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Event: MUSING Series at Hannan House Café Sunday, Feb18th #Detroit #michigan #michlit #motownwriters #poets #authors #writers

MUSING Series at Hannan House Café 

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Posted: 2018-02-14


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Poetry at the Farmhouse via Detroit Writers Guild Feb22nd #motownwriters #michlit

Poetry at the Farmhouse 

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Posted: 2018-01-27


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Fortify Writers Retreat Returns to #Detroit! via @CaseyRocheteau #michlit #motownwriters #writers May 18-20,2018

 Fortify Writers Retreat Returns to Detroit!

***For Immediate Release***

Fortify Writers Retreat returns to Detroit for its second year May 18-20, 2018. Applications are open today through the end of the month. We encourage writers of any level or genre to apply for this weekend of generating new work, skill sharing, and building connections while attending workshops led by our phenomenal faculty.  

2018’s retreat is being coordinated by inaugural Write A House winner Casey Rocheteau and Disquiet International fellow Corina M. Fadel. Fortify will take place in a beautiful home in the historic Boston Edison neighborhood. Airea D. Matthews, 2015 Kresge fellow and winner of the 2016 Yale Younger Poets Prize will be give the keynote address. Our faculty includes Casey Rocheteau, poet Rachel Mckibbens, author Morgan Willis, journalist Anna Clark, and poet Nandi Comer. The retreat is sponsored by Write A House and the law firm Dickinson Wright.

Fortify is a weekend-long retreat centered around the generation of new work, sharing of skills and building connections between writers in Detroit. We want writers in any genre, at any experience level to have a space to hone their craft and acquire new tools for their writing practice. We are offering workshops and events led by acclaimed poets, storytellers, journalists, fiction and non-fiction writers. Detroit-based law firm, Dickinson Wright PLLC, is helping sponsor the event and will lead a special workshop / panel conversation, pertaining to the various legal issues writers may face in their careers. This years retreat also features a dinner time storytelling event that will be open the public. There is space for 45 participants, with five tuition scholarships available. Applications will be open between February 1st and 28th , and acceptances will be sent out in March. The cost of the retreat is $110 and includes meals, tuition and entrance to all retreat programming.

In 2015, Cornetta Lane, Anna Clark, Meghan Catana, Corina Fadel and Casey Rocheteau came together with the idea of building a writing retreat in Detroit. We set out with the shared intention that attendees would leave the space feeling full of knowledge, connections,  new ideas and work. With help from the University of Michigan and Write A House, we saw our vision to fruition and hosted the Fortify Writers Summit in April 2016 at the Charles T. Fisher Mansion in Boston Edison. This year, we are returning with the same intentions, under the theme of Writing the Now, which is meant to encompass many aspects of writing the present moment, be it tracking the growth of a fictional character, or reporting an event which is still currently unfolding.

We look forward to reading applications and bringing you another fantastic retreat!




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Kick Open the Doors! by Michigan Sisters in Crime (@Mi_SinC) #michlit #motownwriters #authors #michigan #writers

We’ve had a tremendous response to our February 24 members-only event, but have room for more.


Sat, February 24, 2018

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

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Clubhouse at Country Club Village

39554 Dun Rovin Drive

Northville, MI 48168

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Kick Open the Doors at our first all-members board meeting, where you’ll hear the latest on what’s ahead for MI-SinC in 2018 and have the opportunity to participate in brainstorming its future and volunteering for roles in its development.

The brief meeting will be followed by a panel discussion where authors from every side of publishing, from national best sellers to successful indies, will discuss their experiences and answer questions.

Following the panel will be a fun social activity–Cafe Conversations, where various topics will be discussed for ten minutes among those seated at one of four tables. At the end of that time, you will move to a different table for a different discussion. Details will be provided at the session.

To wrap up the day, there will be refreshments and informal discussions–a great opportunity for you to meet other MI-SinC members.

NOTE: This is a members-only event. Registration begins at 12:30

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Sylvia Hubbard, Motown Writers Network

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Ludington Writers’ Rendezvous July21st #michlit #motownwriters #authors #readers

Ludington Writers’ Rendezvous will definitely be held this year.

Last year (you might recall) we had to cancel due to not getting the word out soon enough. Here’s what we know so far:
July 21, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Ludington Area Center for the Arts
40 possible vendor half tables, minimum 15 to hold the event (shouldn’t be an issue, starting to publicize now)
VERY short author interviews and opportunities to read from your work
possible short “discussions” where several authors give their take on interesting questions
free light breakfast during setup
lunch delivery available from local food services via volunteers
Registration will be available through Eventbrite within a couple of days.
$25 half table general price. $15 half table for Ludington Writers Members
Questions: contact , Joan H. Young, through PM, or jhyshark at gmail. com

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#MotownWriters: DWW Speak, Poetry Event on February 13, 2018 #MichLit

Greetings lovely and handsome DWW writers!

