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Author’s Meet and Greet as part of the 37th Annual Holton Days – Vendor Opportunities Available July 28, 9A-12P at Muskegon Area District Library, #michiganwriter #motownwriters #michlit

Holton Days committee and Holton Friends of the Library will sponsor an Author’s Meet and Greet as part of the 37th Annual Holton Days. The Author’s event will take place on Saturday, July 28, 9A-12P at Muskegon Area District Library, Holton Branch. This is an outdoor event, tables and chairs will be provided. This is an opportunity for authors to meet with patrons, promote themselves and sell books. Please contact Holton Library at 231-821-0268 or email for more information and to sign up for the event.

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

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 and

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Join Local #MichiganWriters @PontiacLibrary June16th Noon | SUPPORT LOCAL | READ A BOOK | ENCOURAGE LITERACY #motownwriters #writerslife #detroit

Join Romantic Suspense Author, @SylviaHubbard1, along with other local @MichiganWriters June16th Noon @PontiacLibrary | 

Purchase a book, get a beautiful reading treat!


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.@Donald_Levin’s New Book Launch is Coming June 21 via @GreyWolfe_Pub #michiganwriters #michlit #mittenlit #indiebooks

Just a quick reminder . . . the book launch party celebrating the publication of my fifth Martin Preuss mystery, AN UNCERTAIN ACCOMPLICE, is coming up in less than two weeks!
It’s at 7 pm on Thursday, June 21st, at the Grey Wolfe Scriptorium Bookstore, 145 E. 14 Mile, in Clawson in the Ace Hardware Plaza, one block east of Main Street. There’s a lot of construction on 14 Mile, but the bookstore parking lot is accessible either through 14 Mile or by circling around behind 14 and coming in through Bowers Street.
I’ll be signing and selling copies of the new book, and all the other books in the series will be available as well. We’ll have refreshments and live music. It’s free and open to the public, and friends and family are of course welcome.
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To get all his books now, please click here

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How to Youtube – Learn to use video in social media #MotownWriters @Meetup June 9th 10am w/#MaggieGlam

MaggieGlam will facilitate on how she Youtube’s, using video in her social media to build a brand and following.

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CELEBRATE FATHERS! w/Twisted #Storytellers #detroit June15th | #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters

JUNE 2018
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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.
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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Participants will also receive a resource, checklist and a ten-minute consultation about your literary project. 

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Detroit Author & Founder of Motown Writers Network, Sylvia Hubbard has published over 40 books on suspense romance. As a happily divorced mother of three, Ms. Hubbard has received numerous awards and recognition for her work. An avid blogger, Ms. Hubbard has had five #1 Best Sellers. Her current work is called Beautiful and she has two more books coming out before the end of 2018.

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Reading & Author Event: Karen Anderson & Yvonne Stephens  Sat,June 9 @ 4PM @HorizonBooks, Traverse City

Reading & Author Event: Karen Anderson & Yvonne Stephens
Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 4PM
Horizon Books, Traverse City
Essays and poems will be the focus of a joint reading by Karen Anderson and Yvonne Stephens on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 4 p.m. at Horizon Books.  Both writers have new books to share. Anderson will read from “Gradual Clearing: Weather Reports from the Heart.” Stephens will read from “The Salt Before It Shakes.”

Anderson has been contributing a weekly essay to Interlochen Public Radio since 2005, and Stephens is an award-winning poet who has been featured in the Dunes Review and Family Stories from the Attic.

The public is invited to attend this free reading which will include the book signing and light refreshments.  For more information, contact Karen Anderson at

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Event: The 13th Annual Interlochen Writers Retreat (June 11-14, 2018) | #michlit #motownwriters #michigan |

Interlochen Writers Retreat

The 13th Annual Interlochen Writers Retreat (June 11-14, 2018) offers a choice of four courses, each grounded in different craft concepts, across genres, with an emphasis on generating new work, and appealing to advanced and beginning writers alike. Spend four days studying the craft concept of your choice —content, character, image, narrative— and write new material across an array of genres, or apply new knowledge to your existing drafts as you gain skills in class and write independently during “off” hours. Attend provocative presentations by the faculty, as well as faculty and participant readings. Enjoy lakeside lunches and spontaneous conversations around campus while making connections in the literary world that will last for years to come.

2018 Writers Retreat Course Descriptions: Click Here!

(Extra)ordinary Content: Patricia Ann McNair
Character Development: Eric Charles May
Image Across Genres: Brittany Cavallaro
Building Narratives: Desiree Cooper
Artistic Director: Katey Schultz
Writer-in-Residence: Anne-Marie Ooman
Writer-in-Residence: Mardi Jo Link


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.@TCWritersSeries Presents an Evening w/Richard Russo Fri,June 8 @ 7PM City Opera House, Traverse City

NWS Presents an Evening with Richard Russo 
Friday, June 8 @  7 PM
City Opera House, Traverse City


After writing a dozen works of fiction, Russo offers up wise and personal pieces in his very first collection of personal essays.

