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For Immediate Release
October 3, 2012
Media Contact:
AND Communications
Andrea Daniel
Motown Writers Network Announces
9th Annual
Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference
To celebrate the written word in Metro Detroit with every reader and writer around!
DETROIT – October 3, 2012 – “Literary Digital Detroit” is the theme of the 9th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conference, hosted by the Motown Writers Network, in partnership with the non-profit organization, Detroit Impact. The conference is November 9 through 11, 2012 at multiple locations around Detroit. The goal is to celebrate the literary arts in the digital age with Detroit area authors, writers and avid readers.
The three-day event opens at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 9 at the Lafayette Lofts, 1301 Lafayette, with networking, and poetry by the InsideOut Youth Poets, followed by the Passion Fruit Poetry Festival hosted by EchoVerse at 7:30 p.m. (must be 18 years and older to attend) with Comedian Mic Larry bringing the laughs. On Saturday, November 10 the conference starts at 8 a.m. at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers, and includes writing, print publishing and electronic publishing, business and marketing workshops (must be registered to attend), a Poetry Panel Discussion on the history of spoken word in Motown, and an all-male Literacy Panel Discussion.
Sunday, November 11th, conference attendees are invited to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Museum at 5pm to see the play “Chatline,” produced and written by Detroit playwright, Raquel L. Draper.
“This is our 12th year as an organization, and our ninth conference. As it grows every year, it confirms how important literary and literacy work is in our community,” says Sylvia Hubbard, founder of the Motown Writer’s Network. “Our All-Male Literacy Panel Discussion returns this year to continue the conversation we started last year on increasing literacy in our community, and how literacy is impacted in the digital age.”
The Literacy Panel Discussion begins at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, with moderator Vicki Thomas,City Beat Reporter for WWJ Newsradio 950. Panelists include, Detroit City Councilman James Tate; Dr. Ray Johnson, Educational Consultant, founder and former Principal of Paul Robeson Academy (Detroit, MI); John Cromer, President and CEO of Lolamax Management; Truman Hudson, Jr., President of DEX Design Associates, and adjunct faculty member at Wayne State University and Wayne County Community College District; Jesse Cole, author of Walk Like A King, and founder of 1,000 KINGS teen leadership initiative; Eddie Connor, author, educator, evangelist, motivational speaker, and TV host, and other community leaders.

The 9th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conference is November 9 through 11, 2012, at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers. For information on tickets, sponsorship and vendor opportunities please visit http://www.motownliteraryjam.com/  or call (313) 289-8614. You can also send an email to motownwirters@yahoo.com.
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Other conference highlights include the Detroit Poetry sponsored panel discussion on the History of Spoken Word in Motown; the Detroit Police Officers’ Book Fair with Detroit Police Officer authors displaying and selling their books, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Fallen Police Officers’ Fund; Sandy’s Land Open House for parents and children; Book Party 2012 for authors to announce new and upcoming book releases, and Detroit’s Independent Film Highlights featuring local film makers’ movie trailers or productions. These activities are free!
Additionally, the community is encouraged to donate new or gently used books to the Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit. And throughout the conference, attendees will have the chance to win the new white paper Amazon Kindle, literary swag bags and other prizes.
Sponsors of the 9th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference include Passion Fruit Poetry, VKI, Literary Voice & HollaIfYouHearMe.com, DetroitPoetry.com, DetroitFacesandPlaces.com, Sandysland.com, AND Communications, LiteraryLoft.comScribalPress.comRepYourCity.com,23Exchange.com, Michigan Literary Network, and MyGirlfriendsBusiness.com and HubBooks.
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Writers’ Pass Schedule&Details of Workshops for Essence of #MotownLit Conference Nov 10th #Detroit REGISTER NOW!

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Here is a listing of writers workshops. Please RSVP and purchase your tickets as earlier as possible to ensure you will be able to have lunch.

