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Event Reminder: July 30th – The Artistry of Finance: Financial Workshop for Artist #michlit

The Artistry of Finance
Financial Workshop for Artist
LEARN HOW TO:                 WHERE: TBD
                                    WHEN: July 30, 2015
Properly budget
                                    TIME: 6:30 p.m.
Fundraising techniques
Save for retirement
Create Wealth
Why Life Insurance?
Hosted by Author, Poet, Playwright and Financial Consultant, Crystal R Brock
** In order to choose an appropriate venue call 313-505-4073 to RSVP **

 

 

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ConClave 39 will be October 9-11, 2015 in Dearborn, MI! #michlit #motownlit

ConClave’s mission is to celebrate Fantasy and Science Fiction in all its forms. Art, music, theatrical performance, film, animation, television, fantasy role-play, renaissance reenactments, gaming and for-real. From writers to spaceship pilots, rennies and furries, ConClave is a gathering for anyone with a sense of wonder.

For more information:

ConClave 39 will be October 9-11, 2015 in Dearborn, MI!

For more information:

Guest of Honor: Jody Lynn Nye

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Notes frm #MotownWriters @Meetup 1/10/15…Add yr own New Year Goals and Tips

New Year Literary Endeavors

Baby steps count too

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Discussion outline of our January monthly meetup at The Detroit Public Library Main Branch. We meet every 2nd Saturday from 10am to Noon. Interested in Joining us next month, please feel free to come or RSVP at http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork.

Please feel free to share this post with another writer, author, poet or group!

Writing Goals

Realistic Monthly Writing Goals

Word Count

Page Count

Publishing Goals

Set timelines.

Get a publishing buddy

Find someone who is ahead of the publishing goals and help them out to learn from them

Marketing

Offline – placing marketing material places in state and out of state

Visiting networking groups related to book or the writing industry

Supporting other authors and ppl in your book’s genre

Online

Social networks

Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google, Youtube

Produce one audio file and one video file a month

Produce one blog post a month

Get a free account at Hootsuite to make posting easier for yourself

Promotion

Find one event to speak at, perform at, teach at… online or off line.

Easy one… check out blogtalkradio and set up an interview for yourself

Get a blog to be featured on

Offline… check out churches, library or youth groups in the area to speak at about your genre, specialty or book

Overall

Get a buddy

Budget monthly

Do ONE thing in your goal sheet and then next month try to do two things and next month do three… and so on

Come back to Motown Writers and give us an update.

January group goal

Take one selfie of you and another writer. Post it to social media with a hashtag of #motownlit

Resources
http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/get-published-sell-my-work

Now add your beginning of the year goals and any tips you can offer to other writers! See you next meeting.

RSVP now at http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

 

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#MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup: 25 Things Every Writer Should Know hosted by @Dr_Wiggins #MotownLit #MichLit

 

 

Please take a moment and share this event with other interested writers, writers groups and others… Thank you in advance!About Our Speaker:

Dr. De’Andrea Wiggins is the Interim Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan where she oversees the outreach and recruitment efforts at the K-12, undergraduate and post-degree levels. Prior to coming to WSU, Dr. Wiggins served as an educator in both Detroit Public Schools and Vistas Nuevas Head Start. In addition to her duties at WSU, Dr. Wiggins provides educational leadership as Pastor of Leadership Development for Impact Church where she serves as an ordained minister. Her instructional courses include the Ministerial Development Course and a seminar on the case for diversity in health care. Active in her community, Dr. Wiggins is serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Park Community Investment Associates, Incorporated where she is the vice-president.

Dr. Wiggins’ debut novel is “Their Darkest Hour” published under her pen name, D. C. Wiggins. She also co-authored “Reboot Global Breakout”, a small group Bible study guide. Due to be released in November 2014 is “Almost Doesn’t Count”, an urban life fiction novel. Dr. Wiggins’ literary project for 2015 is “The Surrendered Soul: Aligning the Five Parts of Your Soul with the Will of God”. Dr. Wiggins is committed to helping people grow spiritually and excel professionally.

 
Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/DrDCWiggins
Twitter: @Dr_Wiggins
Instagram: @dewiggins
 

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

“25 Things Every Writer Should Know” and is based on the immense knowledge that Dr. Wiggins has accumulated from personal studies, networking with MWN and ACW with Venus Mason Theus.

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Also check out Dr. Wiggins’ new endeavor:

Reboot cover

 
Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/DrDCWiggins
Twitter: @Dr_Wiggins
Instagram: @dewiggins
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#MotownWriters w/@MonicaMJones Topic:Momentum for your Muse 5/10 WSU B&N #Detroit

permission to share with other writers, groups and readers

 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

  • Barnes and Noble

    Warren & Cass in Detroit, MI 48202, Detroit, MI (edit map)

  • @ the cafe
  • This is the Detroit Motown Writers Meetup where special guest speakers talk about their literary journey, we share our challenges and struggles and we help each other.