Our next DWW event is the ONTV taping of “Speak, Poetry” on
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Here are the details:
  • Address: Lake Orion ONTV: 1349 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360
  • Orion Center Building. Senior Center entrance on right, ONTV entrance on left
  • Parking in front of building
  • Phone #: 248-693-3377
  • Arrival time: 6 p.m.
  • Taping time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Seating capacity is 30
  • DWW President will welcome audience and viewers, give brief history of DWW, and introduce each reader
  • Taping concludes by 8:30 p.m.
  • THIS IS NOT LIVE TAPING. The reading will be edited for viewing on YouTube and Lake Orion ONTV.
  • A green screen will be used for taping, so avoid wearing green clothing.
  • Joe Johnson (who was on the panel at the September DWW Conference) will mock Detroit Working Writers lettering into the screen to identify the group.
  • We’re encouraged to bring refreshments, including coffee and tea. Joe says it makes the event more welcoming.
  • Guidelines for poetry lines and fiction/nonfiction word count:  since this is going on the air, subject matter should be for general audiences.  Each reader has @ 10 minutes.
Only DWW members can read, but family/friends/nonmembers are welcome to be in the audience.  We have four DWW members signed up to read thus far; we would love to have more!
Please RSVP to
 by Tuesday, February 6, 2018, if you are interested in participating.
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Romance is in the Air at #MotownWriters! Great Romance Authors will be featured this month. See our lineup

#MotownWriters February Romance Author Features

Feb 5th: Mia Bailey – Book

Feb 8th: Raynetta Manees – Book

Feb 12th: Breathless – Book

Feb 15th: Parker J Cole – Book

Feb 19th: Jada Pearl – Book

Feb 22nd: India Norfleet – Book

Feb 26th: Kimberly Batchelor Davis – Book

Please support these authors by purchasing their book, gifting to a reader and then sharing this page 





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EVENT: Let’s Get Lit 2018 Conference via #AWAOA @CynthiaHatcher April7th #michlit #motownwriters

The Aspiring Writers Association of America’s 5th Annual Conference promises to be like none other.

On top of the fresh ideas on how to write, sell and market your book, you will hear what it takes for you to become noticeable to your audience and how to make money doing it! You will also hear how to properly structure your business.
We like to have fun at AWAOA so dancing and giveaways will be a part of our time together!
Are you in need of a professional photo? You will have the opportunity to have that done as well.
Breakfast and Lunch will also be included!

The “Let’s Get Lit” conference is sponsored by AWAOA but all are welcomed to attend!

  • Early Bird VIP Tickets include:
    Entrance into the Conference
    Professional Photo
    Preferred Seating
    Click here

Early Bird Conference Ticket only – click here

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Upcoming Michigan Literary Network Monthly Writers Meetups! Add Yours

#MichLit Monthly @Meetups


Auburn Hills Writing Meeting – Every 2nd Thursday – Contact Host for more – RSVP next meetup

Freelance Market Place & Rochester Writers – Every 3rd Tuesday – Contact Hostfor more info – RSVP next meetup

Motown Writers Meeting – Every 2nd Saturday – Contact Host for more info – RSVPnext meetup

Pen & Tablet Writers – Every 4th Saturday – Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup

The Detroit Script Writers – 2nd Thursday – Contact Hostfor more info – RSVP next meetup

AWAOA Metro Detroit Chapter – 3rd Tuesday – Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup

AWAOA – Flint Trailblazers – Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup

AWAOA – Flint Chapter –  Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup

AWAOA – Sterling Heights Chapter –  Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup

Filmmakers UNITE –  Contact Host for more info – RSVP next meetup

Subscribe to our meetup for more information to come

Would you like to add yours?Contact us


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Rochester Hills Public Library to host lecture about civil rights leaders via @Oakland_News_ Feb6th

The Rochester Hills Public Library will host “Names Unspoken: Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement.”The program, which will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, will highlight influential leaders of the civil rights movement.
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The Grey Wolfe Scriptoritum January Book Club! via GreyWolfe_Pub Jan30th #MichLit

It’s Happening Soon… Mark Your Calendar!

Join us as we discuss Kathleen Flanagan Rollins’ historical novel, “A Family of Strangers” on January 30 at 6:30pm.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet a local Michigan author and discover her creative inspirations and process.  If you haven’t read the book yet, you can pick up a copy at The Scriptorium at a 20% discount off the list price!  Kathleen will be happy to sign your books at the event.
This book is the latest installment of the “Heroes and Misfits” series; and we will have the entire series on hand, for your reading pleasure!
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Black Stripes

Grey Wolfe Publishing, 145 East Fourteen Mile Road, Clawson, MI 48017

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#Motownwriters: Check out DETROIT HUSTLE & GRIND BOOK FAIR; MAY19th. via @detroitauthor #Readers #Authors Invited!



Located on the mid-east side of Detroit, this sure to be epic event will be held in two locations. The “HUSTLE” will kick off at the CG Community Center ( 2326 East Seven Mile). Authors will be able to sell their books from 12pm until 6pm. 

And if that’s not enough time to introduce your masterpieces to countless readers, library reps, and book clubs; we’ve added the “GRIND”.

That will be held at Hood Book Headquarters (2407 East Seven Mile) from 6pm until 12am. 

So yes…that’s a total of 12 SOLID HOURS of Detroit Hustle & Grind time book selling! 

Contact for more information!

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Building an Artist Website with #wordpress Event Jan26th Lansing, Michigan

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Zell Visiting Writers Series and why you need to go

The Michigan Daily

The Zell Visiting Writers Series brings writers from across the country and world to Ann Arbor to engage with the community through various events, including a public reading, a Q&A session and workshops. MFA students are able to work directly with visiting writers through direct forums and feedback from writers about student work. The Q&A sessions are also open to undergrad students. It’s a great way to share a space with the visiting writers and be surrounded by people who are incredibly passionate about their work. During these visits, writers share their personal experiences behind their writing and encourage young writers by sharing their backgrounds.

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#MotownWriters: Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in #Detroit @DHSDetroit @poetswritersinc ‏wsg @onesinglerose

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