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FEB 28 Book Signing with Liz Crowe at M-Brew #detroitreads #michlit

Date And Time

Thu, February 28, 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

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Location

M-Brew

177 Vester Avenue

Ferndale, MI 48220

Description

Amazon best-selling author, mom of three, craft beer marketing consultant, brewery founder, an avid sports fan, Liz Crowe will be at M-Brew on February 28th to read from her Brewing Passion romance series.

Liz was a co-founder of Wolverine State Brewing Company in Ann Arbor and is also a founding member and President of Fermenta: a Women’s Craft Collective, providing educational, networking and career-furthering opportunities for women in the beer, wine, and spirits industries. She is currently a beer and wine consultant for Arbor Beverage Company.

The Brewing Passion series will be available for purchase the night of the event. The books follow the stories of a brewery owner, his twin brother, their staff, and their love lives.

Ticket Includes-

Pizza, Pasta, and Salad

6 Flight-sized Drink Tickets

Meet and Greet with Liz

Raffle with Beer Swag Baskets

A percentage of ticket proceeds with be going to Planned Parenthood in Ferndale.

Tap List-

Short’s Brewing Company– Hot Loins and Woodmaster
Odd Side Ales– Bean Flicker
Cranker’s Brewery – Aphrodisiac
Drafting Table Brewing Company – Only Fools Russian
Austin Brothers Beer Company – Woody’s Wheat
Brewery Vivant – Big Red Coq
Petoskey Brewing – Horny Monk
Atwater Brewery– Dirty Blonde
& More!
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Auburn Hills Writers February Session February 21st from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Auburn Hills Library #michiganwriters #motownwriters

Hello Writers,
Our group meets Thursday, February 21st from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.

I know it has been a while since we met, but I look forward to seeing each of you on Thursday. I hope you have been writing.

Meeting Agenda:
Discussion
Writing Exercise
Critique Session
FYI – Registration is open for the Kent District Library Writers Conference in Grand Rapids.
It is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th.
Sign up here as soon as you can.
This conference fills up fast.
Oh, and did I mention…it’s free:

Kent District Library Writers Conference | Kent District Library

 

Writers Conference logo

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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The City of @Southfield_Gov Parks and Recreation to host ‘The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers’ February 28 #michlit

The city of Southfield Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with OHM Advisors, will host The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers on Thursday, February 28 at 7 p.m. in the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road. http://dld.bz/hrAd4 

The city of Southfield Parks & Recreation department, in partnership with OHM Advisors, will host The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers on Thursday, February 28 at 7 p.m. in the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road. Guests are invited to attend a pre-glow from 6:00-6:45 p.m. to meet the artists before the performance.

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers will feature six storytellers sharing true, personal stories of black history in celebration of Black History Month. Hosted by Satori Shakoor, the event will include performances by musical guests Dwayne Brown and the Omowale Cultural Society as well as storytellers Daniel Baxter, Carolyn Carter, Alma Greer, Alexander Morgan, Pauline Onyango and Dwight Stackhouse

read more http://dld.bz/hrAd4 

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Preservation #Detroit getting ready for the 2019 Author’s Fair. Call for Vendors. Readers are FREE! @PresDetroit April 6th #motownwriters #michiganwriters #michlit

 

Preservation Detroit getting ready for the 2019 Author’s Fair.
There are still vendor tables to secure for authors and literary services.
Readers can RSVP for their space and contact us to donation through above link.
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Model School Library Program nominations open! via @LibraryofMich #michlit #motownwriters #michigan #librariries Due March 15th

Reminder: Model School Library Program nominations open!

Model School Library Program nominations open!

Karren Reish

Do you have a great school library or know someone who does? Consider nominating yourself or them for the Model SL 21 School Library. More information and the nomination link are below. The nominations are due March 15th. We look forward to hearing from you!

Karren Reish

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The Model School Library program nominations for 2019/2020 are open! Please consider nominating one of our great school libraries to be next year’s Model SL 21 School Library!

This is an opportunity to promote quality K-12 school libraries and provide mentorship to other schools throughout the state. Libraries interested in serving as models for the school library community are welcome to nominate themselves.

Each year, a school library program is highlighted as the Model SL 21 School Library Program of the Year by the Library of Michigan. The expectations for the selected school library is that the staff will meet with other school library staff and serve as a mentor during their term as the Model library to help promote and encourage quality K-12 school library programs across the state.

