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OCTOBER 18 THURSDAY National Novel Writing Month Prep @DetroitLibrary

NaNoWriMo is the month of November. Meet other writers, get resources and sign-up at these prep sessions.

 Date Thursday, October 18, 2018
 Time 12:00am – 1:00am
 Location Main
HYPE Teen Center
 Age Group Teens
 Category Writing
 Upcoming Occurrences Thursday, October 25, 2018
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Auburn Hills Writer’s October Session Oct19th

Hello Writers!
 Our group meets Thursday, October 19th from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.  
 
Agenda:
  • Discuss 
  • Writing exercise
  • Critique Session
 
Bring:
  • writing tool of choice
  • manuscript for critique (2 pages, double spaced, 12 font), bring 7 sets
  • book that has been helpful to your writing
 
Critique Guidelines:
  • Be kind
  • Be specific 
  • Be encouraging
  • Be careful (critique on style and technique, not your opinion)*;) winking
See you Thursday!
 
Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
“Nurturing the Auburn Hills Writing Community since 2011″
Please forward this email to any writer you feel may benefit from its contents.  
And as always, please let me know if you wish to be removed from our list, thank you. 
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.@DetroitPublicLibrary Author Series: Dennis Archer #michiganwriters #motownwriters Sunday December 16, 2018

DPL Author Series: Dennis Archer

Sunday December 16th, 2018

2:30pm-3:30pm

Detroit Public Library Main: Stanton Friends Auditorium (underground)

A celebrated attorney, Michigan Supreme Court Justice, two-term Mayor of Detroit, President of the American Bar Association, will discuss his autobiography, Let the Future Begin.

Interview with Dennis Archer:

http://detroitbookfest.com/exclusive-interview-author-lawyer-former-detroit-mayor-dennis-archer-on-his-memoir-let-the-future-begin/

Get your copy of this book now | Click book cover or go to https://amzn.to/2pIZABD

 

Let the Future Begin by [Archer, Dennis W., Atkins, Elizabeth Ann]

Follow the Author

Let the Future Begin Kindle Edition

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SAVE THE DATE: OCT20 Saturday at 2 PM – 3:30 PM 21st Century Publishing and Marketing Public · Hosted by Knapp Branch @DetroitLibrary

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SAVE THE DATE: OCT20 Saturday at 2 PM – 3:30 PM
21st Century Publishing and Marketing
Public · Hosted by Knapp Branch Library
Facilitator will navigate participants to understanding 21st Century publishing and marketing best practices.

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#bfw18 BookFest Windsor  18-21 Oct 2018 

BookFest Windsor

#bfw18 BookFest Windsor is an annual literary festival by Literary Arts Windsor. BookFest Windsor 2018 is October 17 -21.

https://www.bookfestwindsor.com/

 

 

 

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Downriver Book Fair Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10am – 6pm @ Lincoln Park H.S. – Main Library & Hallway #michiganwriters #motownwriters

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Hands of the City” presents the 2nd Annual Downriver Book Fair.

With our “Christmas Shopping” theme for 2018. A diverse selection of books & crafts for everyone.

Event Date/Time:

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10am – 6pm

Location:

Lincoln Park H.S. – Main Library & Hallway

1701 Champaign, Lincoln Park, MI.

Adults: $2

16/under: $1

Family rate: $4

(2 adults & up to 5 kids)

*** NOTE ***

Hands of the City is a group of Lincoln Park volunteers. We do not make money off the event. Proceeds benefit the Library of the Lincoln Park school district.

For more information, go to https://downriverbf.webs.com/

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Freelance Marketplace Writers Group Meetup w/@RochWriters via @talktravel Oct16th @ 7:30pm Barnes & Noble Rochester Hills | #Michiganwriters #motownwriters

WRITERS’ GROUP

The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 2800 S. Rochester Road (just north of M59). Different topics and guests each month*, but we always discuss the Business of Writing (we are NOT a critique group).

Come once, once in a while, or every time. It’s FREE and OPEN to new, published, and working writers, photographers, and illustrators (although most of us are writers).

Freelance Marketplace Meeting at B&N in Rochester Hills

Freelance Marketplace Meeting at B&N in Rochester Hills

Here are the Tuesdays we meet in 2018:

 
October 16
November 20

 

*Please note we do not meet in December

Want to Receive Monthly Reminders of When the Group Meets?

Sign Up to Receive the Monthly Newsletter

for more information https://rochesterwriters.wordpress.com/freelance-marketplace-writers-group/ 

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Fresh Coast Film Festival returns to Marquette October 18-21

Fresh Coast Film Festival, showing environmentalist/outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts films returns to Marquette October 18-21

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No film festival out there embodies and embraces the outdoor lifestyle way of living quite the way the Fresh Coast Film Festival is able to accomplish. Perhaps that is because the festival founders, all Marquette residents, are so near and dear to what the outdoor lifestyle represents to themselves and their community.