    Want to announce an event? Want to share your book struggles?

    Want to announce your book’s birth?

     

    Workshop Description: Tips, methods and systems that will inspire writers to keep the momentum going throughout the year.

    Monica Marie Jones, MSW

    Bio

    Monica Marie Jones is an author whose published works include The Ups and Downs of Being Round (Fiction/Self-Help), Taste My Soul (Poetry), FLOSS (Fiction), Swag (Urban Fiction), Sweet Soliloquy (Poetry), Monday Morning Motivation (Inspiration) and Momentum (Financial Inspiration). She is a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Girls Soul, New Directions for Youth Development, 44th (A full color coffee table book about President Barack Obama) and Souls of Our Young Sisters: The Next Generation of Women Tell Their Stories, Overcome Their Challenges, and Heal Their Spirits. She has also contributed to several publications and youth development training materials for the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.

    She has worked as a columnist and freelance writer for various publications and websites including the Michigan Front Page Newspaper and is an active member of the Motown Writer’s Network where she hosted her own radio show, “Marketing and Motivation Mondays with Monica Marie Jones” on the Michigan Literary Network Radio.

    Monica received her Bachelor’s Degree and teaching certificate in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University. She also received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan.

    She is the owner of the publishing and literary consulting company, The Literary Loft; and the motivational speaking, training and consulting company, Inspiration Incorporated.

    For more information visit her website at www.monicamariejones.com
    Monica Marie Jones, MSW
    Author ~ Motivator ~ Investor
    www.monicamariejones.com
    www.twitter.com/monicamjones
    Donations are asked, but donation of your time means a lot as well.

    If you would like to RSVP, please go to http://detroitliterarynetwork.com orHttp://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork
    Got a question! Come in! Join us!

    Donations are asked, but donation of your time means a lot as well.

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#MotownWriters w/@MonicaMJones Topic:Momentum for your Muse May10th 10am B&N #Detroit #motownlit

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  • Saturday, January 11, 2014

    10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

  • Barnes and Noble

    Warren & Cass in Detroit, MI 48202, Detroit, MI (edit map)

    @ The cafe
  • This is the Detroit Motown Writers Meetup where special guest speakers talk about their literary journey, we share our challenges and struggles and we help each other.

    January special guest: Monica M Jones

    Momentum for your Muse

    Workshop Description: Tips, methods and systems that will inspire writers to keep the momentum going throughout the year.

    Monica Marie Jones, MSW

    Bio

    Monica Marie Jones is an author whose published works include The Ups and Downs of Being Round (Fiction/Self-Help), Taste My Soul (Poetry), FLOSS (Fiction), Swag (Urban Fiction), Sweet Soliloquy (Poetry), Monday Morning Motivation (Inspiration) and Momentum (Financial Inspiration). She is a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Girls Soul, New Directions for Youth Development, 44th (A full color coffee table book about President Barack Obama) and Souls of Our Young Sisters: The Next Generation of Women Tell Their Stories, Overcome Their Challenges, and Heal Their Spirits. She has also contributed to several publications and youth development training materials for the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.

    She has worked as a columnist and freelance writer for various publications and websites including the Michigan Front Page Newspaper and is an active member of the Motown Writer’s Network where she hosted her own radio show, “Marketing and Motivation Mondays with Monica Marie Jones” on the Michigan Literary Network Radio.

    Monica received her Bachelor’s Degree and teaching certificate in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University. She also received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan.

    She is the owner of the publishing and literary consulting company, The Literary Loft; and the motivational speaking, training and consulting company, Inspiration Incorporated.

    For more information visit her website at www.monicamariejones.com
    Monica Marie Jones, MSW
    Author ~ Motivator ~ Investor
    www.monicamariejones.com
    (734) 945-8129
    Twitter: @monicamjones www.twitter.com/monicamjones
    Donations are asked, but donation of your time means a lot as well.

    If you would like to RSVP, please go to http://detroitliterarynetwork.com or Http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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Are you an aspiring author? Need tips on finishing your book? w/@ReshondaT #Detroit

Are you an aspiring author? Need tips on finishing your book?
You won’t want to miss this event!

get ticket:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-write-a-literary-workshop-dinner-with-reshonda-tate-billingsley-tickets-10918089299?aff=zvents
Just Write!
A Literary Workshop Dinner
With
National Bestselling Author
&
NAACP Image Award Winner
ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Place: Fellowship chapel
Banquet and Conference Center
7707 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, Michigan 48235
313-347-2835
Thursday April 17, 2014
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tickets are limited! Sign up today!
For ticket information please contact Gina Johnson at
(269)849-6239 **Must have ticket to attend**

 

get tickets:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-write-a-literary-workshop-dinner-with-reshonda-tate-billingsley-tickets-10918089299?aff=zvents

 

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Taking our Creativity to the Next Level Symposium #Flint Apr 25-26 #michlit