Nominations are accepted open now through the end of March at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4803324/SL-21-Model-Library-Nomination If you know of an outstanding school library, nominate them now!

Dr. Margaret Lincoln at Lakeview High School in the Lakeview School District is the current  Model School Library and continues her term through May. We will then announce the Model Library for 2019-2020 school year at the end of May. You can find more information and the nomination survey at www.michigan.gov/sl21 in the SL 21 program section.

Please contact me with any questions you may have.

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US Copyright Office visiting #Detroit Feb 21-20 – Authors and Writers: Learn valuable information on copyrights & more #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

by Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Date And Time

Wed, February 20, 2019

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

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Location

Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

300 River Place Drive

Suite 2900

Detroit, MI 48207

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Description

Authors and writers: Learn valuable copyright basics.

Authors, scribes, writers, and wordsmiths, you can’t afford to ignore copyrights. Come and learn how copyrights play a role in your life, and how to protect your original works of authorship. Gain an understanding of how copyrights can add value to and protect your works while avoiding costly mistakes.

Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office, Karyn A. Temple, will speak about on the importance of copyright for authors. Senior Copyright Counsel David Carson of the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs will share valuable insights on copyright and the online marketplace. Also, a local authors forum will provide a platform where local authors share about their writings including providing tips for aspiring writers who are interested in sharing their story.

Submit your copyright questions prior to the event to MidwestRegion@uspto.gov or call 313-446-4800 for more information.

Free parking is available in the parking garage at 600 River Place, adjacent to our building. Guests must state they are visiting the USPTO. View more parking information. The USPTO is a federal facility and visitors are required to show a valid form of government issued ID (driver’s license or passport), and may be subject to security screening.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request via phone 313-446-4800 or email MidwestRegion@uspto.gov.

REGISTER NOW

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Author Event: Learn 8 Goals for a Successful Writing and Marketing Year! #MichLit #MotownWriters

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February 16, 2019 @ 3 pm | Lapeer Library District | Marguerite deAngeli Branch

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HAPPY LOVE DAY! via The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers

REAL PEOPLE
TRUE STORIES
TOLD LIVE
FEBRUARY 2019
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 8PM EST
The Wright Museum
315 E. Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
MISSION STATEMENT
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers has a global mission to connect humanity, heal and transform community and to provide an uplifting, thought-provoking, soul-cleansing entertainment experience through the art and craft of storytelling.
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers Europe Edition -
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers Europe Edition – “NEW BEGINNINGS!” – Max Besana
a Michigan 501(c) nonprofit organization
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers -
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers – “THE GIFT!” – Beth Griffith
 
Subscribe & Download
SEASON TWO
“TWISTED STORYTELLERS”PODCAST, WDET 101.9
Thank you!
 
 

 
Satori Shakoor
Producer, Curator & Host
 



 
 
 
 

 
MEDIA SPONSOR
 
 
 

 

 
CALL (248)796-4620 for Tix & Info!
 
 
 

SHOP AWESOME EXHIBITORS, ARTISANS & VENDORS!
 
 
Featuring Twisted Storyteller

LAUREN HOOD
Twisted Musical Guest
ALISE KING
 
Twisted Dance Guests
 
AMBIANCE DANCE COMPANY
THANK YOU!
 



Upcoming Events
 
Save The Dates! 
2019 SEASON BEGINS!
February 15, 2019
February 28, 2019 @ Southfield Parks & Rec
March 15, 2019
April 12, 2019
May 17, 2019
June 21, 2019
July 19, 2019
Thank you for your continued support!
The Society for the Re-Institutionalization of Storytelling, 1546 Lee Pl, Suite 2E, Detroit, MI 48206
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JUL 18 – 21 Urban Playwrights United 10 Year Reunion by Urban Playwrights United via @VanessaLynn1 #michiganwriters #motownwriters

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-playwrights-united-10-year-reunion-tickets-53198641569?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

DATE AND TIME

Thu, Jul 18, 2019, 7:00 PM –

Sun, Jul 21, 2019, 2:00 PM EDT

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LOCATION

The Emerald Room

23795 Van Dyke Avenue

Center Line, MI 48015

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-playwrights-united-10-year-reunion-tickets-53198641569?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

DESCRIPTION

Can you believe it’s been 10 YEARS! Through these years UPU has literally changed the lives of hundreds of creatives, through relationships, encouragement and life long bonds that cannot be broken. We want EVERYONE to come join us in the Motor City to reflect, enjoy and do what we do best of all…CREATE!