With over 130 films screening at this years festival and several curated outdoor activities for patrons to attend, such as hikes, bike trips, yoga, and more, it’s easy to see why Marquette is such a special place, and such a fitting home for the Fresh Coast Film Festival.

Another unique feature of the Fresh Coast Film Fest, is the partnership they’ve formed with Northern Michigan University.  NMU students actually curate and lead the outdoor expedition experiences and do so for credit. This presents a wonderful learning experience for the students and brings them closer to the outdoor wonderland that exists everywhere around Greater Marquette.

For more information on ticketing and to see a lineup of this year’s films and experiences, visit: https://freshcoastfilm.com/

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Michigan Sisters in Crime presents Karen Dionne

This event is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the journey to achieving the status of an internal best seller. Reserve your seat now!

On Saturday, October 20, 1:00 – 2:30 Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King’s Daughter (2018 Winner of the Barry Award for Best Novel at Bouchercon) will be joining Michigan Sisters in Crime for an afternoon discussion titled “Never Give Up.”

In this moderated discussion, Karen will talk about the journey to the success of her latest international best-selling novel, including pre and post-deal activities. Karen was recently honored at Bouchercon with the Barry Award for Best Novel, which was pitted against the likes of Michael Connelly, Philip Kerr, Steve Hamilton, Don Winslow, and Anthony Horowitz. As a Michigan native, Mrs. Dionne is recognized as a Humanities Scholar by the Michigan Humanities Council for her work and contributions to helping other writers as the co-founder of Backspace, an online writing community

For more information and to register, click on the following Eventbrite link:

https://goo.gl/pAUedi

or go to our website MichiganSistersinCrime.org

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Fall fun at Ann Arbor District Library in October

https://www.clickondetroit.com/all-about-ann-arbor/fall-fun-at-ann-arbor-district-library-in-october

 

Join AADL this month for some spooky activities

By Sarah M. Parlette – Associated Producer

Resin Art Jewelry
Downtown branch – Oct. 16, 7 – 8 p.m.

Make gorgeous resin jewelry in the Secret Lab.

DIY Slime
Traverwood branch – Oct. 20, 2 – 3 p.m.

It’s slime time! Make your own slime with simple ingredients supplied by AADL.

Halloween Costume Swap!
Downtown branch – Oct. 21, 3 – 4:40 p.m.

Bring last year’s Halloween costume and trade it for something new. Want to just drop off your old costumes but don’t want anything new? No problem, you can leave them at any branch until the day of the Halloween Costume Swap.  A kids craft will also be going on for any little ghouls looking for a new costume.

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Proposal A, the “Library Lot”: Urban Park or Development?
Downtown branch – Oct. 25, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Listen to a panel discussion, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ann Arbor Area, by representatives that are for and against the development above the Library Lot. An audience Q and A will be done after the discussion.

Mini Succulent Pumpkins
Downtown branch – Oct. 26, 7 – 8 p.m.

Love succulents but don’t know how to help them transition into fall? Make a festival fall craft using tiny succulents and pumpkins!

2018 Halloween Costume Contest
Downtown branch – Oct. 28, 12:30 – 3 p.m.

AADL is having its annual Halloween Costume Contest in the first-floor lobby. Wear your awesome costume to the AADL and enter the contest between 12:30 and 2 p.m. The winner’s ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. and special Halloween medals will also be given out to costumes in over 10 categories.  Gift cards will be given to winners of four costume categories and a free photo booth will be available for anyone in the contest.

Halloween Party
Downtown branch – Oct. 31, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Bring your little ones to this half-hour party for trick-or-treats, stories and puppets. The party will be held twice just in case the first party didn’t get you ready enough for trick-or-treating!

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: Meet & Greet the Author and book signing!11/17/18, 5-9 PM #michiganwriters #MotownWriters

SAVE THE DATE:
11/17/18, 5-9 PM
Meet & Greet the Author and book signing!
Wine Tasting Sponsored by Wine Decadence by Crystal Martin
 — at Le Crepe Royal Oak.
 

purchase book in advance

author’s website

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DWW Writing Conference Early Bird Registration through October 15, 2018

 

Greetings lovely and handsome DWW writers!

EARLY BIRD 

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN FOR THE DWW ANNUAL 

WRITING CONFERENCE ON NOVEMBER 10, 2018!

“Owning Your Craft”

Information on workshops, presenters, editors, their pictures, and their bios are available on the DWW website!

For more details see:

http://www.detworkingwriters.org/conference/

or

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-annual-detroit-working-writers-writing-conference-tickets-48343413451

You can register by mail (must be postmarked by October 15, 2018 to get the Early Bird rate) or via Eventbrite!

Looking forward to seeing you at the Conference!

