.com

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