Festivities begin Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7pm and conclude on Sunday, July 22, 2019 at 12pm noon.

Some of the Anniversary activities include:

  • Network Mixer

  • Short Film Showcase

  • Short Play Showcase

  • Tour of Detroit

  • Industry Panels

  • Writing Masterclass

  • Industry Town Hall

  • Two Minute Play Competition

  • Outdoor Picnic (family reunion style)

  • 10 Year Anniversary Gala

  • Awards Ceremony

  • Reunion T-Shirt

  • Entertainment and MORE!

Host hotel will be The Hampton Inn, 32035 Van Dyke, Center Line, MI. Group Room Rate is $139.00 per night for Double Queen or Single King. $159 per night for Suite. Free breakfast, free parking.

TRANSPORTATION will not be provided to and from scheduled events. Transportation is only available for the Detroit Guided Tour.

Full Registration is just $350.00 and includes all scheduled activities and one ticket to the Gala Dinner also includes free submission to the film and play showcases and one reunion T-shirt.

For more information about event, organizer, payments plus to Register now, go to:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-playwrights-united-10-year-reunion-tickets-53198641569?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Southwest #Michigan Writers’ Conference – Oct 26th #michiganwriters #motownwriters

 

About
A free conference to inspire aspiring writers to become self-published.
The conference is a a day of advice, instruction and camaraderie featuring sessions by well-known self-published authors. The conference is free and open to the public.
More information and updates, click here
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EVENT from The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers @twistedtellers #michlit #motownwriters Feb15th

REAL PEOPLE
TRUE STORIES
TOLD LIVE
FEBRUARY 2019
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 8PM EST
The Wright Museum
315 E. Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
MISSION STATEMENT
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers has a global mission to connect humanity, heal and transform community and to provide an uplifting, thought-provoking, soul-cleansing entertainment experience through the art and craft of storytelling.
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers -
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers – “THE GIFT!” -Dwight Stackhouse & Alexander Morgan
a Michigan 501(c) nonprofit organization
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers -
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers – “THE GIFT!” – Beth Griffith
 
Subscribe & Download
SEASON TWO
“TWISTED STORYTELLERS”PODCAST, WDET 101.9
Thank you!
 
 
 

 
Satori Shakoor
Producer, Curator & Host
 



 
 
 
 

 
MEDIA SPONSOR
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

SHOP AWESOME EXHIBITORS, ARTISANS & VENDORS!
 
 
Featuring Twisted Storyteller

SHAHAD ATIYA
Twisted Musical Guest
ALISE KING
 
Twisted Dance Guests
 
AMBIANCE DANCE COMPANY
THANK YOU!
 



Upcoming Events
 
Save The Dates! 
2019 SEASON BEGINS!
February 15, 2019
February 28, 2019 @ Southfield Parks & Rec
March 15, 2019
April 12, 2019
May 17, 2019
June 21, 2019
July 19, 2019
Thank you for your continued support!
The Society for the Re-Institutionalization of Storytelling, 1546 Lee Pl, Suite 2E, Detroit, MI 48206T
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2019 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize | Submission Due 2/18/19 @ruminatemag #michiganwriters

2019 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Ruminate Magazine announces the 2019 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. This year’s competition will be judged by award-winning writer Tyrese Coleman.
First place winner will receive a $1500 cash prize along with publication. Runner-up recipient will receive $200 cash prize and publication. The entry fee is $20 and includes a complimentary PDF copy of the prize issue featuring the winning work. You may submit one story per contest entry fee and it must be 5500 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person. Entries must be previously unpublished (if it has a circulation of 500 or greater, in print or online, we consider it previously published).

For more information and a complete prospectus, please visit Ruminate Magazine at https://www.ruminatemagazine.com/pages/short-story-prize

Ruminate is a nonprofit, reader-supported magazine that celebrates slowing down, encountering honest art and storytelling, and living awake.

Deadline: 02-18-2019
Ruminate Magazine
Fort Collins, CO
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Thank you so much!

Amanda

Ruminate Magazine

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MACUL SIGLIB Workshops March 20, 2019 @ Cobo Hall, Detroit VIA @LibraryofMich #michlit #michigan #librarian #readers #literary #event

Karren Reish

FYI about school library related workshops being held at the 2019 MACUL conference. See below for more details.