9:30am – Workshop Set 1

Classroom 1 – Journalism & Publishing in the 21st Century

Classroom 2 – Beginning Writers’Toolkit (Writing & Publishing)

Ballroom – Erotic Writing & Marketing w/Bestselling author, Dawn Prochilio (free to public)

10:30am – Workshop Set 2

Classroom 1 – Copyright, Contracts & The Law

Classroom 2 – Ebooking, Blogging & Digital Marketing for Authors & Businesses

Ballroom – How to Write A Synopsis/Query Letters & Submit Your Manuscript. Author, Dawn Prochilio (free to public)

11:30am – Workshop Set 3

Classroom 1 – Beyond Writing: The Business of Being an Author

Classroom 2 – Book to Screen – Taking Your Project to the next level

Ballroom – Detroit Poetry sponsored panel discussion on the History of Spoken Word in Motown (free to public)

Green Room –Manuscript Pitches w/ Dawne Prochilio (5 min sign ups limited to spaces on a first come first serve bases)

12:30pm – Green Room Lunch for Morning Participants – Keynote: Charlie Curve, Social Media Expert; Using your Brand to help Community

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To see the entire details of the conference, see the cards below or check out our site at http://motownliteraryjam.com

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Upcoming Events: @NaNoWriMo.org Metro #Detroit Kick Off Party

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It’s that time again! Time to gather, meet, and receive free goodies as we prepare for the coming madness of November. That’s right, time for the annual Kick-off Party!

[When] Saturday, October 27th, 1-4pm

[Where] Woody’s Diner [WEBSITE]
208 W 5th Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 543-6911

Click HERE for more details!! See you there!

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I’ve already signed up to take the NaNoWriMo.org challenge. If you’re interested in seeing what my page looks like on the site, CLICK HERE.

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If you’re participating, please go to the NaNoWriMo.org site and join, but also let us know you’re doing so and comment below!

I hope to see you at the kickoff event. Make sure you check out & also subscribe the Motown NaNoWriMo.org group at:

http://nanowrimotown.wordpress.com

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The 2012 Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conference Top Vendor Award!

Literary Voice is proud to be a part of the Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conference!  Our Authors will be on hand to sell and sign copies of their work!  Most importantly, We will be there to meet you! although our authors have been to prior Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conferences, this will be our first as Literary Voice.  To honor this occasion, Literary Voice will present the first Annual Essence of Motown Top Vendor Award sponsored by Literary Voice!  This Award will be given to the top vendor based on a combined vote and point system.  The scoring will be as follows:

  • Literary Voice will judge each vendor table on Appearance. Giving each vendor up to a maximum of 25 pts.
  • Literary Voice will judge each vendor on Buzz. We will see which table gets the most attention. Awarding up to 25 pts.
  • There will also be a secret ballot by the public! The vendor with the most votes will get 25 pts.

The Vendor with the most points will win the Essence of Motown Top Vendor Award for the 2012 conference! So get your table and get ready for fun!  The winner will be announced at the conference @ 2pm November 10th. May the best vendor win!!!!

Kelly Greene

Literary Voice

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Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference Nov 9-11, 2012! RSVP NOW!

 

Join Readers, Authors, Writers, Poets and more November 9th – 11th to celebrate the written word. At various locations around Detroit, join Motown Writers Network and the Literary community for three days of book signings, writing, publishing & marketing workshops, film & theater seminars and genre panels, All Male literary panels, giveaways, independent film showcases, book drives, open mic and so much more. http://motownliteraryjam.com

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ONLY 75 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE TO THE #MOTOWNLIT #MWN

ONLY 75 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE TO THE #MOTOWNLIT writers conference in November. At $40 writers, bloggers and authors will have a chance to learning, networking and receiving great giveaways Nov 10th! Register now before spots are filled! http://bit.ly/EOM2012. Pay at the door options are available but reserve your spot before someone takes it. (please share)

If you are interested in being a sponsor or get your ad (which is due by October 15, 2012).

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The Motown Book Club: For Michigan Authors #MWN @phephi @sylviahubbard1

The Motown Book Club is an online club designed exclusively for Michigan Authors. To be featured, please contact Phette Ogburn at: phetteogburn@yahoo.com.

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Write & Publish Your Book… DATE CHANGE $ Feb 23, 2012 6pm RSVP Limited Seating | Share with others

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DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION AND CONFLICTING SCHEDULES THE DATE FOR THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CHANGED.

 

IF YOU HAVE PAID IN ADVANCE, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A REFUND OR GIFT CERTIFICATE TO APPLY TO ANOTHER UPCOMING WORKSHOP FOR THE MOTOWN LITERARY NETWORK. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR UNDERSTAND.

 

PLEASE ASSIST US IN HELPING OUT IN SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT THE DATE CHANGE BY SHARING THIS MESSAGE IN YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS AS WELL.