The Writers Society of Genesse County Presents
Friday-Saturday, April 25-26, 2014

Taking our Creativity to the Next Level Symposium
Flint Michigan
www.thewsgc.com

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#SaveTheDate:The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers Presents “SOCIAL JUSTICE” Friday, March 21, 2014 @CHWMAAH #Detroit

www.secretstorytellers.com

 www.secretstorytellers.com

Detroit- Friday, March 21, 2014, The Award Winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents “SOCIAL JUSTICE”, a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10:30 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Twisted Storytellers Commander Dale Brown, Pastor Bill Wylie-Kellermann, Shorty, Aldonna Smith and more…! with Twisted Musical Guests Francine Dent and Twisted Dance Guests Tyra Johnson & Ronald Moore of Marygrove College! Hosted by Moth Mainstage Storyteller & Host, Satori Shakoor. CASH BAR! To join mailing list please text “Stories” to 42828. For info, tickets and to watch videos of past performances, visit : www.secretstorytellers.com

 

Also, if you or any member of your organization would like to share a story at one of our upcoming events or if you would please recommend someone to share a story we would greatly appreciate the generosity.

 

If you would haven’t attended one of our events and would like to please contact me via email or phone313-744-6037. I would be happy to make arrangements.

 

Gratitude!

Satori Shakoor

Producer & Curator

 www.secretstorytellers.com

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Taking our Creativity to the Next Level Symposium #Flint Apr 25-26 #michlit

The Writers Society of Genesse County Presents
Friday-Saturday, April 25-26, 2014

Taking our Creativity to the Next Level Symposium
Flint Michigan
www.thewsgc.com

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April is Nat’l Poetry Month. Calling #Michigan Poets! Help us Celebrate @ #MotownWriters #michlit #motownlit @andi2747

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‪#‎MICHIGAN‬ POETRY!! Calling all published poets, poetry venue hosts, poetry workshop facilitators, editors of poetry, and publishers of poetry – OK, any and all things related to poetry in Michigan.
Motown Writers Network is gearing up for April-National Poetry Month activities for our radio show -Michigan Literary Network Radio – and our 2nd Sat. Meet Up 4/5, and I NEED YOU!
Fill out the form below if you want to be involved. Thank you, in advance.

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Meetup update: #MotownWriters Group Monthly topic: Selling/Promoting Yr Ebook March8th(today) 10am-Noon

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I’ve updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
http://www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork/events/165464882/

When: Saturday, March 8, 2014 10:00 AM

Where: Barnes and Noble
Warren & Cass in Detroit, MI 48202
Detroit, MI 48202

This Meetup repeats on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Continue reading

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#Detroit Event: Copyright 101 w/@REfreshDetroit March 12th 630pm

Copyright 101

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

  •  

    Grand Circus

    1570 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI (map)

    42.336040 -83.050217
  •  

    Price: $5.00/per person

    Refund policy

    Click here to RSVP

  • Attorney Tifani Sadek will give an overview of copyright law and how it applies to web professionals, including the basics of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (PDF) and the ownership of written code.

    Speaker Background

    Tifani Sadek is the principal attorney of Sadek Legal Services, PLC, a Detroit-based firm with a focus on serving startups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. 

    She founded Sadek Legal in October 2013 after spending her career in large corporate law firms in Houston, Chicago, and Detroit. In addition to practicing law, she teaches at the University of Michigan Law School and runs her own small business.

    Click here to RSVP

    Venue and Parking

    Grand Circus is located in the Broderick Tower, and you enter from the Woodward-facing doors. 

    Once inside, go to the end of the hall, and take the elevator to the fourth floor. 

    Parking is available at the Detroit Opera House parking garage, located on Broadway. Parking is $10 (unless there’s a special event). There’s also limited street parking on Woodward (no charge on Sunday). 

    The Detroit Opera House parking garage is a short walk up Broadway and around the corner from the Grand Circus space. Here’s parking information from the Broderick Tower website (PDF)

     Click here to RSVP

Join this Meetup to comment. Click here to RSVP

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26th Anniversary Marygrove Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series April 4, 2014 #michlit #amreading

register now | click here

Event Details

 

US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to Visit Marygrove on April 4, 2014

Marygrove College in Madame Cadillac Building, Alumnae Hall

  • 8425 McNichols Rd W
    Detroit, MI 48221
  • Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

 register now | click here

The Marygrove College English and Modern Languages Department proudly announces that US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will be the twenty-sixth guest in Marygrove’s Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series. Now serving in her second term as Poet Laureate, Trethewey will deliver the Lillian and Don Bauder lecture in Alumnae Hall at 8 pm on Friday, April 4. Earlier in the day, she will teach a class session for Marygrove students and guests from local high schools in the Marygrove Theatre.

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Join #MotownLit Poet @OneSingleRose Monthly or invite her 2yr event #mwn #michlit

onesingleroseFor more information, go to: http://OneSingleRose.com

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