Roberta Brown

DWW President

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“The Writer’s Life” Writing Conference Registration Now Open Oct20th #motownwriters #michiganwriters #mittenlit via @RochWriters

Early Bird Registration is going on NOW for the Eleventh Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

The event will run from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, and will cover a variety of workshops for fiction and non-fiction authors, as well as business of writing talks for all writers.

Registration includes all sessions, lunch and snacks, as well as all day coffee. Attendees get all of this for only $99 … the deadline to register for the Early Bird Rate is September 5.

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Presentations Include:

  • What’s My Genre? – An Overview of the Major Genres
  • Memoir Writing – Freeing Your Personal Mythology
  • The Independent Middle-Grade Author – From Inspiration to Distribution
  • Author Readings – How to Prepare and Execute a Reading
  • Why Audio? Why Now? – Audio Book Publication
  • Magazine Editor Panel
  • What to do BEFORE Publishing Your Book – Choosing Your Path
  • How to Produce a Podcast – A Live Podcast
  • Twitter for Writers
  • Literary Agent Panel
  • And More

Speakers Include:

  • Lev Raphael
  • Cindy LaFerle
  • David Stricklen
  • Devon Drake
  • Mackenzie Flohr
  • Mel Corrigan
  • Jeff Large
  • Stephanie Steinberg

Literary Agents Include:

  • Carrie Howland
  • Hope Bolinger
  • Bethany Morehead
Register NOW at the Early Bird Rate
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author of popular Detroit guidebooks to hold book signing October 13 at Barnes & Noble #motownwriters #michiganwriters

AMY ECKERT, AUTHOR OF 100 THINGS TO DO IN DETROIT AND EASY DETROIT OUTDOORS, TO HOLD BOOK SIGNING AT BARNES & NOBLE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

What: Author book signing for 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Ed, and Easy Detroit Outdoors
When: Saturday, October 13 starting at 3 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble, Shelby Town Center, 14165 Hall Road, Shelby Charter Township, MI 48315
Admission: Free and open to the public
Contact: (586) 247-7416
ST. LOUIS, MO—Author Amy Eckert will be signing her two travel books, 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Ed, and Easy Detroit Outdoors at Barnes & Noble, Shelby Town Center, 14165 Hall Road, Shelby Charter Township, MI 48315This event is set for Saturday, October 13 starting at 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Please contact Don Korte at dkorte@reedypress.com to arrange an interview or appearance for Amy.

About Easy Detroit Outdoors
Detroit enjoys a reputation as one of America’s major urban and industrial centers. Yet there is much of the great outdoors in this city—even in the heart of the downtown. Easy Detroit Outdoors shares the best of The D’s outdoor pursuits. Paddle the historic canals once occupied by Detroit’s notorious Purple Gang. Drive outside the busy city for a visit to U-Pick orchards, premier golf courses and gorgeous rail-trails. Or stay in the city center to experience Slow Roll bicycling with 1,000 fellow riders. Easy Detroit Outdoors promises a new perspective on the Motor City that includes urban gardens repurposed from once abandoned city lots and a sandy beach and ice skating rink in the heart of downtown. Like its predecessor, 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, this book will help you create—and complete—your very own Detroit-themed bucket list, this time in the great outdoors.

Easy Detroit Outdoors, by Amy Eckert, ISBN 9781681061351, paperback 9 x 6, 208 pages, $20.95

About 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Edition
Detroit enjoys a rich history, having forged the American landscape with sexy muscle cars and the toe-tapping rhythms of Motown. But there’s more to love about Detroit than merely its history. And there’s never been a better time to explore, as The D buzzes with a spirit of renewal. This second edition of 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die paves the way to a rediscovery of this great Midwestern city. You’ll find in these pages a Detroit brimming with the spirit of rebirth, where young chefs innovate with urban farm-grown food and where manufacturing know-how crafts Shinola watches and Detroit Denim. You’ll read about exciting new developments like Little Caesars Arena, the QLine, and the newly restored Detroit Foundation Hotel. And since oldies really can be goodies, you’ll revisit classic sights like the Detroit Institute of Arts and the North American International Auto Show. Whether you’ve lived in Detroit all your life or you’re a traveler eager to discover the city for the first time, 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die will help you create—and complete—your very own Motor City bucket list.

100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Edition-part of the 100 Things to Do Before You Die series, by Amy Eckert, ISBN 9781681061429, paperback 8.5 x 5.5, 160 pages, $16.00

Amy S. Eckert is a native of Detroit and a writer specializing in travel. Her outdoor adventures have taken her on assignment with Backpacker, Midwest Living, Coastal Living, the Chicago Tribune, airline in-flights Delta Sky, Hemispheres and Alaska Beyond and numerous AAA magazines. She is also the author of 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Edition. Amy loves exploring the Detroit RiverWalk and attending sporting events in The D, particularly Tigers baseball games. Contact her at www.amy-eckert.com.

 


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#CreativeMany Workshop October 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Resourcing Your Practice

more information and registration

https://www.creativemany.org/event/resourcing-your-practice-2/

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