In The Destiny Thief, Russo’s writing ranges from the oddly placed toilet to the harrowing journey he took with a good friend as she pursued gender-reassignment surgery. The essays expand our understanding of Richard Russo not only as a hugely talented storyteller but as a person who is both warm and funny.

Doors open at 6 pm with live music, cash bar, and Morsels.

Click here for tickets and additional info.

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Character Counters – a one day writers workshop #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters June16th Metro #Detroit via @RichGoteri

This workshop will absolutely help ALL writers. Come learn a ton of things, have breakfast with us and HAVE FUN! More info

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Michigan Writers Cooperative Press  Chapbook Release Reception June10th | Call for Volunteers

Michigan Writers Cooperative Press
Chapbook Release 

Sunday, June 10 @ 7 PM
The Writing House at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Please join us for a reading and reception celebrating the work of this year’s Michigan Writers Cooperative Press chapbook contest winners.

Poet Margaret Fedder, author of Angel Rides a Bike, and Kathleen Pfeiffer, author of Ink: A Memoir will read from their new books.

Margaret’s book is available for purchase here.

Kathleen’s book is available for purchase here.

Seeking Chapbook Launch Team Members

This year, MW Coop Press is doing something a little different to help support the release of our chapbook winners’ books and we would you like to be part of the team helping to make their books a success. Would you like to help?

Michigan Writers is helping our first-time authors to organize book launch teams, which are composed of committed readers and fans that help promote and bring these new books into the world. If you wish to help, you’ll have the chance to read the books before launch, post reviews, talk about the books on social media, promote reading events and, above all, work directly with the writers of books you love.

Our winning books are a short memoir (Kathleen Pfeiffer’s INK) and a collection of poetry (Margaret Fedder’s Angel Rides a Bike). We invite and encourage you to read one or both and, if you are like (or love!) the book(s), to become a part of one or both book launch teams, which are organized in invitation-only groups on Facebook.

To begin, contact Daniel Stewart at Be sure to send both your name and an email address and/or a phone number that you’re using on Facebook (so he can send you an invitation to join the private group). If, after reading the book(s), you are a fan and would like to be an advocate, you’ll become a part of the team.

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Meet The Lake Michigan MermaidSUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018, 2 – 3PM via @BookbugKzoo

Meet The Lake Michigan Mermaid

What better way to begin Michigan summer than by celebrating a beautiful tale of the friendship between a young girl and the mermaid of Lake Michigan. Join us as we welcome Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen in celebration of their book, THE LAKE MICHIGAN MERMAID.

The Lake Michigan Mermaid is a new tale that feels familiar. The breeze off the lake, the sand underfoot, the supreme sadness of being young and not in control—these sensations come rushing back page by page, bringing to life an ancient myth of coming of age in a troubled world. Freed from the minds of Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen, the Lake Michigan mermaid serves as a voice of reason for when we’re caught in the riptide. The Lake Michigan Mermaid offers a tender tale of friendship, redemption, and the life-giving power of water. As it explores family relationships and generational bonds, this book is an unforgettable experience that aims to connect readers of all ages.

Linda Nemec Foster is the founder of the Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College. She is also the author of nine collections of poetry including Amber Necklace from Gdansk, Talking Diamonds, Listen to the Landscape, and Living in the Fire Nest. Foster was selected to be the first poet laureate of Grand Rapids, MI from 200 to 2005.

Anne-Marie Oomen is author of Love, Sex and 4-H (Next Generation Indie Award for Memoir), House of Fields and Pulling Down the Barn (both Michigan Notable Books) and Uncoded Woman (poetry), among others. She teaches at Solstice MFA at Pine Manor College (MA), Interlochen’s College of Creative Arts (MI), and at conferences throughout the country.

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Author’s Name(s) Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen
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#Detroit Public Library Spring Author Series: @CharlieLeDuff via @detroitlibrary – Main #michiganwriter #motownwriters #michlit



Sh*tshow! The Country’s Collapsing and the Ratings Are Great”
A daring, firsthand, and an utterly-unscripted account of the crisis in America, from Ferguson to Flint to Cliven Bundy’s ranch to Donald Trump’s unstoppable campaign for President–at every turn, Pulitzer-prize winner and bestselling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy, Charlie LeDuff was there.
Charlie LeDuff is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, formerly at the New York Times, the Detroit News, and Detroit’s Fox 2 News. He was one of several reporters who worked on The New York Times series “How Race Is Lived in America,” which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2001. LeDuff has covered the war in Iraq, crossed the border with Mexican migrants, and chronicled a Brooklyn firehouse in the aftermath of 9/11. The author of DetroitUS Guys, and Work and Other Sins, he lives near Detroit.
An audience Q & A session and book signing will take place following the presentation.
Parking is available in our staff parking lot on Putnam St. Entrance to the library is through either the Woodward or Cass Avenue doors. Accessible parking is available in the circle drive on Cass Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.



Wed, May 30, 2018

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

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Detroit Public Library- Main

5201 Woodward Avenue

Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium

Detroit, MI 48202




Sh*tshow!: The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great by [LeDuff, Charlie]
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