Announcing a new Meetup!
Motown Writers Meetup Group
Meetup
Write & Publish Your Book… and then what… $ Added by Sylvia/MotownWriters
When: Where: RSVP:
Thursday, February 23, 2012
6:00 PM
The Virgil Carr Cultural Center
311 E Grand River
Detroit, MI 48226
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Write & Publish Your Own Book Workshop (#detroit) http://ping.fm/d2NmT $ Limted Seating. Register Now. Share w/others. I truly believe we all have a story to tell. Let me show you how to write, publish & market your book in the 21st century.
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“RSVP even if you pay at the door because there is limited seating. Bring your laptop or tablet. Wifi available.”
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The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference #motownlit #mwn | Register Now! Strengthen literacy and the literary community in Metro Detroit!

 The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference

November 11th – 12th, 2011

Virgil Carr Cultural Center | 311 E Grand River, Detroit, Michigan 48226

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com

* most events are FREE to public

To celebrate the written word in Metro Detroit with every reader and writer around!

Friday: Open Mic Poetry, Networking, Meet & Greet and Passion Fruit Expression*

Saturday:

– Writing, Publishing & Marketing Workshops w/lunch plus Poetry Panel

-Literary Marketplace for author signings, discussions, new book releases by local authors & more!

-Literary Discussion by community leaders: How can organizations and citizens help increase literacy in Metro Detroit?

The Literary Loft | Versandra Kennebrew Intl | EnigmaGraphics | Motown Writers Network | Rolling Out Magazine | Penguin Books | AND Communications | EchoVerse | Detroit Impact Center | 360DigitalBooks | HubBooks

 Readers are encouraged to bring books (new or gently used) for donations to our Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit! Giveaways (including 2 Amazon Kindles and more) will take place all weekend for readers and authors. 

Meet readers, authors, literary organizations, community leaders and more as we increase literacy & strengthen the literary network in Metro Detroit!

Register Now

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com | 313.289.8614


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The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference #motownlit #mwn | Register Now! Strengthen literacy and the literary community in Metro Detroit! #motownlit

 The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference

November 11th – 12th, 2011

Virgil Carr Cultural Center | 311 E Grand River, Detroit, Michigan 48226

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com

* most events are FREE to public

To celebrate the written word in Metro Detroit with every reader and writer around!

Friday: Open Mic Poetry, Networking, Meet & Greet and Passion Fruit Expression*

Saturday:

– Writing, Publishing & Marketing Workshops w/lunch plus Poetry Panel

-Literary Marketplace for author signings, discussions, new book releases by local authors & more!

-Literary Discussion by community leaders: How can organizations and citizens help increase literacy in Metro Detroit?

The Literary Loft | Versandra Kennebrew Intl | EnigmaGraphics | Motown Writers Network | Rolling Out Magazine | Penguin Books | AND Communications | EchoVerse | Detroit Impact Center | 360DigitalBooks | HubBooks

 Readers are encouraged to bring books (new or gently used) for donations to our Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit! Giveaways (including 2 Amazon Kindles and more) will take place all weekend for readers and authors. 

Meet readers, authors, literary organizations, community leaders and more as we increase literacy & strengthen the literary network in Metro Detroit!

Register Now

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com | 313.289.8614


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The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference #motownlit #mwn | Register Now! Strengthen literacy and the literary community in Metro Detroit!

 

 

 The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference

November 11th – 12th, 2011

Virgil Carr Cultural Center | 311 E Grand River, Detroit, Michigan 48226

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com

 

* most events are FREE to public

 

To celebrate the written word in Metro Detroit with every reader and writer around!

 

Friday: Open Mic Poetry, Networking, Meet & Greet and Passion Fruit Expression*

 

Saturday:

– Writing, Publishing & Marketing Workshops w/lunch plus Poetry Panel

-Literary Marketplace for author signings, discussions, new book releases by local authors & more!

-Literary Discussion by community leaders: How can organizations and citizens help increase literacy in Metro Detroit?

 

The Literary Loft | Versandra Kennebrew Intl | EnigmaGraphics | Motown Writers Network | Rolling Out Magazine | Penguin Books | AND Communications | EchoVerse | Detroit Impact Center | 360DigitalBooks | HubBooks

 

 Readers are encouraged to bring books (new or gently used) for donations to our Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit! Giveaways (including 2 Amazon Kindles and more) will take place all weekend for readers and authors. 

