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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

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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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Rochester Writers presents a Spring Workshop with Stan Williams, Saturday, April 5th #michlit @talktravel

Rochester Writers presents a Spring Workshop with Stan Williams onSaturday, April 5, at Oakland University.

Dr. Williams will present his full day workshop on the 18+ Secrets of Successful Story Structure for Screenwriters, Novelists, and other Writers of shorter works. This will be a classroom-style event at OU, very similar to the Rochester Writers’ Conference set-up using just one room. Included will be all day refreshments and lunch.

Regular registration will be $100. Details available athttp://www.rochesterwriters.com/.

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#Michigan Writers:Enter yr Inspirational Piece to #MotownWriters Anthology #motownlit Contact for details #amwriting

CALLING ALL MOTOWN NETWORK WRITERS IN GOOD STANDING!

Michigan Literary Network Update 9/8/10 | Book Club Mix & Mingle. Calling All Book Clubs Register for FREE!At our December MWN meeting, I proposed the compilation of a short story anthology. This month we formulated a plan. We are seeking 15 to 20 writers to create an original 1500 to 2000 word story on what Spirituality means to you.

Several Poets have expressed an interest in participating. Poets here’s an opportunity to sharpen your skills in prose and your piece will be considered for submission.

On February 8, we will form a committee (at the end of the MWN meeting) so that we can begin reviewing submissions. It is my hope that by the end of April, we will have enough submissions to start structuring and editing the project.

The only requirements for submission of your work to this anthology are 1) regular attendance at MWN meetings (that means that you’ve been to at least 2-3 meetings in the past 12 calendar months), 2) that you stick to the topic of what spirituality means to you, 3) that the piece not exceed 2000 words and 4) that poets interested in submitting a piece create some original prose. “Flowetry Baby!”

The deadline for final submissions looks like April 30, 2014. Final cost of the project will be discussed by April meeting.

 Walter O’Bryant, the coordinator, loves Facebook but I prefer that you contact me via email regarding this project at the form below.

Walter O’Bryant

aka

J. Paul Ghetto Esq.

http://jpaulghetto.org/

 

This post is available for printing and sharing at will to writers groups, other writers and authors. Please share!

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“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…” The Stage Play #DetroitTheater Feb21st-23rd

Contact Information:
Flipp the Script Productions
Raquel Draper
 
Flipp the Script and Superbly Done Productions Presents
“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”
The Stage Play
Why Am I Black_Flyer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Detroit, MI – Flipp the Script Productions in association with Superbly Done and Big Girl Ideas will present“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”The Stage Play, taking place at YMCA Boll Family Theater for four (4) Shows on Friday, February 21st – Sunday, February 23rd, and featuring some of Detroit’s talented actors and actresses.
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ULITT 2014: February 22 & 23, Michigan State University | #ULITT2014 via @CAITLAH

ULITT 2014: February 22 & 23, Michigan State University | #ULITT2014

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It’s that time again, ULITT 2014 is just around the corner! REGISTER BELOW

In the coming weeks, we’ll be releasing information about this year’s conference. In the interim, sign up to join our ULITT mailing list below. 

#ULITT2014 

This year’s conference will feature a keynote by renowned activist, writer, and filmmaker dream hampton, as well as powerful workshops by 5e Gallery, Inside Out Literary Arts, Urban Word NYC, and others!

What is ULITT? 

The Urban Literacies Institute for Transformative Teaching is being held at Michigan State University once again.  Designed to explore critical issues that affect today’s youth, ULITT strives to support teachers, educators, youth organizers, community leaders and activists to not only engage but cultivate best practices for working with our students both within and outside of the classroom. 

Past ULITTs 

ULITT 2013 featured keynotes by Dr. Chris Emdin–a pioneer in the Hip Hop science movement–and acclaimed spoken-word poet Jessica Care Moore, as well as tremendous contributions by the likes of MC K-Swift, Jamila Lysicott, Hired Gun, Toni Blackman, Michael Cirelli, Adam Falkner, and Issac Miler.  

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Register HERE! 

