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#MotownLit EVENT:Twisted Storytellers Bring the Funny Friday, Oct16 #michlit #motownwriters @twistedtellers

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 1, 2015

 

Twisted Storytellers Bring the Funny

Friday, October 16

 

DETROIT, MI –– The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted StorytellersⓇ where real people, tell true stories, live onstage, presents “Funny Bone,” Friday, October 16, 2015. The Secret Society is a winner of the Knight Arts Challenge, which funds projects that engage and enrich Detroit through the arts.

 

“Laughter produces an immediate health benefit,” says Executive Director Satori Shakoor. “The wisdom underlying these side-splitting stories will open insights into our humanity.”

“As we listen to the exciting, sometimes traumatizing, sometimes uplifting tales, we think: “that could be me,” or “that was me,” says Juanita Moore, president of the Charles H. Wright Museum, which hosts the events.

“I ain’t seen nothing like it,” says Dick Gregory. “Stay in touch with the storytellers. It can heal.”

The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers next event “Funny Bone” will take place at 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2015 at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 315 E. Warren Detroit, MI 48202. Featuring storytellers, Mike Bonner, Monique King, Germaine Gebhard and more, with Musical Guest, Larry Johnson and Dance Guests Body Rhythm Dancers. Satori Shakoor will host the evening.

About The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers is a licensed production of The Society for the Re-Institutionalization of Storytelling (TSRS), a 501(c)3 Michigan non-profit organization. TSRS 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.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. Knight Foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

Tickets $16-$20, for additional info, interviews and to watch video performances, please visit: www.secretstorytellers.org or call 313-744-6037.

 

Interviews and Personal Appearances, Contact:

Satori Shakoor at 313-744-6037 or via email societyforstorytelling@gmail.com

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Metro #Detroit Literary EVENT: 8th Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference Oct 17th REGISTER NOW @traveltalk #michlit

Don’t let another year go by without attending a conference and if you have attended a conference this year, YOU MUST attend this one!!

Advanced Registration is $125.00

Space Permitting, at-the-door registration will be $150.00

Registration is going on NOW for the 8th Annual Rochester Writers’ ConferenceThe Story Within is the theme this year. Michigan author, Bonnie Jo Campbell, will keynote the October 17 Rochester Writers’ Conference. Current Springfed Arts’ members will enjoy a discount this year. If you’re a member in good standing with Springfed Arts, look for the Special Registration Page on the conference website. Presentations include Lectures, Workshops, and Panel Discussions for Fiction and Non-fiction Writers.

Presenters include: Lev Raphael, Zilka Joseph, Karrie Waarala, Linda Anger, Dorene O’Brien, Carrie Pearson, Hillary Rettig, Alice Speilburg, Danielle Schnakenberg, and Cindy Kitchel.

 

Presentations include: Avoid Bad Sex Writing, Our Story through Memoir, Publishing Poetry, Speaking Skills for Writers, Flash Fiction, Children’s Book Publishing 101, Joyful Writing Productivity, Small Group Agent Sessions, Personal Branding for Writers, I Have a Website – Now What?, and a Publishing Panel.

Complete Schedule is now available! 

 

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Listen to the #Michlit Radio Show w/host @andi2747 Upcoming & Past Shows #motownwriters

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Michigan Lit Radio Show

(Listen Live (646) 915-9177 on Wednesday 530pm or online http://http://blogtalkradio.com/michiganliterarynetwork)

would you like to be interviewed?

Fill out the form below

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#MotownWriters: Author Sign up for Motown Literary Women’s Luncheon 2016… Limited Book Vendor Spots #MichLit

DETROIT WOMEN AUTHORS: CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT FORM http://goo.gl/forms/RVbRWahtjL

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Motown Literary Women Event 2016

March 19, 2016 11am

Location: TBD, Detroit, MI (tentative)

Half Table: $35 (covers food cost)

$20 Deposit Required to hold table by Dec 31st 2015

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW | CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT FORM

*Please fill out form completely. Please be at least a Metro Detroit FEMALE Author.

Other events for other authors will come but March is Women’s Month. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Find us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterView our profile on LinkedInView our videos on YouTube

Subscribe to be updated of this event and other events by Motown Writers Network… Michigan Literary Network | CLICK HERE 

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2nite: Effective Resume Writing at Brighton District Library #motownwriters #amwriting 8/28

REGISTER NOW

Comprehensive instruction for writing and/or improving your resume.

Topics covered:

  • Facts and truth about how resumes are evaluated
  • Resume development/improvement strategies
  • Understanding KEYWORDS
  • Choosing sections, format, and style
  • Tips for the Michigan Talent Connect

TO CANCEL A REGISTRATION, PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL MESSAGE TO THE CONTACT NAME LISTED ABOVE.

REGISTER NOW

If you are a veteran or the eligible spouse of a veteran and the workshop you’d like to attend is full, please email the workshop contact and you will be provided a seat at the workshop.logo

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Londen’s Love Fundraiser: Poetry Contest 4chance 2win Comcast feature #michlit

Poetry Contest

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#MichLit Events this week… got one? Let me know… #motownlit #Detroit #Michigan #amwriting #amreading Plz Share

I was on Facebook and saw there were a lot of literary events that needed to be talked about. I know there are some that are actually not on Facebook or don’t see what I see when you log in, so I decided to create a post about it.

 

8/11/15

#MichLit  #Event 8/11/15 @ 7pm Springfed Writers Contest Winners Read in Birmingham http://ow.ly/QMCmQ #literacy #writing #michigan

 

8/12/15

 

8/12, 5:30p ET, w guest . Listen live online and comment or call in and listen in 646-915-9177.

 

 

 

 

 

Finance and the Artist – Free financial workshop

Tomorrowat 8/12/15 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Tomorrow · 76°F / 59°F Partly Cloudy

Oakland Avenue Missionary Baptist Church
309 Harper Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202
https://www.facebook.com/events/118043958531905/

Crystal Reign Brock invited you

 

“Reading Room” Ice Cream Social

https://www.facebook.com/events/571412659664540/

 

8/13/15

 

Author Visit: Anna Clark

Anna Clark invited you

https://www.facebook.com/events/562892097184724/

 

8/16/15

 

3rd ANNUAL POETRY WORKSHOP AND SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Rosemarie Wilson invited you

https://www.facebook.com/events/1471471069817011/

 

 

Also if you are signing up for NanowriMo, please let me know in the comments after you have signed up.

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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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