 

Meet readers, authors, literary organizations, community leaders and more as we increase literacy & strengthen the literary network in Metro Detroit!

 

Register Now

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com | 313.289.8614


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Don’t forget to place your Ad

Book clubs, Writers, Authors, Editors, and the entire Literary Community; don’t forget to place your Ad in the 2011 Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference booklet.  You have until October 1st to do so.  Business card Ads $25, Qtr. sz. Ads $45, and Full pg Ads $75. Go to Essence of Motown 2011.

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Upcoming #Writing Workshops & more Events for Motown Writers Network in Metro #Detroit | Register Now!

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2011 Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conf 11/11/11 Get Ads or donate promo items. Readers & Writers Unite #detroit

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Press Release: “Is There A Book In You?” is the theme of the 7th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Conference & Jam #eomlit #mwn

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Andrea Daniel

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Motown Writers Network Announces

11th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Conference & Jam

A Celebration of the Literary Arts in Detroit


DETROIT – “Is There A Book In You?” is the theme of the 11th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Conference and Jam, hosted by the Motown Writers Network, in partnership for a second year with the non-profit organization, Detroit Impact.  The conference is November 11 and 12, 2011 and aims to celebrate the literary arts with Detroit area authors, writers and avid readers. 

The two-day event is an opportunity for aspiring and established authors and writers to connect with colleagues, peers and most importantly, patrons of their art: readers.  Since 2000, the Motown Writers Network has served as a viable resource and networking organization for writers in the metropolitan Detroit area.  This year is the organization’s 11th anniversary.

“I’m so excited about this year’s conference,” says Sylvia Hubbard, founder of the Motown Writers Network.  “The conference has grown so much through the years and this being our 11- year anniversary as an organization just shows that the literary community in Detroit is alive and hungry for resources.  And that’s what we strive to bring.” 

Presenting at the conference are such notables as National Best Selling author, publisher and TV writer, Vincent Alexandria and Detroit author, Monica Marie Jones. The event will also feature literary experts, publishers for pitching sessions, workshops, and awards.  

The conference host partner, Detroit Impact has supported the Motown Writers Network since its inception, according to Calvin Colbert, executive director. 

 “Sylvia and I go way back,” says Colbert.  “Years ago, she volunteered with us as a young mother, bringing her children with her.  She shared her dream to have the Motown Writers Network and we’ve seen her dream come true. So, definitely, we’re one of her strongest supporters.  Writing and reading are very important parts of our programs at the Detroit Impact Center and we encourage those efforts every opportunity we can.” 

For parents who want to attend the conference, there will be a Literary Kids Zone with activities for children and youth.  Many of the conference activities are of no charge to attendees.

The two-day schedule for the 11th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Conference & Jam is as follows:

Friday, November 11th

6pm- 7:30pm Literary Networking hosted by Motown Writers featuring Inside/Out & Jessica Care Moore and other local poets w/a small open mic. Free to attendees.

7:30pm – 10:30pm Passion Fruit Poetry hosted by Echoverse $20 must be 18 or over

Nov 12 – 8am to 4pm – Writing, Publishing & Marketing Workshops ($40), Literary Kidzone, Author & Expert Panels, Social Media Coach Sessions, Community Literary Discussion, Writers Luncheon, Vendor Marketplace, Awards Presentations & More!
Workshops, Luncheon, Social Media Sessions entry will be $40 dollars. All other events are free to the public. RSVP will include a free bag with books, donated items and other chances to win a free e-reader and more. 

Over the past years, more than 2,000 authors, writers and readers have gathered to celebrate the literary arts in Detroit and to strengthen literacy in metro Detroit.  To that end, conference attendees are encouraged to bring teen and adult books to the conference, which will be donated to the Detroit Impact Center’s Youth Library and Pro-Literacy of Detroit.

Sponsors of the 11th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Conference & Jam include Penguin Books (New York), Selah Branding and Design LLC, Detroit Poetry Blog, The Literary Loft, Royalty Industries and HubBooks.


For information on tickets, sponsorship and vendor opportunities, please visit www.essenceofmotownlitconference.com, or call (313) 289-8614.  You can also send an email to motownwriters@yahoo.com.



Sylvia Hubbard
Author, Blogger and Founder of Motown Writers Network & The African American Electronic Literary Network

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