ULITT 2012: June 18-21, Michigan State University

ULITT 2012 featured transformative sessions from Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer, Toni Blackman, Michael Cirelli, Adam Falkner, and Jamila Lyiscott, and workshops and performances from Ishmael “Ish” Islam, Hired Gun, Eagle Nebula, Intikana, MC K~Swift, and Detroit’s own Invincible. MSU’s State News reported on ULITT 2012 here.

Urban Literacies Institute for Transformative Teaching 

ULITT, an annual event designed to support teachers, educators, youth organizers, community leaders and activists in cultivating social justice and hip-hop pedagogy, embraces the Freirian student-centered model and aims to explore critical issues affecting today’s youth. Using the power of spoken word poetry and hip-hop as the lens to explore language and privilege, participants will learn best practices from professionals in key fields of urban education, youth development, and community activism. 

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Jan 30th Join @ACWdetroit #ScribesForChrist Discussion: Steps to Becoming an Authorpreneur cc:@venusmasontheus #motownlit #michlit

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Steps to Becoming an Authorpreneur

Presented by Sylvia Hubbard
January 30th

6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m.
Greater Grace Temple
23500 W. 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48219
$5.00 Donation requested
 

RSVP @ http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…” The Stage Play #DetroitTheater Feb21st-23rd

Contact Information:
Flipp the Script Productions
Raquel Draper
 
Flipp the Script and Superbly Done Productions Presents
“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”
The Stage Play
Why Am I Black_Flyer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Detroit, MI – Flipp the Script Productions in association with Superbly Done and Big Girl Ideas will present“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”The Stage Play, taking place at YMCA Boll Family Theater for four (4) Shows on Friday, February 21st – Sunday, February 23rd, and featuring some of Detroit’s talented actors and actresses.
                                                        
Flipp the Script Productions is proud to bring back for a second year for Black History Month “Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”  The Stage Play to YMCA Boll Family Theater in Beautiful Downtown Detroit. Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…” is about a young lady named Lisa. Your Skin color shouldn’t dictate who you are in life but sometimes the reality sets in and you realize that it does. Lisa is educated and has everything going on for her but one thing…She is not happy with the skin she was born in. Sometimes the seed that you plant in your child when they’re in the womb can instead of blooming into a flower; it can grow weeds and suck the life out of your hopes and dreams. Go through the journey with Lisa to find the answer to “Why Am I Black?”  “Death and Life Are In The Power Of The Tongue…” – Proverbs 18:21a
 
The topic of colorism has been talked about by Oprah Winfrey and Iyanla Vanzant on the OWN Channel and also the topic was portrayed as a documentary in the movie “Dark Girls”.
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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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BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (#bcbd2014) #Detroit Feb 1st 11am @detroitlibrary RSVP now

comicbookday2014detroit

https://www.facebook.com/events/413107302122475/
http://blackcomicbookday2014.eventbrite.com/

BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Detroit Public Library
MAIN BRANCH
5201 Woodward Ave
Adam Strohm Hall, 3rd floor
5201 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
http://detroitpubliclibrary.org/

BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY is an annual event that happens all across the United States!

Once again, we will be celebrating it here in Detroit!!

This is also a smaller event that will be a fundraiser for
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA,
which will be
September 2014 at Wayne County Community College in Detroit.
https://www.facebook.com/events/732182073462764/
Http://facebook.com/midwestethnicconferenceforcomicsandart
Http://MECCAcon.weebly.com/

Along with M.E.C.C.A,
this is also a yearly event,
and we are very excited to bring it to you once again. This year, BCBD will be held at Detroit Public Library’s DOWNTOWN BRANCH, on WoodwardAve in Midtown Detroit.

*** Tables are only $40 for the first 15vendors! ***
Tables are being swallowed up, and they will not be held or reserved for anyone!!

Cost of admission is free,
and we STRONGLY encourage you to bring your children.

We will have many vendors, all from the Michigan area, who will be vending their books, posters, tshirts, and other merchandise pertaining to black comic books.

PARKING:::
Free on Saturdays!!
Parking is in the employee lot off Putnam St.