MACUL SIG LIB is sponsoring five MACUL 2019 Workshops!

1) Future Ready Librarians: Leading Beyond the Library AM
2) Digital Citizenship in Action! PM
3) Online Resources to Support the Literacy Essentials AM
4) Promoting STEM through Literature PM
5) Designing or Renovating your Makerspace PM/

MACUL SIG LIB Workshops

Wednesday, March 20th, 8:30am-4:30pm
Cobo Center, Detroit, MI, US
Detroit, MI

AM Workshops are from 8:30am – 12:00pm
PM Workshops are from 1:00pm – 4:30pm

REGISTER FOR ANY OF THE MACUL SIG LIB WORKSHOPS HERE

Future Ready Librarians – Leading Beyond the Library

AM Session: 8:30am – 12:00pm
A Future Ready Librarian is an integral part of a Future Ready organization. Join Dr. Kristen Mattson, a member of the Future Ready Librarian leadership team and 2018 ISTE Emerging Leader, for this workshop to help you identify your strengths as a leader, your opportunities to make an impact, and to equip yourself with plenty of strategies and ideas for expanding your influence.
Sponsored by Follett.

Digital Citizenship in Action!

PM Session: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Expand your concept of digital citizenship education with this workshop designed to help you think beyond rules and risks, while empowering your students to reflect on opportunities, community building, and civic engagement through the use of digital tools. This hands-on, engaging session with ISTE Author and 2018 ISTE Emerging Leader, Dr. Kristen Mattson, will give you plenty of ideas and activities to use with students right away!
Sponsored by Follett.

Online Resources to Support Literacy Essentials

AM Session: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Teacher-librarian Maggie Rohde and the new MeL Engagement Specialist K12, Ann Kaskinen, will look at a variety of online resources that will support the Michigan Literacy Essentials best practices (literacyessentials.org). Attendees will learn how to use these resources with students and will have some hands-on time to explore. New MeL resources will be included during the presentation as the new MeL contract went into effect October 2018.

Promoting STEM through Literature
PM Session: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Use literature to get your students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by actively involving them in the design thinking process. Develop their inquiry and problem-solving skills, while helping them see that with perseverance, anyone can be innovative and invent new things! Judy Bowling and Kerry Guiliano will walk you through a lesson that begins with a reading activity and moves into the design thinking process, focusing on one of the Maker Kit items available for free checkout through your local REMC in Michigan. All of the STEM through Literature lessons are also available for free.

Designing or Renovating your Makerspace

PM Session: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
This hands-on workshop will be led by Nicholas Provenzano, Makerspace Director at University Liggett School in Grosse Point Woods and Angela Loewecke, Interior Designer with Demco. If you are looking to create a Makerspace or update an existing space within the next 12-18 months, this workshop is for you. Nicholas and Angela will provide an overview of the renovation of the University Liggett School Makerspace that opened in the fall of 2018. The latter half of this session will provide an opportunity for you to begin working through your Makerspace project plans with guidance from Nicholas and Angela.You will leave this workshop with a plan on how to tackle your Makerspace project.Partnership with SIG PL.
Sponsored by DEMCO.

Register Now

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APR 28 Grand Traverse Festival of Collectibles 2019 by Bookbrokers & Kramer’s Cafe via @DrDanMcDougall | Author Vendor Request

RSVP | Get Vendor Table | Contact Coordinator 

Description

Bookbrokers & Kramer’s Cafe is hosting the 1st Annual Grand Traverse Festival of Collectibles at the Grand Traverse Mall, in Traverse City on April 28th, Sunday from 12-6 – tables will only be $40, two tables are $70 for all DEALERS, COLLECTORS, ARTISANS/CRAFTERS, & INDIVIDUAL TYPE BUSINESSES —- AUTHORS will be free on their tables, as well as non-profits (no extra charges for anyone, your sales are your own) – set up is available at 8 am – 8 foot table will be supplied, please bring your chairs, displays, equipment, etc. – thank you!

RSVP | Get Vendor Table | Contact Coordinator 

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Midwest Night of Elegance Book Signing hosted by Members of Aspiring Writers Association of America #AWAOA April 5th 6pm Troy #MichiganWriters #motownwriters

Mark your calendar and meet us there!

We are taking it on the road!
Come out and support the AWAOA authors in a giant book signing!

Last year was explosive in Flint, Michigan!
Now we are headed to Troy, Michigan!

www.awaoa.com

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