*************************
*************************

If you are a COMIC BOOK WRITER, PUBLISHER, DESIGNER, ARTIST, etc, and are interested in vending at either event,
please contact:

Maia Crown Williams
Amonyet Enterprises, CEO
(313) 451 0297
amonyetenterprises@gmail.com

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“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…” The Stage Play #DetroitTheater Feb21st-23rd

Contact Information:
Flipp the Script Productions
Raquel Draper
 
Flipp the Script and Superbly Done Productions Presents
“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”
The Stage Play
Why Am I Black_Flyer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Detroit, MI – Flipp the Script Productions in association with Superbly Done and Big Girl Ideas will present“Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”The Stage Play, taking place at YMCA Boll Family Theater for four (4) Shows on Friday, February 21st – Sunday, February 23rd, and featuring some of Detroit’s talented actors and actresses.
                                                        
Flipp the Script Productions is proud to bring back for a second year for Black History Month “Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…”  The Stage Play to YMCA Boll Family Theater in Beautiful Downtown Detroit. Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me…” is about a young lady named Lisa. Your Skin color shouldn’t dictate who you are in life but sometimes the reality sets in and you realize that it does. Lisa is educated and has everything going on for her but one thing…She is not happy with the skin she was born in. Sometimes the seed that you plant in your child when they’re in the womb can instead of blooming into a flower; it can grow weeds and suck the life out of your hopes and dreams. Go through the journey with Lisa to find the answer to “Why Am I Black?”  “Death and Life Are In The Power Of The Tongue…” – Proverbs 18:21a
 
The topic of colorism has been talked about by Oprah Winfrey and Iyanla Vanzant on the OWN Channel and also the topic was portrayed as a documentary in the movie “Dark Girls”.
 
This play is for all ages and we’re encouraging young people to come out.
 
The performance will take place at YMCA Boll Family Theater 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226 in Beautiful Downtown Detroit. All shows are $20.00 except the Saturday 3pm Matinee and the price is $15.00. Space is limited to 150 seats per show. Don’t miss out in seeing a controversial topic come to light about light-skin and dark-skin. For more information please call Raquel Draper at 313-312-4288 or by email atflippthescriptproductions@yahoo.com.
 
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#MotownWriters w/@MonicaMJones Topic:Momentum for your Muse Jan11th 10am B&N #Detroit #motownlit

 

  • 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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BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (#bcbd2014) #Detroit Feb 1st 11am @detroitlibrary RSVP now

comicbookday2014detroit

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/413107302122475/
http://blackcomicbookday2014.eventbrite.com/

BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Detroit Public Library
MAIN BRANCH
5201 Woodward Ave
Adam Strohm Hall, 3rd floor
5201 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
http://detroitpubliclibrary.org/

BLACK COMIC BOOK DAY is an annual event that happens all across the United States!

Once again, we will be celebrating it here in Detroit!!

This is also a smaller event that will be a fundraiser for
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA,
which will be
September 2014 at Wayne County Community College in Detroit.
https://www.facebook.com/events/732182073462764/
Http://facebook.com/midwestethnicconferenceforcomicsandart
Http://MECCAcon.weebly.com/

Along with M.E.C.C.A,
this is also a yearly event,
and we are very excited to bring it to you once again. This year, BCBD will be held at Detroit Public Library’s DOWNTOWN BRANCH, on WoodwardAve in Midtown Detroit.

*** Tables are only $40 for the first 15vendors! ***
Tables are being swallowed up, and they will not be held or reserved for anyone!!

Cost of admission is free,
and we STRONGLY encourage you to bring your children.

We will have many vendors, all from the Michigan area, who will be vending their books, posters, tshirts, and other merchandise pertaining to black comic books.

PARKING:::
Free on Saturdays!!
Parking is in the employee lot off Putnam St.

*************************
*************************

If you are a COMIC BOOK WRITER, PUBLISHER, DESIGNER, ARTIST, etc, and are interested in vending at either event,
please contact:

Maia Crown Williams
Amonyet Enterprises, CEO
(313) 451 0297
amonyetenterprises@gmail.com

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